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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(





April First Friday Art Trail

 On the first Friday of April, the Buddy Holly Center would like to welcome the participants of the Texas Association of Museums & the New Mexico Association of Museums Annual Meeting and invites them with 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. 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.

The First Friday Art Trail works to promote art and outreach within the community of Lubbock by providing an opportunity to enjoy fine art and entertainment.  On Friday, April 4, 2014 the Buddy Holly Center will be open from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. for patrons to view its exhibits. There will be FREE admission, a cash bar and refreshments. For more information on the First Friday Art Trail visit

Displayed in the Foyer Gallery is the exhibition, Allusions to Antiquity: The Photography of Emily Verkamp. This exhibition features the work of Texas Tech University art student Emily Verkamp who uses artistic, historical and scientific references to create interesting and challenging juxtapositions in her unique photographic collages. Private Collections: A Look at Lubbock Artists will be displayed in the Fine Arts Gallery. This exhibition focuses on a select group of artists whose works are represented in private and public collections in the Lubbock area.  Featured artists include Kathy Hinson, Ann McDonald, Susan Nall and James Watkins.

Lubbock-Cooper High School, Lamesa High School, Slaton High School and O’Donnell High School will each be creating a wall mural that expresses their school and community. All four walls will be displayed at the Buddy Holly Center in the Meadows Courtyard. A fifth blank wall will accompany the four completed walls and will be available for participants of the First Friday Art Trail to add their own artistic expressions. All five walls will stand as a public display of the combined effort and impact that all four schools and the Lubbock community have in shaping the West Texas area.


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