The New Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences

Jun 5, 2019

On today’s episode of The Front Row, we get a tour through the Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences, which is currently under construction.

We’re in the office of Tim Collins, who is heading up part of the new Buddy Holly Hall. Tim tell us what your title is.

I am the chairman of the board of the Lubbock entertainment and performing arts association, that’s a nonprofit group that was formed to build and fund the Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences.

Tell us a little bit about what you do with that organization and how it came about, and sort of the preliminaries before we actually get to go over to the hall.

So, in 2012, the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce helped conduct a feasibility study for a new performing arts center in Lubbock. That study was funded by the CH Foundation and the Hellen Jones Foundation. We turned that study over completed at the end of 2012 and in 2013, LEPAA was formed, a nonprofit group to carry out the feasibility study. We started with again, gifts from the Jones Foundation and the CH Foundation, hired architects and went about designing this new performing arts center…

We’re about 12 to 13 months from completion. It’s very exciting to see this project come to fruition. I guess in 2012 we never thought it would happen, but here we are just a few months away from opening night.

Listen to the full interview at the top of the article.