Billy Bob’s Texas 81 Club Presents Streaming Virtual Concert Showcasing Regional Blues Artists May 9
Live at Billy Bob’s Texas Airing on Circle
Recent live stream raised $27,484 for Texas FFA Foundation
The legendary Billy Bob’s Texas, located in the heart of the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, first opened in 1981. While concerts for May have been postponed due to social distancing as a result of the COVID-19 virus, the colossal Billy Bob's Texas will continue their concerts as soon as possible.
Though “The World’s Largest Honky Tonk” will remain closed for the time being, per the latest Executive Order from Texas Governor Greg Abbott, the club is still finding ways to provide entertainment for guests and fans from around the world while doing their part to help the community and give back wherever possible. As part of a local effort, Billy Bob’s Texas recently partnered with Texas FFA Foundation which raised $27,484 with a total 694 individual donors which makes this the most successful individual giving effort in recent Texas FFA history.
As a way to continue to provide entertainment, Billy Bob’s Texas 81 Club will host a special virtual concert featuring some of the region’s most well known Blues artists. Performers will include Aaron Burton, Ally Venable, Buddy Whittington, Carolyn Wonderland, Chubby Carrier, Dr. Joe, Dylan Bishop, EJ Matthews, Eric Johanson, Gary Hoey, Jack Barksdale, James Hinkle, Jim Suhler, Jon Cooley, Josh Weathers, Keegan McInroe, Kerri Lepal and Junior Boy Jones, Larry Lampkin, Marcia Ball, Mike Morgan, Mike Zito, Seth James, Shelley King, South Austin Moonlighters, Texas Slim, Vanja Sky, and more!
There will be a virtual tip jar in association with the watch party where viewers can make donations that will go directly to 89.3 FM KNON, a Non-Profit listener supported community radio station.
For more information, visit www.knon.org.
There are a handful of May concerts that have been postponed or rescheduled such as Gary Allan (8/1), Tracy Byrd (8/21), "Hold My Beer" with Randy Rogers and Wade Bowen (10/23). Full Venue Update
For more information on all rescheduling and future announcements, 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.
Live at Billy Bob’s Texas will air: Wednesday May 13 4:00pm EST May 20 4:00pm EST May 27 4:00pm EST
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.
Location: Billy Bob's Texas Historic Fort Worth Stockyards 2520 Rodeo Plaza Fort Worth, Texas 76164 (817) 624-7117 DIRECTIONS
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.
About KNON 89.3FM: “The Voice of The People” is a 55k watt community-supported radio station in the Dallas-Fort Worth. Founded in 1983 and programmed live 24hrs a day by over 75 volunteer DJ’s reflecting the diversity of the metroplex and surrounding communities.