|FORT WORTH, Texas – Located in the heart of the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, Billy Bob’s Texas first opened its doors in April of 1981. Since then, music stars of all genres and generations have graced the stage for more than 17 million visitors of all walks of life to enjoy live music every weekend, making it an iconic stop in Texas. Not only is Billy Bob’s Texas a country music lover’s dream, but it has also hosted music’s biggest names from all genres over the past 40 years. Ranging from today’s hottest stars such as Luke Combs and Kacey Musgraves to rock legends such as the Styx to the most recognized artists in country music such as Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash, the talent alone speaks to the caliber of the venue. Along with concerts, the unique atmosphere of the “World’s Largest Honky Tonk” also includes live bull riding, and two-step and line dance classes for guests to embrace their inner cowboy. Billy Bob’s Texas has started a year-long celebration for its 40th Anniversary by bringing in some of music’s most well-known artists as well as a few up-and-coming stars from across the nation.
As part of the special anniversary celebration, there will be a cake cutting, vintage memorabilia display, commemorative 40th-anniversary merchandise, and a special word from Billy Bobs’ partners, friends, and more! The celebration will take place on Thursday, April 1st from 6-9 pm with an exclusive performance from The Gatlin Brothers beginning at 9 pm. The performance will take place 40 years to the day since The Gatlin Brothers performed on opening night in 1981.
The 12-time ACM “Country Music Club of the Year” certainly did not disappoint with the broad lineup of talent from beginning to end as part of their milestone celebration in April. Starting out strong, Larry, Steve & Rudy: The Gatlin Brothers (Apr 1) will kick off the festivities, followed by a blend of southern blues, rock, and country from Country Music Hall of Fame member Hank Williams Jr. (Apr 2 & 3), iconic country artists Midland (Apr 8, 9 & 10) and Dwight Yoakam (Apr 15, 16 & 17). Country music superstar Miranda Lambert (Apr 22, 23, & 24, May 1 & 2) will be bringing her loveable yet fierce energy to the stage, as well as American pop and country duo The Bellamy Brothers (Apr 30) to close out the month just as exciting as it started. Fans will not want to miss these unforgettable performances this month at the legendary Billy Bob’s Texas!
Billy Bob’s Texas has released a book titled, ‘Billy Bob’s Texas: 40 Years at the World’s Largest Honky Tonk.’ The book features everything Billy Bob’s Texas and includes historical documents, vintage photography, and personal anecdotes. The Billy Bob’s Texas 40th Anniversary coffee book takes a never-before-seen look into The World’s Largest Honky Tonk. The result is a collection that explores the rich history and larger-than-life stories of Billy Bob’s Texas.
April Concert Lineup:
APR 01 – Larry, Steve & Rudy: The Gatlin Brothers (Ticket Info)
APR 02 – Hank Williams Jr.- SOLD OUT
APR 03 – Hank Williams Jr. – SOLD OUT
APR 08 – Midland (Ticket Info)
APR 09 – Midland – SOLD OUT
APR 10 – Midland – SOLD OUT
APR 15 – Dwight Yoakam (Ticket Info)
APR 16 – Dwight Yoakam (Ticket Info)
APR 17 – Dwight Yoakam (Ticket Info)
APR 22 – Miranda Lambert – SOLD OUT
APR 23 – Miranda Lambert – SOLD OUT
APR 24 – Miranda Lambert – SOLD OUT
APR 30 – The Bellamy Brothers (Ticket Info)
New Concerts Announced & On Sale NOW!
More new shows have just been announced on Billy Bob’s concert calendar. Tickets are on sale NOW for the following concerts:
MAY 01 – Miranda Lambert – SOLD OUT
MAY 02 – Miranda Lambert (Ticket Info)
MAY 06 – Thomas Rhett – SOLD OUT
MAY 07 – Thomas Rhett – SOLD OUT
MAY 07 – Danielle Nicole @ the 81 Club (Ticket Info)
MAY 08 – Thomas Rhett – SOLD OUT
MAY 14 – Thomas Rhett (Ticket Info)
MAY 15 – Thomas Rhett (Ticket Info)
MAY 21 – Gary Allan (Ticket Info)
MAY 22 – Gary Allan (Ticket Info)
MAY 28 – Kody West (Ticket Info)
MAY 29 – Aaron Watson (Ticket Info)
JUN 04 – Travis Tritt (Ticket Info)
JUN 05 – Joe Nichols (Ticket Info)
JUN 10 – Jimmie Allen (Ticket Info)
JUN 25 – Shenandoah & Collin Raye (Ticket Info)
JUN 26 – Ramon Ayala y Su Bravos Del Norte (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 www.billybobstexas.com
Billy Bob’s Texas
Historic Fort Worth Stockyards
2520 Rodeo Plaza
Fort Worth, Texas 76164
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 celebrities.
To view the gallery, click here.
About Billy Bob’s Texas:
Located in the heart of the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, the 100,000 square foot cattle barn became Billy Bob’s Texas in 1981. Since then more than 17 million visitors have enjoyed live entertainment and real bull riding at “The World’s Largest Honky Tonk.”
The facility can hold 6,000 rowdy patrons on a given night and has been host to hundreds of musical acts, from Alan Jackson to ZZ Top. On Fridays and Saturdays, the venue also features live bull riding – a step up from the mechanical variety. It seems like an unlikely source for a series that has sold millions of albums.
Billy Bob’s has been named the Country Music Club of the Year 10 times by the Academy of Country Music.
To buy Billy Bob’s Texas merch or any of the Live at Billy Bob’s Texas CDs and DVDs, click here to visit the online store, or to buy tickets for special events and concerts, go to billybobstexas.com.