Frequently Asked Questions

What is LEPAA?
LEPAA, or the Lubbock Entertainment and Performing Arts Association is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization whose goal is to raise private funds to design and construct The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences, a new, dynamic entertainment and performing arts center in the downtown area of the Cultural Arts District.

Why are we doing this now?
This has actually been a long time in the making. For more than 25 years, the Lubbock community has asked for a main performance hall that will not only foster but also attract the very best and brightest in the entertainment and performing arts from across the South Plains and beyond.

How confident is LEPAA that funds will be raised in time to finish construction in 2020? Could we potentially be stuck in a bond situation or a tax increase to make this come to fruition?
We have full confidence in garnering all funds necessary by the time we complete construction. LEPAA was developed specifically for the purpose of raising funds from the private sector. And, all feasibility as shown in the April 9, 2013 kick-off presentation expressed the community not only wants it, but also supports it. With the LEPAA team in place, we will get there.

What will the facility look like once completed?
Once completed, The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences will total more than 220,000 square feet, including a 2,200 seat theater, a 425 seat theater design for Lubbock ISD, a 6,000 square foot multipurpose space, and a bistro by MarketStreet.

Is there any estimate on how this will benefit our economy?
All studies indicate this will serve as the catalyst for downtown revitalization – which, in and of itself will boost our economy. Once completed, the performance hall is anticipated to generate more than $3.7 million in new sales annually.

How can I get involved?
Please email michelle@lepaa.org