Variety Galore at Lubbock Music Fest in Texas

The city of Lubbock in Texas will be hosting its first music festival on September 27-29, 2012. Aptly named Lubbock Music Fest, the event’s line-up will be sure to attract music-loving revelers from far and wide to enjoy performances by, among others, Rare Earth, America, Grouplove, Code Canada, Shiny Toy Guns, Grupo Siggno, and the Departed. Primarily sponsored by Civic Lubbock Inc, the festival is being organized by Broadway Festivals. Adding to the attraction for festival-goers is the city’s first wine event – Wines and Vines Festival – taking place on September 28-29 at McPherson Cellars, with thirteen wineries participating and including a Hub City Chefs Competition. The annual Jessefest celebration on September 27 and Lubbock Symphony Orchestra’s season-opening concerts on September 28-29 will also be incorporated into the Lubbock Music Fest.


Three inductions into the West Texas Walk of Fame will be one of the highlights of the festival opening on September 27. The honorees are the late Jesse Taylor, producer Lloyd Maines, and legendary musical duo Tommy and Charlene Hancock. A free concert by the Crickets at the Cactus Theater will kick-off the Jessefest at the Tornado Gallery. Music options for opening night include Grupo Siggno at the Cactus Courtyard, the Damn Quails at Blue Light Live and Desertman at La Diosa.

Two outdoor venues and numerous indoor locations within the Depot Entertainment District of Lubbock will feature a range of music genres to suit all tastes. Headline concerts will take place on Texas Avenue on an outdoor stage, featuring Grouplove and Shiny Toy Guns on September 28, with America and Rare Earth on September 29. The second outdoor stage will be located at the Buddy and Maria Elena Holly Plaza with Cody Canada and the Departed as headline acts and Red Shahan & the Vityls opening.

Depot Entertainment District venues include the Flatlanders, Bob Schneider, Thrift Store Cowboys and Joe Ely Band at the Cactus Theater; Rodney Parker & 50 Peso Reward at Blue Light Live; Kinky Wizards at the Firehouse Grill; DJ Merman at Melt; DJ Zach Kosta at Kong’s; and Daniel Vasquez and Bo Garza at Triple J Chophouse. The Tornado Gallery will be hosting a local artist showcase.

Organizers are going to great lengths to provide a weekend of excellent music in a vibrant party atmosphere, with the goal of making the Lubbock Music Fest an annual event.