Prospective Graduate Students
Lubbock has a vibrant music scene, with music for all tastes. Many music artists have called west Texas home, including Buddy Holly, Waylon Jennings, Joe Ely, Roy Orbison, Tanya Tucker, Virgil Johnson, Terry Allen, Pat Green, Lone Star’s Ritchie McDonald, Bobby Keys (saxophone player for the Rolling Stones), and the Dixie Chicks’ Natalie Maines. Most are memorialized on the West Texas Walk of Fame, and the Buddy Holly Center. Live Bands play Rock & Roll, Blues, Country, Jazz, Piano, and many other styles of music in Lubbock’s bars and in the Depot District. National bands also come to Lubbock to play for all west Texas residents. To see a listing of who’s playing soon, check out eventful.com.
Science and History
Lubbock hosts many museums which celebrate the history of west Texas culture, and blend it with the modern world. Lubbock is home to the National Ranching Heritage Center which hosts artifacts and events related to Texas’ rich ranching history, The Museum of Texas Tech University which also hosts Moody Planetarium, and the Silent Wings Museum which preserves the promotes the World War II military glider program. If you’re looking for something a bit more interactive, the Science Spectrum has over 250 hands–on exhibits and a giant OMNI theatre which explore our world in fun and exciting ways.
Chamber of Commerce
The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce has a 5–star accreditation from the United States Chamber of Commerce, and is the American Chamber of Commerce Executives’ 2008 Chamber of the Year. If you need to find information on relocation, Lubbock businesses, or Lubbock public policy, it’s a good bet that the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce has what you need. They can even help you to find places to have a good time while you’re in town.