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Lubbock Cultural District Calendar

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From the Science Spectrum:

Severe Weather Awareness Day

to be held at the

Science Spectrum & OMNI Theater.

Sat., March 3rd (10:00am to 4:00pm)


The Student Chapter of the American Meteorological Society at Texas Tech University, along with KCBD News Channel 11, the National Weather Service, and the Science Spectrum, will be hosting Lubbock’s 12th annual Severe Weather Awareness Day on Saturday, March 3rd, from 10:00am to 4:00pm at the Science Spectrum & OMNI Theater.


Activities will include hands-on weather experiments for kids of all ages, live weather demonstrations with tornado and lightning simulators, information on severe weather preparedness, and door prizes.  Storm Chasing vehicles and weather instrumentation from Texas Tech’s Severe Storm Research Team as well as emergency vehicles from area EMS and Fire Departments will be on-site and open for all to see.


Special OMNI Theater screenings of the film Extreme Weather will also be featured in celebration of the day’s events.  Extreme Weather lets audiences ride along with researchers and chasers to get closer to falling ice from melting glaciers, severe storms and tornadoes, as well as huge wildfires caused by extensive drought than most would ever dare!  For additional film information visit,


Forecasters from the National Weather Service (NWS) office that serves the South Plains area, whose local offices are located in the Science Spectrum building, will also be providing tornado and Severe Weather Safety as well as Storm Spotter Training and information to the public.


Additionally, come out and meet John Robison, Steve Divine, Cary Allen and Kelly Plasker, from the KCBD weather crew for a weather-filled day of fun!


This is a *FREE event for the general public and will be located in the Science Spectrum’s main lobby and front lawn.


Extreme Weather tickets in the OMNI Theater will be discounted to just *$5.00 per person this one day only!


Showtimes for Extreme Weather on March 3rd will be 11:00am, 2:00, 4:00 & 6:00pm.


*Standard ticket rates apply for all other OMNI Theater films and museum admission.




The Impolite Science of the Human Body


March 3rd through June 3rd, 2018

at the Science Spectrum Museum


Welcome to the world of Grossology: The Impolite Science of the Human Body.  Based on the best-selling 1995 children’s book by author, teacher and microbiologist Sylvia Branzei.  This science-in-disguise exhibit is the place where kids can get answers to many of the slimy, oozy, crusty and stinky questions they love to ask about the human body.


The exhibit starts with the slang kids delight in using to describe their bodily functions, then presents the science behind what they all know their bodies do, and tells them what they are eager to learn.


With over 20 wildly animated and animatronic interactive displays and games filling 6000 plus square feet, kids and adults will learn about the different systems and organs of the body that are responsible for things like; runny noses, sneezes, boogers, pimples, warts, scabs, vomit, burps, gas, food digestion, body odors, and more…  Biology and science have never been this much fun!


Examples of exhibit components visitors will experience include:

  • Walk through a giant nose to learn about air filtering, air heating, olfaction and mucus production.
  • Climb a human skin wall with warts, hairs, wounds and other objects as hand and foot holds.
  • Visit the vomit center and learn the many reasons humans vomit.
  • Play Gas Attack pinball
  • Crawl and slide though a 30 foot plus long 3D model of the human digestive system.
  • Learn how food is digested as it passes through the G.I. system by watching an X-ray machine.
  • Play surgery and attempt to remove organ parts from a body without touching the rest of the patient.
  • Help a larger-than-life cartoon character release a burp by pumping soda pop from a 3 foot can so that he drinks until his stomach pressure increases.
  • Find out what causes runny noses, sneezes, and allergies with Nigel Nose-It-All. Microscope stations at this exhibit feature things that cause runny noses.
  • And many, many more!


Grossology will be located in the Science Spectrum Exhibit Hall. School groups and other children’s groups making reservations for the exhibit will be scheduled for a guided tour with a museum educator.


For additional exhibit information visit the exhibit’s website:

Grossology is sponsored locally by:  The Helen Jones Foundation and Covenant Children’s Hospital.


Grossology  General Admission Ticket Prices:


           Grossology                   Grossology               Grossology

             w/ Standard Museum       w/ OMNI Film       w/ Museum & OMNI
Adult                $11.50                        $11.50                       $17.00
Child (3-12)      $9.50                          $9.50                         $13.50

Senior  (60+)     $9.50                                      $9.50                         $13.50


*For Group and School Group rates and reservations please call 806-745-2525 x234.

From the Lubbock Cultural District:

                                 LUBBOCK CULTURAL DISTRICT HAPPENINGS
March 1-4, 2018

Thursday, March 1 – Sunday, March 4:  –

TTU JT & Margaret Talkington College of Visual and Performing Arts-School of Theatre and Dance
The Nether
7:30pm Thursday-Saturday; 2:00pm on Sunday
Maedgen Mainstage Theatre
2812 18th Street – 18th Street between Boston and Flint Avenues (East side)
Tickets:  Tickets are $18 for individuals; $5 for students with a valid ID.  Free student rush tickets are available on a limited basis to Texas Tech students. Call (806) 742-3603 for tickets and information.

By Jennifer Haley

Directed by Patrick Midgley

In the near future, the internet becomes The Nether: a realm of complete sensory immersion, indiscernible from reality. Just log in, select your identity, and indulge your every desire.
But when a young detective uncovers a disturbing new brand of entertainment within The Nether, she begins an interrogation as vast and as disturbing as the human imagination.


Half hard-boiled crime drama, half sci-fi thriller, this winner of the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize explores the darkest intersections of technology and human desire.

Adult content including themes of pornography, child pornography, and child violence

Friday, March 2:  –

Texas Tech School of Art
Community Open House
9:00am – 4:00pm
Art Building & 3D Art Annex
Free and open to the public

Hospice of Lubbock
29th Annual Mayors’ Beans & Cornbread Luncheon
11:00am – 1:30pm
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
1501 Mac Davis Lane
Tickets:  Luncheon tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at the door or by calling either Hospice of Lubbock, (806) 795-2751 or the Covenant Foundation at (806) 725-6020. Contact the Covenant Foundation for Sponsorship Opportunities.  Patrons may add a Klemke’s sausage link for $2.00.

For additional information regarding this events please call 806.775.2242.


Hospice of Lubbock’s largest fundraiser of the year. Regional Mayors host the event – “come & go” lunch featuring Beans & Cornbread with catering by River Smith’s, Klemke’s Sausage Haus sausage links, & Dessert provided by Nothing Bundt Cakes. Entertainment provided by Caldwell Entertainment and The Cactus Theater. *Hospice of Lubbock is the region’s ONLY non-profit adult & pediatric hospice.


Texas Tech School of Music
University Choir Spring Concert featuring the University Choir, Coronado High School Chorale and Lubbock High School Chorale
7:30pm – 9:30pm
Hemmle Recital Hall
2624 18th Street – 18th Street and Boston Avenue
Free and open to the public

Cactus Theater
Jukebox Jamz:  All Time Greatest Hits Live
7:30pm – 9:30pm
1812 Buddy Holly Avenue
All standard reserved seats $25; balcony box seats $50 (includes concessions throughout the show).
Box office hours are:  Monday-Thursday:  3:00 – 5:00 PM*, Saturday:  3:00 – 9:30 PM*
* If Monday is a major holiday, box office not open
* If no show scheduled Friday, box office closes at 5:30
* If no show scheduled Saturday, box office not open.

This powerhouse production is an all-new “live jukebox” of the greatest hits of the past 30+ years and features the great hits that everybody knows and wants to sing along to.  From the great ’70s and ’80s artists to the best of the past couple of decades this show has it all.

Featuring the great classics like “Sweet Home Alabama”, “Brown Eyed Girl”, “We Will Rock You”, “Sweet Caroline”, “Friends in Low Places” and many more all-time jukebox hits that everyone knows and loves.

Special: As a “community night event”, this show will also feature a special silent auction that begins before the show (7:00pm) with dozens of great items you’ll want to see and bid on – with all proceeds going to help student scholarships.

March 2018 First Friday Art Trail  (various locations throughout the Lubbock Cultural District)  Friday, March 2, 2018

ART FOR GOODNESS SAKE:  Krystal Applegate, acrylic on canvas; Barbi Clardige, alcohol inks, poured acrylic, and stained glass; Erin Coats, acrylic on canvas; Katy Davies, ceramic masks; Meyer Goldberg, colored pencil on paper; Manuel Hernandez, super-real charcoal; Annie Kei, acrylic on panel; Ben Konis, oil pastels; David Lamb-Vines, acrylic on canvas; Leann Lamb-Vines, mosaic; Bobby Lee, acrylic on canvas and hardboard; John Lee, neon sculpture; Harvey Madison, photography; Bob Payne, photography; Beyond the Mailbox, a collection of short stories by Annette Sprouls-Reasoner; Sarah Lesley Stoune, colored ink and gel ink on paper; Clarence Tittle, pen and ink on paper; David Tripp, watercolors; Amber Tumbleson, poured epoxy on MDF.
FFAT hours:  6:00 – 11:00 PM
1808 19th Street         806.771.2727

BENTLEYARROW:  Lindsey Watson, acrylic on canvas; KAI, acrylic on canvas.
FFAT hours:  6:00 – 9:00 PM
1702 Buddy Holly Avenue        806.778.4447

BUDDY HOLLY CENTER:  Barbie: Examining an Icon, an open invitational exhibition featuring artworks in various media exploring and responding to themes associated with this iconic doll. Cash bar and refreshments will be available.  *mature content will be on display*
FFAT hours:  6:00 – 9:00 PM
1801 Crickets Avenue        806.775.3560

CAVIEL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY:  West Meets West: Illuminated Figures by Alexander Bostic and Patrick Quarm, exploring African and African-American community and experience.
FFAT hours:  6:00 – 9:00 PM
1719 Avenue A          806.787.0726

CHARLES ADAMS GALLERY:   Showcasing Maisie Marie Alford, Shannon Cannings, John Chinn, Joe Clifford, Hannah Dean, Bonnie Ellis, Carol Flueckiger, Tina Fuentes, Glenn Garnett, B.C. Gilbert, Lynwood Kreneck, Artie Limmer, Abed Monawar, Chad Plunket, Catherine Prose, Ashton Thornhill, Sara Waters, James Watkins, and Jonathan Whitfill with work by early regional artists Peter Hurd, Henrietta Wyeth, John Miegs, and others.
FFAT hours:  6:00 – 9:00 PM    Standard gallery hours: Mon-Sat 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
602 Avenue J         806.788.1008

Helen Devitt Jones Print Studio:
Live/Work Studio Artist in Residence Victoria Marie Bee will be selling prints and producing new works on the Vandercook Letterpress.
5&J Gallery: five black letters by Cody Brinkman, Kevin Stanford, Evan Wilson, Tim Schaeffer, Noah Wakefield, and Haley Woodward; Exhibition of sculptures forged in the blacksmithing tradition by five Texas artists.
TTU Satellite Gallery: Drawing Connections is an open drawing event hosted by the first-year Texas Tech University School of Art, Art Foundations Program. Experience drawing in a fun, party atmosphere that happens each month at Lubbock’s First Friday Art Trail. Easels, paper, charcoal, still-life, and of course music, will be provided for all visitors. Students and public are welcome to appreciate the beauty of line, value, and texture as they practice composition, structure, and proportion. Our aim with this event is to not only showcase what Art Foundations students are learning, but also allow the public to experience and share in the art making experience.
CH Foundation Metals Studio: Student work on display.
5&J Courtyard: Get a taste of local food trucks and warm up by the fire pit. Adult beverages available for purchase by those 21 and up.
FFAT hours 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
1106 5th Street        806.788.1006

Studio A: Pam Cooper, metalwork
Studio B: An Evening with the Mysterium Free-Improv Ensemble, live music performance; New work by Ghislaine Fremaux and Lando Valdez, paintings, drawings, and works on paper Studio D: Aaron Hegert, photography
FFAT hours 6:00 – 9:00 PM
1010 Mac Davis Lane           806.788.1008

Studio 1: Harrison Brooks, metalwork
Studio 2: Kendra McCartney, ceramics
Studio 3: Rachel Anderson’s Fashion Design Studio
FFAT hours 6:00 – 9:00 PM
408 Avenue J             806. 788.1008

GLASSYALLEY ART STUDIO:  Cat Boucher, photography; Rick Kincheloe, ceramics; Pauline Mills, glass and acrylics; Elizabeth Sandlin, jewelry; Ry Webster, paintings.
FFAT hours:  6:00 – 9:00 PM
1940 Texas Ave         806.535.2457

J&B COFFEE:  Morgan Byrd, paintings
Morgan Byrd, paintings
FFAT hours:  6:00 – 9:00 PM
2701 26th Street           806.796.1114

LEGACY EVENT CENTER:  Linda Adkins, reimagined heirloom jewelry; Greg Goodnight, wood sculpture; Up-cycled Steel Transformations by George Gray, reclaimed steel; Clever Hats for Clever People by Michaela Proper Millinery; Winter Scenes by Donna Rose, black-and-white archival photography; Cross in America by Rick Vanderpool, photography
FFAT hours:  6:00 – 9:00 PM
1500 14th Street           806.792.2723 x3203

Christine DeVitt Exhibition Hall: Big Picture!, curated by Bryan Wheeler, featuring large-scale works from 13 contemporary Texas artists who explore photography’s immediacy and infinite manipulability.
Firehouse Theatre:
Community storytelling with Tenx9 Lubbock 7-8:30PM
Helen DeVitt Jones Studio Gallery: Overdue, by Robin Germany, an exhibition of photographs exploring the porous border between water and land, between humans and nature, and between knowing and darkness.
Martin McDonald Gallery: Youth Art Month: Lubbock ISD Blue Ribbon Exhibition featuring artwork from all Lubbock ISD K-12 campuses including paintings, drawings, mixed media pieces, digital artwork, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, and more!
John F. Lott Gallery: It’s Just a Façade, by Von Venhuizen, focusing on the “walls” we put in place to protect and insulate ourselves and our memories, as well as those created whether we like it or not.
Minnie Quickenstedt Underwood Graffiti Building: Artwork by Lubbock-Cooper ISD K-12 students.
Christine DeVitt Icehouse Gallery: It’s All in the Details an immersive exhibit of projects by students in the South Plains College Design Communications program.
Christine DeVitt Icehouse: Free Irish Set-Dance workshop hosted by South Plains Folk Dance Society, 7-8:30PM .
FFAT hours:  6:00 – 9:00 PM
511 Avenue K           806.762.8606

MUNICIPAL GARDEN AND ARTS CENTER: LISD Youth Art Month, featuring artwork by LISD Secondary Art students.
FFAT hours:  6:00 – 9:00 PM
4215 University Avenue            806.767.3724

PLATFORM RESTAURANT:  Mica McGuire, ceramics and printmakingFFAT hours:  6:00 – 9:00 PM
1212 Avenue K           806.762.1088

TORNADO GALLERY:  Brent Hilliard, oil paintings; Nick Billalba, glasswork; Sarah McClarty, glasswork; George Gray, metalwork; Marvin Niebuhr, woodwork; art from students at Studio 2-10.
FFAT hours:  6:00 – 9:00 PM
1822 Buddy Holly Avenue         806.687.1644

UrbanTech: Images of America by Betty and Stan Blevins, watercolor and black & white photography.
TTU Press: TTU Press bookstore selling works by TTU Press and local authors.
FFAT hours:  6:00 – 9:00 PM
1120 Main Street          806.543.7165

This is the 162nd FFAT.


Buddy Holly Center
CASP Live/work Studios and 5&J Galleries
Charles Adam’s Gallery
GlassyAlley Art Studio and Gallery
Platform Restaurant
The Legacy Event Center
Tornado Gallery
Urban Tech/TTU Press

Art for Goodness Sake
Caveil Museum of African-American History
J&B Coffee
Municipal Garden & Arts Center
Citibus trolleys/buses will begin at 6:15 PM and run until approximately 9:30 PM from the following locations:

Buddy Holly Center
Tornado Gallery

Friday, March 2 – Saturday, March 3:  –

Lubbock Symphony Orchestra
Violin Virtuosity featuring guest violinist Simone Porter
1501 Mac Davis Lane
Tickets:; Reserved seats for the general public are $50.00, $40.00, and $25.00; reserved seats for all students are $38.00, $33.00, and $15.00.  Tickets can be purchased at the website above or by calling 806.762.1688 or at the Civic Center Theatre box office on the night of the event.
Soundbites dinners are served from 6:00pm – 7:00pm before each concert and are $20.00 per concert.  Please call 806.762.1688 for details and reservations.

Ms. Porter will perform Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto.  The orchestra also will play the overture “The Barber of Seville,” by Gioachino Rossini; Georges Bizet’s Symphony in C; and Maurice Ravel’s Trigan for Violin and Orchestra.

Friday, March 2 – Sunday, March 4:  –

West Texas Home Builders Association
Home and Garden Show 2018
Friday:  4:00pm – 8:00pm; Saturday:  9:00am – 6:00pm; Sunday:  12:00pm – 6:00pm
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
1501 Mac Davis Lane
Tickets:  $5.00 for adults; $2.00 for children 12 and under; available at the door

Tour over 100 booths and see the latest trends in residential construction, remodeling ideas and services as well as landscaping tips.

Saturday, March 3:  –

Lubbock Public Library System
Movie  (name of movie not available till Monday)
Mahon Library
1306 9th Street
Free and open to the public.

For additional information regarding this event please call 806.775.2835.


Lubbock Sportsman’s Club DSC Chapter
Hunters’ Banquet and Auction
5:00pm – 11:00pm
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
1501 Mac Davis Lane
Tickets: or call 806.789.2441

Raffles, Live and Silent Auctions, Hunts, Guns, Gear, Exceptional Chef-Prepared Food, Top Shelf Open Bar and More!

Cactus Theater
The World Famous Glen Miller Orchestra
7:30pm – 9:30pm
1812 Buddy Holly Avenue
All standard reserved seats $25; balcony box seats $50 (includes concessions throughout the show).
Box office hours are:  Monday-Thursday:  3:00 – 5:00 PM*, Saturday:  3:00 – 9:30 PM*
* If Monday is a major holiday, box office not open
* If no show scheduled Friday, box office closes at 5:30
* If no show scheduled Saturday, box office not open.

The first Glenn Miller Orchestra did not make it at all. It was a total and absolute economic failure. But Glenn knew what he wanted, held to that dedication and relentlessly worked to succeed. He launched his second band – the one that lives on today – in March of 1938. The Glenn Miller Orchestra has been a “hit” ever since.

The legendary Glenn Miller was one of the most successful of all dance bandleaders back in the Swing Era of the 1930s and ’40s. A matchless string of hit records, the constant impact of radio broadcasts and the drawing power at theatres, hotels and dance pavilions, built and sustained the momentum of popularity.

Glenn disbanded his musical organization in 1942 at the height of its popularity to volunteer for the Army. There, he organized and led the famous Glenn Miller Army Air Force Band. It went to Europe to entertain servicemen performing numerous live and radio shows. On December 15, 1944, Major Miller took off in a single engine plane from Europe to precede his band to France, disappearing over the English Channel, never to be seen again. The army declared him officially dead a year later.

With the release of the major motion movie The Glenn Miller Story featuring Jimmy Stewart and June Allyson in 1954, interest and popular demand led the Miller estate to authorize the formation of the present Glenn Miller Orchestra. On June 6, 1956, and under the direction of drummer Ray McKinley who had become the unofficial leader of the Army Air Force Band after Glenn’s disappearance, the reformed Glenn Miller Orchestra performed its first concert and has been on the road ever since. Other leaders have followed Ray including clarinetists Buddy DeFranco and Peanuts Hucko, trombonists Buddy Morrow, Jimmy Henderson, Larry O’Brien and Gary Tole, and tenor saxophonist Dick Gerhart. Since January 2012, vocalist Nick Hilscher leads the band.

Today, the 18-member ensemble continues to play many of the original Miller arrangements both from the civilian band and the AAFB libraries. Additionally, it also plays some more modern selections arranged and performed in the Miller style and sound.

Just as it was in Glenn’s day, the Glenn Miller Orchestra today is still the most sought after big band in the world.



Sunday, March 4 :  –

Texas Tech School of Music
Symphonic Wind Ensemble Concert
3:00pm – 5:00pm
Hemmle Recital Hall
2624 18th Street – 18th Street and Boston Avenue
Free and open to the public
Youth Orchestras of Lubbock
30th Anniversary Concert
4:00pm – 5:30pm
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
1501 Mac Davis Lane
Tickets:  are free and open to the public

The Prelude Strings Orchestra will perform first under the direction of conductor Kathleen Smith. Music performed by the Prelude group will include Rondo by composer Lennie Niehaus, and Shake It Off by Taylor Swift.

Jeremy Isley will lead the YOL Percussionists in a chamber ensemble piece with a jazz theme. Conductor Dr. Ross Ipsen will lead the Philharmonic Orchestra in performance of Merle Isaac’s arrangement of Farandole from L’Arlesienne Suite No. 2 by Geroges Bizet. The Philharmonic Orchestra will also perform a Slavonic Dance from Dvorak’s Opus 46, and Brahms’ Hungarian Dance No. 5.

The Symphony Orchestra Strings will join Philharmonic Orchestra strings for a collaborative presentation of the string feature Andante by Alfonso Leng. Then, the brass and woodwind musicians from the Philharmonic and Symphony Orchestras will join to perform the wind ensemble Burn, which composer Roland Barrett wrote in dedication to the Dallas Wind Symphony.

The Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Laurie Williams, will perform Mozart’s Concerto in B-flat major for Bassoon and Orchestra featuring soloist Daniel McCarty on bassoon. The Lubbock High senior won the honor during the fall concerto competition. The Symphony Orchestra will also perform Light Calvary Overture by Franz Suppe, and the fourth movement of Kalinnikov’s Symphony 1.​

The finale will feature a unique musical score by composer and Texas Tech University student William Linthicum-Blackhorse. Of his work, Linthicum-Blackhorse has said, “It is my hope to bring … all the enjoyment I can to the public world, and not for the sake of my own pursuits, but for the pursuits of ingenuity and culture.”

The piece is unique in that each group is given a chance to shine, he said, which is very exciting for young musicians.

The composition, entitled Youth Orchestras of Lubbock 30th Anniversary Theme, will celebrate YOL’s diverse membership from throughout the region who range in age from 7- to 18- years-old. The students from urban and rural public, private and home schools will join together as all three orchestras collaborate to performance with a guest choir.

“This is the perfect way to celebrate the Youth Orchestras of Lubbock’s 30th anniversary,” Conductor Dr. Laurie Williams said. “It is sure to be an amazing performance that features our best talents and gives the audience a performance that is top-notch while providing the kids a great musical education experience unlike any they have had before.“


LIVE MUSIC:  – (Clubs, Restaurants, Wineries, Club Comedy Shows, other)

Thursday, March 1:  –

Backstage Lubbock Depot District
Open Mic Comedy
9:00pm – 10:30pm
1711 Texas Avenue           806.687.2034
Free Admission

Blue Light
John Grider CD Release
9:00pm – 2:00am
1806 Buddy Holly Avenue         806.762.1185
Tickets:  $5.00 at the door; ladies free

Overton Hotel and Conference Center Pecan Grill Lounge
Sheldon Rowlings
4:30pm – 6:30pm
2322 Mac Davis Lane          806.776.7000
No Cover Charge

Overton Hotel and Conference Center Pecan Grill Lounge
Jenni Dale Lord
7:00pm – 10:00pm
2322 Mac Davis Lane          806.776.7000
No Cover Charge

Friday, March 2:  –

Blue Light
Randy Rogers Band Street Show with Shane Smith and The Saints and Aaron Einhouse
8:00pm; Doors at 7:00pm
1806 Buddy Holly Avenue         806.762.1185

Overton Hotel and Conference Center Pecan Grill Lounge
Bo Garza
7:00pm – 10:00pm
2322 Mac Davis Lane          806.776.7000
No Cover Charge

Saturday, March 3:  –

Blue Light
Rodney Parker & 50 Peso Reward with Jacob Furr
9:00pm – 2:00am
1806 Buddy Holly Avenue         806.762.1185
Tickets:   $8.00 at the door

Overton Hotel and Conference Center Pecan Grill Lounge
Bo Garza
7:00pm – 10:00pm
2322 Mac Davis Lane          806.776.7000
No Cover Charge


The museum is open Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 AM–5:00 PM year round.  (Also open Sundays 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (May through September)-always closed Monday.  Admission is $7.50 per person, children 5-12 $5.00, Seniors 60+ and Veterans $6.00 or $20.00 for a family of four (2 adults-2 children).  Active Duty Military and their household families are admitted free with Military I.D.
1701 Canyon Lake Drive   806.747.8734

A Windmill Museum for the American Style Water Pumping Windmill and Related Exhibits on Wind Electricity. The purpose of the American Windmill Museum, as a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, is to interpret the relations of humans, the environment and technology through the medium of a museum of wind power history.   More than 100 windmills displayed inside, more than 50 outside and a 6,000 scare foot mural depicting the history of windmills.  Years represented by the windmills range from one manufactured in 1867 to two modern wind turbines for generation of electricity.

The museum is open Tuesday-Saturday  10:00 AM – 5:00 PM year round.
1121 Canyon Lake Drive         806.744.3786
Guided Tours are $5.00.  Reservations accepted at 806.744.3786
Agricultural machinery and artifacts, with exhibits dating to the pioneering years of agriculture on the South Plains.  Exhibits include horse-drawn plows, planters, and cultivators, restored tractors and equipment, and household items.


The Bayer Museum of Agriculture takes you from horse drawn implements to the tech-Savvy, computer GPS, driven equipment and farmers of today.

The Alton Brazell Exhibit Hall contains the museum’s large collection of historic farming artifacts. From restored antique tractors to harvesting equipment, highlights include and interactive Blacksmith Shop, a history of cotton ginning exhibit, and the largest display of pedal tractors in the United States.

The Central Exhibit hall features the Crops: Harvesting the Facts exhibit about the major crops grown in the United States, The Cotton Harvesting Experience, and the Bayer Crop Science Exhibit. These exhibits are interactive with a focus on modern agriculture, its science and practices.

In the early 1930’s, to spur the economy from the depression and help American farmers, President Roosevelt and his administration, started “The Ropes Project” and/or “The Colony”. This area was an area of approximately 16,000 acres northwest of Ropesville, Texas. Approximately 77 families received, by a lottery system, a farm ranging from approximately 120-200 acres. It included a framed two-bedroom house of approximately 792 square feet, a windmill, and a barn. This house is one of the last original houses from the project. Future plans include the addition of a windmill, chicken coop and grainary.

House donated by Larry and Rebecca Smith in loving memory of Mildred Knight Server.

Outdoor Exhibits:  A real working pivot irrigation system and a historic 1930s farmstead can be found among the tractors and machines showcased in our outdoor exhibits.


The BMA is the perfect place for your next event. The Plains Cotton Growers Conference center is complete with catering kitchen and seating for 300.

Grace’s General Store

The farm theme of GRACE’S GENERAL STORE has unique gifts and home décor. Great for your gift giving and home decorating needs.
Our General Store, named after Grace Hurst, will make you feel nostalgic for old time things you remember at your grandmother’s house.  From Colonial Tin Works we offer wax warmers in several styles of yesteryear. With wax melt choices like mulled Cider, Fresh Oranges, Vanilla Bean and all the favorite fragrances, to keep you house or business smelling fragrant.  We even carry vintage totes, with pockets, to carry your laptop and essentials.

For the farmers in your life, we have John Deere caps in toddler, youth and adult sizes. Several styles are available for children and adults. We offer John Deere toy tractors, combines, coloring books and children’s CDs.

The store offers a wide variety of books from informational, about several brands of tractors to Tractor Mac storybooks for children.  Old Time stories and illustrations by Bob Artley, include memories of a Farm Kitchen and several other favorites. Unique cookbooks including one from the original residents of the Ropesville Resettlement Project make interesting gifts for friends or loved ones. And museum T-shirts, we have plenty of those in all sizes to pick from as well.  Stop by and shop for that special gift!


Joining the BMA helps us preserve our agricultural heritage for future generations. Benefits include free admission and quarterly invitations for special events.  While maintaining strong relationships with both the city and county of Lubbock, the Bayer Museum of Agriculture is a private museum funded through donations, grants, and membership dues. Members receive many benefits while helping to preserve our agricultural heritage through their donations.  If you are interested in preserving our agricultural history please fill out the form and become a part of this great organization.
1801 Crickets Avenue     806.775.3560
Hours of operation:  Tuesday-Saturday  10:00 AM – 5:00 PM  Sunday   1:00 – 5:00 PM  Closed Mondays and City Holidays.
General Admission:  $8; Senior citizens (60 and older) $6, Children ages 7-17 $5; Students with valid college ID $5, Children 6 and under are Free, Members Free, Active Military with ID Free.  Free Admission to the Fine Arts & Foyer Galleries.

Barbie:  Examining an Icon Exhibition
January 26 – March 18, 2018

This is an open invitational exhibition featuring artworks in various media that explore and respond to themes associated with this iconic doll.

In addition to the exhibition, there will be a panel discussion on February 8, 2018, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. featuring the varying viewpoints of experts from the areas of Women’s Studies; Clothing/Fashion/Textiles; and Marketing. We expect lively discussion that will include a response to the exhibition.



The Buddy Holly Center partnered with The Buddy Holly Educational Foundation headquartered in London, England, and opened a new permanent exhibition in the Center’s Foyer Gallery that began on Friday, February 3, 2017.

The exhibition will feature an acoustic Akin guitar signed by legendary performer Sir Paul McCartney, and numerous framed certificates signed by the many Foundation musical ambassadors who recognize Buddy Holly’s inspirational musical influence in the early years of Rock and Roll.  The mission of The Buddy Holly Educational Foundation is to honor Buddy’s legacy as well as to make Buddy and Maria Elena Holly’s dream of extending musical education, including songwriting, production, arranging, orchestration, and performance, to new generations regardless of income or ethnicity or learning levels. We will empower a new generation to follow in Buddy’s footsteps.

The Foundation will periodically lend additional items for the exhibition from its extensive collection of artifacts.  The Center will use this opportunity to display other items from its collection, namely, Buddy’s bedroom furniture, acquired by the Center through the auspices of Civic Lubbock, Inc.  Buddy’s dining room table is now on display as well.


The Buddy Holly Gallery features a permanent exhibition on the life and music of Buddy Holly. Artifacts owned by the City of Lubbock, as well as other items that are on loan, are presented in this exciting exhibition. Included in the display are Buddy Holly’s Fender Stratocaster; a song book used by Holly and the Crickets, clothing, photographs, recording contracts, tour itineraries, Holly’s glasses, homework assignments, report cards, and much more


The Buddy Holly Center features 2,500 square feet of gallery space dedicated to the presentation of changing contemporary visual arts programs. These exhibitions are a continuation of a tradition of quality initiatives that were presented by the Lubbock Fine Arts Center from 1984 – 1998. With the relocation of the Fine Arts Center to the Buddy Holly Center in 1999, we continue the commitment to present challenging visual arts exhibitions that serve as a crucial resource for showcasing contemporary arts of the region and the nation.

Art is a form of communication independent of language… It is a way of manifesting human uniqueness. It is a way of reminding us that life is infinitely fragile, infinitely precious. – Norman Cousins

The Buddy Holly Center, a historical site, has dual missions; preserving, collecting and promoting the legacy of Buddy Holly and the music of Lubbock and West Texas, as well as providing exhibits on Contemporary Visual Arts and Music, for the purpose of educating and entertaining the public. The vision of the Buddy Holly Center is to discover art through music by celebrating legacy, culture and community.

Exhibitions and programs reflect the diverse cultural characteristics of the region and encourage interaction between artists and the community. The Center collects, preserves and interprets artifacts relevant to Lubbock’s most famous native son, Buddy Holly, as well as to other performing artists and musicians of West Texas. Changing exhibitions in the visual arts provide an arena for celebrating the technical virtuosity and creative talents of fine artists at work in a region distinguished by vast distances and a rich tradition of creative resources.

The West Texas Walk of Fame, featuring the Buddy Holly statue, by sculptor Grant Speed, is located inside the Buddy and Maria Elena Holly Plaza, just west of the Center, on the corner of Crickets Avenue and 19th Street. The Plaza is open to the public dawn to dusk, year round. The West Texas Walk of Fame, and its induction process, are a project of Civic Lubbock, Inc.


The J.I. Allison House opened on the grounds of the Buddy Holly Center in 2013. It is the home where J.I. Allison, drummer of the band “The Crickets,” lived as a teenager and where he and Buddy Holly wrote many hits including, “That’ll Be the Day.”
J.I. Allison house tour times:  Tuesday-Saturday 11 AM and 1:00 and 3:00 PM; Sunday  3:00 PM
Contact the Center for questions regarding tours.   806.775.3562

19TH Street and Crickets Avenue (directly across the street from the Buddy Holly Center)          806.775.3560



Through membership support the Buddy Holly Center has accomplished numerous musical and artistic endeavors. The Center’s exhibitions and programs enhance the quality of life for the region and aid economic development and tourism. Financial support for the Center is provided by membership, individual and organizational contributions. Our commitment to creating learning opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds is made possible by public support. Exhibition tours, outreach programs, educational initiatives and family activities will continue to be the focus for future events. We invite you to join us in supporting public interest in contemporary visual arts and in the music and music history of Texas and West Texas.






1719 Avenue A

Current Exhibits:  –  West Meets West:  Illuminated Figures
February 2 – April 30, 2018

West Meets West:  Illuminated Figures is a two-person exhibition featuring the work of African and African American Artists.  Alexander Bostic is an associate professor at Mississippi State University in the Department of Art.  Patrick Quarm is a 3rd year graduate student at Texas Tech University School of Art in painting.  Their works are both figurative and focus on the African and African American community and experience.  Both rich in color and texture they combine myth, fantasy, genre and imaginative scenes to create hybrids intersections between west Africa and America within a given space.

For additional information please contact:  Shirley Green, Chairperson for the Lubbock Roots Historical Arts Council at or via telephone at 806.535.2475.

6:00 – 9:00 PM on Wednesday, 9:00 AM – Noon on Thursday, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM the first and second Saturday every month.
1940 Texas Avenue          806.535.2457

Pauline Mills opened her art studio and gallery in October 2009 in a quaint building on Texas Avenue in Lubbock, Texas. A dream finally became reality.
Pauline’s goal is to give Lubbock and regional artists a chance to showcase their artistic talents.
Services the gallery offers include:
Gallery space for artist rental on a monthly basis at $50.00 per month.
Gallery can also be rented for events: meetings, photography shoots, birthday parties, and other possible events. Prices are available upon request.
GlassyAlley Classes:
Glass Mosaic Classes range from Introductory, Intermediate, to Advanced classes. Classes are normally held every Wednesday night starting at 6 p.m. and Thursday mornings starting at 9 a.m. till Noon. If enough students are taking classes the first two Saturdays of the month from 9 a.m. – Noon is open. Other class options are open during the week. Please call 806.535.2457 for more information on pricing and scheduling.
All materials are included in the price. No experience is required. No artistic ability is necessary. Classes must have at least four students.
Kids classes and a Kids Summer Art Camp are also offered.
Artists in Residence –  Pauline Mills – Mosaic art & photography, Cat Boucher – Photography, acrylics & mosaic art

601 Indiana Avenue           806.742.3667

3072 18th Street           18th Street and Flint Avenue        806.535.2457
The Landmark Arts SRO Photo Gallery is located in the Sub-basement of the Texas Tech School of Art Building. The Art Building is located at 3072 18th Street (near the corner of 18th Street and Flint Ave). Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (closed weekends during the summer), and Sunday 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. On weekdays, paid parking is available on the fourth floor of the Flint Avenue parking facility. Parking is free on weekends. Admission to the School of Art Galleries is free. The Gallery is closed on University Holidays and closed between semesters.
Gallery hours Tuesday-Saturday   11:00 AM–5:00 PM
511 Avenue K   806.762.8606

Christine DeVitt Exhibition Hall
Big Picture!
February 2, 2018 – March 31, 2018
This exhibit is curated by Bryan Wheeler. This exhibit features large-scale works from 13 contemporary Texas artists who explore photography’s immediacy and infinite manipulability.

Big Picture! features photographs by 13 Texas artists. Curated by Bryan Wheeler, these large-scale works and coordinated multiples represent a variety of approaches to contemporary photography. Still, they are unified by their consideration of the camera less as a “transparent machine” than a tool with a wide-ranging capacity for experimentation. Meaning is made here through associative or narrative threads stressing alternately the immediacy and infinite manipulability of the medium. That is, they are both about their subjects and “studies in the possibilities of photography.” By turns, they disrupt and deconstruct, and accumulate meaning through repetition and variation. For example, Molly Shigemoto upsets the embedded personal “meanings” of old photographs by drawing out the often-encoded social structures that inform and limit identity. Kalee Appleton, for her part, refuses the captured image its authority, finality, and unity by treating it as a fragmentary element to be reconstituted and reconsidered within a meditation on digital manipulation. Several of these artists, such as Rachel Cox and Mary Beth Koeth, find beauty in the everyday, but bend it to different ends—Cox’s seductive hot tubs are suffused with an underlying sense of dread, while Koeth’s unerring sincerity humanizes usually-caricatured subjects. Finally, taken together, these large-scale photos assert themselves within the history of art, asking us to consider them as we would “history painting,” murals, and massive twentieth-century abstractions. They don’t use scale as a claim to authority like their predecessors, however, but as assertions of inclusivity looking to be taken seriously, or satires that dare us to do so.

List of Artists:
Bale Creek Allen, Austin
Katy Anderson, Houston
Kalee Appleton, Dallas
Rachel Cox, Dallas
Joe Harjo, San Antonio
Mary Beth Koeth, Dallas/Miami
Jack Massing, Houston
Mark Menjivar, San Antonio
Rolando Sepulveda, San Antonio/Los Angeles
Molly Shigemoto, Denton
Sherwin Rivera Tibayan, Austin
Tom Turner, San Antonio
Bryan Wheeler, Lubbock

Helen DeVitt Jones Studio Gallery
Overdue, an exhibition of photographs by Robin Dru Germany
February 2, 2018 – March 31, 2018

Overdue” is an exhibition of photographs that explore the porous border between the water and the land, between humans and nature and between knowing and darkness.

Artist Statement
These photos are of the waters of the Gulf of Mexico in the context of science, religion and history, that deliver limited facts and uncertain truths, at the nexus of a conversation about the transience of knowledge and constancy of change.

Water is in our bodies, critical to our survival, surrounding us and flowing through our land. Water is in constant flux. Religions, science, history are crowded with fact and fictions about water but stop short of producing understanding or empathy for its hidden life. We are intimate with water yet little is acknowledged about its needs and requirements. When new creatures are discovered or greater depths are plumbed, the knowledge is treated like a distant novelty, as if the life beneath the sea were unrelated to our own lives. The border between air and water, like all borders, lines or walls encountered, demarcates difference and strangeness on the other side. The life beyond the border is less, sub, beneath our own, not worthy of thought or concern.

The photographs are made partially underwater, at the crux of two worlds. They are made with the camera suspended at the border between the air and water, peering into the dark water beneath at the same time as the sky and land above. The water is mostly impenetrable, a language I do not speak. They are two different environments, one in which air is inhaled and one in which water is the medium. In these photographs, I am more interested in what escapes us, what is obscured, the gaps and blank parts of our understanding. The border between the land and the water is tenuous but definite, and its surface reflects us as in the myth of Narcissus but reveals little below. I am seeking the stories in the water, unknowable stories of life and struggle, stories that are inextricably intertwined with ours and laden with implications for our future.

Martin McDonald Gallery
Youth Art Month: Lubbock ISD Blue Ribbon Exhibition, featuring artwork from all Lubbock ISD K-12 campuses, including paintings, drawings, mixed media pieces, digital artwork, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, and more!
John F. Lott Gallery
It’s Just a Façade, by Von Venhuizen, focusing on the “walls” we put in place to protect and insulate ourselves and our memories, as well as those created whether we like it or not.

3301 Fourth Street                 806.742.2432
TICKETS: General Admission (ages 18-59) $5.00; Children & Teens (ages 6-17) $3.00; (5 and under) Free; Active Military and their families are Free (MoTTU is a Blue Star Museum)
Tickets on sale 30 min before show time; first-come basis   No late seating and you must be present to purchase a ticket.  No re-admittance once shows are in progress.


March 1 – 15

1:00 pm – Cowboy Astronomer
2:00 pm – Realm of Light
3:30 pm – Laser Retro

11:30 am – Cowboy Astronomer
2:00 pm – Realm of Light
3:30 pm – Laser Retro

2:00 pm – Realm of Light
3:30 pm – Laser Retro

March 16 – 31

1:00 pm – Cowboy Astronomer
2:00 pm – Realm of Light
3:30 pm – Laser Country

11:30 am – Cowboy Astronomer
2:00 pm – Realm of Light
3:30 pm – Laser Country

2:00 pm – Realm of Light
3:30 pm – Laser Country

Cowboy Astronomer (all ages)

37 minutes

Explore the stars from a cowboy’s point of view! This full-dome planetarium show is a skillfully woven tapestry of star tales and Native American legends, combined with constellation identification, star-hopping, and astronomy tidbits — all told from the unique viewpoint of a cowboy astronomer who has traveled the world plying his trade and learning the sky along the way. Narrated by cowboy humorist and poet Baxter Black.

Realm of Light (all ages)

25 minutes

Realm of Light tells the story of the fascinating history of the universe from its onset to modern man. With stunning special effects, this beautifully animated 360° production shows the early universe, a flight through the Eagle Nebula, an exploding supernova, the early earth, the development of life under water and ashore.


49 minutes

  1. Lunatic Fringe – Red Rider
  2. Everybody wants to Rule the World – Tears for Fears
  3. Message in a Bottle – the Police
  4. Blue Monday – New Order
  5. Rio – Duran Duran
  6. Life in a Northern Town – the Dream Academy
  7. Never Let Me Down Again – Depeche Mode
  8. Sweet Dreams (are made of this) – Eurythmics
  9. Just Like Heaven – the Cure
  10. She Blinded Me with Science – Thomas Dolby
  11. Birds Fly (Whisper to a Scream) – Icicle Works
  12. New Sensation – INXS
  13. Relax – Frankie Goes to Hollywood

Laser Country

40 minutes

  1. Ain’t Going Down – Garth Brooks
  2. Me and My Gang – Rascal Flatts
  3. Ring of Fire – Johnny Cash
  4. All-American Girl – Carrie Underwood
  5. Always on My Mind – Willie Nelson
  6. Devil Went Down to Georgia – Charlie Daniels Band
  7. Good Lord Willing – Little Big Town
  8. All my Ex’s – George Strait
  9. Crazy – Patsy Cline
  10. How Am I Doin’? – Dierks Bentley
  11. Chicken Fried – Zac Brown Band
  12. God Bless the USA – Lee Greenwood

Museum Hours:  Tues-Sat 10:00 AM–5:00 PM    Sun: 1-4 PM   Closed Monday Museum Admission and Parking are Free.
3301 4th Street         806.742.2490


Red or Green:  The Chile Pepper in New Mexico
February 16, 2018 – April 29, 2018

Land Arts Exhibition 2017:  Land Arts of the American West
Now through April 29, 2018

The exhibition culminates the semester-long transdisciplinary field program Land Arts of the American West presenting documents and constructions by students Elmer Guerrero Arrieta, Lyza Baum, Caroline Carney, k. Flint, R. Ilia Reyes, Nicolle LaMere, and Aida Salán Sierra. Within the Texas Tech University College of Architecture, Land Arts is a “semester abroad in our own backyard” where architects, artists, and writers camp for two months while traveling 5,572 miles overland to experience major land art monuments—Double Negative, Spiral Jetty, Sun Tunnels—while also visiting sites expanding our understanding of what land art might be such as pre-contact archeology of Chaco Canyon, scientific exploration at the Very Large Array, and military-industrial operations in the Great Salt Lake Desert. To negotiate the multivalent meaning of these places and shed light on strategies to aid their comprehension we invite the wisdom of field guests—writers, artists, and interpreters—to join specific portions of our journey. 2017 field guests included Center for Land Use Interpretation director Matt Coolidge, artist Zoe Leonard, and writer Barry Lopez among many others. Land Arts hinges on the primacy of first-person experience and the realization that human-land relationships are rarely singular. The Land Arts 2017 Exhibition will continue through April 29, 2018.

Grasslands of North America and Africa
through January 2019

This exhibit features the underutilized and little known taxidermy mount collection of the Natural Science Research Laboratory of the Museum. This collection contains rare and charismatic species, including many herbivores and carnivores of the African Savannah and the North American prairies. In addition, the exhibit highlights the ecological parameters of these grasslands, as well as explores the natural history attributes of the animals that live in these regions.

Food And…….
Through July 30, 2018

“Food and…,” the Humanities Center’s 2017-2018 theme, crosses disciplines and invites many kinds of thinkers and critical conversations. We all eat, yet the concept of food goes beyond mere nourishment. Through contributions from scholars across the campus of Texas Tech as well as selections from the Museum’s Artist/ Printmaker Research Collection and Clothing and Textiles Division, visitors to the exhibit Food and … are encouraged to explore food as food as metaphor, global challenge, cultural system and a marker of identity.

Along with this exhibit, serving as one component of the Humanities Center’s year long program, visitors are encouraged to visit to learn more about upcoming events for Spring 2018.


The Diamond M Galleries showcase the collection of the late Clarence Thurston and Evelyn Claire Littleton McLaughlin.

One of the Diamond M galleries focuses on a large collection of leading western artists. A second gallery focuses on the works of N.C. Wyeth, a leading illustrator of the late 19th and 20th centuries. Wyeth created the illustrations for the classic books Treasure Island, Last of the Mohicans, and dozens of others. Copies of these books are also available in the gallery. He also did illustrations for major magazines of the time.
The William C. and Evelyn M. Davies Gallery of Southwest Indian Art displays an extensive collection of Southwest Native American pottery and textile. The collection is owned by the Davies and represents about 20 different Native American tribes. The rugs represent specific patterns and styles of the individual tribes. Each rug is hand woven.

The pottery of the Native American tribes includes a variety of utilitarian as well as ceremonial and trade vessels. A number of Storytellers, such as the one at right, are included in the collection.
Changing Worlds looks at dinosaurs of different types, offers theories about how the earth was formed, how dinosaurs developed and eventually disappeared.

The exhibit features the work of the Museum’s own internationally known paleontologist Dr. Sankar Chatterjee – whose work seems to establish that today’s birds were likely yesterday’s dinosaurs. Most scientists believe birds evolved during the Jurassic time. But Dr. Chatterjee has discovered Protoavis – it’s about a 210 million year old – much older than other scientists think birds developed.


The Talkington Gallery of Art combines works from the Museum’s collection with a significant donation from Margaret and J.T. Talkington, long-time Lubbock business and civic leaders. The gallery features selections from 20th and 21st Century art of the Southwestern United States. This art reflects the people and landscapes of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and portions of Colorado and Utah.

No particular type of landscape represents the Southwest, and no singular art style defines it. The art works on exhibit sample many divergent paths that artists from the Southwest have followed, from realism to romanticism, from impressionism to expressionism, from minimalism to conceptualism, and more.

Among the artists in the exhibition are Georgia O’Keeffe, Fremont Ellis, Beatrice Mandelman, Gene Kloss, Edward Curtis, Mark Klett, John Sloan, Dorothy Brett, and William Lester.

This gallery features prehistoric megafauna from the Pleistocene Period including mammoths, saber-toothed cats, giant camels, short-faced bears, and dire wolves. This exhibition is from the Museum’s collections and reflects the local area’s distant natural history as revealed by ongoing research activities of the Museum and the Lubbock Lake Landmark.
A new partnership between Texas Tech University and The Remnant Trust, Inc. brings a collection of original, first edition, and rare early written works to display at the Museum. These works are intended to inspire an elevated public understanding of individual liberty and human dignity through hands-on availability of the world’s great ideas in original form. The Remnant Trust, Inc. will maintain a permanent presence in the Museum.

A new display will open February 29 with works that explore the relationship between economics and political freedom. The main collection of The Remnant Trust, Inc. is housed on the Texas Tech campus in the Southwest Collection/ Special Collections Library.

The Museum of Texas Tech University houses a diverse range of collections including: anthropology, fine arts, clothing and textiles, history, natural sciences and paleontology. As an educational and research component of Texas Tech University, the Museum is committed to serving our diverse community, through a range of exhibitions and public programming. The Museum is a non-profit institution with free admission.

The Museum was founded in 1929 as the West Texas Museum, just four years after the creation of what was then known as Texas Technological College.

Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums since 1990, the Museum is home to more than 7 million objects. Only 3% of the nation’s nearly 35,000 museums hold this accreditation. It also is a teaching and research facility offering a masters degree in museum science.

The Museum’s Natural Science Research Laboratory maintains major natural history collections of mammals, birds, invertebrates and genetic resources. These collections are available to researchers at academic, scientific, and government institutions around the world for scientific investigation, discovery and problem-solving in the natural sciences.

Lubbock Lake Landmark, a National Historic Landmark, is an internationally known archeological and natural history preserve containing an extensive cultural record of life on the Southern Plains dating back 12,000 years.

The Museum is a participant in Lubbock First Friday Art Trail and a member of Blue Star Museums and the Green Museums Initiative.

Mission Statement

Through its collections and programs, the Museum of Texas Tech University engages campus and community to enhance understanding of self- and community identity, society, and the world; to empower people to be informed citizens of the 21st century; and to enrich lives.

Statement of Purpose

Established in 1929, the Museum is an educational, scientific, cultural, and research element of Texas Tech University. It is a not-for-profit institution by virtue of being a part of Texas Tech University. The Museum’s purpose is to support the academic and intellectual mission of Texas Tech University through the collection, preservation, documentation, and research of scientific and cultural material and to disseminate information about those collections and their scientific and cultural topics through exhibition, interpretation, and publication for primary, secondary, and higher education students, the scholarly community, and the general public. The Museum aspires to provide the highest standard of excellence in museological ethics and practices, while pursuing continuous improvement, stimulating the greatest quantity of quality research, conservation, interpretation, exhibition, and education, and providing support for faculty, staff, and students. The Museum is a multi-faceted institution that includes the main building, the Helen Devitt Jones Auditorium and Sculpture Court, Moody Planetarium, Natural Science Research Laboratory, and Lubbock Lake Landmark, an archaeological and natural history preserve.

3121 Fourth Street             806.742.0498
Experience the real West.
The NRHC is a museum and historical park located on the Texas Tech University campus.  48 historic ranch buildings and exhibits from the late 1700’s to the early 1900’s.  Buildings include a cattle baron’s home, ranch headquarters, dugouts, bunkhouse and a one-room school house that have been moved from their original location and restored at the museum.
Entrance to the historical park will open each day at 10:00am and close each day at 5:00pm.
The outdoor historical park closes at 4:00pm.
The NRHC will be closed for all Texas Tech University holidays as well.
There is no admission fee, although donations are accepted.
The NRHC offers one 30-minute trolley tour of the historical park each Thursday at 10:30am from April through October at a cost of $5.00 per person. Tours will be cancelled during bad weather. Rides on the 21-seat trolley will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Trolley tickets are available for purchase in the NRHC gift shop.
Please visit our website at for additional information and a complete list of special events and programs.


McCombs Gallery

“In the Shadows: Cattle Rusting” chronicles the history of cattle rustling and turns a spotlight on cattle theft in the 21st century and what actions are being taken to curb the crime.

Macy Gallery

“Buckskin and Beads: Native American Clothing and Artifacts” is an exhibit of many pieces of clothing and artifacts that were once owned by Comanche Chief Quanah Parker, given to three generations of the Burnett family (Four Sixes Ranch) and donated to the NRHC.

McKanna Gallery

“A Yard of Turkey Red: The Western Bandanna” is a traveling exhibit on loan from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. It displays flamboyant neckwear that came to identify the colorful cowboys of the West and became as integral to cowboy attire as hats, boots and spurs.

Cash Gallery

“Wagons That Moved History” features six wagons important to the evolution of frontier transportation.

Flores Gallery

“Get a Grip Handgun Exhibit” features handguns from the NRHC and Museum of Texas Tech collections highlighting historically significant firearms that contributed to the evolution of handguns from the early 1800s through the early 1900’s.

Stevens Gallery

“New Additions to the Collection” features an exhibit of diverse items recently donated or added to the NRHC collection.

Burnett Gallery
“Burk Burnett Bedroom” is a permanent NRHC exhibit with items donated by Samuel Burk Burnett’s great-granddaughter, Anne W. Marion. Burnett was one of the most well-known and respected ranchers in Texas. This exhibit space duplicates one of 11 bedrooms in “the big house” at the Four Sixes headquarters.

History of the National Ranching Heritage Center:

Proctor Historical Park

Devitt Mallet Museum

J.J. Gibson Memorial Park

Southwest Collections/Special Collections Library
Monday-Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
2805 15th Street  (15th Street and Detroit)   806.742.9010

Created in 1989, The Vietnam Center and Archive is home to the largest collection of Vietnam related material outside the U.S. National Archives.  The Vietnam Center and Archive collects and preserves the documentary record of the Vietnam War, and supports and encourages research and education regarding all aspects of the American Vietnam Experience.

About the Vietnam Center

In May 1989, a group of Vietnam veterans from West Texas gathered at Texas Tech University to discuss what they might do, in a positive way, about their experiences in Vietnam. That group’s immediate decision was to form a Vietnam Archive and begin collecting and preserving materials relating to the American Vietnam experience.

In November 1989, the Board of Regents of Texas Tech University established the Vietnam Center, with the dual missions of funding and guiding the development of the Vietnam Archive and encouraging continuing study of all aspects of the American Vietnam experience.

The group of veterans who first met in May 1989 were invited to form a board to provide guidance and support for the Vietnam Center. Since then, the Vietnam Center Advisory Board has met regularly to provide advice as the Vietnam Center and Archive at Texas Tech has evolved. Many of the veterans who attended the first meeting in May 1989 continue to advise the Vietnam Center today. In this way, the Vietnam Center remains very closely connected to America’s Vietnam Veteran community.

The mission of the Vietnam Center at Texas Tech University is to support and encourage research and education regarding all aspects of the American Vietnam experience; promoting a greater understanding of this experience and the peoples and cultures of Southeast Asia. Its functions are threefold: support for the Vietnam Archive and the collection and preservation of pertinent historical source material; promotion of education through exhibits, classroom instruction, educational programs, and publications; and encouragement of related scholarship through organizing and hosting conferences and symposia, academic, educational, and cultural exchanges, and the publishing of scholarly research.

Ogden Williams Collection

The Vietnam Center seeks to provide a forum for all points of view and for all topics relating to Indochina, particularly – but not limited to – the American military involvement there. At our conferences and symposia, we encourage the presentation of papers by veterans and others who directly participated in and supported wartime events as well as by individuals who opposed the war. We encourage participation by our former allies in South Vietnam but also offer the same participation to those who supported the government in Hanoi.

Similarly, we place equal importance upon preserving records relating to all aspects of the Vietnam War. It is as important to us to preserve the records of US veterans, military and civilian, who served in Southeast Asia as well as civilians active on the homefront to include the antiwar movement. We want to preserve a complete history of the war. To do otherwise would be a disservice to history.

In addition to the Vietnam Archive and its component projects, the Vietnam Center administers a number of special projects and events, including scholarships, outreach programs, and Conferences and Symposiums, as well as numerous publications, including the Friends of the Vietnam Center newsletter and the Modern Southeast Asia series in association with the Texas Tech University Press.

The Vietnam Center is also raising money for a new state-of-the-art facility that will house The Vietnam Center, Archive, and Museum. If you are interested in supporting this endeavor, please visit The Vietnam Center Building Site. If you are interested in supporting the Vietnam Center and Archive in other ways, you can contribute to our scholarships or you can donate artifacts and materials to The Vietnam Archive.

About the Archive

The Vietnam Archive mission is to collect and preserve the documentary record of the Vietnam War. The first collection received by the Archive – a package of letters from a Navy hospital corpsman to his family while serving in Vietnam – symbolizes our commitment to preserve the record of individuals and provide greater understanding of their experiences. While the Vietnam Archive continues this commitment as its primary objective, it has expanded its collection policy to include records of veterans’ organizations and scholars of the period as well as other individuals and organizations who share experiences from the war in Vietnam.

A hamlet elder uses a wood cane to feel his way along one of the walk ways at Binh Hung. The rainy season floods the hamlet and surrounding land, turning it into a sea of mud. But, life goes on as usual.: Douglas Pike Collection: Other Manuscripts – American Friends of Vietnam [VA005624]

A hamlet elder uses a wood cane to feel his way along one of the walk ways at Binh Hung. The rainy season floods the hamlet and surrounding land, turning it into a sea of mud. But, life goes on as usual.

Douglas Pike Collection: Other Manuscripts – American Friends of Vietnam

The Vietnam Archive has collected millions of pages of material and tens of thousands of photographs, slides, maps, periodicals, audio, moving images, and books related to the Vietnam War, Indochina, and the impact of the war on the United States and Southeast Asia.

The preservation of historical records provides the principal means for future generations to fully understand the past. Monuments call to mind significant events, but only records provide the basis for historical narratives, insight and understanding. In this way, the Vietnam Archive stands as a living memorial to all those who played some part in the nation’s “Vietnam experience.” Using the Archive, all those who are interested can study and better understand the people, places and events of this critical time in history.


The Archive accepts donations as small as a single item or as large as hundreds of boxes. Donations do not have to be organized and do not have to pertain to a famous person, event or organization. We accept papers, books, films, audio, moving images, and artifacts. If you are interested in donating to the Vietnam Archive, look for more information in our Information for Donors section.


There are two ways to conduct research using Vietnam Archive materials: in person and online, using the information provided in the Information for Researchers section and, more importantly, through the Virtual Vietnam Archive.


Contact information for all of the elements of the Vietnam Center and Archive is available. If you are having trouble finding what you are looking for on this website, try our help page or site map.


Over the past few years, the Vietnam Archive has made a concerted effort to record the histories of veteran’s organizations and their members. The Veterans’ Association section of this website provides more information about our efforts in this area.

Information for Veterans

Reunions Attending/Attended


Created in 2008, the Vietnamese American Heritage Project (VAHP) supports the Vietnam Archive’s mission to document the war from all perspectives by providing documentation of the post-war social and political history of Vietnamese Americans who immigrated to the United States during and after the Vietnam conflict. A component of the archive, the VAHP is comprised of a full time Vietnamese American Heritage Archivist and one part time student assistant who collect, preserve, and make accessible to the public materials that document the experiences and contributions of Vietnamese Americans in American society. The VAHP aims to enhance the study of the Vietnamese immigration and resettlement experience by providing reference services to researchers and increasing Vietnamese American participation in the archive’s Oral History Project, conducting outreach activities, and developing cooperative relationships with other institutions dedicated to preserving Vietnamese American’s rich heritage.

More Information about the Vietnamese American Heritage Project

Families of Vietnamese Political Prisoners Association Collection


The goal of the Teachers Resource Web is to aid educators and students who teach and take classes on the Vietnam War. The site is intended to assist teachers and students at all levels – from primary school to college. Site materials are designed to accommodate a range of teaching and learning situations from a single 50-minute lecture that is part of a general US history class to a semester or quarter-long dedicated course focusing exclusively on the Vietnam War.


Richard H. MacKinnon Collection [VA066112]

The Vietnam Graffiti Project is dedicated to preserving and providing access to a remarkable array of historical material from various ships that supported United States military forces in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War. The materials you will find here include bunk canvases, ships logs, nautical charts, and other artifacts and documents. The collection provides insight into life onboard these ships, especially troop transports.


The Combined Document Exploitation Center (CDEC) Microfilm Collection consists of 954 reels of documents captured from North Vietnamese and Vietcong forces during the Vietnam War. Materials from this collection are being added to the Virtual Vietnam Archive daily, and plans are underway to make the entire collection available online, including original metadata collected when the materials were filmed.


In addition to its mission of collecting materials concerning Vietnam, the Vietnam War, and Southeast Asia, the Vietnam Archive currently administers two projects, the Oral History Project and the Virtual Vietnam Archive.

The Oral History Project

In 1999 the Vietnam Center and Archive initiated the Oral History Project (OHP). The history of the wars in Southeast Asia is not complete without the inclusion of the voices of those who were in some way involved. To that end, the mission of the OHP is to create and preserve a more complete record of the wars in Southeast Asia by preserving, through recorded interviews, the recollections and experiences of all who were involved in those wars. There is no political agenda in the development of the Archive or the Oral History Project. Anyone can participate, whether an American veteran, a former ally or enemy of the U.S., an anti-war protester, a government employee, a family member of a veteran, etc. The more breadth and depth the OHP has in its participants, the better and more authentic the collection and preservation of the history of the wars will be.

The Virtual Vietnam Archive

Earl R. Rhine Collection [VAN018343]

The Virtual Vietnam Archive enables scholars, students and all others interested in this remarkable period in our world history to conduct research directly from universities, schools, libraries, and homes. Of equal importance, it will enable Vietnam veterans – those who actually served – to access records that might be of importance to them in their continuing efforts to understand their own experiences. It will facilitate the research and writing of participants’ memoirs, and will give high school and college students an important and authoritative source of information as they seek to understand the complexities of the Vietnam War.

When the Virtual Vietnam Archive project is complete, it will include a record for every item in the Vietnam Archive. All non-copyrighted items are available online, free of charge. The Virtual Archive currently includes finding aids for all Vietnam Archive collections, and over 4 million pages of materials online, including documents, photographs, slides, negatives, audio and moving image recordings, artifacts, and oral histories. New items are being added daily.

The Virtual Vietnam Archive employees a number of full-time employees, and numerous part-time student workers, both graduate students and undergrads. Materials are digitized using a variety of equipment, including HP flatbed scanners, Fujitsu high-speed and flatbed scanners, an EPSON large bed scanner, Nikon slide scanner, HP large format scanner/plotter, Otari reel-to-reel and cassette digitization system, an Elmo 16mm film digitizer, and an 8mm film digitizer. Digitized materials are stored on three Dell servers, with backup copies stored onsite in a cold storage vault. The Virtual Vietnam Archive utilizes a relational database system (Cuadra Star) produced by Cuadra Associates.

Michael Ray Goode Collection

Institute of Museum and Library Services Primary funding for the Virtual Vietnam Archive has been provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. For more information about the people and organizations who have made the Virtual Vietnam Archive possible.

Digital copies of materials in the Virtual Archive are available. See our pricing list and guidelines for more information.

For questions concerning the Virtual Vietnam Archive, contact us at 806-742-9010 or

Bebop Variations
now through March 9, 2018
Architecture Library inside TTU College of Architecture Building
18th Street and Flint Avenue

Art is available to view 24 hours a day/7 days a week on campus

Public Art Walking Tour:   Booklet –

Explore our Collection – over 100 artworks to view

The Public Art Program at the Texas Tech University System was initiated by the Board of Regents in 1998 to enrich the campus environments and extend the educational mission at all of its universities. Through the program, public artworks are funded using one percent of the estimated total cost of each new major capital project. Since then, more than 100 items created by some of today’s leading artists have been added to the TTU System’s multiple campuses. Contact Emily Wilkinson, public art manager, to inquire about touring the public art, presentations about the collection, brochures and additional information.

2805 15th Street  (15th Street and Detroit)   806.742.3749
General Hours:  Monday-Friday  9:00 AM – 5:00 PM


Food and…

November 6, 2017 through December 2018


A new exhibit at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library supports the Humanities Center’s 2017-2018 theme “Food and…”  The Southwest Collection has books, serials and manuscript collections touching this year’s theme.  Items range from cookbooks to food magazines to manuscript materials about food, as well as photographs which reflect illustrations of food preparation, crops and items for consumption.  Some of the items on view come from collections such as Rare Books, the Sowell Collection and the University Archives among others. All of these materials are available to researchers.

President Grover E. Murray:  A Decade of Progress
October 2017 – December 2018

An exhibit showcasing President Grover Murray and his accomplishments such as overseeing the transition of Texas Technological College to Texas Tech University, the creation of the International Center for Arid and Semi-Arid Land Studies (ICASALS), forming of the medical and law schools, as well as the construction of numerous campus buildings.

Preserving the Past:  20 years in our new home
September 2017 – March 2018

This exhibit highlights 20 years of publicizing the holdings of the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library in its new home. Photos of the Southwest Collection’s old home in the Math building, the groundbreaking, and construction of the new building form the exhibit’s centerpiece.

Selections from exhibits that highlight the major departments of the SWC/SCL are also present. The Southwest Collection; University Archives; Rare Books unit; Sowell Collection in Literature, Community, and the Natural World; Crossroads of Music Archive; Bibliographic Services; and the Photography and Oral History collections are all represented. Highlights from other prominent exhibits, such as “Medieval Southwest: Manifestations of the Old World in the New” and “Texas Tech: Then and Now,” are featured as well.

Chris Oglesby collection

The Crossroads of Music Archive, located in the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library (SWC/SCL) at Texas Tech, is proud to announce that the Chris Oglesby collection is now open for research. Oglesby donated his research materials for his book “Fire in the Water, Earth in the Air: Legends of West Texas Music” to the archive in January 2016. His collection contains biographies, correspondence, literary works of the author and others, photographs, song lyrics, audio interviews and more.

An exhibit curated by the archivist for the Crossroads of Music Archive, Curtis Peoples, Ph.D., and fabricated by Lyn Stoll, is located in the Coronelli Globe Rotunda at the SWC/SCL located on the Texas Tech campus at 15th Street and Detroit Avenue. The exhibit is a small collection of snapshots highlighting some of the artists found within the book, including Tommy Hancock, Terry and Jo Harvey Allen, Joe Ely, Kimmie Rhodes and others.

Sept. 1, 2016, marks the 10th anniversary of the book’s publication.

For more information, contact Curtis Peoples 806.834.5777 or

May 1, 2014 –
A new exhibit at the SWC/SCL explores Walt Whitman’s controversial masterpiece, Leaves of Grass. From its first appearance in 1855 until Whitman’s death in 1892, this collection of poems was often the target of censors due to its frank portrayal of sensual pleasure.

The Marc Reisner Collection is now open for research.

The Southwest Collection/Special Collections Building

A gallery along the north side of the building houses permanent displays on the Southwest Collection as well as the other units of the University Library, which have offices in the facility. Those offices include the University Archives, the Archive of the Vietnam Conflict and the Library’s Rare Books Collection. Additionally, the facility is the home for editorial offices of the West Texas Historical Association and its annual yearbook.

Offices in the building open onto a rotunda beneath the third tower. The Library’s 1688 Coronelli Globe is displayed in the rotunda.

Behind the offices are the non-public areas of the facility where documents and materials are processed. The building includes an accessioning area where materials are received and logged in. From there materials, whether paper records, photographs or films/audiotapes/video tapes, go to their specific areas for processing before they are taken to the stacks or the appropriate vault for storage.

Upstairs the stacks area offers a climate-controlled environment that provides a constant temperature and humidity as well as a positive ventilation outflow which helps prevent the intrusion of bacteria or fungi which could damage valuable books and documents.

Additionally, the facility has a conservation laboratory funded by the Hoblitzelle Foundation. The Hoblitzelle Conservation Lab will provide an appropriate environment for state-of-the-art preservation of valuable and one-of-a-kind materials.


The Exhibits Department of the Southwest Collection/ Special Collections Library researches, designs and fabricates exhibits to highlight the vast holdings of the Archive, incorporating photographic imagery, artifacts, documents, sound and assorted other materials as well as textual information.

Exhibits are displayed in the Southwest Collection/ Special Collections Library. You may also view our exhibits at the Tech Club, the United Supermarkets Arena, and at the Lubbock International Airport.
If you would like to propose an exhibit, please contact Lyn Stoll at (806) 742-3749 or write to

Hours:   9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
1500 14th Street     806.791.2723


Greg Goodnight – Reclaiming the Land – Woodsculpture – ongoing

Linda Adkins – Re-imagined Heirloom Jewelry Expressions

Rick Vanderpool  – photography
Nantandy – “One Artist’s Beginning” large murals / paintings from the estate of Nantandy, a West Texas artist who made it Big! –

Donna Rose
Present – March 31, 2018
Winter Scenes – new black and white archival photography

West Texas Watercolor Society – A Splash of Red
Present – March 31, 2018
The 5th Annual Splash of Red Show – special exhibit by local artists using RED in any media

The Legacy Event Center is a beautiful venue for local artists to display their work and features various exhibits throughout the year. The West Texas Watercolor Society calls the Legacy its home and meets monthly to hone their talents through workshops and collaboration. In return, they host shows throughout the year and exhibit their work in ever-changing exhibits. The artwork and jewelry is also for sale with a portion going to the Legacy and the YWCA programs.

Hours:  Monday-Friday  10:00am – 5:00pm
1822 Buddy Holly Avenue  806.687.1644

Current Exhibits:  Renee Steger Simpson, David Brooks, George Gray, Dawna Gillespie

Artists:  Baron Batch, Lee Ware, Heidi Simmons, Val Williams, Benna Ellis, Texas Leatherworking, Barbara Beller, Renee Steger Simpson, Tony Greer
Tornado Gallery is the home of Baron Batch artwork.  David Leake prints are available at the Gallery as well.

Baron Batch originals and prints:

These events are provided for your convenience in planning your own calendars and being able to purchase tickets in advance for these wonderful events happening in the Lubbock Cultural District. 

Call for Participants:  Lubbock Arts Festival April 14-15

The Lubbock Arts Alliance is now accepting applications for the 40th Annual Lubbock Arts Festival, Saturday, April 14 – Sunday, April 15, 2018.  Applications are available at for food vendors, non-profit organizations, performers, volunteers, Young Artists Competition, and Young Writers Competition.

For additional information please call 806.744.2787. 

Wednesday, March 7 – Saturday, March 10:  –

Just Between Friends Consignment Sale
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
1501 Mac Davis Lane

We’re the largest consignment sale vent in the Lubbock area.  We have over 80,000 items to choose from-clean, organized and ready to shop.  You’ll find everything for infants to teens.

Thursday, March 8: –

Home Free Time Tour 2018
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
1501 Mac Davis Lane

Concert benefiting The Children’s Home of Lubbock.

Friday, March 9:  –

Food for the Hungry presents
TobyMac Hits Deep Tour
United Supermarkets Arena
1701 Indiana Avenue
Tickets:, 806.770.2000 or any select-a-seat outlet center

Featuring TobyMac, Mandisa, Danny Gokey, Ryan Stevenson and Finding Favour.

About TOBYMAC: With more than 11 million units in career sales and a whopping seven GRAMMY® Awards, TobyMac’s career continues on the fast track. His most recent studio album, THIS IS NOT A TEST garnered a GRAMMY® Award, Billboard Music Award nomination and a high marking debut at No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200. Each one of his previous five studio solo projects have achieved Gold certification, a first for an artist in the history of his label, Capitol Christian Music Group. Among those honored with Gold certification, EYE ON IT, which debuted atop the Billboard 200, only the third ever Christian album to do so. His previous live DVD, ALIVE & TRANSPORTED, is RIAA Certified platinum and received a GRAMMY® award.

About Mandisa: With more than 1 million records sold, GRAMMY® winner and American Idol Season 5 finalist Mandisa is a voice of encouragement and truth to people facing life’s challenges all around the world. In less than a year, Mandisa performed her three hit singles “Overcomer,” “Good Morning,” and “Stronger” on the highest rated morning show, ABC’s Good Morning America (GMA.) Her performance of “Stronger” welcomed the emotional return of beloved morning host Robin Roberts. The NFL also welcomed Mandisa to perform the national anthem during a Sunday night NFL Network game to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness month where she was joined by members of the 49ers family who are survivors. Her album, Overcomer, released August 27, 2013 and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Christian Albums Chart, with the album’s title track proving to be a smash at radio Mandisa was awarded a GRAMMY® for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album for her best-selling and critically acclaimed project Overcomer. Additionally, “Overcomer’s” songwriters (David Garcia, Ben Glover & Christopher Stevens) won the GRAMMY® for Best Contemporary Christian Music Song.


About Danny Gokey: BMG recording artist Danny Gokey became a favorite of millions of fans as a Top 3 finalist on Season 8 of American Idol.  His first album, My Best Days debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart. Following, Danny has celebrated a series of #1s including his first Award-winning holiday album, “Christmas Is Here,” as well as singles including “Hope In Front of Me” and “Tell Your Heart to Beat Again.”   Gokey’s latest album, Rise, reached #1 on the Billboard Top Christian Album chart and its title track, and first single, marked Gokey’s third #1 song.


About Ryan Stevenson: Following a seven-year stint as a paramedic, Pacific Northwest native Ryan Stevenson signed an exclusive agreement with Gotee Records in 2013 after capturing TobyMac’s attention by co-writing the No. 1 and Grammy® nominated single “Speak Life,” His first recording for the label was the Holding Nothing Back EP in 2013, which garnered the Top 25 single “Holding Nothing Back. This was followed by 2015’s full-length album Fresh Start which featured the No. 1 radio single “Eye of the Storm”. With three No. 1 singles (two as an artist and one as a co-writer), a GRAMMY® nomination, ASCAP honors and major tour bills with the likes of TobyMacNewsboys and Matt Maher, among others, Ryan has already distinguished himself as a rare talent whose unique perspective guides his honest lyrics and sonic sensibilities.

About Finding Favour: A big part of what makes Finding Favour so endearing is that they’re relatively normal guys. They’re family men who like to hunt & fish, enjoy quiet nights in the country, and don’t know or really care about this year’s fashion trends.  That said, what comes with the territory of ‘normalcy’ are standard feelings all men deal with—like a desire to be respected, accepted and understood. And the fear that creeps in at the thought of those desires falling short.  Naturally, Finding Favour (Blake NeeSmith, Allen Dukes, Dustin Daniels, Matt Pacco and Jon August) know these fears all too well. Or did.


About Food For The Hungry: Food For The Hungry seeks to end ALL forms of human poverty by going into the hard places and closely walking with the world’s most vulnerable people. Our view of poverty is holistic and complex. Our solutions are innovative and community-specific. We courageously seek out the overlooked and advocate for the underserved. We’re unrelenting and we do what others claim can’t be done.  Through community-owned transformation we empower children, families and communities to invest in their own development. More than anything, we want to see people thrive. We are agents of change. We work, we feed, we teach, we love, but we know when it’s time to leave.  We are ending poverty, together.


About Awakening Events: Awakening Events produces over 175 Contemporary Christian concerts and events nationwide in America and is consistently ranked in Pollstar’s “Worldwide – Top 50 Promoter” list each year, reaching as high as 9th in North America, and top 20 in the world. Awakening Events, based in Conway Arkansas is dedicated to all aspects of live Contemporary Christian music touring, including but not limited to, planning, logistics, creative, marketing and helping create the ultimate fan experience.  For more info visit:


Texas Tech School of Music
Hans Twitchell & Adriana Jarvis Twitchell Guest Artist Cello and Piano Recital
8:00pm – 9:30pm
Hemmle Recital Hall
2624 18th Street – 18th Street and Boston Avenue
Free and open to the public

Saturday, March 17:  –

Cactus Tribute to Haggard, Strait and Jones
7:30pm – 9:30pm
1812 Buddy Holly Avenue
All standard reserved seats $20; balcony box seats $40 (includes concessions throughout the show).
Box office hours are:  Monday-Thursday:  3:00 – 5:00 PM*, Saturday:  3:00 – 9:30 PM*
* If Monday is a major holiday, box office not open
* If no show scheduled Friday, box office closes at 5:30
* If no show scheduled Saturday, box office not open.

When you think of the all-time greatest male artists in country music, there is no question three names pop up: Merle Haggard, George Strait and George Jones. These three singers have influenced the genre more than any other group of artists combined. Now, three regional performers have come together to pay tribute honoring these country music icons: Will Bannister, Danny Cadra – and introducing future star Hayden Spears – for his Cactus debut.  These three performers will be backed by the The Rhythm Machine with special guest Megan Poppe on fiddle and West Texas legend Steve Williams on electric and steel guitar.


The Garden
The Pushovers-90’s St. Paddy’s Day Take Over with Garden Grove-Tribute to Sublime
Doors open at 2:00pm and no cover before 6:00pm
1801 Buddy Holly Avenue          806.407.3636

Come rock out this St. Paddy’s Day to Lubbock’s very own 90’s Cover Band….The Pushovers.  We will have green beer, whiskey and tacos by Now We Taco’n.  Garden Grove-Tribute to Sublime headlines at 10:00pm.

Thursday, March 22:  –

National Ranching Heritage Center
2nd Annual Quail Management Symposium
8:30am – 1:00pm
3121 4th Street
Registration required at:

For additional information regarding this event please call 806.742.0498.


Thursday, March 22 – Thursday, October 25:  –

National Ranching Heritage Center
Trolley Tour
3121 4th Street
Tickets:  $5.00 per person

For additional information please call 806.742.0498.
Trolley’s will not run during inclement weather.  Please call the above number to verify if you are unsure.

Friday, March 23:  –


Texas Tech University Alumni Association
2018 Distinguished Alumni Dinner
7:00pm with dinner immediately following at 7:30pm
McKenzie Merket Alumni Center
2521 17th Street

Tickets:  Individual tickets for this year’s event are $75, while a table of 10 is $1,000 and a table of eight is $750. Make your reservation by clicking
For additional information on this event please contact the Texas Tech Alumni Association office at 806.742.3641.

We are extremely excited to present this prestigious award to the following individuals:

Josh Abbott, Texas Country singer/songwriter
David Gaschen, international and Broadway vocal performer/vocal coach
Gary Thomas, president and executive director for Dallas Area Rapid Transit

TTU Presidential Lecture & Performance Series
The Other Mozart
7:00 PM
Allen Theatre
15th Street and Akron Avenue
Tickets:  $18 General Admission; $75.00 General Admission Season Tickets
Season and individual tickets are available through all Select-A-Seat locations (806) 770-2000 or    TTU Students – 1 free ticket with valid TTU ID at the SUB Allen Theatre information desk.

“Strikingly beautiful.” – New York Times
“A gem of a show.” – The Stage (London)

There was another Mozart – a forgotten genius: Nannerl, the sister of Amadeus. THE OTHER MOZART is the true and untold story of a prodigy, keyboard virtuoso and composer, who performed throughout Europe with her brother to equal acclaim, but her work and her story faded away, lost to history.

With the opulent beauty of the 18 foot dress that makes up the set, the sweet smell of perfume, and the clouds of dusting powder rising from the stage, the performance creates a multi-sensual experience that the New York Times calls, “Strikingly Beautiful,” and transports the audience into a world of outsized beauty and delight — but also of overwhelming restrictions and prejudice. There, in communion with the audience, this other Mozart at last tells her story.

“Imagine an eleven-year old girl, performing the most difficult sonatas and concertos of the greatest composers, on the harpsichord or fortepiano, with precision, with incredible lightness, with impeccable taste. It was a source of wonder to many.” – Augsburger Intelligenz, May 19, 1763.


2015 DRAMA DESK AWARDS Nomination (Outstanding Sound Design in a Play)

2015 Off-Broadway Alliance Award Nomination (Best Solo Performance)

Eight 2015 New York Innovation Theatre Awards nominations – winning Outstanding Solo Performance and Outstanding Original Music in a Play



The Roadshow
United Supermarkets Arena
1701 Indiana Avenue
Tickets:  General admission tickets are $10.00 at the door.  VIP upgrade options are available online at

The Roadshow, formerly known as Rock and Worship Roadshow, will feature King & Country, Matthew West, Natalie Grant, Bethel Music, Zach Williams and Social Club Misfits.

Please call 888.274.9998 for additional information.

Cactus Theater
Cactus Tribute to The Eagles
7:30pm – 9:30pm
1812 Buddy Holly Avenue
All standard reserved seats $20; balcony box seats $40 (includes concessions throughout the show).
Box office hours are:  Monday-Thursday:  3:00 – 5:00 PM*, Saturday:  3:00 – 9:30 PM*
* If Monday is a major holiday, box office not open
* If no show scheduled Friday, box office closes at 5:30
* If no show scheduled Saturday, box office not open.

This show will feature vocalists Jason Fellers, Jeff Bailey, Sheena Fadeyi, Haley Simpson and Avery Guyear – all backed by The Rhythm Machine – with Dustin Garrett.  Also making their debut on The Eagles tribute will be Emily George and 13 year old Addie Bleu.

Texas Tech School of Music
University Singers, Matador Singers, & Women’s Chorale Spring Concert
7:30pm – 9:30pm
Hemmle Recital Hall
2624 18th Street – 18th Street and Boston Avenue
Free and open to the public

Dwight Yoakum in concert
Lubbock Municipal Auditorium
2720 Drive of Champions
Tickets:,  806.770.2000 or any select-a-seat outlet center

Saturday, March 24:  –

The Garden
Winnie Brave Cheap Gin US Tour
8:30pm – 11:30pm
1801 Buddy Holly Avenue          806.407.3636

Winnie Brave’s Cheap Gin Album Release American Tour.

Sunday, March 25:  –

Pray Jones 18
Jones AT&T Stadium
University Avenue and 4th Street

Texas Tech School of Music
Collaborations Faculty Chamber Music Concert Series
4:00pm – 5:30pm
Talkington Hall at The Legacy
1500 14th Street
Free and open to the public

Thursday, March 29:  –

Texas Tech School of Music
Symphonic Band Concert
7:30pm – 9:30pm
Hemmle Recital Hall
2624 18th Street – 18th Street and Boston Avenue
Free and open to the public
Friday, March 30:  –

Cactus Theater
Cactus Tribute to Bon Jovi, Aerosmith and Journey
7:30pm – 9:30pm
1812 Buddy Holly Avenue
All standard reserved seats $20; balcony box seats $40 (includes concessions throughout the show).
Box office hours are:  Monday-Thursday:  3:00 – 5:00 PM*, Saturday:  3:00 – 9:30 PM*
* If Monday is a major holiday, box office not open
* If no show scheduled Friday, box office closes at 5:30
* If no show scheduled Saturday, box office not open.

Are you ready to rock Lubbock? Well, “Don’t Stop Believing” because we have 3 nights honoring the best rock of the ’80s.

Grammy-award-winning Bon Jovi has been one of the top touring acts since its origin in 1983. Aerosmith, led by Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, has won every imaginable music award and has been rockin’ the music world for over 40 years now.  In between these two powerhouse bands, the chart-topping Journey literally shaped the direction of music for years as one of the most influential rock bands in American music.

Pick one of these three dates and plan an unforgettable night of fun and great music featuring Dustin Garrett, Jeff McCreight, Jason Fellers and Haley Simpson – all backed by The Rhythm Machine!

Don’t miss this powerhouse salute to ’80s rock ‘n’ roll!


Friday, March 30 – Saturday, March 31:  –

Texas Tech University School of Music Opera Theatre
Hansel and Gretel
7:30pm – 10:0pm
Allen Theatre
15th Street and Akron Avenue

Wednesday, April 3 – Saturday, April 7:  –

TTU JT & Margaret Talkington College of Visual and Performing Arts-School of Theatre and Dance
Creative Movement Center
Southwest Corner of Akron and Glenna Goodacre Avenues just north of the Petroleum Engineering Building
Tickets:  $10.00 for individuals, $5.00 for students with a valid student ID.  Free student rush tickets are available on a limited basis to Texas Tech students.

An evening of short, original one-act plays is the subject of Raider Red’s One-Act play Spectacular by Texas Tech University student playwrights.

Wednesday, April 3 – Saturday, April 7:  –

TTU JT & Margaret Talkington College of Visual and Performing Arts-School of Theatre and Dance
Creative Movement Center
Southwest Corner of Akron and Glenna Goodacre Avenues just north of the Petroleum Engineering Building
Tickets:  $10.00 for individuals, $5.00 for students with a valid student ID.  Free student rush tickets are available on a limited basis to Texas Tech students.

An evening of short, original one-act plays is the subject of Raider Red’s One-Act play Spectacular by Texas Tech University student playwrights.

Friday, April 6:  –

Thomas Rhett’s Life Changes Tour with special guests Brett Young and Jillian Jacqueline
United Supermarkets Arena
1701 Indiana Avenue
Tickets:  go on sale January 26th  at 10:00am via , 806.770.2000 or any select-a-seat outlet center (Ralph’s Records, Civic Center Box Office, Dollar Western Wear and area United Supermarkets).

Friday, April 6 – Sunday, April 8:  –

Ballet Lubbock
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
1501 Mac Davis Lane
Tickets:, 806.770.2000 or any select-a-seat outlet center.

Thursday, April 12 – Sunday, April 15

TTU JT & Margaret Talkington College of Visual and Performing Arts-School of Theatre and Dance
Little Women
7:30pm Thursday-Saturday; 2:00pm on Sunday
Maedgen Mainstage Theatre
2812 18th Street – 18th Street between Boston and Flint Avenues (East side)
Tickets:  Tickets are $18 for individuals; $5 for students with a valid ID.  Free student rush tickets are available on a limited basis to Texas Tech students. Call (806) 742-3603 for tickets and information.

Music by Jason Howland, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, and book by Allen Knee

Directed by Ronald Dean Nolen; Musical direction by Adam Day Howard

Great American novelist Louisa May Alcott’s beloved classic Little Women takes the form of the Great American Musical in this heartwarming adaptation. Originally produced on Broadway in 2005, you can experience the March Sisters’ journey from childhood to young adulthood, discovering along the way the values of life, love, and family. Impeccably composed music and a beautifully crafted story make this a must-see for every family and every theatre-goer!

Friday, April 13:  –

40th Annual Lubbock Arts Festival
Premiere Night
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
1501 Mac Davis Lane
Tickets:, 806.770.2000 or any select-a-seat outlet center (Dollar Western Wear, Ralph’s Records, United Supermarkets and the Civic Center Box Office)

Honoring Dr. Elizabeth “Bess” Haley for her support of art, culture, and education in the community; Featured Artist, Robert Rogers; over 150 visual artists from across the nation in booths selling their work; juried gallery; and special performances.

Hors d’oevres, cash bar
Cocktail attire suggested

TTU Presidential Lecture & Performance Series
Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company
7:00 PM
Allen Theatre
15th Street and Akron Avenue
Tickets:  $18 General Admission; $75.00 General Admission Season Tickets
Season and individual tickets are available through all Select-A-Seat locations (806) 770-2000 or   TTU Students – 1 free ticket with valid TTU ID at the SUB Allen Theatre information desk.

“…a daring reconsideration of light, space and movement…opened a new future for dance.”  Dance News Desk/Broadway World

Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company was founded in 1964 by two Utah women, Joan Woodbury and Shirley Ririe, who were both professors of dance at the University of Utah. Over the years, the Company has grown from its beginning as a local entity, into an internationally renowned contemporary dance company, having performed in every state in the United States, as well as throughout Europe,South Africa, Southeast Asia, the Caribbean, and the British Isles.


In 1972, the Company was selected as one of only 20 dance companies to participate in two prestigious national initiatives: the Dance Touring Program and the Artists in the Schools Program. This opportunity led to the creation of the Company’s education program, which became the national model for dance education in the schools—a model that still stands today.


Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company is celebrating its 52nd Season (2015-2016) and boldly continues to engage an exciting future. Executive Director Jena Woodbury, Artistic Director Daniel Charon, and Education Director Ai Fujii Nelson are committed to the continuation of the Company mission: to make dance a viable part of everyone’s lives, whether it be as observers, critics, performers, or creators. Ririe-Woodbury’s performances and educational undertakings are a reflection of the Company’s philosophy that “Dance is for Everybody.” With the strength of its history, the vision of its founders, and the extraordinary ability of its current management, staff, dancers, and board, Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company continues to be a major force for innovation in contemporary dance throughout the world.



Saturday, April 14 – Sunday, April 15:  –


Lubbock Arts Alliance
40th Annual Lubbock Arts Festival
Saturday:  10:00am – 7:00pm    Sunday:  12:00pm – 5:00pm
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
1501 Mac Davis Lane
Tickets available at the door.


The Lubbock Arts Festival is the largest fine art, fine craft event in West Texas. The event offers visual art, performing art and children’s art for people of all ages. Since the 2017 festival was very successful, we are happy to announce that the 2018 Lubbock Arts Festival will be held on April 14-15 of next year.

The visual art division of the Lubbock Arts Festival includes 150 artists from around the nation in booths displaying and selling original work in the mediums of painting, drawing, pottery, fiber, jewelry, glass, wood and sculpture. Singers, musicians, dancers and actors will perform throughout the weekend on different stages. Audiences can enjoy such diverse offerings as brass bands, storytellers, string quartets and ballet folkloric dancers. Children can also explore the Lubbock Arts Festival as they go from “Kid Stop” to “Kid Stop” to make art projects, participate in theatre improvisation, and watch artists demonstrating with clay and watercolor. For more information, contact the Lubbock Arts Alliance at 806-744-2787.


Monday, April 16:  –

International Cultural Center
Ambassador Forum – Panel Discussion
5:30 – 6:30pm
601 Indiana Avenue
Free and open to the public

Title:  The Administration’s Foreign and Trade Policy One Year In:  A selected scorecard

Moderating: Ambassador Ronald Neumann (ret.)

Ambassador Anthony “Tony” Wayne

Ambassador Susan Ziadeh

Ambassador Marcie Ries

There will be a reception held following the discussion.


Thursday, April 19 – Sunday, April 22:  –

TTU JT & Margaret Talkington College of Visual and Performing Arts-School of Theatre and Dance
Little Women
7:30pm Thursday-Saturday; 2:00pm on Sunday
Maedgen Mainstage Theatre
2812 18th Street – 18th Street between Boston and Flint Avenues (East side)
Tickets:  Tickets are $18 for individuals; $5 for students with a valid ID.  Free student rush tickets are available on a limited basis to Texas Tech students. Call (806) 742-3603 for tickets and information.

Music by Jason Howland, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, and book by Allen Knee

Directed by Ronald Dean Nolen; Musical direction by Adam Day Howard

Great American novelist Louisa May Alcott’s beloved classic Little Women takes the form of the Great American Musical in this heartwarming adaptation. Originally produced on Broadway in 2005, you can experience the March Sisters’ journey from childhood to young adulthood, discovering along the way the values of life, love, and family. Impeccably composed music and a beautifully crafted story make this a must-see for every family and every theatre-goer!

Saturday, April 21:  –

International Cultural Center
Worldwide Showcase
5:00pm – 7:00pm
TTU Allen Theatre
15th Street and Akron Avenue on the TTU campus
Free and open to the public

International students share aspects of their culture with the Texas Tech community in the annual Worldwide Showcase. Student groups from around the world sing, dance, and more in this highly-anticipated event that is a prominent part of International Week at Texas Tech University.  International Week:  April 13-21, 2018


Thursday, May 3 – Saturday, May 5:  –

TTU JT & Margaret Talkington College of Visual and Performing Arts-School of Theatre and Dance
DanceTech:  ChoreoRealities
7:30pm Thursday-Saturday; 2:00pm on Sunday
Maedgen Mainstage Theatre
2812 18th Street – 18th Street between Boston and Flint Avenues (East side)
Tickets:  Tickets are $18 for individuals; $5 for students with a valid ID.  Free student rush tickets are available on a limited basis to Texas Tech students. Call (806) 742-3603 for tickets and information.

Choreography by TTU Dance Faculty

In DanceTech: ChoreoRealities, the TTU Dance faculty invite viewers to experience differing choreographic explorations inspired by current issues in Western cultures and American politics. The University Dance company, performing choreography by award-winning TTU faculty and guest artists, will explore the intersections between truth, hope, peace, fear, and aggression.

Friday, May 11 – Saturday, May 12:  –

Flatland Dance Theatre
Love, Your Mother:  An Exploration of Motherhood through Dance
LHUCA Firehouse Theatre
511 Avenue K
Tickets:  Ticket prices include a $3 Select-a-Seat surcharge, and are $25 general admission and $15 for seniors, children, and students with ID. Tickets can be purchased at the door, at, at any select-a-seat outlet center or by calling Select-A-Seat at 806.770.2000.

Flatlands Dance Theatre’s spring 2018 production, Love, Your Mother, presents the complexities of motherhood. Exploring such themes as the tricky navigation of new motherhood, the circus act of juggling children with other priorities, competition and jealousy, what it means to have a mom body, career moms, and the hopefulness we share for our children’s future, this production is an ode to mamas.

A cash bar will be made available for each show.

About FDT: Flatlands Dance Theatre is Lubbock’s professional dance company established in 2010. FDT produces and promotes innovative and diverse dance and provides community engagement initiatives to the West Texas region through a collective of working artists. FDT seeks to enrich the West Texas cultural community by producing innovative and diverse dance works performed by professional artists. In establishing Flatlands Dance Theatre, we are particularly enthusiastic about the opportunities we have to engage with other individuals in the community who share our commitment to furthering the visibility of professional dance in Lubbock and West Texas.