The Buddy Holly Center Honors the 60th Anniversary of
The Day the Music Died.
Lubbock, Texas – Join the Buddy Holly Center Feb. 1 through Feb. 3, 2019 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 60th anniversary of the tragedy and the Buddy Holly Center will be commemorating the anniversary with a weekend-long schedule of events.
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.
Friday, February 1, 2019 First Friday Art Trail: Free Admission 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.