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Lubbock Lights: Celebrating the Life & Music of Mac Davis

Thursday, April 7, 2022 | 8:00PM

Lubbock native country-pop singer, songwriter and actor Mac Davis was a true Lubbock Light. His early career saw success through Nancy Sinatra's Boot's Publishing, Inc., and achieved international recognition when Elvis Presley recorded his songs “Memories” and “In the Ghetto.” Davis also pursued his own successful solo career producing many hits including "Baby, Don't Get Hooked on Me, “Stop and Smell the Roses,” and “It's Hard to Be Humble;” but a local fan favorite is “Texas in My Rear View Mirror. He was a Grammy nominated artist, and named the Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year in 1974. As an actor, he hosted The Mac Davis Show on NBC, appeared on The Muppet Show and was cast in numerous films. His debut film cast him in a co-starring role opposite of Nick Nolte in North Dallas Forty.

Let's celebrate Mac Davis's music and legacy together by remembering him through an evening of conversation and listening to some of his best-known tunes. This Texas Tech University Presidential Lecture & Performance Series Lubbock Lights special event— hosted by Kenny Maines will feature many local musicians covering his songs to honor Mac Davis's contribution to the world of entertainment.

Lubbock Lights: Celebrating the Life & Music of Mac Davis will be a recorded event. By purchasing or being in the possession of a ticket to Lubbock Lights, you consent to being filmed and or photographed, whereas your image, voice, and likeness may be used by the producers for promotional purposes. Any photography taken, whether in digital or analog format, is subject to mandatory, non-exclusive license to the producers for use in promotional purposes.

General Admission

$20 individual
$55.50 season tickets

Purchase individual and season tickets through all Select-A-Seat locations, call 806.770.2000 or visit www.selectaseatlubbock.com.

TTU Students

1 free ticket

Present valid TTU ID at the East SUB information desk to receive your free ticket. Student tickets available one month prior to events.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at TTU Members

$15 general admission

Present valid OLLI ID at the Select-A-Seat Civic Center Box Office or order online www.selectaseatlubbock.com using your member promo code https://www.depts.ttu.edu/olli/.

Contact & Comment


To suggest topics, speakers or performers for future events, or to comment on the current series, contact Presidential Lecture & Performance Series Advisor Jo Moore.

Parking Arrangements

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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.

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