Texas Tech University

Museum by Night

Museum by Night

Museum by Night: Illuminating Ideas is an exciting new creation of evening events at the Museum of Texas Tech University for the adventurous adult, young and old. Each evening explores thematic experiences of living. Doors will be opened to novel perspectives, discussions, performances, and more, drawing from the community, University, and museum collections. Be inspired by artists, poets, theologians, writers, scientists, historians, and each other. Enjoy immersion: create, think and explore!

May 17
6-7:30 p.m.

Sounds of the Llano Estacado

Curtis Peoples, Ph.D., archivist for the Crossroads of Music Archive at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library at Texas Tech, and fellow musicians will present an overview of the music of our area—the Llano Estacado. The music ranges from Native American music, early ranch settlers, cowboy and western swing, Tejano & conjunto, a little bit of rock-and-roll and a little bit of country.

Featured musicians include:

• Tim McKenzie, fiddle, guitar, and vocals
• Kenny Maines, guitar and vocals
• Stephen Sanders, keyboards and vocal
• Stevan Martinez, accordion and Joe Torres, bajo sexto
• Lesley Sawyer, guitar and vocals
• Rev. Randy Cook, banjo

Dr. Peoples, a guitarist and composer who has worked in the music business for four decades, created the Crossroads of Music Archive in the SWC/SCL in 2002. He is also the head of the Crossroads Recording Studio in the TTU Library and hosts the Music Crossroads of Texas radio program on KTTZ 89.1 FM. He also teaches the History of West Texas Music and Texas Music History: Race, Class, and Gender for the TTU Honors College. His research centers on music and place.
Admission and parking is free.


Museum by Night is a co-production of the Museum of TTU and the TTU College of Education
In 2018, MBN is made possible with the assistance from the Helen Jones Foundation, Inc.
Comments or questions? jill.hoffman@ ttu.edu and/or pat.hawley@ ttu.edu, co-directors of Museum by Night
Thank you to Gary Morgan, Scott Ridley, and MoTTU Facilities Produced by the Education Division, MoTTU