July 2, 2009


July 2….Summer Showcase Concert Series - The Buddy Holly Center presents the 2009 Summer Showcase concert series....and it's free to the public. There will be a cash bar as well as food and beverages available for purchase. No outside beverages are allowed. This week's featured performer is Doctor Skoob. Buddy Holly Center’s Meadows Courtyard, 1801 Crickets Avenue; 5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

July 2….Lubbock Fun Club "SOS" Singles Monthly Dinner - Rudy's "Country Store" and Bar-B-Q is the place you need to be for a relaxing "casual" fun time. The inside air conditioned patio area is reserved just for this group. There is plenty of seating, so be sure to invite your single friends to join in on the fun. No RSVP required. Just show up, order and pay as you go. Everyone takes care of their own tab, but shares the company of the group. Come a little early at 6 p.m. for a relaxing, informal social time, then go through the line and order your meal when you want. Dinner at 7 p.m.. Any questions, call Jeanne Ford, Event Coordinator at 777-9484. Rudy's "Country Store" and Bar-B-Q, 4930 S. Loop 289; 6 p.m.


July 3….Commemoration of Barton House Centennial - On July 3, 2009, descendants of Joseph J. and Mary Barton will comemorate the centennial of their family home that was the cornerstone of a planned community in Southern Hale County, Texas. The public is invited for stories and tours of the Barton House, which was moved in May of 1975 and restored at the National Ranching Heritage Center, 3121 Fourth St., in Lubbock. The house will be open for tours from noon to 4:30 p.m. A presentation about the house and family will be made from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Anderson Room at the National Ranching Heritage Center. It will be narrated by Terry Barton of Marietta, Ga., great-grandson of the builders and president of the Barton Historical Society. A brief discussion will follow by NRHC curator Dr. Robert Tidwell focusing on a Barton House exhibit hanging in the Center’s Main Gallery. Additional information and photos can be found on the National Ranching Heritage Center’s Web site, www.nrhc.com.

July 3….Pre-4th of July Independence Day Event - The celebration (actually held on July 3rd) includes the best parade ever as the Vintage kids dress up in costumes and decorate their bikes or wagons and make homemade floats. The creativity of these young minds is amazing. The day just gets better when Founders Park transforms into a water wonderland with water wars, water slides, and water balloons galore and the rock climbing wall. Live entertainment and food just make things more exciting. And don’t forget the special guests who might include: George Washington, Betsy Ross, Paul Revere and Uncle Sam. Vintage Township, 11410 Trafalgar Ave; 5:30 p.m.

July 3….First Friday Art Trail - See the regular art venues, plus the exciting monthly additions showcasing art and artists downtown and throughout Lubbock. Catch a trolley or bus at many of the locations or pick up a FFAT map at any of the venues to see the art that can be found throughout our community each month during the event. First Friday Art Trail trolleys run continuously in downtown Lubbock during FFAT hours. The trolleys are free, and you will find a "trolleyteer" on each trolley who is a treaure trove of info about FFAT and the arts in Lubbock and will help you navigate with ease. For more info and complete schedule click HERE! This continually evolving event runs throughout downtown and the Depot District from 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

July 3…Lubbock Apartment Association Street Dance - The Lubbock Apartment Association/lubbockapartments.com Street Dance will feature Texas Country headliner Josh Abbott. The opening act will be the Hogg Maulies. There will be plenty of fun with live music, dancing, food and beverages. $10 tickets available at Select-A-Seat. Downtown Lubbock, 900 Broadway; 7:30 p.m.

July 3 (also July 25; August 1, 7, 14 & 22)….Lubbock Moonlight Musicals presents: “Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story”- The music of Buddy Holly has been enjoyed by millions of people around the world and this show tells the story of the tragically short life of Buddy Holly, who along with his high-school friends the Crickets, turned country music upside down to create some of the best rock ‘n’ roll songs ever written. We share Buddy’s frustrations through his first recording contract; the excitement America felt when ‘That’ll Be The Day’ hit #1; his naïve determination to be the first white act to play the Apollo Theatre in Harlem; his whirlwind romance and marriage; concluding with the ill-fated ‘Winter Dance Party’ tour of the Midwest. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of his passing, the theatre company based in Buddy Holly’s birthplace will open the season with “Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story”. Tickets available in advance at all Select-a-Seat outlets or by calling (806) 770-2000 or 1-800-735-1288. Tickets can also be purchased at www.selectaseatlubbock.com. Tickets are also sold at the gate on an as-available basis. For more info, refer to www.lubbockmoonlightmusicals.org or contact Executive Director Jill Kerns at lubbockmoonlightmusicals@gmail.com. All shows take place at Wells Fargo Amphitheater in Mackenzie Park. 413 E. Broadway, Gates open at 7 p.m. Shows begin at 8 p.m.

SATURDAY - Independence Day!

July 4…. 4th on Broadway - The largest free festival in Texas is a true celebration of Independence Day. Featuring a fun-filled day of events for the whole family, general admission to all the events on July 4th is FREE! Kick off the day at the opening parade down the historic, brick-paved Broadway Avenue. Following the parade, spend the day at the street fair on Broadway: a festival of fabulous musicians on 8 stages, food vendors, games and much more! At night, head down to beautiful Mackenzie Park where a true treat awaits. The evening concert, headlined by Lubbock natives Richie McDonald and David Gaschen, will entertain concert goers of all ages leading up to the fireworks extravaganza. This fireworks display lights up the night sky like no other, after all....Lubbock has a huge sky to celebrate! Upgrade to premier seating with parking if some added convenience is in order. Tickets may be purchased through Select-A-Seat by calling 806.770.2000. For more information, call 806.749.2929. For your parking convenience, $5 parking lots are available this year on a first come, first served basis. The parking lots are located at: South Plains Fairgrounds, Canyon Drive and Broadway, Canyon Drive and Nutmeg.

4th On Broadway Schedule:
Parade down Broadway................................................9 a.m.
Broadway Street Fair.......................................8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Street Fair Kids Area.....................................11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Evening Concert.....festivities begin at 5 p.m.; concert 7:15 p.m.
Fireworks Extravaganza.............................................Nightfall


July 5….Westwind Brass Band Concert in the Park - Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs, blankets and picnics to the free concerts. Phil Anthony has been the director of the band for 12 years. The ensemble is composed of 35 volunteers who consist of doctors, attorneys, teachers and more. The band plays many kinds of brass instruments and percussion and features a wide variety of music: marches, patriotic, show tunes and regular band music. Each performance will feature a different soloist. Tech Terrace is the sponsor for the concerts, but the band is supported by donations and about 500 people attend each show. The band will also have someone lead the children around the park in a march to the music. Wagner Park, 26th Street and Flint Ave. Concert starts at 8:00 p.m.

Last Week's Ticket Winners....
Our winner of the tickets to last week's performance of "Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story" was Debbie and Grady A. of Lubbock.

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July 11.......….Downtown Art Market at Tornado Gallery
July 17-18…....Lubbock Moonlight Musicals : “Guys and Dolls”
July 25…........Master Gardeners Waterwise Garden Tour
July 25…........2009 Cattle Baron’s Ball
August 22…....Andy Wilkinson’s Charlie Goodnight Concert

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