Thursday, April 20th is a big day for the arts and entertainment in Lubbock. It's the day groundbreaking will take place on the Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences.

According to the Lubbock Entertainment/Performing Arts Association:

When complete, Buddy Holly Hall will be a world-class, one-of-a-kind performing arts campus with 218,000 total square feet, featuring:

 

  • The Helen DeVitt Jones Theater, a 2,200-seat venue with an acoustics rating of NC 15;

  • A 425-seat studio theater designed in partnership with the Lubbock Independent School District;

  • The grand hall, a 6,000 sq. ft. multipurpose space;

  • Ballet Lubbock Pre-Professional Dance School, 22,000 sq. ft. with five dance studios;

  • A bistro, concessions and catering in partnership with United MarketStreet;

  • Christine DeVitt Lobby featuring an exquisite spiral staircase; and

  • Back stage amenities including to accommodate all performances, both large and smaller scale.

The groundbreaking is set for 5 p.m. at the site located at 1300 Mac Davis Lane.