“Keeping Lubbock Lights On at Home: Wind, Women & Song,” is a live, virtual concert where attendees can interact with the performers in real time.
Today (April 16), Texas Tech University will host Lubbock Lights, an event celebrating the musical heritage of the South Plains. Due to COVID-19 guidelines, the event, which is sponsored by the Office of the President and facilitated by the Presidential Lecture & Performance Series (PLPS), will be presented virtually at 8 p.m. via livestream on the PLPLS Facebook page.
Musicianship and creativity are inherent in the fiber of the South Plains. Artists and audiences alike thrive on that interaction, now more than ever. This year's event, “Keeping Lubbock Lights On at Home: Wind, Women & Song,” is a live, virtual concert where attendees can interact with the performers in real time. The event will feature discussions and performances, giving attendees an inside look at the creative processes and inspirations that go into each artist's work.
The performance features the all-female lineup of Zoë Carter, Terri Hendrix, Jenni Dale Lord and Scabaret (with Amy Goode Faris, Hannah Jackson and Kimberly Sparr) along with longtime Lubbock Lighter Lloyd Maines. As always, Lubbock Lights moderator Andy Wilkinson will serve as emcee and commentator connecting the performers with the audience.
“This year's group of Lubbock Lights includes writers, composers, arrangers and performers, all of whom do most of that, and in a wide variety of genres — Americana, pop, classical, modern, and country,” said Wilkinson. “The other really cool thing is that they're all women. And they're all from the musical center of the universe: Lubbock!”
No registration is necessary, and the event is free and open to the public.