Top 5 Live Music Spots in Lubbock, Texas
Have you ever woken up in the morning with a buzz in your ear from the night before and absolutely wanted to do it all over again? Yeah, you probably spent a good part of your night jamming out to some live music here in Lubbock.
Every night, music lovers whisk themselves all over town to satisfy their craving for that one-of-a-kind live music sound. If there’s a beat, you’ll find a place to listen. The venues come in all shapes and sizes, ranging from places that can seat thousands of screaming fans to intimate house concerts that seat 20. Between these doors, you’ll make new memories with every melody. And if you’re lucky, maybe, just maybe, you’ll catch a glimpse of a rising star.
Located on the outer edge of the Depot Entertainment District, the Blue Light can rock out with the best of them. From budding singers and songwriters to today’s artists like Idalou native, Josh Abbott, the Blue Light is the place to be to catch tomorrow’s rising stars. If you see a line out the door, get in it. You’ll be glad you did.
Wild West is as wild as it is western. It’s no lie that Wrangler jeans are the norm, but year after year, Wild West attracts some of the best and upcoming country musicians this side of the Mason-Dixon Line. Pat Green, Wade Bowen, Cory Morrow and plenty of other bands with Texas roots have hit the Wild West stage. If you don’t mind rubbing elbows with an 18-and-up crowd, this is one of the best seats in the house.
Buddy Holly would be proud if he saw the variety of acts the Cactus Theater welcomes to its stage. After opening their doors in 1937, the completely refurbished theatre is now a mainstay in the Depot Entertainment District. They regularly feature local acts, big name bands and popular musicals that tour across the country.
I got a glimpse of the group Paramore and their wickedly cool lead singer, Hayley Williams, at the Lone Star many years ago and I’ve been hooked ever since. Today, this outdoor venue continues to churn out great events and performances by some of the most popular rock bands in the nation.
George Strait. Bon Jovi. Taylor Swift. Paul McCartney. Do I have your attention yet? People fly in from all over the country to see today’s biggest stars and living legends perform at the United Spirit Arena (USA). With 15,000 seats to choose from, the USA is still one of my favorite places to see big name artists without burning a Texas-sized hole in my wallet.
For more musical acts, big and small, check out the events calendar on our website at www.visitlubbock.org