Lubbock: Stubb’s Memorial

Christopher B. Stubblefield was born in Navasota, and his family moved to Lubbock in the 1930s to pick cotton. “Stubb” learned to cook in local establishments and, later, oversaw daily meal preparations for as many as 10,000 soldiers as a staff sergeant during the Korean War. In 1968, he opened a barbecue restaurant that became a center of Lubbock’s music scene, attracting regular performers such as Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Stevie Ray Vaughan.  The restaurant burned in the 1980s, and Stubb moved it to Austin, where it continues to be a mainstay of food and live music. Stubblefield died in 1995, and a memorial statue was erected in 1999 on the site of the original Stubb’s Bar-B-Que. The site still features concerts and musical fundraisers. 

Stubb’s Memorial

  • 108 East Broadway, Lubbock, TX