News From Rooster Walk.

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Feb 062021


    RW12 * POP’S FARM  *  MAY 26-29, 2022

Sad news. Happy news. Big news.

     We held out as long as we could, but current and projected state laws governing maximum crowd sizes make it extremely unlikely Rooster Walk 12 would be allowed to take place at Pop’s Farm in late May. As such, we have several important announcements for you:    
   A) Rooster Walk 12 won’t take place this May. Which is very sad, but…
   B) We’re thrilled to announce “Rooster Walk Reunion,” a three-day festival at Pop’s Farm, will take place on the Oct. 8-10 weekend! RW Reunion will bring many of your favorite bands, vendors and friends back to Pop’s for something that looks and feels like RW in all the right ways, but adds changing leaves, cooler temperatures and an even more intimate vibe. We are sooooo excited about this! Stay tuned for more details very soon…
   C) We’re not done yet! We will also hold a series of one-night concerts at Pop’s Farm starting this spring, complete with on-site camping. These shows will be planned and announced as socially distanced (pod) concerts, but if state health laws allow us to change them into a good, old-fashioned “pre-COVID” format (AKA no pods) we will absolutely do that. Two of these shows will take place over Memorial Day weekend at Pop’s (Fri & Sat, May 28-29). Don’t miss ’em.
   D) Ticket Questions, Etc.: In the coming weeks, once we’ve announced more details about Rooster Walk Reunion and the spring concerts, we will offer ticket Roll Overs/Exchanges/Refunds. This means patrons who have already purchased a ticket to Rooster Walk 12 will have the following options: Hold onto your ticket(s) for use at Rooster Walk 12 held next year (May 2022); exchange your RW12 ticket(s) for tickets to the spring and fall events at Pop’s; get a refund for your RW12 tickets; donate your ticket purchase to Rooster Walk Inc. (a 501c3 nonprofit charity). **None of these options are available at the current time, but they will be soon. We promise to give you plenty of heads up via email and social media posts.**
   It goes without saying that we’re extremely bummed to miss out on Rooster Walk in May yet again, but it seems disingenuous and counterproductive to promote a festival that, based on all research and resources available to us, won’t be allowed to take place in late May. However, we are very excited to offer the spring shows and Rooster Walk Reunion, all of which will allow camping, dancing and much-needed merriment at Pop’s Farm this year! 
   Thank you so much for the incredible patience, love and generosity you’ve shown us over the past year. It means more than you will ever know. Can’t wait to see you on the farm.

Folks you know that I am still keeping track of well over 275 yearly festivals, from all over the United States, and I’ll continue to bring the news and lineups to light. Honestly, I think a lot of the festivals that are scheduled in the spring will be rescheduled for the fall.

I speak with as many festival directors and PR companies as I can, and I ardently watch all of the posts from all of the festivals. On a monthly basis, I get down and dirty for the purpose of music..and my readers.

This article is going to begin a series of articles about the current state of festivals on a huge scale in 2021. I am going to post videos, updates, and all of the news that I can come up with on this subject here.

So now,

Announcing Rooster Walk Reunion Music Festival, Oct. 8-10, 2021!!

Featuring The Infamous Stringdusters, Robert Randolph, Melvin Seals & JGB, and 25+ more bands
It’s for the bands, and the fans, the staff and the vols. For the vendors and menders and you’uns and y’all. It’s Rooster Walk Reunion, an amazing, intimate, limited-capacity festival Oct. 8-10, 2021 at Pop’s Farm that will feature a full lineup of Rooster Walk festival alumni bands, plus all your friends and family.
Rooster Walk Reunion is a 3-day festival in the rolling foothills of the Blue Ridge celebrating music, art, and the great outdoors at the idyllic Pop’s Farm venue. With approximately 30 bands performing on 5 different stages, an eclectic roster of great music guides the Rooster Walk experience.
In addition to 3 days of amazing tunes, the family-friendly Rooster Walk will offer a wide variety of kids’ activities, craft beer, great food, arts and numerous opportunities to enjoy Virginia’s great outdoors. 
If you are a current Rooster Walk 2022 ticket holder and you would like to transfer your tickets to Rooster Walk Reunion (Oct. 8-10, 2022), you will have that option. More details on how to do that coming you soon. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to

Tickets on sale Wednesday at 10 am!

More About Billy Bob’s Texas!

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Feb 062021

FORT WORTH, Texas – Located in the heart of the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, Billy Bob’s Texas first opened their doors in 1981. Since then, country music stars of all generations have taken the stage for visitors to enjoy live music every month, making it a must-go venue. From concerts, to bull riding, to line dance classes, and more, Billy Bob’s Texas truly has it all. Marking its 40th Anniversary, Billy Bob’s Texas is having a year-long celebration by bringing in some of the biggest names in music as well as a few of the hottest upcoming stars from across the country. Special guests hitting the stage as part of the 40th Anniversary weekend celebration include Larry, Steve & Rudy: The Gatlin Brothers (Apr 01) and Country Music Hall of Fame member Hank Williams, Jr. (Apr 2 & 3) and more to entertain unlike no other!

Throughout March, Billy Bob’s Texas has booked a wide array of talent from start to finish. There is no better way to kick off the month than with the high-energy of Shane Smith & The Saints (Mar 5), followed up by the retro, yet modern sounds of Charley Crockett (Mar 6), Koe Wetzel & Hardy (Mar 10 & 14), and Aaron Lewis (Mar 12). Country and rock-inspired superstar Kip Moore (Mar 13) will certainly delight every fan. Bringing their special blend of country and blues-infused rock, The Steel Woods (Mar 18) pave the way for Stoney Larue (Mar 19), Easton Corbin (Mar 20), and Samantha Fish (Mar 26). Hitmaker Justin Moore (Mar 27) will wrap up the month with a mixture of twang and southern rock influence that is guaranteed to have fans on their feet. You will not want to miss a single moment this month at Billy Bob’s Texas!

I have spent so much time researching many of these venues that are open now, and what is going on there. What steps are they taking to remain open during covid regulations?

What shows ARE REALLY going on around America? Well, not long ago general manager Mr. Marty Travis announced this big extravaganza that will take place April 2nd and April 3rd, and will feature none other than Mr. Hank Williams Jr.

ON SALE NOW: Midland and The Steel Woods

Billy Bob’s Texas first opened on April 1, 1981- which means our 40th anniversary is April 1, 2021. We’re celebrating 40 years of good music and great times for the entire month of April!

The full concert line up is still to be announced, but after 40 years of honky tonkin’- it’s bound to be one party after the next.

I’m not in any way a fan of Mr. Scotty McCreery, I think his music stinks. However this article was so positive, that especially now, I think we all need to read something POSITIVE amid all of this bickering and finger pointing.

Billy Bob’s Texas & Scotty McCreery Donate $2,100 To ACM Lifting Lives®

Jamey Johnson, Randy Houser, Lee Brice, Shenandoah, Collin Raye, Tracy Lawrence, and More Set To Take The Stage At Billy Bob’s Texas In February

New concerts announced and tickets on sale now for Aaron Lewis, Dwight Yoakam, Kip Moore, Jon Pardi, and more.

ACM Award winner Scotty McCreery played a limited capacity show at Billy Bob’s Texas in Fort Worth on January 23rd. $1 out of every ticket sold went to ACM Lifting Lives®, the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music that is dedicated to improving lives through the power of music with health programs and hardship services. With the help of Scotty McCreery and his fans, $2,100 was donated. Billy Bob’s Texas has partnered with ACM Lifting Lives® twice more since 2017, working with Kane Brown and Midland to raise money for the cause.

“We were thrilled at the opportunity to work with Scotty McCreery and partner with such an incredible and important organization again,” says Billy Bob’s Texas General Manager, Marty Travis.

“I love having an opportunity to help a great cause like ACM Lifting Lives, and doing it while performing at a legendary venue like Billy Bob’s Texas is an added bonus,” said McCreery.

“We are immensely grateful to both Scotty McCreery and Billy Bob’s Texas for their generous contributions to ACM Lifting Lives,” said Lyndsay Cruz, ACM Lifting Lives Executive Director. “Billy Bob’s has been a great partner in the past, and it was an honor to have their continued support during Saturday’s show. We look forward to using the donation to continue to support those in need in the country music community.”

Before the show, Billy Bob’s Texas presented Scotty McCreery with an oversized check showcasing the donation

Billy Bob's Texas / Scotty McCreery - ACM Lifting Lives check presentation
Pictured: Billy Bob’s Texas General Manager Marty Travis, Scotty McCreery, Billy Bob’s Texas Creative Director Terran Flusche.

Throughout February, Billy Bob’s Texas has booked a wide array of talent starting with Danielle Nicole (Feb 19) and The Cleverlys (Feb 20) will crank things up at The 81 Club, while Jimmie Allen (Feb 19) and Shenandoah & Collin Raye (Feb 20) will keep fans entertained with some of the biggest hits from yesterday and today on the main stage. Rounding out February in style with Texas favorites Mike & The Moonpies (Feb 26) and hitmaker Tracy Lawrence (Feb 27), there is no denying Billy Bob’s Texas is where the entertainment is at!

New Concerts Announced & On Sale NOW!
More new shows have just been announced to Billy Bob’s concert calendar. Tickets are on sale NOW for the following concerts:

MAR 13 – Kip Moore (Ticket Info)
MAR 14 – Koe Wetzel & Hardy (Ticket Info)
MAR 18 – The Steel Woods (Ticket Info)
MAR 19 – Stoney Larue (Ticket Info)
MAR 20 – Easton Corbin (Ticket Info)
MAR 26 – Samantha Fish (Ticket Info)
MAR 27 – Justin Moore (Ticket Info)

APR 01 – Larry, Steve & Rudy: The Gatlin Brothers (Ticket Info)
APR 02 – Hank Williams Jr. (Ticket Info)
APR 03 – Hank Williams Jr. (Ticket Info)
APR 08 – Midland (Ticket Info)
APR 09 – Midland (Ticket Info)
APR 10 – Midland (Ticket Info)
APR 15 – Dwight Yoakam (Ticket Info)
APR 16 – Dwight Yoakam (Ticket Info)
APR 17 – Dwight Yoakam (Ticket Info)
APR 22 – Miranda Lambert (Ticket Info) – SOLD OUT
APR 23 – Miranda Lambert (Ticket Info) – SOLD OUT
APR 24 – Miranda Lambert (Ticket Info) – SOLD OUT
APR 30 – The Bellamy Brothers (Ticket Info)
MAY 01 – Miranda Lambert (Ticket Info)
MAY 02 – Miranda Lambert (Ticket Info)
May 06 – Thomas Rhett (Ticket Info)
May 07 – Thomas Rhett (Ticket Info)
May 08 – Thomas Rhett (Ticket Info)
MAY 28 – Kody West (Ticket Info)
JUN 05 – Joe Nichols (Ticket Info)
JUN 11 – Jimmie Allen (Ticket Info)
JUN 25 – Shenandoah & Collin Raye (Ticket Info)
JUL 30 – Ted Nugent (Ticket Info)
OCT 09 – Jon Pardi (Ticket Info)
OCT 10 – Jon Pardi (Ticket Info)
NOV 5 – Robert Cray (Ticket Info)

For the full concert calendar, special event, and visitor information, please go to


Mike and the Moonpies


Mike and the Moonpies


Billy Bob’s Texas


Friday, February 26, 2021, at 10:00 PM CST

Tracy Lawrence


Tracy Lawrence


Billy Bob’s Texas


Saturday, February 27, 2021, at 10:00 PM CST

Shane Smith & the Saints


Shane Smith & the Saints


Billy Bob’s Texas


Friday, March 5, 2021, at 10:00 PM CST

Charley Crockett


Charley Crockett


Billy Bob’s Texas


Saturday, March 6, 2021, at 10:00 PM CST