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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 (



April First Friday Art Trail

 On the first Friday of April, the Buddy Holly Center would like to welcome the participants of the Texas Association of Museums & the New Mexico Association of Museums Annual Meeting and invites them with 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. 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.

The First Friday Art Trail works to promote art and outreach within the community of Lubbock by providing an opportunity to enjoy fine art and entertainment.  On Friday, April 4, 2014 the Buddy Holly Center will be open from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. for patrons to view its exhibits. There will be FREE admission, a cash bar and refreshments. For more information on the First Friday Art Trail visit

Displayed in the Foyer Gallery is the exhibition, Allusions to Antiquity: The Photography of Emily Verkamp. This exhibition features the work of Texas Tech University art student Emily Verkamp who uses artistic, historical and scientific references to create interesting and challenging juxtapositions in her unique photographic collages. Private Collections: A Look at Lubbock Artists will be displayed in the Fine Arts Gallery. This exhibition focuses on a select group of artists whose works are represented in private and public collections in the Lubbock area.  Featured artists include Kathy Hinson, Ann McDonald, Susan Nall and James Watkins.

Lubbock-Cooper High School, Lamesa High School, Slaton High School and O’Donnell High School will each be creating a wall mural that expresses their school and community. All four walls will be displayed at the Buddy Holly Center in the Meadows Courtyard. A fifth blank wall will accompany the four completed walls and will be available for participants of the First Friday Art Trail to add their own artistic expressions. All five walls will stand as a public display of the combined effort and impact that all four schools and the Lubbock community have in shaping the West Texas area.


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