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Texas Tech University will be hosting the 6th Annual Lubbock Lights on April 16 at 8 p.m. Due to the on-going coronavirus pandemic, this year's concert will be free and streamed online.

Lubbock Lights was created to showcase the musical heritage of the South Plains and Flatland Cavalry is part of that heritage as all band members are from the South Plains and the majority of the members are Texas Tech alumni. The band also started in Lubbock.

Texas Tech President Lawrence Schovanec said Flatland Cavalry is "deeply rooted" in West Texas.

“Flatland Cavalry is deeply rooted in West Texas musical traditions,” said Lawrence Schovanec, Texas Tech president. “They have a significant following of core fans among our current Tech students & recent alumni. It only makes sense to present them through Lubbock Lights as they truly align with the vision and intention of this festival.”

Last year's Lubbock Lights was also moved online and saw an increase in audience. Dóri Bosnyák, head of the Presidential Lecture & Performance Series, said that Texas Tech had ten times as many viewers as they would have been able to host in person at the Allen Theatre. Texas Tech is hoping and planning to have a fully live event next year for Lubbock Lights.

The event is officially sponsored by the Office of the President and facilitated by the Presidential Lecture and Performance Series. The stream is free this year and can be found, along with other great information at www.lubbocklights.ttu.edu. The concert can also be found on Facebook and YouTube.

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