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Mariachi Amistad in concert August 8, 2013

Start Date: August 08, 2013, 5:30 PM
End Date: August 08, 2013, 11:00 PM

The Buddy Holly Center presents Mariachi Amistad as part of the 2013 Summer Showcase Concert Series, the weekly Thursday night concert held in the Meadows Courtyard.  On August 8, 2013, from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Mariachi Amistad will entertain the audience with Traditional Mariachi.  The concert is FREE and open to the public and there will be a cash bar.  Please, no outside beverages allowed.

Mariachi Amistad is composed of local musicians who share a love for traditional mariachi music.  Established in 1998, they play music that tells a story of heartbreak and betrayal, celebrates the simple things in life and illustrates endless and passionate love ( Mariachi Amistad has performed at events all over Lubbock including The Buddy Holly Music Festival, Magic 93.7’s Cinco de Mayo Celebration, Fourth on Broadway and the Concert on the Brazos series at the Science Spectrum.



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)