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Texas Tech University will host Lubbock Lights, an evening to celebrate the talent and history of the South Plains at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 27, in the Allen Theatre of the Student Union Building.
Sonny Curtis, Joe Ely and Lloyd Maines will perform that evening. These music industry icons have provided unforgettable music to the South Plains. In addition to the performance, the event will feature discussions by local and regional musicians and give an inside look of the creative process and inspiration for an artist.
“On April 27, I’ll be sitting between two giants of the songwriting world, Sonny Curtis and Joe Ely, a couple of swell West Texas guys,” said Maines, music producer and musician. “And I’m the lucky guy that gets to accompany them both.”
The event is sponsored by the Office of the President. General admission tickets are on sale for $23. Students get one free ticket with a valid Texas Tech ID at the SUB ticket booth. Tickets can be purchased online through the Lubbock Lights website.
“The Lubbock and the South Plains music scene is rich in tradition and deeply rooted in our culture,” said Lawrence Schovanec, Texas Tech president. “The works of these artists have been influenced and inspired by a long history of the West Texas legends. We are grateful to Sonny, Joe and Loyd for participating in this year’s Lubbock Lights and for sharing their talents with our community.”