Exactly the kind of theater organization that should be in every community, the Lubbock Community Theatre (LCT) has been around in Lubbock since the 1940s and continues to provide live community theater. This organization allows ordinary citizens to take on new roles and experiences perhaps far different from their everyday lives. Each year, around 7 pieces are produced as well as 9 performances by individuals and provide year-round enrichment to the community. The theater is also very active with young ones, with the “Fairie Tale Tea Party” and a children's musical theater program. LCT is also partly responsible for Shakespeare in the Park during the summers. Aspiring playwrights should also take note that LCT has performed several plays by local authors. All shows are rated to assess suitability of different ages.
The Buddy Holly Center houses numerous different attractions. The Buddy Holly Gallery is a permanent exhibit which houses memorabilia from Holly's life growing up as well as artifacts from his music career. The center also contains a Fine Arts Gallery which features changing exhibits of contemporary visual arts. The third space is dedicated to the Texans Musicians Hall of Fame which highlights artists from Texas and especially the western part of the state. With so many fun things to see and learn about, the Buddy Holly Center is a fun day out for the whole family.
The Blue Light Live has been wowing Texans with their live musical performances since it opened in 1999. Nestled in the heart of the Historic Depot Entertainment District, this venue showcases authentic music from Texas and is equipped with a great sound system. Take a sip of beer and enjoy the tunes of regional musicians. Some of their previous performances have includes such acts as Ross Cooper, Dovetail, Jason Eady, The Goners and The Novel Ideas.
The Texan style of ranching has changed a lot over the past century, but the National Ranching Heritage Center aims to preserve relics from the era for years to come. This large preserve is the home of many buildings which have been moved to the site from various places around the region. Schoolhouses, houses, cabins, barns, shipping pens, and more are arranged in a village of sorts for visitors to experience and explore. Art and artifacts from the era and important to the industry are also available for viewing.
Texas Tech University is a public university located in Lubbock. Its campus covers 1,839 acres (7.44 square kilometers) which puts it among the largest contiguous campuses in the United States. Founded in 1923, the university offers many different degrees through numerous colleges and also houses a medical and law school. The university shelters an array of libraries, its landscape awash in a stately, Spanish-Renaissance architectural style. Alma Mater of prominent personalities like Jo Carr and Douglas Moss, this historic university has spearheaded the educational course of Texas.
Lying at the portal to the quaint neighborhood of Vintage Township is this sprawling park. Take a leisurely stroll at this park as you enjoy the verdant green lushness that beckons you time and again. Home to a myriad of local events, fairs and festivities, most popularly, the Posh Pooch Pageant where you can see silly pet tricks, weenie races, and fashion contests. The park is an ideal place to lounge around at and explore on a lazy evening.
Set outdoors with the scenic Mackenzie Park Lake as the backdrop, Moonlight Musicals Amphitheatre is a popular concert venue in Lubbock. There is nothing quite like spending a summer evening listening to your favorite music under the stars and from full-fledged concerts, Broadway productions to musicals, there is something for everyone here. It is equipped with excellent acoustics and can seat up to 1600 patrons at once.
Think your little one just might have a penchant for the art of motion? Enroll her or him with Ballet Lubbock, and watch the learning begin. Although classes are usually ongoing and best for residents, there are a variety of shows put on throughout the year, including The Nutcracker, so if you are looking to see a little bit of dance, check out their website for upcoming performances.
Lubbock has honored the veterans of America's military by creating the Lubbock Area Veterans Memorial. The different sections of the memorial honor those have been killed in the wars since World War I and those who served in the Armed Forces, as well as a section for members of the community to show support. The rounded structure features bricks, flags, and greenery. A touching tribute to those who have sacrificed so much, the memorial is located inside Huneke Park.