Aug. 8th - 12th, 2022

Lubbock, Texas

About

The Lubbock Entertainment Performing Arts Association (LEPAA) and The Buddy Holly Educational Foundation (TBHEF) have partnered to present the Buddy Holly Songwriters Retreat and Showcase. The 5-day retreat and festival, held the last week in August, honors the legacy of Buddy Holly, inspiring and cultivating songwriters in his hometown of Lubbock, Texas.

During this week-long retreat, writers break up into small groups to collaborate with mentors through the creative process of songwriting. Each evening, the groups come back together for great local cuisine, and share the songs written during the day. The public are invited to be the first to hear the best-of-the-best songs written during the week at a special Friday night showcase held at The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences.

The mission of The Buddy Holly Songwriters Retreat is to cultivate aspiring songwriters through sights, landscapes and the friendly folks that make up the West Texas culture that inspired Buddy Holly himself. At the end of the retreat, participants will have collaborated with mentors to further refine their songwriting creative process.

Save the Date for the Show!

Aug. 12th, 2022 @ 7:30pm

Doors open @ 6:30pm

Mentors

Beth Nielsen Chapman

Gary Nicholson

2022 Retreat Participants

Jay Boy Adams

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Beth Nielsen Chapman

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Jeff Cohen

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Luke Concannon

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Zenobia Conkerite

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Caleb Elliot

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Steve Garry

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Jack Harris

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Joy Harris

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Francine Honey

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Serena Ittoo

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Hannah Jackson

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Aaron La Combe

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Hugh Macdonald

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Rachel Walker Mason

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Katy McKenzie

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Danielle Moreland-Ochoa

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Jonny Morgan

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Scott Mulvahill

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Gary Nicholson

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Adam O'Connor

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Tom Prasada-Rao

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Stevie Redstone

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Gabe Rhodes

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Kimmie Rhodes

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Junior Vasquez

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Yung Cry Baby

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Save the Date for the Show!

Aug. 12th, 2022 @ 7:30pm

Doors open @ 6:30pm

LUBBOCK ENTERTAINMENT AND PERFORMING ARTS ASSOCIATION

LEPAA is dedicated to enriching the spirit of those who live in Lubbock and the South Plains through the presentation of the highest quality local, national and international entertainment, performing arts and arts education at The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences. Currently under construction, The Buddy Holly Hall is a privately funded and privately operated performing arts campus, located in downtown Lubbock.

In addition to its oversight of the finest performing arts events, LEPAA envisions educational and community programs that will support, enhance and expand appreciation for the arts, culture, music, history, and heritage of the South Plains. Learn more at www.lepaa.org.

THE BUDDY HOLLY
EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION

The mission of The Buddy Holly Educational Foundation is to honor Buddy’s legacy as well as to make Buddy and Maria Elena Holly’s dream of extending musical education, including songwriting, production, arranging, orchestration, and performance, to new generations regardless of creed, color, ethnicity, or learning level. We will empower a new generation to follow in Buddy’s footsteps. Learn more at TBHEF.org.

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Sponsors

George & Linda McMahan

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