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Buddy Holly Center

The Buddy Holly Center, a historical site, has dual missions; preserving, collecting and promoting the legacy of Buddy Holly and the music of Lubbock and West Texas, as well as providing exhibits on Contemporary Visual Arts and Music, for the purpose of educating and entertaining the public. The vision of the Buddy Holly Center is to discover art through music by celebrating legacy, culture and community.

Exhibitions and programs reflect the diverse cultural characteristics of the region and encourage interaction between artists and the community. The Center collects, preserves and interprets artifacts relevant to Lubbock's most famous native son, Buddy Holly, as well as to other performing artists and musicians of West Texas. Changing exhibitions in the visual arts provide an arena for celebrating the technical virtuosity and creative talents of fine artists at work in a region distinguished by vast distances and a rich tradition of creative resources.

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Since 2001, music lovers have flocked to the Buddy Holly Center on Thursday evenings throughout the summer to enjoy Texas musicians. The concerts attract over 5,000 visitors yearly who celebrate Texas culture and its music.

Through generous donations this event is offered free to the public. In addition to great music, the Center also provides free educational children’s activities for families to enjoy throughout the series. Admission to all the Buddy Holly Center's exhibitions is free during the concerts.

The Summer Showcase is just one more thing that makes Lubbock a great place to live by offering music and arts free to the public. This is possible by your donations to this project.


Hours of Operation


Tuesday - Saturday                    
10:00am - 5:00pm                    

1:00pm - 5:00pm

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