FORT WORTH, Texas –
Billy Bob’s is the home of big-name concerts, bull riding and chicken fried steak with a reputation as gigantic as the state itself. Billy Bob’s Texas fans will be two-stepping throughout the month of April with top name entertainers from the past, present and future gracing its historic stage.
April Concerts & Events:
APR 05 – Tyler Childers (SOLD OUT)
APR 06 – Kenny Wayne Shepherd with Beth Hart
APR 12 – The Bellamy Brothers
APR 13 – Vanilla Ice
APR 19 – LANCO
APR 20 – Stoney LaRue
APR 26 – Jackyl
APR 27 – Tracy Lawrence
APR 28 – Cowtown Conjunto Festival
For the full concert calendar, special event and visitor information, please go to www.billybobstexas.com
CMT’s Hot 20 Coming to Billy Bob’s
A film crew for CMT’s Hot 20 Countdown will be visiting Billy Bob’s on March 29 to shoot a profile for their upcoming series on America’s Best Honky Tonks. They’ll be sitting down with country music icon Mark Chesnutt to talk about what makes Billy Bob’s so special, as the Texas stalwart celebrates his 44th performance at the legendary venue.
Tyler Childers April 5 Concert SOLD OUT!
Fans of surging country music star Tyler Childers took only 2 days to sell out his April 5 concert. The native Kentuckian is set to grace Billy Bob’s historic stage on a wave of popularity brought on from his 2017 breakout album, Purgatory, which ascended to #1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Album Chart.
More fun facts on Billy Bob’s Texas…
A Little Bit Rock & Roll
While Billy Bob’s is known for hosting the biggest stars in country music, it also hosts Rock ‘n’ Roll & Pop Music stars. Ringo Starr, .38 Special, Men At Work, The Go-Go’s, Steppenwolf, REO Speedwagon, Styx, The Doobie Brothers, Jackyl, KC and the Sunshine Band, Pat Benatar, Heart, and ZZ Top have all performed at the World’s Largest Honky Tonk. Even Ray Charles and Bob Hope have taken the stage at Billy Bob’s Texas.
The Stars at Night, Are Big & Bright!
Billy Bob’s is known for discovering new talent. In one weekend in 1982, it paid Reba McEntire $3,500 on a Friday, and George Strait $4,500 on a Saturday – a fraction of what those performers command today.
Real Bulls, Real Action
Billy Bob’s Live Pro Bull Riding takes place every Friday and Saturday night. We’re talking real bulls- not mechanical! Billy Bob’s also offers our guests a chance to be a rodeo star by providing an authentic stuffed bull photo opportunity as if they were part of the live action.
Lights, Camera, Honky Tonk!
Billy Bob’s Texas has been featured in many acclaimed films, including Pure Country starring George Straight, Baja Oklahoma starring Lesley Ann Warren, Peter Coyote and Willie Nelson. In Addition, Billy Bob’s Texas can be seen in reruns of many episodes of Dallas and Walker, Texas Ranger.
About Billy Bob’s Texas:
In 1980, at the height of the Urban Cowboy craze, the idea for Billy Bob’s Texas was born. Billy Bob Barnett and Spencer Taylor plotted what to do with a 100,000-square-foot department store that was closed and for sale. Barnett knew that the authenticity of the Stockyards and the size of the space would lend itself well to a nightclub. They hired a crew of 80 and set to work. Billy Bob was hesitant to make a commitment about when the club would open. He set the date for April 1, 1981. A fallback plan, if everything fell through, would be “April Fools!”
Originally, the idea was to capitalize on the popularity of local musician Jerry Max Lane by naming the club “Jerry Max’s Texas,” but when legal barriers of licensing that name began to surface, Billy Bob added his own namesake to the club and “Billy Bob’s Texas” was born.
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