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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!


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)