Famous as the birthplace of rock 'n' roll founding father Buddy Holly, Lubbock is one of the largest and most important cities in Texas. It's also considered the economic and cultural center of the state's Great Plains region--hence the nickname, "Hub City." And hub it certainly is--you'll find tons here to entertain you, whether you're looking for the thrill of action on the football field or for your heart strings to be touched by a particularly moving symphony.
Lubbock is home to a lot of arts and culture, and those seeking that scene may appreciate the opportunity to enjoy a live performance by the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra or Ballet Lubbock. When it comes to concerts, Lubbock doesn't rely so much on major touring acts to entertain its citizens (though when they do happen, they're often at the United Supermarkets Arena). Rather, Lubbock turns its focus on smaller acts in more intimate spaces, such as the historic Cactus Theater, a live music venue dating back to 1938. The Blue Light and Jake's Sport Cafe and Backroom are other favorite venues.