The Buddy Holly Songwriters Retreat

LEPAA is proud to present the first Buddy Holly Songwriters Retreat in Lubbock this September.

The Buddy Holly Songwriters Retreat will be a five-day event, presented by LEPAA in partnership with The Buddy Holly Educational Foundation and The Texas Heritage Songwriters Association. Led by songwriting legends and mentors Kimmie Rhodes and Joe Ely, more than 30 upcoming, unique songwriters will collaborate to write amazing music and be inspired in Buddy’s hometown.

The pinnacle of the retreat is a concert on Friday, September 6 at The Cactus Theater, headlined by Kimmie Rhodes, Joe Ely and Alejandro Escobedo. Those at the concert will be the first to hear the best-of-the-best songs written during the week by a star-studded line up of songwriters. Tickets to the concert are available online, or at The Cactus Theater.

For more information about the retreat, visit

Special thanks to our partners for this inaugural event.

The Helen Jones Foundation

Amusement Park Studio
The Buddy Holly Center
The Buddy Holly Educational Foundation
The Cactus Theater
Tarpley Music
The Texas Heritage Songwriters’ Association
Visit Lubbock
Whispering Bob Broadcasting Company