february, 2020

03feb10:00 am5:00 pmDay the Music Died @ Buddy Holly Center @ 10am

Event Details

Day the Music Died
Buddy Holly Center
1801 Crickets Avenue

Monday, February 3rd
10:00am – 5:00pm

Free Admission

Join the Buddy Holly Center on Monday, February 3, 2020 in remembering the tragic plane crash that claimed the lives of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson, and pilot Roger Peterson. This year marks the 61st anniversary of the tragedy.
This date was affectionately coined “The Day the Music Died” after a lyric in the Don McLean song, “American Pie,” that references the deaths of these rock and roll legends. Each year, on the anniversary of Buddy Holly’s death, the Center staff place a spray of yellow roses on Buddy’s grave, located at the City of Lubbock Cemetery at 31st Street and Teak Avenue.

The Buddy Holly Center will have free admission all day 10:00am-5:00pm as well as trolley tours, J.I Allison house tours, playing of the Buddy Holly Documentary, light refreshments and children’s activities.

Trolley tours to places of interest in Lubbock that have a connection to Buddy Holly – $8 fee, please call (806) 775-3562 to reserve your spot.


(Monday) 10:00 am - 5:00 pm



1801 Crickets Avenue