Iconic Venue Billy Bob’s Reopens! A look At The Current State of Things Volume 1.

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Aug 302020
 

Right now I am preparing a vibrant return to the keyboard, with some articles on how to help out venues and the crippled music industry. EVERY festival cancelled for the year as well as EVERY show. We finally had a smaller version of Record Store Day today, with two other “drop days” planned for the year. With all of the failed shows and lost income from 2020, new albums were the ONLY shining light we had so far.

I opted to turn this article into a whole series of them, delving deeper into the state of live music as I study it both online and personally. In the next few weeks I am going to be reaching out to various markets all over the United States and abroad to find out JUST HOW bad of shape the live local music business is in…..BUT I WILL NOT write it in a dramatic or click bait fashion like other sites will.

This past week in Texas one of the more famous venues re opened, and is hosting shows with current prevention methods in place. Slowly, I am hoping that touring bands can and will slowly begin rolling again nationwide by the beginning of next year.

I do not care WHAT KIND OF MUSIC YOU enjoy and support, this whole deal affects ALL OF US without a doubt. All of us need to group together as one and help the venues stay afloat during this terrible ordeal. I’m going to be bringing you MORE great volumes of this subject in the future.

December Concert Lineup:
DEC 03 – Travis Tritt (Ticket Info)
DEC 04 – The Bellamy Brothers (Ticket Info)
DEC 05 – Stoney LaRue (Ticket Info)
DEC 06 – Cody Johnson with The Rockin’ CJB Unplugged (Ticket Info) SOLD OUT
DEC 07 – Justin Moore (Ticket Info)
DEC 08 – Cody Johnson (Ticket Info) SOLD OUT
DEC 09 – Cody Johnson (Ticket Info) SOLD OUT
DEC 10 – Pat Green (Ticket Info)
DEC 11 – Pat Green (Ticket Info
DEC 12 – Wade Bowen (Ticket Info)
DEC 17 – Parker McCollum (Ticket Info)
DEC 18 – Parker McCollum (Ticket Info) SOLD OUT
DEC 19 – Parker McCollum (Ticket Info) SOLD OUT
DEC 25 – Casey Donahew (Ticket Info)
DEC 26 – Flatland Cavalry (Ticket Info)
DEC 27 – Rodney Carrington (Ticket Info)
DEC 30 – Robert Earl Keen’s Merry Christmas from the Fam-O-Lee (Ticket Info)
DEC 31 – Tracy Lawrence – Made in America Tour (Ticket Info)

JAN 01 – Randy Rogers Band (Ticket Info)
JAN 02 – Randy Rogers Band (Ticket Info)
JAN 08 – Josh Abbott Band (Ticket Info)
JAN 09 – Josh Abbott Band (Ticket Info)
JAN 15 – Josh Weathers (Ticket Info)
JAN 16 – William Clark Green (Ticket Info)
JAN 22 – Robert Cray (Ticket Info)
JAN 23 – Scotty McCreery (Ticket Info)
JAN 29 – Randall King (Ticket Info)
FEB 13 – La Mafia (Ticket Info)
FEB 26 – Mike & The Moonpies (Ticket Info)
MAY 14 – Jon Pardi (Ticket Info)
MAY 15 – Jon Pardi (Ticket Info)
JUN 05 – Joe Nichols (Ticket Info)

New Concerts Announced & On Sale NOW!

More new shows have just been announced to the Billy Bob’s concert calendar. Tickets are on sale NOW for the following concerts:

nd visitor information, please go to www.billybobstexas.com

 

“The World’s Largest Honky Tonk” themed restaurant announces new plans and more concerts
FORT WORTH, Texas – The legendary Billy Bob’s Texas, located in the heart of the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, first opened in 1981. Billy Bob’s Texas has applied for a new permit that would allow the legendary Stockyards bar to open and operate as a restaurant, under restaurant guidelines. Management is still working on a few details but has every intention of opening BBT and the Honky Tonk Kitchen sometime between August 12-14.

New Concerts Announced for August!
Tickets for most of these shows will go on sale this Friday, August 7 at 10AM.

These upcoming concerts will be limited to 1,200 tickets; however, capacities could change after the first weekend of shows.

  • 1000 socially distanced Reserved Seats
  • 200 socially distanced General Admission

* There will be no bull riding shows or valet services at this time.

Billy Bob’s Texas remains dedicated to the health and well-being of the staff, guests, and entertainers. Learn more about the safety and sanitation processes at billybobstexas.com/safeandclean.

Upcoming concerts at Billy Bob’s Texas:
Sammy Kershaw
(9/11), Shane Smith & The Saints (10/17), “Hold My Beer and Watch This” Tour with Randy Rogers and Wade Bowen (10/23), Lonestar (10/30), Robert Earl Keen (11/6), Josh Ward (11/13), Colter Wall (11/19), Easton Corbin (11/27), Stoney LaRue (12/5), Jon Pardi (12/10 & 12/11), Randall King (1/29), Ted Nugent (1/30).

For additional information & ticket purchases visit www.billybobstexas.com.

Circle airing Live At Billy Bob’s Texas!
Live at Billy Bob’s Texas gives the listener a front-row seat to concerts at the World’s Largest Honky Tonk. The music series has compiled powerful performances featuring hits from legendary country music artists like Willie Nelson, Charlie Daniels, Eddy Raven, Gary Stewart, Asleep at the Wheel, Janie Fricke, and more.

Now, Circle network is carrying Live At Billy Bob’s Texas! Launched in January, Circle Media celebrates the country lifestyle and puts fans inside the circle of everything country. Circle offers entertainment news, documentaries, movies, archival, new and licensed programming, Grand Ole Opry performances, and more. Based in Nashville, Circle includes a linear network as well as a companion over-the-top (OTT) premium entertainment service which is expected to launch in spring 2020. Circle is a joint venture between Opry Entertainment Group, a subsidiary of Ryman Hospitality Properties, and Gray TV.

Go to CirclePlus.com for shows, schedules, and a simple guide to getting the channel.

Visit BillyBobsTexas.com/live-at-billy-bobs for more information, or to buy any of the Live at Billy Bob’s Texas CDs and DVDs, click here to visit the online store.

Billy Bob’s: Lending a Hand to Music History
Artists placing their hands in cement has been a tradition at Billy Bob’s for more than two decades.

Many of the club’s showcased artists have been honored with various awards and accolades. For some, however, their favorite honor is being part of what is now known as Billy Bob’s ‘Wall of Fame’.

Patrons can visit the Wall of Fame and see the handprints and autographs of Garth Brooks, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, and even Ringo Starr to name a few. Many fans enjoy comparing their hand size to the celebrities’.

To view the gallery, click here.