Hub City Country Jam

Country music lovers gathered at the South Plains Fair Park Coliseum Friday night to be a part of the first-ever Hub City Country Jam.

VIP members were treated to a catered meal and live music performed by Lubbock's own Tex Westas, a guy and girl duo who are making a name for themselves playing at local venues. You can catch them Thursday night (May 3) at the Blue Light Live in Lubbock.

The coolest thing about this event being held at the South Plains Fair Grounds was all of the fair food. The venue allowed outside food. However, asked that concertgoers buy their drinks inside.

The opening act for the event featured Texas Country artist Phil Hamilton, who had his first single land in the top 15 on the Texas Music charts.

The Eli Young Band, who got their start in Texas and have now gone on to be Grammy and ACM Award nominees, performed some of their greatest-known hits, such as "Crazy Girl" and "Saltwater Gospel." They also debuted their latest single, "Skin & Bones" off their newly released album, Fingerprints. The band's frontman, Mike Eli, says this song was written about his enduring love for his wife, Kacey.

Gary Allan met with fans before his set and posed for photos with each of them. The longtime country singer, who  was decked out in ripped jeans and a black leather jacket, pleased new and long time fans alike, performing his first and his latest single for the crowd to sing along to.

It was a night full of great musical performances, amazing fair food and ice cold beer. Hopefully, this event will bring more musical talent this way at future Country Jams. If you met Gary Allan, send us your pictures for a chance to be featured in a gallery.