Music Scene


Lubbock’s musical heritage inspires talent in every genre, from Texas Country to Opera. Whether you take in a music festival like Josh Abbott Band’s JABFest or explore the history of local legend Buddy Holly, you’ll find the distinct music of West Texas around every corner.


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Back 40 Grill

This bar and grill is home to a varied menu, full bar, and live music. Must try: the chicken fried steak paired with a Chilton.

Bar PM

Enjoy daily drink specials and diverse live music at this hot spot.

The Garden

Feast on food truck fare and grab a cold drink from the full service bar at this outdoor spot. It’s also dog-friendly, so bring your pup to join you while you enjoy local live music and patio games. Pro tip: grab a mimosa here during the Downtown Farmer’s Market on Saturday mornings during the summer.

Las Brisas Southwest Steakhouse

This is a true upscale experience with an even better atmosphere. Bring your date and order the finest cut of Black Angus reserve beef. This favorite is also home to over 650 wine selections.

Cactus Theater

Originally built as a move theater in the 1930s, this iconic venue is home to diverse concerts, shows, and performances.

Bash Riprock’s

Drop in on a Monday night for the legendary two-cent pint night while you catch a game on one of the 4 TVs.

The Blue Light Live

As the live music capital of West Texas, you’ll want to arrive early and stay late at this vibrant venue. Visit the stage that William Clark Green, Josh Abbott, and Flatland Cavalry call home. Pro tip: don’t miss the annual Blue Light Live Street Party in the summer.

4ore! Golf

Hit golf balls from state-of-the-art, climate-controlled tee boxes and virtually experience nationally acclaimed golf courses. Be sure to check out their calendar for live music and events. Must try: the Fajita Roll, a Tex-Mex take on sushi.

Cook’s Garage

Browse through one of the largest collections of neon and vintage oil and gas signs, while you get your fill of home style entrees and live music. Must try; the Hot Rod Wings.

Jake’s Sports Cafe

Grab a beverage, enjoy live music or catch a game on one of their 60 TVs.

Texas Cafe & Bar

Albarran’s Mexican Bar and Grill

Enjoy traditional Mexican favorites like fajitas, chile rellenos, and enchiladas. Hidden gem: this place has the perfect patio to savor a frosty margarita, paired with chips and queso.

La Diosa Cellars

With an extensive collection of curated wines and an intimate atmosphere, this is the perfect date night spot. Enjoy international tapas, a pitcher of made-in-house sangria and live music. Must try: the Sunday Jazz Brunch, held the first Sunday of each month.

Triple J Chophouse & Brew Co.

Sip local beers brewed in-house and dine on steaks cooked to perfection. Live music comes standard as a side. Must try: the Cactus Queso Blanco.

Lucky’s Roadhouse

Experience one of Lubbock’s newest nightclubs. Enjoy an ice-cold beer, live DJs, and a night of fun.



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