Lubbock’s Can’t-Miss Concerts for 2018
The wide open spaces of West Texas are known to have inspired musicians, songwriters and performers for decades. The area is home to the likes of Buddy Holly, Terry Allen, the Josh Abbott Band, Flatland Cavalry, Mac Davis and Joe Ely, to name a few. Even world-renowned musicians like Paul McCartney, Garth Brooks, George Strait and Aerosmith have performed in the “Hub City.” Along with the major headliners, Lubbock is known for its intimate live music venues that host shows nearly every night of the week.
Needless to say, Lubbock boasts an exciting lineup in 2018 featuring the likes of Blake Shelton, Brett Eldredge, Natalie Grant and Thomas Rhett. Since the calendar is packed, we’ve put together a list of the biggest upcoming shows from now to April.
TobyMac Hits Deep Tour
Friday, March 9 at 7 p.m. | United Supermarkets Arena
Seven-time Grammy Award-winning Christian hip-hop artist TobyMac performs some of his top songs as he brings his Hits Deep Tour to the “Hub City.”
Lubbock Symphony Orchestra Violin Virtuosity
Friday, March 2 & Saturday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m. | Civic Center Theater
Violin prodigy Simone Porter, who made her professional solo debut with the Seattle Symphony at the age of 10, joins other artists in performing the music of Maurice Ravel, Samuel Barber, Gioachino Rossini and Georges Bizet.
Randy Rogers Band
Friday, March 2 at 7 p.m. | The Blue Light
Randy Rogers Band featuring opening acts Shane Smith and The Saints, and Aaron Einhouse.
Friday, March 23 at 7 p.m. | United Supermarkets Arena
Featuring For King & Country, Matthew West, Natalie Grant, Bethel Music, Zach Williams and Social Club Misfits.
Thomas Rhett Life Changes Tour
Friday, April 6, TBA | United Supermarkets Arena
Award-winning Country music star Thomas Rhett will be joined by Brett Young and Jillian Jacqueline in this stop of the Life Changes Tour.
Mondays | The Funky Door Bistro & Wine Room
Local guitar player and lyricist Bo Garza is a Lubbock favorite. He struts his stuff at The Funky Door Bistro & Wine Room every Monday.
Second & Fourth Tuesday | The Funky Door Bistro & Wine Room
Savor delicious wine and eclectic food as you listen to the talented and versatile Brian McRae.
Tuesdays | Fuzzy’s Taco Shop South
Lubbock native, guitar player, singer and entertainer Junior Vasquez lays down the harmonies at Fuzzy’s Taco Shop every Tuesday evening.
West Texas Live with David Wilde
Thursdays | The Office Grill and Sports Bar
A new Country artist hits the stage at The Office Grill and Sports Bar every Thursday. Take in the show as you savor a cold drink and tuck into some spicy wings or a piping-hot cheese burger.
Along with all of these shows, you’ll find local and traveling bands performing almost every night at any of Lubbock’s more than 20 venues in the Depot Entertainment District and throughout town.
Planning on going to any of these shows? We’d love to see you enjoying music in the “Hub City,” so be sure and post pics using #LiveLoveLubbock.