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What's happening in Lubbock this weekend

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Masterworks: Ravishing Rachmaninoff
Lubbock Symphony Orchestra
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
1501 Mac Davis Lane

February 28th & 29th
7:30 – 9:30pm

Tickets:   https://tickets.lubbocksymphony.org/ or by calling 806.762.1688 or by visiting the LSO office at 601 Avenue K.

Amit Peled, cello
David Itkin, guest conductor
Dvorák  Cello Concerto, Op. 104, B minor
Rachmaninoff  Symphony No. 3

Created for his first performance tour of the U.S., Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 3 heavily features Russian influences. Known for his captivating energy on the stage, cellist Amit Peled will also bring patrons the chance to enjoy one the most-played cello concertos around the world, Dvorák’s Cello Concerto Op. 104, B minor.


Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
1501 Mac Davis Lane

Saturday, February 29th: 10:00am – 7:00pm
10:00am – 6:00pm | Exhibitor Hall Open
6:00pm | Cosplay Contest

Sunday, March 1st:  11:00am – 5:00pm

Tickets:  Saturday $15.00; Sunday $10.00.  Ages 5 and under are free.  Tickets are available at the door.  Tickets may also be purchased at www.selectaseatlubbock.com or by calling 806.770.2000 or any select-a-seat outlet center. 

Schedule of events on Saturday and Sunday are viewable here: https://www.lubbockcon.com/event-schedule

To view guests appearing at this event please visit: https://www.lubbockcon.com/special-guests



First Sunday Jazz Brunch
La Diosa Cellars
901 17th Street

Sunday, March 1st
11am – 2pm

Reservations online:  http://www.ladiosacellars.com/visit  Phone:  806.744.3600.

La Diosa Cellars features a Sunday brunch once a month, every first Sunday of the month. Join us for jazz music and brunch from 11am-2pm every First Sunday. Reservations can be made through Open Table on our website, by calling the restaurant, as well as walk-ins.  



Amanda Shires: The Atmosphereless Tour
L.A. Edwards
Cactus Theater
1812 Buddy Holly Avenue

Sunday, March 1st
7:30 – 9:30pm


$25 all floor and standard balcony;
$50 box seats (box includes concessions; present ticket at lobby counter before ordering)
$75 VIP ticket – Includes reserved premium seat on floor, souvenir merchandise item, VIP laminate and early entry to the venue. Limited to 30…specify VIP package when ordering.

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

Hometown girl made good….Amanda Shires returns home for a Sunday evening show at the historic Cactus Theater on March 1st!

“It’s all rock & roll – no golf!” is how singer/songwriter/violinist Amanda Shires describes her electrifying fifth album, To The Sunset. She’s borrowed a lyric from the track “Break Out the Champagne,” one of ten deftly crafted songs that comprise her powerful new recording. The Texas-born road warrior, new mom, and recently minted MFA in creative writing has mined a range of musical influences to reveal an Amanda Shires many didn’t know existed.

It’s been a jam-packed since the release of Shires’ critically hailed My Piece of Land: constant touring with her band and as a member of husband Jason Isbell’s 400 Unit; finishing her MFA; and winning the Americana Association’s 2017 Emerging Artist award. Armed with stacks of journals, she wrote a batch of new songs in a flurry of focus and solitude – in a closet at the Shires/Isbell abode. “With a two-year-old running around, there’s nowhere to hide,” Shires explains.

She reconvened with Land’s producer Dave Cobb (Isbell; Sturgill Simpson) at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A. While writing such stunners as the enchanting “Parking Lot Pirouette,” haunting “Charms,” and raucous “Eve’s Daughter,” she thought about their sonics. “I explained to Dave that I wanted the songs to have atmosphere,” Shires recalls. “That the album was going to be sort of poppy, and that I was doing that to bring some sunshine into the world, cause it’s pretty dark right now.”

Shires is renowned for her carefully crafted songs. Her influences include Leonard Cohen and John Prine, the latter of whom has been a mentor. “I was talking to John Prine while I was writing this record,” says Shires, “and he was talking about how using images that actually happened to you makes the songs true. Also, if you use images that you can see daily, it’s more relatable.” Shires took his advice in such tracks as “Break Out the Champagne.” “It’s all true!” says the resilient Shires. The near-plane crash over Newfoundland, her BFF Kelly’s fears about our apocalyptic times, another friend’s heavy breakup.

To The Sunset, says Shires, “is meant to be a positive thing. Acknowledging your past, and at sunset, your hope for a new day. ‘To The Sunset’ sounds like a toast: This day is over, we don’t know what’s in the future, but it’s hopeful, I think.” Shires has drawn from her own past on To The Sunset – and pointed the way to her future. She has set the bar high – sonically and lyrically – and she’s jumped over it.

Special guest:  L.A. Edwards



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