LEPAA Announces a Name for Lubbock’s Performing Arts Center

The Lubbock Entertainment Performing Arts Association, fundraising for a performing arts center in downtown, reached a milestone in the center’s progress Saturday. As Emily Pellegrini reports, the association’s announcement has the community even more excited for what the center will bring to the city.

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Lubbock Performing Arts Center Raises $47M

A movement to revitalize downtown Lubbock received momentum recently when the Lubbock Entertainment Performing Arts Association (LEPAA) announced it had raised over $47 million towards a new performing arts center in Lubbock. The announcement also means that the City of Lubbock will begin to transfer land downtown to LEPAA.

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Our View: LEPAA Passes Key Fundraising Milestones for Downtown Center

LEPAA started the fundraising process for its planned performing arts center with $20 million in commitments and built impressively on that. The pledges obtained so far have passed the halfway point in raising construction costs, have qualified for a city agreement to transfer the land for the center and will begin the predevelopment and design development phase.

Why you should care: A performing arts center will be a key component of downtown revitalization in Lubbock. It will also bring in out-of town events and provide local groups such as Ballet Lubbock a nice venue to perform.

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