The Buddy Holly Center to Host Gallery Talk for West Texas Walk of Fame: Lubbock (on everything)

The Buddy Holly Center will host a gallery talk for the West Texas Walk of Fame: Lubbock (on everything) exhibition on Sunday, April 2, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.


The gallery talk will be directed by Jonny Verbeten PhD, one of the architects of the exhibition. Jonny Verbeten is the unit manager for the Southwest Music Archive at Texas Tech University. A native of Racine, Wisconsin, he moved to Lubbock in 2014 to pursue a PhD in musicology from Texas Tech. He specialized in nineteenth-century American music and in 2020 his dissertation, “Trashy Music in the Halls: A Cultural-Geographical History of Music Making in San Francisco during the Gold Rush Years (1849-1869),” won first place in the humanities category for the Texas Tech Outstanding Dissertation Award. Since joining the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library in 2021, Jonny has worked on numerous projects relating to West Texas music, including exhibits on Buddy Holly, Stubb’s Bar-B-Q, Lubbock (on everything), and multiple speaking engagements. Outside of his academic pursuits, Jonny plays jazz piano and performs regularly with his trio and other groups throughout Lubbock.


The exhibition focuses on the new West Texas Walk of Fame artifacts displayed in the North Gallery of our Fine Arts Gallery, primarily centering around Terry Allen and the Don Caldwell Studios.


The Buddy Holly Center is located at 1801 Crickets Ave. For more information about this exhibit or other events, please call (806) 775-3560 or visit



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