April 9, 2013 After two years of research, LEPAA reveals plans for a state-of-the-art performing arts venue. May 5, 2013 The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal editorial board publishes support for LEPAA’s efforts. June 4, 2013 Initial donations from The CH Foundation and the Helen Jones Foundation, and the work of a dedicated founding board, put the wheels in motion to build this center. June 26, 2013 Lubbock City Council considers city-owned land, currently the Department of Public Safety headquarters, for the future performing arts center. July 5, 2013 Lubbock City Council hears second request for soon-to-be-vacant Department of Public Safety headquarter site to house Lubbock’s new performing arts center. July 10, 2013 The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal prints second editorial supporting LEPAA’s efforts. September 15, 2013 LEPAA Ambassador cocktail celebration launches auxiliary group ideas and planning for ongoing support. December 6, 2013 DPS vacates downtown location as LEPAA continues efforts for construction-ready site. March 13, 2014 Lubbock Area Foundation makes $100,000 donation. March 26, 2014 LEPAA reaches first fundraising benchmark with $47.6 million announcement. June 14, 2014 LEPAA unveils the name of the future performing arts center. Introducing The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences. August 8, 2014 LEPAA Announces Diamond Schmitt As Design Architect; First-Class Development Team Complete December 10, 2014 Demolition begins on the old DPS building in preparation for the future home of the Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences. January 22, 2015 A memorandum of understanding has been approved by Lubbock ISD Board of Trustees to join with LEPAA in partnership of the Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences. March 25, 2015 LEPAA unveils the finalized designs of The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences at a press conference held at PlainsCapital Bank. August 5, 2015 LEPAA announces the partnership with world-renowned facility management company, SMG, as the operator of The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences. November 12, 2015 LEPAA and Ballet Lubbock announce their partnership, along with the news that Ballet Lubbock will be a resident inside the north east wing of The Buddy Holly Hall. April 7, 2016 Upon reaching $81 million in donations and pledges, LEPAA holds a press conference to preview a new fly-through video, as well as a 3D model of Buddy Holly Hall. March 31, 2017 LEPAA Announces United Family as partner for Buddy Holly Hall. April 20, 2017 LEPAA breaks ground on the future site of The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences April 22, 2017 Artist Paul Milosevich unveils “The Crickets, the Road and the Lubbock Skyline” at the Lubbock Arts Festival. September 7, 2017 Maria Elena Holly and board members of the Buddy Holly Educational Foundation visit the Buddy Holly Hall construction site on a special day, what would have been Buddy’s 81st birthday.