Lubbock Guitarslingers Concert – Live at Cactus Theater!
Saturday, October 7, 2023
Doors 6:50 pm Showtime 7:30 pm
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 Stubbs 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 – weve 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 years gala concert featuring: Darren Welch, Joy Harris, Cider Wave (Emily & Brent Wheeler, Mark Frandsen, Phil Smith), Mikey De Larossa, Will Boreing and Brian Pacheco – with more names likely to be added in the coming weeks.
First 6 rows (A-F)……..$25
Last 6 rows (G-M)….22.50
Balcony box (includes concessions)….50