September 1, 2011


September 1….Buddy Holly Center Summer Showcase - This week's featured - and final act of the 2011 season - is John Sprott, performing authentic rock 'n' roll. The Summer Showcase experience is an entertaining and innovative environment, where patrons can enjoy original and unique Texas made music. Summer Showcase 2011 is free. There will be a cash bar and beverages available for purchase. No outside food, beverages or coolers allowed. Buddy Holly Center Meadows Courtyard, 1801 Crickets Avenue; 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

September 1….Lubbock Fun Club Singles "SOS" Monthly Dinner -
Come and enjoy friends and food at Cagle's Steak House. No reservations required. Come prepared to have a great time and share a good meal together! Tell a friend...better yet, bring a friend! Cagle's Steak House, 118 Inler Ave (west 4th Street & north FM 179); 6:30 p.m.

September 1….Asleep at the Wheel in Concert -
Don't miss your chance to see the nine-time Grammy award winning Kings of Texas Swing when they return to the Cactus stage for a rollickin' good time! Tickets $35 & $30 and can be bought at the door or reserved before the show by calling (806) 762-3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.


September 2….First Friday Art Trail
- See the regular art 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 the community each month during the event. First Friday Art Trail trolleys run continuously in downtown Lubbock during FFAT hours. Trolleys are free and you will find a "trolleyteer" on each trolley who is a treasure 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! The trail runs throughout downtown and Depot District from 6-9 p.m.

September 2….Cactus Theater: Happy Hour / Prince, Aerosmith and Journey Event
- After work, come start your weekend out on the Cactus Marquee Patio during Happy Hour from 6 to 9 p.m. You don't want to miss this great summer happening, featuring live entertainment by West Texas' finest talents. This week's featured artist is Kevin Long. Admission is always free and concessions will be available After Happy Hour, rock out with a tribute to Prince, Aerosmith and Journey featuring Dustin Garrret, Toby Caldwell, Ryan Garza, Bryan Pacheco, Jason Fellers, Amber Pennington, Jaden Terry and Alissa Beyer as they pay tribute to three of the greatest Rock artists of all time! Summer gas buster tickets are only $17.50 and can be bought at the door or reserved beforehand by calling the box office at 762-3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave. Concert starts at 7:30 p.m.


September 2-3….Lubbock Moonlight Musicals presents: "Buddy! The Buddy Holly Story" - A mainstay of the LMM repertoire for the past two years....but this year being staged at the Lubbock High School Auditorium, Buddy’s high school! Conceived by Laurie Mansfield and co-written by Alan Janes and Rob Bettinson with music direction by John Banister and additional stage direction by Gerald Dolter. Groups of 10 or more will receive $2.00 off per ticket. Call Select-a-Seat at (806) 770-200 or Toll Free 1-800-735-1288. Also, you can come to the Main Box Office at the Civic Center to purchase tickets. Lubbock High School Auditorium, 2004-19th St; 8 p.m.


September 3….Texas Teck Red Raider College Football - The 2011 gridiron season kicks off a new year of anticipation and excitement! Tailgating and Raider Alley pre-game festivities in the parking lots and adjacent fields near Frazier Pavilion across from the stadium. Texas Tech vs. Texas State at Jones AT&T Stadium. 4th Street and University Avenue; 6 p.m.

September 3…..Cactus Theater presents: “Always...Patsy Cline” - More than a tribute to the legendary country singer who died tragically in a plane crash in 1963, the show is based on a true story about Cline's (Amber Pennington) friendship with a fan from Houston named Louise Seger (Jane Prince Jones), who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in 1961, and continued a correspondence with Cline until her death. The show's title was inspired by Cline's letters to Seger, which were consistantly signed "Love ALWAYS...Patsy Cline." Bring the entire family and all of your friends to experience Amber Pennington's beautiful rendition of Patsy Cline and Jane Prince Jones' uncanny comical wit of Louise in this fabulously produced production! Tickets are $17.50 and can be purchased at the door or reserved beforehand by calling the box office at (806) 762-3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.

Last Week's Trivia Winner....

The Question: The original 45 rpm recording of the song "Big Ball's In Cowtown" was made on a tiny Big Spring, Texas record label. Who wrote and sang this Texas classic?

Answer: Hoyle Nix
Winner: Marie E. of Lubbock

This Week's Trivia Question....

This week, we have a voucher for 2 tickets to Lubbock Moonlight Musicals' production of "Buddy! The Buddy Holly Story" being performed this Friday and Saturday night...this time at Lubbock High School Auditorium...Buddy's alma mater! The winner may choose to attend either the Friday or Saturday night performance on this closing weekend.

To win these tickets, answer the trivia question below and email it to us at using the fun phrase “Rave On!” as your subject title.

Two-part Question (You gotta get both parts right to qualify!):

a) Which actor was very recently announced as the third speaker for the upcoming dedication of Buddy Holly's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on September 7th?

b) For what major award was this same person nominated for the year 1978?

The The deadline for this contest is Friday (that's TOMORROW!) at noon and the winner will be contacted by mid-afternoon. Please....we ask that you only enter the contest once to be fair to everyone out there : )

Please be sure to include your daytime contact info in the body of the email so we may get the tickets to you easily. We'd like to know if you live in Lubbock or in the surrounding area, so please include your hometown.

Good luck to everyone!
Buddy Holly Center to Celebrate Icon's 75th Birthday with Activities

September 7….Buddy Holly’s 75th Birthday Bash - The Buddy Holly Center is excited to announce Buddy’s 75th Birthday Bash in honor of Lubbock’s most famous son, Buddy Holly. Patrons are invited to tour the Center free of charge on Wednesday, September 7th from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. There will be events and activities for the whole family! Children’s make and take activities will be available until 4 p.m.

The Day’s Featured Activites:

Screening of “The Real Buddy Holly Holly Story" - Sir Paul McCartney's masterful 1986 documentary on the life and music of Buddy Holly...featuring interviews with McCartney, friends and family. 11 a.m.

Buddy Holly Receives His Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame - Live feed generously provided by KCBD NewsChannel 11. Buddy will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday, September 7th in Hollywood, California in recognition of his lasting contribution to music. The ceremony will take place in front of the Capitol Records Tower at 1750 Vine Street, Hollywood, CA.
Time: 1:30 p.m. (Central)

Guided Tour of the Buddy Holly Gallery - Provided by BHC curator, Jacqueline Bober.
Time: 3:00 – 4 p.m.

Buddy’s Birthday Bash Reception
Buddy’s birthday cake and punch will be served.
Time: 4:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Prophets of Rockabilly (with J.P. McDermott) concert
Prophets of Rockabilly with special guest J.P. McDermott will perform in the Meadows Courtyard
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Jack Neal & Friends
Jack Neal and Friends will play a tribute concert to rock 'n' roll historian Bill Griggs & Buddy Holly in the Meadows Courtyard.
Time: 7:30- 8:00 p.m.

Mike Pritchard & Mark Wallney
Mike Pritchard and Mark Wallney will conclude the events with a tribute performance to rock 'n' roll historian Bill Griggs & Buddy Holly.

Time: 8:00- 8:30 p.m.

Cradles 2 Crayons Consignment Sales Starts NEXT THURSDAY!

September 8-10….Cradles 2 Crayons Consignment Sale
- Come see the best in "gently used" children's clothing - Newborn to Pre-teen size, maternity wear, shoes, baby swings, bouncers, feeding/diapering supplies, nursery furniture and decor, outdoor playground equipment, books, videos, bicycles, toys and more. Once you discover Cradles 2 Crayons, it will be an event that you will never miss again! No admission fee You do not have to be a consignor to shop. Cradles 2 Crayons is open to everyone. Feel free to tell your co-workers, friends and neighbors. Everyone is welcome! Check out the official website for complete listing of event hours by clicking here: Highland Baptist Family Center (at the SE corner of 34th & Quaker)
September 8 - Special PRE-SALE time for Lubbock Fun Club members ONLY is from 7– 9 p.m. You must be an official member of The Lubbock Fun Club and bring this coupon to enter the pre-sale! Highland Baptist Family Center. Public Sale: Friday, September 9, 2011, 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. Half-Off Sale**: Saturday, September 10, 2011, 8 a.m.-.1 p.m.

Looking at Next Week & Beyond
September 8-11….23rd Annual National Cowboy Symposium
September 10…....1st Annual Drives Fore Drama
September 10…....The Maize (Opening Day)
September 10…....Square/Round Dance Federation Dance
September 17...….Extend the Growing Season Workshop
September 17…....BubbleFest at Science Spectrum

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