Coolest Concert Venues

Where to Rock Out in the LBK

Buddy Holly Center at 1801 Crickets Avenue

Okay, so the BHC isn’t your traditional concert venue. But, remember in the summertime when they have their free Summer Concert Series?! It’s so awesome. The courtyard area is pretty, the music sounds great, and the adult beverages are refreshing. A unique venue in a cool atmosphere! You can even be looking around inside and still hear the live music.



The Blue Light at 1806 Buddy Holly Avenue

If you’re in the mood for some beers and live Texas country, The Blue Light is the spot to be! They’ve got bands jamming there practically every night – yes, really! Not just weekend live music for TBL. They have a really nice, elevated stage that you can read more about here. Check out their music calendar!


The Office Grill and Sports Bar at 5004 Frankford Avenue

Otherwise known as The Office, this place has some great live music (mostly Texas country – like Cory Morrow, Jake Kellen, Granger Smith).  They have a big menu, and the burgers are delicious. They also have wall-to-wall flat screens for all your sports needs! If you need any other reason to check this place out… here’s one: When your friends call you up and ask what you’re doing, you can proudly say, “I’m at The Office having a few beers!”


Wild West at 2216 I-27

This is the place to go for great live country shows in a very “country” environment (you will see lots of cowboy boots and hats).  Wild West brings in some big acts. I’ve seen Josh Abbott here many times, and it’s sure to be a good time. On nights when there’s no live music, they’ve got a huge wooden floor that allows for some great country western dancing. Warning: It gets very, very crowded and is very popular with the college folks.



Bash Riprock’s at 2419 Main Street

Bash’s is known for cheap, cold drinks (2 cent pint night on Mondays!) and is Lubbock’s oldest college bar. These folks introduced artists like Pat Green, Aaron Watson, and Cory Morrow before most of the music scene even knew who they were. They also support Battle on Main – an awesome event that brings in lots of bands.



What do you think is the coolest concert venue in town?

(Note: As you may have noticed, we strayed away from the “big” concert venues in town — United Spirit Arena, Lone Star Amphitheatre, Coliseum, etc…)


  1. smeevil

    Jake’s Backroom, Lonestar Events Center (for metal/rock acts). I’ve seen Toadies and Powerman 5000 at Jake’s, so they sometimes get big-ish acts.

  2. Sarah

    Thank you for your feedback!

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