With a rich history rooted in Lubbock, the Cactus Theater originally stood as a neighborhood movie theater from 1938-1958. Since the mid-1990s the theater has been transformed into a music venue, helping cultivate local talent while attracting performers from around the state and country. With multiple performances taking place almost every week, the Cactus Theater continues to be a local hot spot that both visitors and residents of Lubbock love to check out.
Location: 1812 Buddy Holly Ave.
The Blue Light Live
Known as the Americana music hub of Lubbock, the Blue Light Live supports both local and regional songwriters for Singer/Songwriter Nights with Jerry Serrano, as well as sold out concerts on the weekends from artists nationwide. The intimate atmosphere offers a unique setting unlike any other in Lubbock, creating a relationship with the artists that is hard to come by. With great drinks and amazing music, the Blue Light Live is a must-see spot.
Location: 1806 Buddy Holly Ave.
Triple J Chophouse & Brew Co.
Delicious food and an in-house brewing company makes this restaurant a staple in Lubbock. A comfortable environment, friendly staff and a variety of menu items keeps locals and visitors coming back for more. Offering an authentic steakhouse atmosphere and live music at night, Triple J is a great place to go with friends or a date night out. Start your meal off with the Cactus Queso Blanco and a house-brewed beer, enjoy the Ancho Grilled Filet Mignon for your entrée and cap your meal off the Praline Bread Pudding for dessert.
Location: 1807 Buddy Holly Ave.
La Diosa Cellars & McPherson Cellars
Looking for something with an international flair? Head to La Diosa Cellars to enjoy Spanish-inspired tapas and a great selection of wine while you dine in an eclectic setting unlike any other. Showcasing art throughout the bistro and hosting live music nights, La Diosa offers a one-of-a-kind experience that visitors can’t miss. Head to La Diosa for a light lunch, a drink with friends or a pitcher of their signature sangria.
McPherson Cellars is owned by the McPherson family who have been a part of the Texas grape-growing and winemaking industry for over 40 years. Winemaker Kim McPherson has been successful in the business, to date winning over 600 medals in state, national and international competitions. In the summer, McPherson Cellars hosts weekly patio nights at the winery with live music, food trucks and, of course, wine. Tours and tastings are also available during their hours of operation throughout the year.
Locations: La Diosa Cellars – 901 17th St./ McPherson Cellars – 1615 Texas Ave.
Jux-Ta-Posh & The Lucky Ladle Co.
Uniquely reimagined, recycled and repurposed treasures are what you will find at Jux-Ta-Posh. With eclectic finds perfect for any home, Jux-Ta-Posh offers handcrafted furniture and salvaged materials with a rich historic background from all over the country.
Next door to Jux-Ta-Posh, you’ll find The Lucky Ladle Co. This local shop puts a new spin on modern décor, design, furniture and gifts. Not only do they offer a mix of new, antique, industrial and reclaimed home furnishings and accessories, they provide consultations to help buyers find one-of-a-kind conversational pieces for their home. If you are looking for something out-of-the-box, Jux-Ta-Posh and The Lucky Ladle Co. are the places you need to visit to make your space stand out.
Location: Jux-Ta-Posh – 1702 Buddy Holly Ave./The Lucky Ladle Co. – 901 17th St., Suite 1
Whether you’re looking for live music, wanting to sample a glass (or two) of vino or just shopping for home decor, you can find it in the Depot Entertainment District. Don’t forget to share your Depot adventures with us using #LiveLoveLubbock!
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