Texas Tech to Host Inaugural Lubbock Lights

Honorees consist of Wade Bowen, Butch Hancock, Terri Hendrix and Lloyd Maines.

WHAT: "Lubbock Lights: Celebrating the Musical Heritage of the South Plains"

WHEN: 7 p.m. Thursday (April 9)

WHERE: Allen Theatre, Student Union Building, Texas Tech University

WHO: "Lubbock Lights: Celebrating the Musical Heritage of the South Plains" will honor the wide musical heritage and creative legacy of the South Plains.

Honorees for this event are musicians Wade Bowen, Butch Hancock, Terri Hendrix and Lloyd Maines. Two are Texas Tech alumni, three are from Lubbock and all have international followings.

Prior to the event, honorees will be on campus meeting with professors, researchers and students, exchanging ideas about the creative process. Between 10:30 a.m. and noon on Wednesday (April 8), they will make presentations to individual Texas Tech classes. In addition to discussing their work, they will offer insights into building successful careers in the arts despite their small-city backgrounds.

Tickets for this event are $18 and available through Select-A-Seat. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. A CD signing will follow the event.

For more information contact Suzanne Taylor at (806) 742-2121 or Andy Wilkinson at (806) 777-7851.

CONTACT: Suzanne Taylor, director of external relations, Office of the President, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-2121 or suzanne.taylor@ttu.edu.