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Arts, Culture & Entertainment


Finding something to do in Lubbock is easy.

Live music—there is lots of that; after all, Lubbock is the birthplace of rock and roll legend Buddy Holly. Major musical acts regularly include Lubbock on their concert tours with most playing in Texas Tech's United Supermarkets Arena.

Theatre—from Broadway touring companies to local theatre groups to Texas Tech, there are lots of opportunities to see, and participate in, theatre.

Art—The visual arts are abundant in Lubbock. From Texas Tech's own nationally recognized Public Art collection, to a number of museums and galleries to the First Friday Art Trail, there is any number of venues for all types of visual art.

Fine wines—Lubbock is home to five award-winning wineries. More than 1,000 acres of wine grapes are grown in the region.

Movies—There are several multi-plex theaters including an IMAX and an Omnimax venue.

If that's not enough, Lubbock has a tremendous symphony that draws nationally known guest conductors and performers, including YoYo Ma. The Lubbock Ballet provides quality performances several times year. The university's theatre and dance department and School of Music also offer a varied array of entertaining and cultural experiences.

Lubbock is home to a number of museums. The Museum of Texas Tech University is a multi-faceted museum featuring paleontological, textile, historical and art exhibitions. It is one of 200 museums nationwide to be accredited by the American Association of Museums. The museum is also home to Moody Planetarium, the Natural Science Research Laboratory, and the Lubbock Lake Landmark, an internationally recognized archeological site.

The National Ranching Heritage Center and the American Museum of Agriculture celebrate our farming and ranching heritage.

And of course, Lubbock's favorite musical son, Buddy Holly's life and music, as well as the work of local artists are celebrated at the Buddy Holly Center.

A complete list of Lubbock art places and venues is available at the Lubbock Arts Alliance website.

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Photo courtesy of the Lubbock Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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