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“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

Friday, August 14 – The Bellamy Brothers (10 PM)
Saturday, August 15 – Flatland Cavalry (10 PM)
Friday, August 21 – Tracy Byrd (10 PM)
Saturday, August 22 – Casey Donahew (10 PM)
Sunday, August 23 – Chad Prather (8 PM)
Friday, August 28 – TBA
Sunday, August 29 – Josh Abbott Band (10 PM)

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

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

Casey & Melinda Donahew host “Boots and Blood” Drive at Billy Bob’s Texas 81 Club

Did you know that every two seconds, someone in America requires blood? People with cancer, trauma patients, premature babies, accident victims and more.

As a national network, the Red Cross has a responsibility to meet the demand for blood and help ensure it is available for patients whenever and wherever it is needed, but we need your help. The coronavirus pandemic has caused a decline in blood units collected.

WHAT: Casey & Melinda Donahew partner with the American Red Cross
 to host “Boots and Blood” Drive
WHEN: Saturday, August 8 | 9AM – 3 PM
WHERE: Billy Bob’s Texas 81 Club, 2525 Rodeo Plaza Fort Worth, TX 76164

Casey will be playing music throughout the day, so the donors can hear some live music while they donate! Casey and Melinda will also be giving away goodie bags.

Red Cross is taking all safety precautions to protect donors and staff. Everyone that comes into the blood drive will have to wear a mask and have their temperature taken. All surfaces are completely sanitized between donors. As an added benefit, all blood, platelet, and plasma donations will be tested for COVID-19 antibodies as an additional health service to blood donors.

Note: The Red Cross is not testing donors to diagnose illness, referred to as a diagnostic test, and a positive antibody test results do not confirm infection or immunity; a positive antibody test indicates potential exposure to the virus.

Click Here to schedule your appointment

Unable to donate blood, but would still like to help out?
Make a donation here!

Rep. Williams to Hold Press Conference at Billy Bob’s Texas

Congressman Roger Williams (R-TX-25) will be holding a press conference at Billy Bob’s Texas on Friday, August 7, 2020 at 11:00AM (CT) highlighting the urgency of providing relief to independent live music venues through the Save Our Stages Act. He will be joined by venue owners and artists from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

There will be an opportunity to film b-roll footage at the venue beginning at 11:00AM CT. Details are as follows:

WHAT: Congressman Roger Williams holds press conference at Billy Bob’s Texas 
WHEN: Friday, August 7, 2020 11:00AM – 11:45AM CT
WHERE: Billy Bob’s Texas 2520 Rodeo Plaza Fort Worth, TX 76164

Wearing a face covering and adhering to social distancing guidelines will be mandatory for the event. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Heather Douglass (

Congressman Williams recently introduced the bipartisan Save Our Stages Act to create a grant program through the Small Business Administration specifically for independent live music venues facing devastation during COVID-19. To view quotes of support for the Save Our Stages Act from artists and Texas-based music venues, please click here. To view Congressman Williams’ earlier remarks on the House floor urging passage of the bill, please click here.

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.

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

Visit for more information.

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

For important updates and more information visit Billy Bob’s Texas social channels linked below.

Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube

Billy Bob’s Texas
Historic Fort Worth Stockyards
2520 Rodeo Plaza
Fort Worth, Texas 76164
(817) 624-7117

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New York City Ballet Dancers Unite with Art Without Borders during COVID-19

New York City Ballet Dancers Unite with Art Without Borders during COVID-19

Megan Fairchild in George Balanchine’s “Raymonda Variations” Photo © Erin Baiano

NEW YORK, NY – Art Without Borders New York, a nonprofit organization with goals to inspire and expand imagination through the arts, is offering an exclusive Mentorship Program for students pursuing a career in the performing arts. The program provides a unique experience connecting students with world renowned industry professionals in the United States, including current and former company members from the New York City Ballet and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and Broadway.

Students registered to attend five or more virtual classes during Summer and Fall 2020 will have the opportunity to apply for the AWB Mentorship Program. As part of this rare opportunity, each teaching artist will select one student as a mentee based on their work during the virtual program. The mentees will be offered: private coaching, guidance on academic and career goals, tickets to selected performances with a personalized backstage tour, and access to all AWB classes and events in 2021.

AWB Virtual Program is currently open for registrations and offered at $25 for a single class, $112.50 package of five classes, $225 package of ten classes, and $350 subscription package of twenty classes at 90 minutes per session. There are flexible subscription packages available and valid during the COVID-19 pandemic. Interested individuals can book any subscription package mentioned above and combine any class until the end of 2020.

Art Without Borders, Inc. is a nonprofit organization with a mission to lift and broaden the horizon for students’ and educators’ creative visions regarding the arts through cultural experiences. AWB aims to provide opportunities for engagement with the arts on multiple platforms to diverse audiences, both domestically and internationally.

Visit AWB Educational Programs and the Art Without Borders NYC website to learn more. Follow Art Without Borders Instagram page to stay up to date on dancers and upcoming events.

What teachers and students are saying about Art Without Borders New York:

“For me, teaching has given me so much joy and motivation. I get the motivation from passing down the knowledge and seeing my student get it, apply the correction and really understand. It makes me want to work even harder!” – Emilie Gerrity, Soloist Ballerina with the New York City Ballet and AWB Teaching Artist

“When I’m creating educational programs for our students at Art Without Borders NY, my goal is to get them to learn from the best professionals, respect the others, and have a memorable experience. I always remind them to be prepared and be on time, because like George Balanchine said “There is only now. Right now.”– Iskritsa Ognianova, Founder of Art Without Borders New York

“The amount that my daughter has been able to learn and improve in the past few weeks of online classes has been astounding. This “virtual” method has provided concrete advantages that will benefit my child far beyond this pandemic.” – Emily Burke, Parent

“I thank you and all the dancers who are working with you from the bottom of my heart. If ballet does not die, it will be because of such efforts.” – Kenneth Gordon, New York Based Attorney and AWB Adult Student

AWB Teaching Artists:
Jacqueline Bologna , Ballerina with the New York City Ballet
Antonio Carmena, Former Soloist with the New York City Ballet
Ask la Cour, Principal Dancer with the New York City Ballet
Megan Fairchild, Principal Dancer with the New York City Ballet
Emilie Gerrity, Soloist with the New York City Ballet
Megan LaCrone, Soloist with the New York City Ballet
Ashley Laracey, Soloist with the New York City Ballet
Olivia MacKinnon, Ballerina with the New York City Ballet
Unity Phelan, Soloist with the New York City Ballet
Indiana Woodward, Soloist with the New York City Ballet

Board of Directors:
Iskritsa Ognianova, Founder and CEO
Antonia Imre, Consultant and Strategic Advisor on AWB European Expansion

Advisory Committee:
Douglas Denoff, Producer
Maria Di Dia, Theater Manager
David Garfinkle, Producer
David Henry Hwang, Playwright
Nancy Koltes, Designer
Derek Mclane, Scenic Designer

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T. Graham Brown Welcomes Travis Tritt & Doug Gray (The Marshall Tucker Band) As His Guests Remembering Charlie Daniels On Live Wire On SiriusXM

T. Graham Brown Welcomes Travis Tritt & Doug Gray (The Marshall Tucker Band) As His Guests Remembering Charlie Daniels On Live Wire On SiriusXM

With continued airings throughout August, T. Graham Brown’s Live Wire will feature live cuts from artists including Charlie Daniels, Travis Tritt and The Marshall Tucker Band, plus exclusive interviews with Travis Tritt and Doug Gray

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Country hit-maker T. Graham Brown’s LIVE WIRE on SiriusXM’s Prime Country Channel 58 will debut new episodes for August, starting Wednesday, August 5 at 10/9e PM, featuring interviews with Travis Tritt and Doug Gray of The Marshall Tucker Band, honoring Charlie Daniels. LIVE WIRE is a one hour show that showcases live cuts & interviews with some of T. Graham Brown’s closest friends and heroes, sharing fun stories about life on the road.

“We’ll be honoring the late, great, brother Charlie Daniels on this installment of “LIVE WIRE,” says T. Graham Brown. “Travis Tritt along with Doug Gray, of The Marshall Tucker Band will reminisce about the bigger-than-life country rocker that we all miss and I’ll be playing live cuts from all three. This is gonna be a ton of fun!”

With continued airings throughout August, the show will feature live cuts from artists including Travis TrittThe Marshall Tucker BandT. Graham Brown and the late Charlie Daniels along with interviews with Travis Tritt and Doug Gray, remembering Charlie Daniels who recently passed away. Listen closely to hear never-before-told stories and rare live performances from your favorite Prime Country superstars! LIVE WIRE is also available on-demand worldwide with the SiriusXM app and Pandora NOW with a standard SiriusXM subscription.

How subscribers can listen:
SiriusXM subscribers are able to listen on SiriusXM radios, and those with streaming access can listen online, on-the-go with the SiriusXM mobile app and at home on a wide variety of connected devices including smart TVs, devices with Amazon Alexa or the Google Assistant, Apple TV, PlayStation, Roku, Sonos speakers and more. Go to to learn more.

Additional airings in August include:
Thursday, August 6 @ 1 am and 3 pm ET
Sunday, August 9 @ 11 am ET
Tuesday, August 11 @ 12am and 11 pm ET
Thursday, August 13 @ 3 am ET
Monday, August 24 @ 12 pm ET

For T. Graham Brown’s most updated concert calendar visit

About T. Graham Brown:
T. Graham Brown has recorded 15 studio albums and charted more than 20 singles on the Billboard charts. He has had multiple number one hits in country, gospel and blues. Brown’s voice is also recognized from his singing in advertising campaigns for McDonald’s, Disneyland, Almond Joy, Coca Cola, Dodge Truck, Ford, Hardee’s and many others including the Taco Bell “Run For The Border” television spots. In early 2015, Brown released his latest Grammy nominated album, Forever Changed, which featured collaborations with Vince Gill, Jason Crabb, The Oak Ridge Boys, Jimmy Fortune and more. In 2019, Brown became part of the SiriusXM family as host of Live Wire with T. Graham Brown airing monthly on Prime Country Channel 58. In 2020, Time Life partnered with T. Graham to reissue several of his classic albums, with plans to release a new album in the fall. T. Graham Brown still actively tours throughout the year, including multiple appearances on the legendary Grand Ole Opry and television appearances such as Larry’s Country Diner and Country’s Family Reunion. Brown’s uniqueness has made him one of the most beloved and iconic performers of the day.

For more information, visit

About SiriusXM:
Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) is the leading audio entertainment company in the U.S., and the premier programmer and platform for subscription and digital advertising-supported audio products. Pandora, a subsidiary of SiriusXM, is the largest ad-supported audio entertainment streaming service in the U.S. SiriusXM and Pandora together reach more than 100 million people each month with their audio products. SiriusXM, through Sirius XM Canada Holdings, Inc., also offers satellite radio and audio entertainment in Canada. In addition to its audio entertainment businesses, SiriusXM offers connected vehicle services to automakers and directly to consumers through aftermarket devices. For more about SiriusXM, please go to:

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