Cultural Index Thursday – Greatest Non-Sports Events In Lubbock History

Happy Thursday, y’all!

We’ll take a break form baseball, a new Lady Raider coach and whatnot to get to the really important stuff. Cultural Index Thursday.

In a few weeks the voters of Lubbock will go to the polls to decide whether to abandon the Lubbock Municipal Coliseum/Auditorium complex. Since that vote has been talked about, many folks have looked back over the years at the memories created there by non-sporting events. From concerts to other performances. . .

Today we want you to tell us your favorite non-sports events that you’ve experienced in Lubbock over the years. From a Billy Graham Revival at Jones Stadium to a Joe Ely Tornado Jam, what are some of your favorite events over the years? Maybe your family took you to some things when you were a kid. Maybe you grew-up outside of Lubbock but traveled to The Hubbaplex for certain events. Tell us those stories today!

We’ll have plenty for ya here on the site later today and Friday with more reaction to the hiring of Marlene Stollings and Tech’s home series with Kansas State. Be sure and follow us on Twitter and catch our daily Perisciope broadcast at  @RyanHyattMedia.


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  1. There a few auditorium activities I saw in the late 60s to early 1970.
    Ray Charles
    Carlos Santana (a very young Santana) he was overwhelmed by a Brazilian Bongo player. But Carlos was pretty good.
    Sonny and Cher
    The musical Hair (including the naked guys and gals running down the aisle) I don’t know where the LPD was that night.
    Bob Hope with a very young Lorrie Morgan.

    1. Robert Plant at the Municipal Auditorium 1988. He was all in on Zeppelin and rocked well in an acoustically challenged venue

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