Panhandle Plains entertainment

Top Choice Spectator Sport in Abilene

Big Country Raceway

Racing cars is a Texas tradition and Abilene's drag strip is open to everyone. Watch dudes in their pickups challenge each other or go nuts and trash your minivan. The track is generally open Friday nights and all d…
Live Music in Big Spring


There are few west Texas dancehalls more authentic than the Stampede, a bare-bones, early-1950s affair 1.5 miles northeast of Big Spring. If you're real lucky you'll catch Jody Nix and the Cowboys (,…
Live Music in Lubbock

Blue Light

This legendary club has plenty of live Texas country and rock.
Theater in Palo Duro Canyon State Park


Hokey, jingoistic, over-the-top, effervescent and loud are just some of the adjectives for this open-air musical show in the natural beauty of the park's Pioneer Amphitheatre. From 6pm on show nights, it offers an e…
Theater in Albany

Fort Griffin Fandangle

Each June, several hundred Albany townspeople get together and put on a show, Fort Griffin Fandangle. This energetic musical tells the story of the area’s pioneer days, complete with a cattle drive, stagecoach chase…
Theater in Lubbock

Cactus Theater

This handsome 1938 theater presents live music and various tribute acts like Neil Diamond: 50 Years of Hit.