Local honored with award from NM Music Commission

By Emily Crowe
CNJ STAFF WRITER
ecrowe@cnjonline.com

A local music lover will be honored Saturday during the Clovis Music Festival, according to a Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce press release.

Kenneth Broad will receive the Platinum Achievement Award from the New Mexico Music Commission. He will be recognized for his

File photo Kenneth Broad sits in the Norman Petty Studios on Seventh Street in 2010. Broad is being honored by the New Mexico Music Commission at Saturday’s Clovis Music Festival performance.

File photo
Kenneth Broad sits in the Norman Petty Studios on Seventh Street in 2010. Broad is being honored by the New Mexico Music Commission at Saturday’s Clovis Music Festival performance.

dedication to teaching the public about the contributions of Norman and Vi Petty to 1950s and ’60s American music.

Broad has been the curator of the Norman Petty Seventh Street Studios since 1986 and has been involved with the Clovis Music Festival since 1987. He routinely gives tours of the studios to those interested in the history of the Clovis sound.

According to Broad, Vi Petty was instrumental in ensuring the story of Clovis’ musical past continues to be told.

“She wanted to keep telling the story,” he said. “So being able to do that gives us our pleasure and excitement.”

Experiencing visitors’ reactions when they hear the music that came out of the studios and see the pristine condition that the studio equipment is in is just one part of what Broad enjoys about his work.

“We’re thankful that we have it to commemorate their work and their contributions,” he said of the studios.

Broad will be giving studio tours Friday and Saturday, and will also be hosting George Tomsco of The Fireballs out on the studio’s patio from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

 

Today

Norman & Vi Petty Rock & Roll Museum Tours

9 a.m.-4 p.m., 105 E. Grand

$5 admission

No Refund, Junkyard Rhinos, Last Flight Out, StateLine

7 p.m., Curry County Events Center

Doors open at 6 p.m., $10 in advance and at the door

 

Friday

Norman & Vi Petty Rock & Roll Museum Tours

9 a.m.-4 p.m., 105 E. Grand

$5 admission

Kids Rock  Rock & Roll Assembly

9 a.m., Mesa Elementary

Tour of the Norman Petty Studio at 1313 W. Seventh St.

8 a.m.-12 p.m.

Echoes from the 50s

Jam with George Tomsco of The Fireballs

10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Norman Petty Studio

Bill Medley and Travis LeDoyt as Elvis

7 p.m., Curry County Events Center

Doors open at 6 p.m. $30 in advance, $35 at the door, general admission; $35 in advance or $40 at the door, VIP seating

 

Saturday

Norman & Vi Petty Rock & Roll Museum Tours

9 a.m.-4 p.m., 105 E. Grand

$5 admission

Tour of the Norman Petty Studio

1313 W. 7th St.

8 a.m.-12 p.m.

Echoes from the 50s

Jam with George Tomsco of The Fireballs

10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Norman Petty Studio

Andy Mason Children’s Concert

10 a.m., Clovis Carver Library

Back to the 50s at Foxy’s Celebration

noon-2 p.m., Foxy’s Drive-In at 720 W. Seventh Street

Buddy Holly’s Birthday Party

2-3 p.m., Norman and Vi Petty Rock & Roll Museum

Free admission

Jack Russell’s Great White and Night Ranger

7 p.m., Curry County Events Center

Doors open at 6 p.m. $30 in advance, $35 at the door, general admission; $35 in advance or $40 at the door, VIP seating

 

Sunday

One Lord, One Faith concert

6:30 p.m., Marshall Auditorium

Free admission in commemoration of 9/11