Lubbock entertainment news in brief

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Crystal Gayle to perform at Cactus

Country sweetheart Crystal Gayle will present a Father's Day show at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 19 at the Cactus Theater.

Gayle was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry as a member in January 2017 by her sister Loretta Lynn. The Academy of Country Music recognized her with a 2016 Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award for her lifetime achievements in country music. And in 2009 Gayle was honored to receive her own star on the fabled Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Renowned for her classic recording of her timeless signature song "Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue", Gayle also scored with her multi-format hits "You’ve Been Talking In Your Sleep", "When I Dream", "Half the Way" and her duet with Eddie Rabbitt, "Just You and I".

Gayle has released more than 20 No. 1 hits and has been awarded numerous times by the Grammy’s, the Country Music Association, the Academy of Country Music, the American Music Awards, and the American Music Operators Association.

Tickets for the first three rows are $75; the remainder of floor seats are $60; standard balcony seats are $45; and balcony box seats are $120. (Note: Box ticket includes concessions)

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Alamo hosting 'Goonies' movie party

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Alamo Drafthouse Lubbock is hosting a "Goonies" movie party at 6 p.m. Sunday, June 19.

Let’s face it, "The Goonies" never gets old (and they never say “die”). With its endearing cast of quirky kids and a plot filled with swashbuckling adventure, it serves as the ultimate fantasy for anyone who feels stuck in the mundane humdrum of everyday life.

Now it’s your chance to be a Goonie. Join us for a rollicking movie party and we’ll give you everything you need to join the gang, including a pirate eye patch, a marble bag filled with pirate treasure, a bandana, and a fun-sized Baby Ruth, of course. And don’t worry, we won’t make you do the truffle shuffle to get in.

Tickets for the movie party are $15.15 and available online in advance at

Alamo hosts 'Indiana Jones' brunch

This time, he's bringing his dad.

Alamo Drafthouse Lubbock is hosting an "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" brunch at 11 a.m. Sunday, June 19.

If you learned anything from "Raiders of the Lost Ark", it's that Nazis are bad dudes, and, after a pulse-pounding prologue that gives us a compressed "Young Adventures of Indiana Jones", they are right back at it.

When Indy's father goes mysteriously missing, a rich art collector puts our whip-snapping, fedora-wearing hero on the case. Following in his father's footsteps, Indy reveals a sinister plot and must save his father from a Nazi kidnapping while avoiding the tempestuous allure of an extremely blue-eyed, blond-haired lady.

Tickets for this event, which features a special menu, are $10 and available online in advance at

'Anastasia' comes to Holly Hall

The traveling Broadway production of "Anastasia" comes to the Helen Devitt Jones Theater of Buddy Holly Hall at 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 20 and Tuesday, June 21.

Inspired by the beloved films, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical "Anastasia" is on a journey at last.

From the Tony Award®-winning creators of the Broadway classic "Ragtime", this dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family.

"Anastasia" features a book by celebrated playwright Terrence McNally, a lush new score by Stephen Flaherty (music) and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics) with direction by Tony Award® winner Darko Tresnjak.

Tickets for this production range from $35 to $125 (plus taxes & fees), depending on seating.

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Glenn Miller Orchestra to perform at Cactus

The world-famous Glenn Miller Orchestra is scheduled to perform live at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, at the Cactus Theater.

The first Glenn Miller Orchestra did not make it at all. It was a total and absolute economic failure. But Glenn knew what he wanted, held to that dedication and relentlessly worked to succeed. He launched his second band — the one that lives on today — in March of 1938. The Glenn Miller Orchestra has been a “hit” ever since.

Miller disbanded his musical organization in 1942 at the height of its popularity to volunteer for the Army. There, he organized and led the famous Glenn Miller Army Air Force Band. It went to Europe to entertain servicemen performing numerous live and radio shows. On Dec. 15, 1944, Major Miller took off in a single engine plane from Europe to precede his band to France, disappearing over the English Channel, never to be seen again. The army declared him officially dead a year later.

With the release of the major motion movie The Glenn Miller Story featuring Jimmy Stewart and June Allyson in 1954, interest and popular demand led the Miller Estate to authorize the formation of the present Glenn Miller Orchestra.

Reserved seat tickets include: First four rows (A-D), $25; remainder of floor and balcony, $22.50; and balcony box (includes concessions), $45.

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Keen brings final tour to Holly Hall

Robert Earl Keen brings his I'm Coming Home show to the Helen Devitt Jones Theater of Buddy Holly Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 23.

The Road Goes On Forever…until it doesn’t. Legendary Texas songwriter and entertainer Keen wraps up 41 years on the road with his 2022 Final Tour, I’m Comin’ Home: 41 Years On The Road.

With a catalog of 21 albums, his band of stellar musicians, and many thousands of shows under his belt, Pollstar ranked Keen in its Top 20 Global Concert Tours in July 2021. Keen has blazed a peer, critic, and fan-lauded trail that’s earned him living-legend status in the Americana music world.

“I’ve been blessed with a lifetime of brilliant, talented, colorful, electrical, magical folks throughout my life,” Keen said. “It’s with a mysterious concoction of joy and sadness that I want to tell you that as of Sept. 4, 2022, I will no longer tour or perform publicly.”

Tickets for this show range from $46.50 to $84.50 (plus taxes and fees), depending on seating.

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Moonlight Musicals kicks off season with 'Hairspray'

Moonlight Musical Lubbock kicks off its 17th year with the 2022 season whose theme is, “Tell Me A Story.”

The first production is "Hairspray" scheduled for June 23, 24, 25 at the Moonlight Musicals Amphitheater, 413 E. Broadway. All shows start at 8 p.m.

The 1950s are out, and change is in the air. "Hairspray", winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical, piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance and deliriously tuneful songs.

Tickets are $18 each, including fees. and are available for purchase at or by going to

Texas Playboys bring swing to Cactus

Bob Wills' Texas Playboys are scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 23, at the Cactus Theater.

When Texas Playboys front man Jason Roberts steps onto a stage with his fiddle and utters his first “AH-ha” of the evening, western-swing fans know they're seeing and hearing nothing less than the living embodiment of a tradition that stretches all the way back to 1933. That was the year the charismatic fiddler Bob Wills and several other musicians formed their own band.

As Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys, they became one of the most popular touring and recording acts in the nation, offering audiences the highly danceable musical mixture that came to be known as western swing.

Tickets include: Reserved floor, first 5 rows (A-E), $30; remainder of floor (rows F-M and ADA), $27.50; reserved balcony seating, $25; and limited balcony box (includes concessions), $60.

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Beach Bash on Broadway set for June 24

The Beach Bash on Broadway, a free family event, is scheduled for Friday evening, June 24 in downtown Plainview.

Festivities will kick off at 5 p.m. with a wine and beer tasting. Tasting options include Bar Z Winery, Farmhouse Winery, Pondaseta Brewing Co., Cactus Alley / Mago Negro Brewery Co. and Bolen Vineyards. Advance tickets are available at the Plainview Chamber of Commerce (1906 W. 5th St.) and It’s A Girl Thing (111 E. 7th St.). Tickets may also be purchased the evening of the event at The Radiant Lily (731 Broadway St.) or any of the tasting locations. Tasting tickets are $10 and all proceeds benefit Downtown Plainview Holiday Lights Program.

Food trucks offering with a variety of food options will be located downtown that evening beginning at 5 p.m. Scheduled food trucks include Stix, Spud Truck, El Mercadito, Kurbside Treats, Rejino Barbeque, Texas Mac Shack and Burning Tree BBQ.

Most Downtown Plainview merchants will also be open until 7:00 p.m. for shopping and several will host the wine and beer tasting in their shop.

Later that evening, Chad Miller & the Good Fortune Band will be bringing a unique blend of classic rock, country, and Americana music to downtown Plainview from 8–10 p.m.

For more information, contact Terra James at (806) 685-4458, Andrea Glenn at (806) 296-9898 or Beckah Hunt at (806) 685-6443.

Alamo hosts 'Elvis' brunch

Brunch is always on our mind. Alamo Drafthouse Lubbock is hosting a special menu brunch of the feature film "Elvis" at 10:10 a.m. Saturday, June 25 and at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, June 26.

"Elvis" tells the story of the legendary singer/cultural icon/force of nature in rhinestone-studded fashion. From his dazzling first performance to his complex relationship with long-time manager Colonel Tom Parker (Tom Hanks), to his role in the civil rights movement, Baz Luhrmann infuses his signature flamboyant (in a good way) and exhilarating style into the legend of Elvis.

With a soaring soundtrack filled with stars like Eminem, Jack White, Doja Cat, Stevie Nicks, Tame Impala, Gary Clarke Jr., and many, many more, this is a toe-tapping and timely tale you can’t help but fall in love with.

Tickets to this special screening are $10 and available in advance online at

Cactus features hits of Haggard, Strait, Jones

Caldwell Entertainment presents Will Banister and Friends sing Haggard, Strait and Jones at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 24, at the Cactus Theater.

Will Banister, whose music was featured in the latest Clint Eastwood movie, "Cry Macho", will once again hit the Cactus stage with a few surprise guests, along with the Caldwell Collective band in a tribute to Merle Haggard, George Strait and George Jones.

In addition to paying tribute to these country icons, Banister will perform his song from the Eastwood movie, as well as some of his original music that is destined to soon impact the national market.

All floor and standard balcony seats are $25; and balcony box seats are $50 (Note: Box ticket includes concessions; present at lobby when ordering),

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Bruno Mars tribute coming to Cactus

The No. 1 touring tribute to Bruno Mars, 24K Magic, is set to perform at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, June 30, at the Cactus Theater.

24K Magic's high-energy show will have you singing and dancing to all the hits you know and love, like “Uptown Funk”, “Locked Out of Heaven” and, of course, “24K Magic.”

The members of 24K Magic are world-class, professional musicians who have worked with the music industry’s best. Together, they deliver the ultimate Bruno Mars concert experience. With flawless vocals, expert musicianship and tight choreography…you’d think you were watching the real thing.

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Red, White & Moo Milk Fest set for July 2

The Red, White & Moo Freedom Parade & Milk Fest, along with various other activities, is scheduled for Saturday, July 2, at the Courthouse Lawn in downtown Plainview.

Activities will begin with the Red, White & Moo Freedom Parade at 10 a.m. The parade will begin at 11th & Ash and head south to Broadway Park.

Prizes will be given for the Best Decorated Entry and People’s Choice Award. Parade watchers will take a photo of their favorite entry and post it on the Red, White & Moo Facebook page (, White and MOO Milk Fest). People will be able to vote until midnight July 2. The winners will be announced on the Red, White & Moo Facebook page at noon on Tuesday, July 5.

Downtown Plainview /Main Street will be coordinating the parade and participants are welcome. For more information or to pick up an entry form, contact Tori Huddleston at 806.293.4000 or Participants may also visit for a form.

Following the parade, the Red, White & Moo Milk Fest will be held on the Courthouse lawn from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Activities will include music, bouncy houses, mobile dairy classroom, petting zoo, face painting, food trucks and of course, free ice cream, milk and cheese.

For more information, contact Downtown Plainview at 293-4000 or 296-1119 or visit our Facebook page –

Country legend Janie Fricke coming to Cactus

Janie Fricke, a certified country music legend with 18 No. 1 hits, is set to perform live at the Cactus Theater at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 8.

Fricke has gone from Indiana farm girl to internationally acclaimed recording artist throughout her career. Her voice led her to singing sessions for Country artists such as Loretta Lynn, Eddie Rabbitt, Crystal Gayle, Ronnie Milsap, Barbara Mandrell, Mel Tillis, Johnny Duncan and others.

Fricke soon began to dominate the country charts with smash hits such as “Don't Worry ' Bout Me Baby,” “He's a Heartache” and “You're Heart's Not In It.” It was only a matter of time before she started winning awards. Among them are: Country Music Association's Female Vocalist of the Year, Music City News Female Vocalist of the Year, "Billboard" Top Country Female Vocalist, Academy of Country Music Female Vocalist of the Year, and she was chosen to the Country Music Hall of Fame Walkway of Stars.

In her recording career, she has released 23 albums and 36 hit singles.

Tickets for the first four rows (rows A-D) are $40; remaining floor seats (rows E-M) are $35; standard balcony seats are $30; and limited balcony box seats are $70 and include concessions).

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Wallace Theater presents 'Hunchback'

Levelland's Wallace Theater will present "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" at 7:30 p.m. July 15, 16, 22 and 23 and at 2 p.m. on July 17 and 24 at the LHUCA Firehouse Theater 511 Ave. K, Lubbock.

Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" showcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated score, as well as new songs. Peter Parnell’s new book embraces story theatre and features verbatim passages from Hugo’s gothic novel.

The musical begins as the bells of Notre Dame sound through the famed cathedral in fifteenth-century Paris. Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who longs to be "Out There," observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful Romani woman, Esmeralda.

Quasimodo isn’t the only one captivated by her free spirit, though – the handsome Captain Phoebus and Frollo are equally enthralled. As the three vie for her attention, Frollo embarks on a mission to destroy the Roma – and it’s up to Quasimodo to save them all.

Tickets for this production are $20 to $45 for general seating or $100 for front-row seats and are available online at

Blackwood and the Imperials to perform gospel

Terry Blackwood and the Elvis Imperials will be live at the Cactus Theater at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 17.

The journey of this renowned group, The Imperials, began in 1964 when Jake Hess organized a world-class vocal group with the best voices he could find. The Imperials quickly found their place in gospel music but after a few short years, Jake Hess developed some health issues. When he had to step down, he asked Terry Blackwood to take his place.

The Imperials impacted an entire generation of young people bringing a fresh new sound but an “uncompromised Gospel message” to millions of all ages. Along the way, they won multiple Grammy Awards, Dove Awards, induction into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame among other accolades.

The songs on their new CD “The Way” were carefully selected to lead people to Christ. The Imperials pray that the listener will be blessed and encouraged by what they have endeavored to do on the project.

Reserved seat tickets are first 5 rows (A-E), $27.50; remaining 7 rows (F-M), $25; standard balcony, $20; and balcony box, $50.

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Yoakam coming to Buddy Holly Hall

Country star Dwight Yoakam will hit the stage of the Helen Devitt Jones Theater of Buddy Holly Hall at 8 p.m. Friday, July 22.

Star of country music and screen, Yoakam has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide, and he is a 21-time nominated, multiple GRAMMY Award winner.

He has 12 gold albums and 9 platinum or multi-platinum albums, with five of those albums topping Billboard’s Country Albums chart and another 14 landing in the Top 10.

Reserved seat tickets range from $39.99 to $139.99 (plus taxes & fees) and are available for purchase online at

This article originally appeared on Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: Lubbock entertainment news in brief