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Wendy Colonna in concert June 20, 2013

Start Date: June 20, 2013, 5:30 PM Not Open to the Public
End Date: June 20, 2013, 11:59 PM

The Buddy Holly Center presents singer/songwriter Wendy Colonna as part of the 2013 Summer Showcase Concert Series, the weekly Thursday night concert held in the Meadows Courtyard. On June 20, 2013, from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Wendy Colonna will perform Southern Soul and American Roots music.  The concert is FREE and open to the public.  There will be a cash bar.  Please, no outside beverages allowed.
"Wendy Colonna is not just a singer-songwriter . . . she's a force of Nature" said Michael Corcran. With a sound adorned in American-roots traditions, Wendy Colonna's signature songwriting and sultry voice make her style unmistakable and contagious. On the strength of her powerful performing abilities and resonant voice she can swing from soul-shout gospel to front porch ballads, from empowering funky anthems to dark, swampy narratives. The Louisiana native has been recording and performing live since 1997 when she was signed to a small label in Lake Charles, LA her hometown. Since then, she has released five critically acclaimed studio albums and a live album and DVD recorded in the legendary club, Antone’s in Austin, TX. She was voted “Best Singer-Songwriter” in Austin and is a multi-award winning artist whose work has also been featured in commercials and films(





September First Friday Art Trail

Oregon Coast Ken Davis


On the first Friday of September, the Buddy Holly Center invites the community to participate in Lubbock’s First Friday Art Trail, an event held on the first Friday of every month in venues around the city, organized by the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, and Buddy’s 79th Birthday Bash, in honor of Lubbock’s most famous son, Buddy Holly.

On Friday, September 4, 2015 the Buddy Holly Center will be open from 4:30 – 9:00 p.m. for patrons to view its exhibits, participate in a Gallery Talk with Ken Davis in the Fine Arts Gallery at 4:30 p.m. and listen to Element perform R&B and Funk music in the Meadows Courtyard from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. There will be FREE admission and refreshments. For more information on the First Friday Art Trail, visit and for more information on Buddy’s 79th Birthday Bash visit

Ken Davis: The Landscape Through a Musician’s Eyes will be on display in the Fine Arts Gallery. Chorale director and Santa Fe artist, Ken Davis, will exhibit recent selections from his portfolio of landscape paintings of the Southwest as well as scenes from his travels to Europe and South America. There will be a Gallery Talk with Ken Davis in the Fine Arts Gallery at 4:30 p.m. John Franklin: The Natural Beauty of Wood will be in the Foyer Gallery. Woodworking artist John Franklin will display his latest creations fashioned from a variety of woods. Franklin uses a lathe to transform wood into functional and sculptural forms, with the goal of maximizing the natural grain and inherent beauty of each type of wood. His raw materials come from all over the world, but he’s especially fond of using Texas woods such as mesquite, cottonwood, hackberry and Manzanita.

Friday, September 4th at the Buddy Holly Center

With artist Ken Davis in the Fine Arts Gallery
Time: 4:30 p.m.

Galleries, restaurants and businesses open FREE of charge to display local and regional visual and performing art. A free trolley service to and from venues will be offered.
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Performing R&B and Funk music in the Meadows Courtyard
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Photo: "Oregon Coast" by Ken Davis 


       First Friday Art Trail
     Regular Participant of the First Friday Art Trail A Program of
      The Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts (LHUCA)