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Colin Gilmore in concert July 25, 2013

Start Date: July 25, 2013, 5:30 PM
End Date: July 25, 2013, 11:00 PM

Colin Gilmore

The Buddy Holly Center is pleased to announce Texas-bred Americana Colin Gilmore as part of the Summer Showcase Concert Series. Gilmore will entertain the audience with Roots Rock on Thursday, July 25, 2013, from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. in Meadows Courtyard. The concert is FREE and open to the public.  A cash bar will be provided.  Please, no outside beverages allowed.

Colin Gilmore grew up in Lubbock, Texas spending many nights as a child in nightclubs like Stubbs where he witnessed songwriters Joe Ely, Terry Allen and his own father, Jimmie Dale Gilmore bring the stage to life. For 13 years now, Gilmore has been writing songs and playing Roots Rock music. His last album Goodnight Lane won fans across the world and had 4-star reviews in “Mojo” and “Uncut.” His upcoming album The Wild and Hollow’s recordings are happening in Austin and Chicago, under the direction of Rob Seidenberg and Tim Bennett. The album features two songs by Colin's lifelong friend Johnny Walker of “Archive War” and “Ignorance Park.” It also has a string section by Will Taylor and the band “Strings Attached,” as well as guest vocals by Amanda Shires, Sally Allen and a host of other talents. The official release of Gilmore’s new CD will be at the Buddy Holly Center during the concert on July 25th. This is a concert that cannot be missed!


August First Friday Art Trail

Cottonwood Vase with Stone Inlay

On Friday, August 7, 2015 the Buddy Holly Center will be open from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. for patrons to view its exhibits during First Friday Art Trail. There will be FREE admission and refreshments. For more information on the First Friday Art Trail, visit

Illuminance, a national competitive biennial exhibition featuring photographic work from across the nation focuses on the theme, “The Feeling of Rural Night,” set by this year’s juror, Rixon Reed. Reed is the owner of photo-eye Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Illuminance will be on display in the Fine Arts Gallery. The new exhibition, John Franklin: The Natural Beauty of Wood, will be on display in the Foyer Gallery. In this exhibition, woodworking artist John Franklin displays 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.
There will be Country Night Scenes, an oil pastels interactive activity for all ages, in the Interactive Space.

Photo: Cottonwood Vase with Stone Inlay by John Franklin


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