September 6, 2007


Rock the Weekend Early at the Buddy Holly Center

Thursday, September 6....Buddy Holly’s 71st Birthday Bash - Day and night festivities, guided tours, art exhibits. Tonight's featured live music in the courtyard plaza: Mike Pritchard’s Blue Thunder & The Lightning Horns, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Note: This is the last show of the Summer Showcase series for 2007! Buddy Holly Center, 1801 Crickets Avenue (formerly Ave. G).

SOS Singles (mid-40s+) Monthly DInner

Thursday, September 6....Lubbock Fun Club SOS Singles (mid-40s+) monthly get-together dinner. No fee...attendees simply pay for their own meal. Just come, join the fun, meet new friends and enjoy a meal together. Meet at 7:00 p.m. at Logan's Roadhouse, 6251 Slide Rd.

Our FEATURED Weekend Attractions


Sept. 7 - 9....19th Annual National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration -
Explore and enjoy the culture of the American cowboy during this annual gathering of storytellers, singers, poets, and western artisans. Activities for kids, demonstrations, music, exhibitors, chuckwagon cooking for the public. The highlight is the 7:30 p.m. nightly variety show featuring cowboy music, cowboy poetry and humorous storytelling, awards presentations and more. 7:30 p.m., Civic Center theater. Don't miss this extraordinary event! Lubbock Memorial Civic Center (indoors & outdoors). Click HERE for more!

September 7....Buddy Holly’s 71st Birthday Bash Continues- Day and night festivities, guided tours, art exhibits. Buddy Holly Center, 1801 Crickets Avenue (formerly Ave. G). Friday's featured live music: Patricia Vonne, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

September 7....First Friday Art Trail - See over 22 venues that showcase the artists of our community and beyond. BONUS! Special temporary venues this month! Art “trailers” can easily follow the trail on their own with maps provided at each location, or hop aboard the trolleys. Five roving trolleys will each provide short routes in the downtown area only—one extra for the temporary venues! Catch the trolleys at any of your favorite downtown locations. Enjoy a Friday evening after work, after dinner or make an entire evening of delighting in the paintings, sculpture, photography, pottery, mixed media and music. Free and open to the public and many of the venues serve refreshments. For further information call 762-8606. Click HERE for participating galleries, maps, trolley info and more!

September 7....Lubbock All-Stars Reunion 2007 - Celebrating Lubbock native Chris Oglesby’s award-winning book, "Fire in the Water, Earth in the Air: Legends of West Texas Music." Book signing and live music 6:00 p.m. to midnight. Musicians featured in the book who will perform include: Gonzo Bob Livingston; Jay Boy Adams and band; Kenny Maines; Tommy Hancock with Louie and Joaquin Hancock and the Sons of Roadside Playboys; Cary Swinney with Brian McRae; Wade Parks with Matthew McLarty; The Texas Belairs; Andy Eppler; Susan Grisanti; Bruno and the Prophets of Rockabilly; Rearview Mirror; and Paul Bullock. Admission is free from 6 p.m - 9 p.m.. After 9 p.m., admission will be with the purchase of Oglesby's book ($22.95) or special commemorative poster ($15) designed by Tornado Gallery for this event. Tornado Gallery,1822 Buddy Holly Ave.


September 8 - 9....South Plains Balloon Roundup - 4th Annual sunrise event; Saturday and Sunday mornings in Wolfforth (5 miles southwest of Loop 289 on the Brownfield Hwy).

September 8....37th Annual Fall Arts & Crafts Festival - A family-oriented arts festival featuring more than 100 vendors...many selling handcrafted items. There is entertainment on the main stage all day. Numerous art demonstrations and concession booths available. This event has traditionally attracted more than 10,000 visitors so make plans to stop by and see all the offerings. Shop for jewelry, clothing, hand-made items and other fine arts and crafts. Free admission for all ages. On the lawn of the Garden & Arts Center, 46th Street and University Ave. Event takes place all day, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

September 8 - 9....12th Annual Apple Butter Festival - Lots of fun for the entire family. Live music both days, hayrides in the orchard, petting zoo, lots of children’s activities, large inflated slide for the kids, benefit BBQ lunch, apple turnovers and ice cream, craft booths in the orchard, a silent auction and lots of pre-picked apples. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. both days. $3 entry; children under 6 free. To benefit Meals on Wheels, South Plains Food Bank and other charities. Apple Country Orchards, on Hwy 62, 11 miles east of Lubbock. Call for more info, 892-2961.

September 8....3rd Annual Stubb’s Statue Party - Event begins at 11:00 a.m. and continues until 2:00 p.m. Llive music, barbecue sandwiches, the "Stubb's Tailgaiter" (a 34-ft. trailer containing a collection of Stubb’s memorabilia); onion pool tournament. Performance schedule: Dangerous Dan & Friends, 11:30; Jimmie Dale Gilmore, 12:30; Concert tickets are $5.00 each (including service fee) and can be purchased in advance through Select-A-Seat, 770-2000, or at door the day of the event. Stubbs Memorial, 108 E. Broadway. For more info click HERE!

September 8....Buddy Holly’s 71st Birthday Bash Continues- Day and night festivities, guided tours, art exhibits. Buddy Holly Center, 1801 Crickets Avenue (formerly Ave. G). Saturday's featured live music in the courtyard: Susan Grisanti, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.; Prophets of Rockabilly featuring friends and family of Buddy Holly, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

A Wild Weekend of Fun For Everyone!

Wow! Just where does one begin in planning what to do this weekend? As you can see by the many diverse activities listed in this week's postcard, there is simply no shortage of ACTION going on in the Hub City for the next roughly 96 hours or so. And, what's more...we've only listed a fraction of the things that are happening...the complete list is always featured in the Calendar section of our official website, of course, at We had a really tough time trying to choose our "best bets" for your Thursday thorugh Sunday fun planning. It's easily the most jam-packed weekend of the year with the cowboy events, a plethora of homegrown concerts, festivals, the art trail events, Tech's first home football's truly amazing what choices are out there!

We know many of you will be struggling (as we are!) to pare down your squeeze in as much as you possibly can...and we hope you feel as excited as we do. But, with that said, we can't help but wish there was just a little more "spacing" of some of the events because we'd love to participate in virtually every one. In fact, we'll be exhibiting at the National Cowboy Symposium and Celebration at the Memorial Civic well as the Fall Festival at the Garden and Arts Center so we hope to see many of you at those two particular events. If you see our booths, please take a minute to say "hello" and let us know you read this postcard and enjoy the website. Or, if you have some suggestions, we're always happy to hear those as well. So....we sincerely hope everyone out there will make it a point to GET OUT and THOROUGHLY ENJOY the wide variety of entertainment options available!

Steph and Shane

P.S....As a follow-up to last week's column regarding the Ragtown Gospel Theater, we wanted to mention that Chip Polk actually opens each performance with nearly a full hour of Southern gospel music...followed by a brief intermission...and then concluding with the presentation of the one-man play "Peter the Rock." The play itself lasts about one hour as audiences are treated to both music AND a dramatic performance for nearly two full hours of entertainment. So, call them and let them know you'd like the special BUY 3 - GET 1 TICKET FREE offer available exclusively to Lubbock Fun Club members. It's a great deal with equally fantastic performances by both men! Their phone number is toll-free 1-877-RAGTOWN.

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September 15....Dancing with the Stars & Stripes - An evening of dinner, dancing & music from the Big Band era. 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 at The Lubbock Club.

September 21 - 22....2007 Lubbock Music Festival - Headline music acts include Three Dog Night and Cross Canadian Ragweed; Depot District

September 28 - 29....Cradles 2 Crayons Consignment Sale. Click HERE to learn more!

Many more UPCOMING FUN THINGS TO DO are listed on our website...even further out than the weekly postcard. Click here to go to our CALENDAR OF EVENTS for more information on these activites and MORE>>

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