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Tribute concert for Griggs planned Friday at Pub 50

The Avalanche-Journal

Two days after Buddy Holly’s 75th birthday, a tribute concert for the late Bill Griggs will take place from 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Friday, at Pub 50, 5001 Ave. Q.

Bill Griggs united more than 4,000 people, from all over the world, loved Buddy Holly and his music and has taught people about Buddy and his family since the 1970s by conducting tours keeping a spotlight on Lubbock for the last 38 years, said Susan Griggs, his widow.

Griggs was inducted into the West Texas Walk of Fame on July 30, 2010, and died from cancer on March 29.

The evening’s entertainment:

■ 9 to 9:30 p.m., “Dangerous Dan” Earnest, Glenn Burch and Bobby McDowell.

■ 9:30 to 10:30 p.m., Mike Pritchard and Mark Wallney.

■ 10:30 p.m. to midnight, Jack Neal, Bartman Carter, Philip Spears and “Dangerous Dan” Earnest.

■ Midnight to 1:30 a.m., “Dangerous Dan” Earnest and friends.

Performers are expected to speak about the late Bill Griggs for a short time before their individual sets begin.

There is no admission charge.

Call 747-4001 for more information.

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