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LEPAA Director Resigns After 10 Years

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Lubbock, Texas (News Release) – Tim Collins, chairman of the board of directors of the Lubbock Entertainment/Performing Arts Association (LEPAA), will end his nearly ten-year term as chairman in October. Collins will remain on the board and continue to serve as an advisor to management.

“I started in 2013 with a big dream and an equally big task of putting together a team of community members working to raise over $100 million to build the Buddy Holly Hall of the Performing Arts. I accepted the position of chairman of the founding board of directors and science,” Collins said. “Hall has been open for nearly two years now and has hosted performers like Bob Dylan, ZZ Top, Kristen Chenowith, Joan Jett and of course all his performances on Broadway. , this is a great opportunity to focus on other important aspects of my life.”

LEPAA board member and community volunteer Patty D’Alise summarized Collins’ tenure. “After serving under Tim’s leadership, no one in our community could have imagined being able to steer this ship from a much-talked-about dream to a fully completed Buddy Holly Hall.” “Tim is equally comfortable chairing our board of directors, managing construction sites, and speaking to community groups with enthusiasm and vision,” said Dallis.

“It may be years before people realize the true gift he gave to our community,” continued Dallis. “Stealing from an oft-quoted speech. The credit goes to the man who was actually in the arena, his face marred with dust and sweat. Those who strive bravely, err because no effort is infallible.” The perpetrator, but who is actually trying to do the deed?

Current board member, local business owner and community volunteer Mark Bass of Pennington Baths and Associates, will assume the chairmanship of the LEPAA Board in October.

“Tim Collins has spent ten years of his life as the founder of LEPAA planning, building and opening Buddy Holly Hall. Our engagement with partners, donors, patrons and communities has impacted quality of life for generations.”

The LEPAA Founding Board was established in 2013 to oversee the financing and construction work to build the state-of-the-art Buddy Holly Performing Arts and Science Hall. LEPAA is transitioning from a founding committee to an operations-focused committee.

The Hall is privately funded through donations from foundations, individuals, and corporations. No tax money is used to fund non-profit establishments. Additional funding is still needed to ensure that Buddy Holly Hall remains sustainable for generations to come.

“With the successful completion and opening of Buddy Holly Hall, LEPAA continues our mission to build communities through extraordinary experiences, creative collaboration and inclusive access to arts, entertainment and education. There are many ways to participate in LEPAA’s sustainability goals through personalized guitar picks, naming opportunities, and annual donations.”

For more information about LEPAA or The Buddy Holly Hall, visit,, or call 806.747.3200.