Tag: Culture

A History Buff’s Guide to Lubbock

Rich in history and hospitality, Lubbock is currently home to 260,823 people. The great “806” was established in 1890 when two towns, Old Lubbock and Monterey, joined to be the Lubbock we know and love today. Our humble beginning was built upon the prosperous farming and cotton industry, which currently produces nearly four billion cotton

Lubbock 101

While Lubbock may bring to mind Texas Tech University and its agricultural roots, a trip to the “Hub City” is most notably characterized by live music and artistic expression experienced in both galleries and wine glasses. As you begin to experience Lubbock as the locals do, you’ll find that West Texas has plenty of personality

Love Wine? Check Out These 5 Wine Festivals in Lubbock

After traveling to the “Hub City,” visitors are amazed when they learn that about 80 percent of wine grapes grown for Texas wines are grown right here in the High Plains of Texas. The local wine industry boasts five major wineries that transform these grapes into a stunning array of award-winning reds and whites. While

Foodie Favorites: Cheeseburgers in Lubbock-ise

Two interns, one city, endless options. Who has the best hamburger in the “Hub City?” We (Katie and Juno) set out on a quest to find out. These are the burgers voted on by our Visit Lubbock fans via Instagram, and we are here to tell you all about what keeps all of us coming

A Red Raider’s Guide to Lubbock

Alright, Red Raiders you did it. You were accepted into college, survived orientation, move in, and now, you’re on your own in a new city. This may be your first time away from home; not to mention, you’re juggling classes, campus involvement, social events and more. To help you adjust to your new change of

Cocina de La Sirena

Lubbock’s culinary scene is starting to make waves, and if you catch wind of this siren’s savory song, you may not be able to escape. Daughter of Lubbock restaurateur, Cat Traxler, Chef Jessica Fultz opened Cocina de La Sirena (Kitchen of The Siren or Mermaid), in 2016 after earning her culinary degree in San Francisco and gaining

Live Love Lubbock with Ryan Todd Garza

Ryan Todd Garza is a local photographer, producer and songwriter who has recently returned home from L.A. My icebreaker question to Ryan was, “What is your favorite reptile?” He answered, “An iguana. We had one in elementary school, and he taught me that it’s okay to be yourself and just relax under the heat lamp sometimes.” We

Live Love Lubbock with Mary Ruth Matthews

Known to her friends as M.R., Mary Ruth Matthews is a true patron of the Lubbock arts, from wine and letterpress to coffee and music legends. You can find her leading brainstorms and making friends downtown throughout the week and at Ralph’s Records on the weekend. She tells us all about her favorite artist, the new

5 Reasons Lubbock is the Perfect Destination for Corporate Events

As an event planner, you work hard to organize conferences, meetings and seminars that will keep your clients coming back for more. At Visit Lubbock, we know that planning a successful event is no easy feat, which is why we offer a broad range of services to help everything run smoothly. While our services alone

Lubbock’s Music Legend

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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