Buddy Holly Center

Lubbock Buddy Holly Center "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."
-Buddy Holly Center

One interesting aspect of the buddy holly center is that it is housed in what used to be the Fort Worth and Denver Railway train station built in 1928.

As cars replaced train travel the depot was eventually abandoned in 1953. After many years of neglect it was turned into a restaurant in 1976.

The City of Lubbock wisely purchased the building in 1997. After renovating and expanding the building it was recently reopened as the Buddy Holly Center. The center houses an extensive collection of Buddy Holly memorabilia, art exhibits, and a gallery that showcases West Texas musicians.

The buddy holly center hosts several events each year. The most obvious events, and I would guess, the most popular are:

  • The Day The Music Died - February 3rd
  • Buddy's Birthday Bash - September 7th

Buddy Holly Center
1801 Crickets Avenue
Lubbock, TX 79401


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