Texas Tech University

Presidential Lecture & Performance Series

From classical music to modern dance performances, from thought provoking lectures by public intellectuals to those of authors and poets, the Presidential Lecture & Performance Series provides engaging entertainment and learning opportunities for the Texas Tech campus and community alike. Don't miss a moment!


Fall 2014 Events


An Evening with Cheech Marin

Chicano Art: Perspectives of
an Art Advocate
Actor, director, comedian, author and Chicano art collector

Friday, October 3, 2014 | 7:00 pm

more information about Cheech Marin



Indo-Afro-Caribean world music fusion

Friday, November 7, 2014 | 7:00 pm

more information about Funkadesi


Spring 2015 Events


Cokie Roberts: An Insider's View of Washington. D.C.

Political Commentator, ABC News and NPR Former Co-Anchor, This Week with Sam Donaldson & Cokie Roberts

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 | 7:00 p.m.

more information about Cokie Roberts


The Clothesline Muse

A multi-disciplinary theatrical work with 6 time Grammy nominee Nnenna Freelon

Friday, February 20, 2015 | 7:00 pm 

more information about The Clothesline Muse


John Pizzarelli Jazz Quartet with Jane Monheit

Singers Over Manhattan

Friday, March 6, 2015 | 7:00 pm

more information about John Pizzarelli 
more information about Jane Monheit


A Reading with U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Hass

U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Hass
National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize winning poet, environmentalist and teacher

Friday, April 10, 2015 | 7:00 pm

more information about Robert Hass



Contact & Comment

To suggest topics, speakers or performers for future events, or to comment on the current series, contact Presidential Lecture & Performance Series lead administrator
Dori Bosnyak.

Parking Arrangements

We greatly appreciate University Parking Services for their consideration of our patrons in agreeing to provide complimentary parking preceding our events. Parking lots that are available for complimentary use are R03 - the Library lot, R11 - the Band lot, R07 - the Administration Building lot, and R13 - the Visitor lot. Please refer to the map for parking lot locations. Please note that parking in handicap, service and reserved spaces until 11:00 pm is prohibited without a valid TTU parking or handicap permit.

Past Series Events

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