Hub City Happenings: September

Written By Visit Lubbock Interns

September 05, 2023

By: Aubrie Harris

September 1 – First Friday Art Trail

A visit to Lubbock during the first of the month is only complete with stopping by the First Friday Art Trail (FFAT) hosted by LHUCA. FFAT is a free, self-guided art tour held in the Lubbock Cultural District in partnership with various art centers, museums, galleries, and downtown businesses. While there, enjoy live music, food trucks, and art from local, national, and international artists.

September 1Party on the Patio!

Adventure Park is hosting a Party on the Patio at their Thirsty Garden every Friday and Saturday through October 14th from 7-10 p.m. Great fun for the entire family featuring live music from a variety of local artists. Entry fees include free chips and salsa!

Experience homemade BBQ buffet style, Four Bar K is hosting a weekly Friday lunch from 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. for $15.00 per person. It will host a buffet featuring smoked brisket, sausage, homemade chicken-n-dumplings along with homemade sides. There will be free beer and live music every week.

Put on your detective caps and be ready to laugh at this 1920s whodunit where things go from bad to utterly disastrous. This global phenomenon is taking place in Lubbock during the first two weekends of September.

September 2Wolfforth Farmers Market

Locally grown produce and small businesses come together to make the Wolfforth Farmers Market their home every Saturday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. There’s something for everyone whether you’re in the mood for a delicious baked good or want to renovate your space with an artfully crafted piece of woodwork. Bring a tote bag and be ready to leave with an armful!

September 2Aretha: A Tribute

Join those at Buddy Holly Hall as they pay homage to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. This high-energy performance will have you singing along to some of Aretha Franklin’s greatest hits, such as, “Respect,” “Chain of Fools,” and “Amazing Grace.” Vocals for the performance will be led by Capathia Jenkins and Ryan Shaw. 

Due to popular demand, Caldwell Entertainment and Cactus Theater are providing the same amazing singers, the same talented band, and all new songs for you to enjoy. The doors will open at 7 p.m. with the show starting at 7:30 p.m.

September 3Hub City Garden Tour 2023

Behold the beauty and peace of area gardens with your friends and family on this self-guided walking tour across six varied garden settings in Lubbock. Garden locations will be emailed to those with passes the day before the event. 

Cactus Theater is throwing it back to the 1950s with the musical classic “Singin’ in the Rain,” starring Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds. There’s going to be a 2:20 p.m. matinee and a 7:20 p.m. showing. Enjoy this classic at the Cactus and get caught up in the drama of the transition from silent films to “talkies.”

Taco Tuesdays and Thirsty Thursdays combine at Velvet Taco’s “Party on the Patio” series every Thursday night. The party starts at 4 p.m. with discounts on Tacos, Chips & Queso, Miller Lite Drafts and Margaritas. 

Welcome to the Cactus Theater stage, Jason Boland & the Stragglers during their fall 2023 tour. He’s sold over 500,000 records across his 10 albums and continues his successful career as a musician on the Cactus Theater stage.

September 7Jeremy Couture Live (Solo)

Enjoy dinner and a glass of wine at Burklee Hill Vineyards with the musical entertainment of Jeremy Couture who will be playing from 6-9 p.m.

September 7 Buddy’s Birthday Bash

Celebrate rock ‘n’ roll legend Buddy Holly’s 87th Birthday at the Buddy Holly Center from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. The day includes live music, food trucks, various tours and screenings of “Buddy Holly: Listen to Me” all day long.

September 7 Un(Wine)d with the Arts

Join LHUCA on Thursday following First Friday Art Trail for a glass of wine and a stroll through the galleries featuring artist meet & greets. LHUCA members will receive a free glass of wine!

The band Shane Smith and the Saints is returning to the Cook’s Garage stage with Diamond Rio. Their performance will benefit West Texas Hero Homes, an organization that takes care of veterans and first responders. 

Experience a new way to enjoy Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse at Buddy Holly Hall. The movie will be accompanied by a live orchestra, band and turntables that will play music from the score and soundtrack. Grab your tickets now!

Enjoy John Tesh’s debut performance at the Cactus Theater on a Saturday night. He’s known for his ever-evolving musical prowess whether it’s conquering the jazz genre, leading the CCM/Worship with some of the best-selling recordings, or being a part of a 7-piece band. It’s sure to be a unique experience for all kinds of music fans.

Texas Tech’s first home game of the season. Watch as they take on the University of Oregon at Jones AT&T Stadium!

Grand Ole Opry member Mark Wills is coming to Hub City and performing on the Cactus Theater stage with West Texas legend Kenny Maines. The doors will open at 6:20 p.m. with the show starting at 7:00 p.m. Get your tickets before they’re sold out!

September 12Fall SOUND! Chamber

Push your boundaries and visit LHUCA’s popular SOUND! Chamber. The collision of light, sound and color will create a night to remember.

Texas Tech University’s School of Music is holding an open house from 4:30-7:00 p.m. and offering beginner youth string instrument classes. If you have a 4th or 5th grader interested in learning the violin, viola, cello, double or harp these are the lessons for them.

September 14 The Women United Festival

Lubbock’s first annual “Women United Festival” is being hosted by the Texas Women’s Alliance from 6:00-9:00 p.m. It will be an unforgettable night featuring music from local artists and speeches from women who are advocating for change in the Lubbock community.

Join John Baumann, country singer/songwriter and on par with Josh Abbott, William Clark Green and Cleto Cordero, and Blue Water Highway, an Austin-based folk rock band, as they come together to play at the Cactus Theater from 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

September 15 Jeremy Couture Live (Solo)

Visit the bar at the Embassy Suites Hotel for a drink and to listen to the live music accompaniment of Jeremy Couture from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Watch as Texas Tech takes on Tarleton State University for the second home of the season at the Jones AT&T Stadium.

September 16 Hub City Renaissance Faire

Join the LHUCA for the first Renaissance Faire in the Hub City. Dress up and enjoy music, theater, vendors, food and more!

A musical comedy production presented by the Pride of West Texas Show Chorus showcasing a dog-style whodunit. Featuring a cappella barbershop-style music that will follow the stories of “Killer,” “Otis,” and dog friends from Sweet Addie’s Rescue.

September 16 Jeremy Couture Live (Solo)

Grab a beer with some friends at The Brewery LBK and enjoy the musical accompaniment of Jeremy Couture from 7- 10:00 p.m.

Certification classes are being offered from the Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED courses to the public by the YWCA. These classes will be offered once a month through the end of 2023.

Join in the day’s celebration, festivities begin with a parade at 10 a.m. Fiestas Patrias starts at 11 a.m. Bring your chair and enjoy live entertainment in the form of Folklorico dancers, mariachi and other local bands. 

September 17Jo Koy – World Tour

Be ready to laugh with Jo Koy’s comedy routine. From performing in a small Las Vegas coffee house to selling out arenas around the world, Jo Koy’s unique brand of comedy will surely entice the whole family.

September 21 –  Flatland Film Festival

LHUCA’s 20th Annual Flatland Film Festival will celebrate and focus on filmmaking excellence through feature films, short films and special panels. The event will last all weekend with passes at $15 for a full weekend and $10 day passes.

September 22Lubbock Symphony: Rhapsodies

Experience live, the opening concert of the season for the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra showcasing a blend of jazz and classical music. The program will feature songs like George Gershwin’s iconic “Rhapsody in Blue” all the way to Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 5.” This concert is not one to be missed

Enjoy new, original music from singer/songwriters during the 3rd annual Buddy Holly Songwriters Showcase featuring artists from Texas, Nashville, the UK and New Zealand. You will surely delight in the music of these artists, who began as strangers at the beginning of the week. 

Dubbed as one of “America’s most versatile musicians,” Junior Brown is showcasing his talents on the Cactus Theater stage. His music spans multiple genres such as country, classical, modern jazz and rap. There’s something for everyone at one of Brown’s shows, get your tickets now!

These nocturnal adventures through the Yellowhouse Draw begin 30 minutes before sunset and allow you to experience historic landmarks in new, interesting ways. Be sure to wear comfortable, sturdy shoes while you’re out on the trail and enjoy the sights of Lubbock Lake National Historic Landmark.

Come experience Moses Snow as he personifies the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Elvis Presley, through his iconic look, magnetic stage presence and legendary sound. The Fabulous Blackwood Quartet will act as the backing vocals carrying on the tradition of the original gospel vocals. The show starts at 7:30 p.m., so be sure to get your tickets and don’t miss out!

Welcome back to the stage at Cook’s Garage, the Josh Abbott Band featuring Clayton Mullen and other special guest artists. Doors open at 6 p.m. so be sure to get there early and enjoy some music.

September 24The Beach Boys

The Beach Boys are coming to the Buddy Holly Hall stage. Feel like you’re riding the waves and enjoy the music that is synonymous to the California lifestyle. The group will play two shows, one starting at 7:30 p.m. and one additional show that was just added at 3 p.m.

If you’re wanting to have a fun afternoon and learn how to create a hand-tied bouquet, join – professional wedding planner and flower enthusiast – Maddie Ward. This is great practice for future weddings, hosting the holidays, giving a gift to a friend or just for fun! Fees will cover supplies needed, so come enjoy the world of bouquet assembly.

September 29SpookTober

Experience the fright fest and spooky sights that is SpookTober in Adventure Park. Get a round of golf, a pass through the laser maze and a $5 game card for $15.99.

Join this band of experienced musicians as they recreate hits from the ‘70s hit band Bread. Audiences are enthralled about how closely the live performances mimic the cherished records they listened to back in the day. The show starts at 6 p.m. – get your tickets now!

Watch as the Texas Tech Red Raiders take on the University of Houston at Jones AT&T Stadium for their third home game. Come down to the stadium to see the game in person or find your favorite sports bar across Lubbock to enjoy the game with some friends.


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