Where To Enjoy Live Music in Lubbock

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If you enjoy live music and an intimate scene, then Lubbock, Texas has so much to offer you. There are plenty of amazing artists who come through Lubbock that are not mainstream yet. Lubbock sees a few big artists, too, if you prefer a larger scene. You have many choices for a live music venue; you can choose between a restaurant, bar, or a true concert venue.

Buddy Holly, Mac Davis, the Chicks, and Josh Abbott Band are just a few of the great people and bands that started in Lubbock. Of course, more than just local bands and people come to play in the Hub City. Some bigger names include Cody Johnson, Koe Wetzel, Parker McCollum, and Randy Rogers Band.

JAB Fest

We can’t write about live music in Lubbock without mentioning JAB Fest first. JAB Fest is a music festival held at the Lonestar Amphitheater, where people across the state come to attend. A two-day event that showcases the Josh Abbot Band along with local artists and Texas country music bands. In 2019, Grant Gilbert and Texwestus made their JAB Fest debut by opening for Koe Wetzel. All students who come to Texas Tech go to JAB Fest at least once because it is a great live music experience for anyone.


Almost every night, you can guarantee a live music event happening. As mentioned earlier, Lubbock has some great venues for live music. Many of these places offer drink specials during the shows and tasty food.

Albarran’s Mexican Bar and Grill is a good restaurant that provides outdoor seating with the occasional live music on the weekends. Visit their Facebook page to see their weekly specials and music live music lineup. They are located at 7722 Milwaukee Ave, Lubbock, TX.

The Office Grill and Sports Bar is another great place for good live music. Their Facebook page post their specials and the different events they host. They host game tournaments also. They are located at 5004 Frankford Ave, Lubbock, TX.

Triple J Chophouse is on the restaurant scene’s classier side in Lubbock but doesn’t stray too far from live music. With craft brews and the best steak, this bar is nothing but outstanding. In west Texas, manners are an essential aspect to people. You can view their lineup on their website or their Facebook page, which also shows some behind the scene content. They are located at 1807 Buddy Holly Ave, Lubbock, TX.

Table 82 is another great place to enjoy the music scene in Lubbock. Their back patio is the perfect place to relax and enjoy their bar. They have their weekly lineup posted on their website along with specials for the day. They are located at 4210 82nd St #240, Lubbock, TX

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Traveling across town, we have Charley B’s. This particular bar is indoors, hosting some major names like Midland, Randall King, and Roger Creager. This place is a great venue if you like to have a nice drink and see a great band. Their Facebook page shows the lineup and how to get tickets for the week. It also features their drink specials for the week. They are located at 5402 4th St, Lubbock, TX.

It’s no lie that Lubbock has a great bar scene for dancing and live music. The most popular place in Lubbock to see great people perform is Blue Light Live. Just a block from the Buddy Holly Center, Blue Light gives residents and out-of-town guests a chance to see outstanding people perform. Blue Light not only has an inside place to see performers but also a back patio where a second act is usually on. Their website has their lineup and how to get tickets. The venue is located at 1806 Buddy Holly Ave, Lubbock, TX.

Down the street from Blue Light is the Cactus Theater. The Cactus Theater opened in 1938 but didn’t start showcasing artists until 1993. To this day, this is still one of the greatest staples in Lubbock, TX. You can view their Facebook page or website for upcoming shows and how to get tickets. They are located at 1812 Buddy Holly Ave, Lubbock, TX.

The Garden, which is also located on Buddy Holly, is another bar that‘s attractive to other big names in the music industry. Their Facebook page has information about upcoming shows along with weekly specials. They are located at 1801 Buddy Holly Ave #5136, Lubbock, TX.

United Supermarkets Arena

The United Supermarkets Arena, or the USA, is known for hosting all kinds of music genres and some of the best performers. Carrie Underwood, Luke Combs, AC/DC, and George Strait are just some of the amazing people who have performed here. Their website has information on upcoming shows and events. They are located on the Texas Tech campus at 1701 Indiana Ave, Lubbock, TX.

You won’t find any place better than Lubbock, TX, for live music and dancing! If you like to kick back and enjoy a nice meal while listening to music, then the Depot District has many places for you. The service at these restaurants is top tier, and the staff is always friendly. There is always a band in town so you can see live music any night of the week.

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