May 05, 2016


Lubbock’s musical heritage inspires talent in every genre, from Texas Country to Opera. Buddy Holly kicked off the “Hub City’s” music scene back in the 1950s, and since his passing, there have been many legends who have kept music alive in Lubbock. From Waylon Jennings and Mac Davis to today’s stars such as Josh Abbott and Natalie Maines, Lubbock has bred some mighty musicians over the years.

There is one in particular who has touched the Lubbock music scene for many years, as well as mentored Grammy-winning artists, renowned producers and Broadway stars. Don Caldwell, who owns and operates The Cactus Theater and Caldwell Productions, has been Lubbock’s main music advocate for more than 40 years.

Visit Lubbock honored Don and his contribution to Lubbock’s musical heritage on one special night. Watch the video below to see a myriad of artists and performers play just for Don. In his own words, “When words fail, music speaks.”

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