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John Sprott in concert August 15, 2013

Start Date: August 15, 2013, 5:30 PM
End Date: August 15, 2013, 11:00 PM

John Sprott

The Buddy Holly Center presents soulful guitarist John Sprott as part of the 2013 Summer Showcase Concert Series, the weekly Thursday night concert held in the Meadows Courtyard.  On August 15, 2013, from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., John Sprott will entertain the audience with Blues, Country and Rock.  The concert is FREE and open to the public.  There will be a cash bar.  Please, no outside beverages allowed.

John Sprott is a native Texan. In 1980, he, Dennis Jones and Greg Galbraight formed a band that became The Nelsons. The “punkabilly” group entered the MTV Basement Tapes contest in 1983 and won the semifinal round. The Nelsons recorded an EP in 1984 and a CD in 1990. During that time they opened and played for acts including; the Culture Club, Billy Idol and Jimmy Paige. In 1991, Sprott moved on to form the Texas Blues Butchers with Kevin Mackey, Stephen Shaw and Sean Frankhouser. Sprott has also played on and co-produced D.G. Flewellyn’s “House of Doom,” and worked on “Story of a Rebel” with Jeffrey Duke Patterson.  In 2004, he was named one of five Buddy Texas Tornadoes of Guitar and Bass. Sprott has a full-length album entitled, “Ain’t Worried.” When speaking to Sprott you get the impression that this is more than an album title, it’s simply his way of life. His life has been about playing music, and like so many great blues artists, John Sprott has remained a tried and true musician (



Procesión: Lubbock's Annual Día de los Muertos Event

Mixed Media piece by students at Bean Elementary, 2012
photo Iluminación de las Alma, mixed media piece by Andrea Escobedo,
Leslie Paz-Baeza, and Ms. Kay Wagnon-Holder’s 5th grade class from
Bean Elementary, 2012

Friday, October 30, 2015 
5:30-9:30 PM

Procesión is a progressive event exploring the history and meaning behind the Mexican holiday, Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. This holiday blends Catholic traditions of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day with pre-Columbian concepts of death that have been part of Mexican society since Aztec times. Join us and enjoy traditional holiday refreshments, folklore, and the cultural traditions of this holiday at each of the four stops. 

5:30-7:00 PM --- International Cultural Center, Texas Tech University (601 Indiana Avenue, 742-3667)
Artwork on the Día de los Muertos theme, strolling Catrinas, sugar skulls, and drummers from the TTU School of Music.

6:30-7:30 PM --- TTU School of Art (18th & Flint, 742-1947)
Landmark Arts presents Ofrendas by Graduate Students in which students interpret themes familiar to the Day of the Dead celebration. 

7:30-8:30 PM --- Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts (LHUCA) Avenue J & Mac Davis, 762-8606
Artwork from Hutchinson Middle School and Lubbock High School students on Día de los Muertos themes. El Ballet Folkorico Nuestra Herencia will perform. 

8:30-9:30 PM --- Buddy Holly Center (1801 Crickets Ave, 775-3560)
Two art exhibits, Celebración and Camposanto Suite: Art for Eternity, explore themes of commemorating the lives of loved ones. Live Tejano music will be performed by Grupo Kruel from 6:00-7:30 PM and 8:00-9:30 PM. A hands-on arts activity for all ages will be offered throughout the evening. 

This program made possible, in part, by a grant from The CH Foundation. 


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