MORGANTOWN, WV - SEPTEMBER 26:  The Big 12 logo on the yardage marker during the game between the West Virginia Mountaineers and the Maryland Terrapins at Mountaineer Field on September 26, 2015 in Morgantown, West Virginia.  (Photo by G Fiume/Maryland Terrapins/Getty Images)

Any chance to promote the quality of various Big 12 communities is a good thing in our book. And in this latest study/rankings done by the folks over at GoodDeedSeats.com, they went ahead and ranked the Top 50 best (smaller) college towns with the best music scene.

In the study, two Big 12 cities, Lawrence, Kansas, and Lubbock, Texas made the list.

In regards to Lawrence, the article states:

Lawrence has an impressive reputation for live tunes.  The city has been applauded by Rolling Stone magazine, Esquire, and the New York Times.  Live music can be enjoyed at several hot spots in-and-around Lawrence like the Jackpot Saloon, The Bottleneck, The Granada, and The Replay Lounge.  Numerous bands have coalesced in the city (or thereabouts) including The New Amsterdams, Minus Story, and The Get Up Kids. 

Meantime, there was also plenty of praise for Lubbock.

 Lubbock will forever be linked to rock and roll; it’s the hometown of Buddy Holly.  A festival and walk of fame used to carry his appellation, but were renamed after his widow demanded additional compensation.  The Buddy Holly Center has not changed epithets.  Mac Davis and The Legendary Stardust Cowboy also hail from Lubbock.  To see the next Buddy Holly, visit Blue Light Live or the Cactus Theater.  The United Supermarkets Arena is a great medium-sized venue in which to relish a show. It has a 15,000-capacity and has been home to tons of rock concerts, country shows, contemporary Christian concerts, and comedy shows as well.

There were also other cities that were close to some of our Big 12 homes such as Lawton, Oklahoma, Denton, Texas, and Des Moines, Iowa. Plus, a former Big 12 home, Lincoln, Nebraska, made the cut as well.

These guys do good work and it’s always nice to see some Big 12 love from them.

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