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Annual Events

Buddy's Gravestone

The Day The Music Died
February 3rd

Every February 3rd  marks  the  anniversary of the tragic plane crash that claimed the lives of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. Richardson (The Big Bopper). The Buddy Holly Center invites the public to this event each year to celebrate their lives and legacies.


Staycation Crafts 
In conjunction with L.I.S.D. Spring Break

The Buddy Holly Center invites children ages 9 and up to participate in creating Spring Break Staycation Crafts each year during Spring Break!

Chris Hudgins at 2012 Summer Showcase

Summer Showcase Concert Series
 Thursday after Memorial Day - Thursday before Labor Day

Each year the Buddy Holly Center hosts summers of music and fun with the annual  Summer Showcase Concert Series. Performances are every Thursday evening from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm in the Meadows Courtyard. The Summer Showcase  experience is in a modern environment where patrons can enjoy original and unique Texas made music. 

MAD Camp
M.A.D. (Music, Art and Drama)Camp 
Annually in June
Each Summer the Center invites children ages 9 - 12 to go M.A.D. and have fun learning the beginner skills necessary to achieve their creative dreams at Music, Art and Drama Camp.

Sept 7

Buddy's Birthday Bash
September 7th

The Buddy Holly Center honors the birthday of Lubbock's most famous son each year on September 7th.

Poodle Skirts

Poodle Skirts & Hot Rods
In conjunction with Buddy's Birthday Bash

Come to the Buddy Holly Center each year for a day of creativity and fun as we celebrate Buddy Holly's Birthday Bash!  Kids can take a step back into the 1950s and create their very own poodle skirt or hot rod!




End of October or Early November

The Buddy Holly Center annually participates in Lubbock's citywide observance of the Mexican holiday, Día de los Muertos, by hosting Procesiόn with the TTU International Cultural Center, TTU School of Art and Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts.