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october, 2023

07oct7:30 pm9:30 pmLubbock Guitarslingers @ Cactus Theater @ 7:30pm

Event Details

Cactus Theater
1812 Buddy Holly Avenue

Saturday, October 7th
7:30 – 9:30pm, Doors at 6:50pm


First 6 rows (A-F): $25
Last 6 rows (G-M): $22.50
Standard Balcony: $20
Balcony Box (Includes concessions): $50

Lubbock has always been a guitar town. From the halcyon days of the 1970s, when Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jesse Taylor and BB King would jam at Stubb’s Barbeque on East Broadway; where Tom T. Hall and Joe Ely played pool with broomsticks and an onion; when everyone from Terry Allen to Jimmie Dale Gilmore to George Thorogood and Muddy Waters knew to head there for the Sunday night jams – Lubbock has been a guitar town. Going back earlier, too: in the 1960s and the legendary Maines Brothers Band, who later spun off players like the ubiquitous genius player and producer Lloyd Maines, and a little group called The Chicks.  Earlier still, in the 1950s, when Buddy Holly and Sonny Curtis re-defined both the electric guitar and created the blueprint for what a rock band would look like going forward from that moment – we’ve been a Guitar Town.

Since October of 2018, the Lubbock Guitarslingers concert has become the signature guitar-related event in our region, recognizing the incredible breadth and depth of the guitar heritage of Lubbock and the region and foregrounding the best examples of that heritage in the best venues in the area. Join us for this year’s gala concert featuring: Darren Welch, Joy Harris, Cider Wave (Emily & Brent Wheeler, Mark Frandsen, Phil Smith), Mikey De Larossa, Will Boreing and Bryan Pacheco – with more names likely to be added in the coming weeks.


Please note: All sales are final. The Cactus Theater does not permit exchanges, refunds or credit for future shows in exchange for unused tickets.

Box office hours:
Monday – Friday:  3:00 – 5:00 PM*
Saturday:  Open 1 hour before scheduled shows
Sunday:  Open 1 hour before scheduled shows


(Saturday) 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm