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 January to April.
The Texas Takeover Tour featuring CROWDER
Friday, Jan. 19 at 7:30 p.m. | Lubbock Municipal Auditorium
Savor an evening filled with the soulful voice of David Wallace Crowder, American Christian folktronica musician best known for such songs as “I Am” and “Come As You Are.”
Lubbock Symphony Orchestra French Impressions
Friday, Jan. 19 & Saturday, Jan. 20 at 7:30 p.m. | Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theatre
The works of two of France’s greatest composers—Claude Debussy and Maurice Revel—are the centerpiece of the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra’s first concert of the year, which includes a performance by award-winning pianist Adam Golka.
The Songfellows Quartet – Southern Gospel
Sunday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. | The Cactus Theater
Wholesome entertainment and an inspiring message await at this performance by the legendary The Songfellows Quartet.
Blake Shelton: Country Music Freaks Tour
Friday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. | United Supermarkets Arena
Country music superstar and famed coach on The Voice, Blake Shelton lights up the stage with fellow all-stars Brett Eldredge, Carly Pearce and Trace Adkins for this one-night show you won’t want to miss.
Lubbock Symphony Orchestra Winter Chamber
Tuesday, Feb. 6 at 7:30 p.m. | The Legacy Event Center
Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and wine before an intimate concert by a small chamber ensemble in what is the final show of the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra’s Chamber Series.
Raised by Wolves
Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 6 p.m. | The Funky Door Bistro & Wine Room
Come to The Funky Door Bistro & Wine Room to sip your choice of wine, savor fondue and listen to the tunes by acoustic duo Raised by Wolves.
Eric Johnson Live – Full Band – Ah Via Musicom Tour
Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m. | Cactus Theater
In 1990, Eric Johnson released his Ah Via Musicom album with his hit “Cliffs of Dover,” for which he won a Grammy for Best Rock. Twenty-seven years later, you can celebrate Johnson’s award-winning music in the iconic Cactus Theater.
Dailey & Vincent – Live – Full Band
Thursday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. | Cactus Theater
Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent are two of the most elite entertainers in bluegrass, gospel and country music. They are members of the Grand Ole Opry and have won five GRAMMY awards individually and three collectively.
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.
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.