August 14….Buddy Holly
Center Summer Showcase: Chris Hudgins –
(Indie, Lyrical, Pop) - The Buddy
Holly Center is offering another summer of music
and fun with the annual Summer Showcase Concert
Series running now through August 28th. Showcase
is free to the public. There is a cash bar and
beverages available for purchase. No outside beverages
are allowed. Performances every Thursday from
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the Meadows Courtyard.
Buddy Holly Center, 19th & Crickets Ave.
15….Joe Ely Duo Unplugged
- The Cactus Theater welcomes Joe Ely back to
the stage! Joe will have his special guest instrumentalist
appearing with him, performing his unique music
in his unique style that mixes Texas Country,
Tex Mex, Honky-Tonk, and Rock & Roll. If you
haven't seen Joe in concert - it's time to treat
yourself to the "Joe Ely Experience!"
Tickets are $35.00 and can be reserved by calling
806-762-3233 or online at cactus theater.com.
Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.
15, 16, 22, 23….Lubbock Moonlight Musicals:
“Titanic - The Musical”
- Be part of the epic voyage this summer at the
Wells Fargo Amphitheatre in Mackenzie Park. Talented
singers and brilliant actors bedecked in lavish
costumes depict the moving story of the ocean
liner RMS Titanic. This is the voyage of a lifetime!
Bring your family and friends and join the thrill
of Titanic. Book your passage today! If you have
any questions, please call the Select-a-Seat box
office at (806) 770-2000. Wells Fargo Amphitheatre,
413 E. Broadway; Gates at 7 p.m.;show begins at
’n Fun Festival/Concert in the Park
- Join us for a day of sun and fun at the Sun
'N Fun Festival. It's a party in the park with
lots of fun family friendly activities. Bring
your sunscreen, your swimming gear, and your favorite
lawn chair then sit back and enjoy a great summer
day at the park. There will be food vendors, jumpers,
rock climbing, art and swimming, music, 5K run/walk
and a sand volleyball tournament! Admission: $10
Adults and $5 Kids (3 and under free). For more
information visit www.ywcalubbock.org. Race and
volleyball check-in: 8 a.m. | Breakfast available:
8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Live DJ and music: 8 a.m. to
11 a.m. | Race and volleyball starts: 9 a.m. Pool
opens: 10 a.m. Food vendor booths: 11 a.m. to
6 p.m. Concert: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun ’n
Fun, 6204 Elgin Avenue.
Evening of Broadway and More -
From Broadway in New York to the Cactus Theater,
the stellar vocalists in this concert have been
there and done that!! All native Lubnbockites,
The Cactus Theater is proud to welcome the accomplished
colorature, Jana Campbell Ellsworth, incomparable
Chris Bohannon, the incredibly talented Mike Morgan,
along with special guests for an unforgettale
evening of Broadway and more! !" Tickets
are $25.00 and can be reserved by calling 806-762-3233
or online at cactus theater.com. Cactus Theater,
1812 Buddy Holly; 7:30 p.m.
K-9 Splashfest - Calling all dogs!
Clapp Pool will again be hosting the K-9 SplashFest.
Sponsored by Parks and Recreation, this popular
event allows people and their dogs to swim together
in Clapp Pool. Dogs can compete in three different
contests: Swim Suit Competition, Diving and Retrieving
contests. Prizes will be awarded in each event.
Door prizes and concessions will be available!
Dogs must be up-to-date on their rabies vaccination
and have with them a 2014 rabies tag or certificate
from a veterinarian. Dogs must be on leash, and
aggressive dogs or dogs in heat are not allowed.
Admission fees for participants are $2.50 for
adults and $2 for youth 17 or younger. Dogs get
in free! For more information, contact 775-2673.
Clapp Pool, 46th Street and Avenue U; 1 - 5 p.m
25....Silent Wings Monday Matinee
- After the Japanese attack on the American naval
fleet at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, the U.S.
was thrust into World War II from that day, until
the Fall of 1945, and everyday life across the country
was dramatically altered. Food, gas and clothing
were rationed. Communities conducted scrap metal
drives. Women found employment as electricians,
welders and riveters in defense plants to help build
armaments necessary to win the war. People in the
U.S. grew increasingly dependent on radio reports
for news of the fighting overseas and popular entertainment
was viewed as an escapist outlet that allowed Americans
brief respites from war worries. Throughout World
War II, American moviegoers were treated to a steady
stream of war-related programming. The movie-going
experience included a newsreel, which lasted approximately
10 minutes, and was loaded with images and accounts
of recent battles, followed by an animated cartoon.
While many of these cartoons were entertainingly
escapist, some comically caricatured the enemy.
Among these titles were “Der Fuehrer’s
Face” (1943) starring Donald Duck, “Confessions
of a Nutsy Spy” (1943) with Bugs Bunny and
“Daffy the Commando” (1943) with Daffy
Duck. As for the main program, movie theaters showed
non-war-related dramas, comedies, mysteries and
Westerns; however, a significant segment of feature
films dealt directly with the war (History.com).
For the Matinee, the Silent Wings Museum will be
showing a series of cartoon shorts that were shown
during World War II. Following the movie patrons
are encouraged to stay for a post-matinee discussion
about life on the home front during the war and
take a guided tour of the Combat Gallery and the
Interactive Space set up to resemble a WWII war
zone. There will also be an educational children’s
activity station available. Regular admission rates
General Admission: $5.0
Senior Citizens (60+): $3.00
Children 7 - 17: $2.00
Students (with college ID): $2.00
Children 6 and Under: FREE
Museum Members: FREE
Active Duty Military (in uniform): FREE Groups of
10 or more please call (806) 775-3331
1 p.m. Doors Open
1:30 p.m. Matinee
2:15 p.m. Q&A and Guided Tour
2:45 p.m. Educational Children’s Activity
3:30 p.m. Museum Closes
Silent Wings Museum Theater, 6202 N. I-27 (Exit
9); 1 – 3:30 p.m.
August 29 - September
1.... Historic Granada Theatre: Restoration Concert
Series (Fundraisers) - This landmark
theatre -located in downtown Plainvew, Texas - is
experiencing a rebirth after being closed since
1997. Since being purchased two years ago, many
exciting changes have been taking place leading
up to the recent completion of the "phase one"
renovations. Now, to celebrate these milestones,
raise awareness of the continuing restoration efforts
and create a fundraising vehicle which entertains
the community and fans from the surrounding South
Plains, a four-day/four concert series is being
staged over the entire Labor Day Weekend. Several
genres of music will be represented in this all-star
lineup of talent!
The concert lineup, ticket
prices and starting times includes:
Aug. 29...Texas Tornados..8:00 pm
Sat. Aug. 30....Jason Boland...8:00
Sun., Aug. 31..Natalie Grant..7:30
Sept. 1..Asleep at the Wheel 7:30
The Texas Tornados....$25
Jason Boland /The Stragglers..$25
Natalie Grant * $30
Asleep at the Wheel *
* A special pre-concert barbeque
meal option is offered for $15 before the Natalie
Grant and Asleep at the Wheel concerts.
These meal tickets are available only at
Broadway Brew and the Plainview Chamber of Commerce.
Advance purchase of barbeque tickets highly encouraged
to insure availability.
The Broadway Brew, 108 E. 7th Street (Downtown Plainview)
Plainview Chamber of Commerce, 1906 W. 5th St (West
Tickets also available
online through Select-a-Seat.com or at all South
Plains physical locations of Select-a-Seat
including the Student Union Building on the Texas
Tech campus, Dollar Wester Wear, Ralph's Records,
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, Amigos in Plainview
and Lubbock, the 50th Street and 98th Street locations
of Market Street and all area United Supermarkets
locations. $3.25 service fee applies to Select-a-Seat
orders and $1 mailing fee for tickets sent by mail.