Every night, music lovers whisk themselves all over town to satisfy their craving for that one-of-a-kind live music sound. If there’s a beat, you’ll find a place to listen. The venues come in all shapes and sizes, ranging from places that can seat thousands of screaming fans to intimate house concerts that seat 20. Between these doors, you’ll make new memories with every melody. And if you’re lucky, maybe, just maybe, you’ll catch a glimpse of a rising star.
The Blue Light Live
1806 Buddy Holly Ave.
Located on the outer edge of the Depot Entertainment District, the Blue Light can rock out with the best of them. From budding singers and songwriters to today’s artists like Idalou native, Josh Abbott, the Blue Light is the place to be to catch tomorrow’s rising stars. If you see a line out the door, get in it. You’ll be glad you did.
2216 I- 27
Wild West is as wild as it is western. It’s no lie that Wrangler jeans are the norm, but year after year, Wild West attracts some of the best and upcoming country musicians this side of the Mason-Dixon Line. Pat Green, Wade Bowen, Cory Morrow and plenty of other bands with Texas roots have hit the Wild West stage. If you don’t mind rubbing elbows with an 18-and-up crowd, this is one of the best seats in the house.
1812 Buddy Holly Ave.
Buddy Holly would be proud if he saw the variety of acts the Cactus Theater welcomes to its stage. After opening their doors in 1937, the completely refurbished theater is now a mainstay in the Depot Entertainment District. They regularly feature local acts, big name bands and popular musicals that tour across the country.
5402 4th St.
Charley B’s opened its doors in Lubbock in January 2016, and the venue is busier than ever. You’ll find live music, multiple bars and 27,000 square feet of dance floor, the largest in the city. Sing along with your favorite band and have a great night out with friends.
United Supermarkets Arena
1701 Indiana Ave.
George Strait. Bon Jovi. Taylor Swift. Paul McCartney. Do I have your attention yet? People fly in from all over the country to see today’s biggest stars and living legends perform at the United Supermarkets Arena (USA). With 15,000 seats to choose from, the USA is still one of my favorite places to see big name artists without burning a Texas-sized hole in my wallet.
For more musical acts, big and small, check out the Visit Lubbock calendar of events.
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