About Stubbs


“Stubb” was born Christopher B. Stubblefield in Navasota, Texas, as one of nine sons from parents he describes as “real good cooks.”

In the 1930′s, Stubb’s family moved to Lubbock, Texas to pick cotton, and it was during this time Stubb learned to cook by working in local restaurants and hotels.

Stubb left Lubbock to serve in the Korean War as a staff sergeant in the 96th Field Artillery, the last all-black army infantry, where he was a gunner and a respected leader.

Stubb used this time to perfect his culinary skills by overseeing the preparation of daily meals for as many as 10,000 soldiers.

After he returned, Stubb eventually opened his first restaurant in Lubbock in 1968, across from the county fairgrounds. He made his first barbecue in the hickory pit behind his place and filled the jukebox with vintage blues music.

It was here that Stubb’s Legendary Bar-B-Q was born…

In the 1970′s, Stubb’s restaurant became the heart of an explosive music scene. Stubbs was ground zero for musicians like Joe Ely and Stevie Ray Vaughn. Other famous musicians who would “play for their supper” included Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Robert Cray, George Thorogood, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Linda Ronstadt and the Fabulous Thunderbirds.

Although small in size, Stubb’s Restaurant was always filled with good friends, great music and plenty of Stubb’s Legendary Bar-B-Q.

The Lubbock location is now closed but the legend continues here in Austin at 801 Red River. Come on down for some Live Music, Cold Beer and Great Food!


Stop in and check out our other locations at Graceland Grocery, Mean Eyed Cat and Crestview!


@MichaelFranti lost in the moment. See him at Stubb's Fri Aug 25 for the Love Out Loud Tour. Link in bio for tickets! Photo by @antstoney. #loveoutloud #soulrocker

Thank you everyone for supporting #HotSummerNights presented by Red River Cultural District! It was a beautiful week of free music and events that brought together the Red River community, and we were proud to be a part of it. Photo taken at Golden Dawn Arkestra on Saturday 7/15.

@cymbalseatguitars here with a special Insta takeover in advance of tomorrow's show with @palodurotx at Stubbs! Here is Joe pumping gas in El Paso. More on @stubbsaustin Insta story!

Make up your mind // Decide to walk with me // Around the lake tonight - @thetoadies on "Possum Kingdom" 👑 See them live at Stubb's on November 10th with @local_h! 📸 by @underoursoles via @austinparksfdn

HEY YALL! We are @lolatried from Austin and we are gonna be taking over the Stubbstagram today, we're playing with @thekickback on 7/25 on the inside stage, hope to see you there! 📸: @katrina.barber

These shows are now on-sale! 9/1 Jon Wolfe, 9/8 Ghostland Observatory, 10/28 Keller Williams and 11/5 Matisyahu. Buy now at StubbsAustin.com

Downtown we let it go // Sunset high and our bodies low // Blood rush in the hazy glow // My hands, your bones - @ohwondermusic on "Lose It", coming to Stubb's 10/11 for the 6th Annual Waller Creek Conservancy Benefit!

@goldendawnarkestra plays at Stubb's for #hotsummernights this Saturday and it's FREE! Come early, stay late, and bring your friends. All are welcome!

Just announced! Jon Wolfe ~ Any Night in Texas Tour ~ with special guests Django Walker and Shotgun Rider at Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater Friday, September 1st!

The full list of farms, food and artisans is now available for the HOPE Farmers & Craft Food Market next Thursday, July 13th, including Johnson's Backyard Garden, Austin Kolache Company, Jeanny's Elixirs, 23 Soap Company and many, many more! See the full list and RSVP at the link in our bio. PLEASE NOTE: You must email farm@jbgorganic.com to reserve your box of veggies ahead of time.

Lead me back to the place I'm from / Past the farms and debris / You can see it from the highlands / As you roam 'long the range @thewarondrugs from "Come To The City"