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Billy Bob’s Texas Announces Showroom Renovations

New Shows Announced and Tickets Available Including Midland, Vince Gill, Randall King, Kip Moore, Tom Jones, and More

Lone Star Murder Mystery Dinner And Show Tickets On Sale Now

FORT WORTH, Texas – Billy Bob’s Texas opened its doors on April 1, 1981, but the building has not always been known as the ‘World’s Largest Honky Tonk’. The history of the building begins in 1910 when it served as an open-air stock pen to house cattle, then a roof was added in 1936 as part of the Texas Centennial project. During WWII it became a hub to build airplane parts to help with war efforts. In the 1950s and 1960s the building became Clark’s Department Store which quickly became famous because all the employees stocking product wore roller skates to make their way around the massive facility. Plenty of changes have happened and this historic building has certainly evolved over the years, but this renovation is one for the records.

Billy Bob’s Texas’ team is excited to show its financial commitment to their guests as they move to improve the overall concert experience. Construction in the main showroom began immediately following a press conference Tuesday morning to remove two stage-front poles and raise stage-left to the level of the rest of the ceiling, for consistency. This along with new digital ticketing improvements will revolutionize the way tickets are bought and will enhance the overall guest and artist experience. In lieu of golden sledgehammers, Randy Rogers and Josh Weathers were on scene to help kick off construction by smashing glitter-filled guitars against one of the poles that will soon be removed.

Adios pole” – Randy Rogers. (Video/Twitter)

For the next two weekends, all shows will be performed on the Honky Tonk Stage kicking off with Billy Bob’s own John Zaskoda and John Shook’s band, Dirty Pool on Friday, July 8 followed by Kaitlin Butts on Saturday, July 9. The following weekend will be Texas Hill featuring Fort Worth’s own Casey James on Friday, July 15 then up-and-comer, Jon Stork closes out the Honky Tonk Stage shows on Saturday, July 16. The first two shows back on the Main Stage will be July 22 & 23 with the Hold My Beer and Watch This Tour featuring Randy Rogers and Wade Bowen. Then closing out the month is Ted Nugent on Friday, July 29, and Fort Worth’s own, Josh Weathers on Saturday, July 30.

The Lone Star Murder Mystery Dinner Show at Billy Bob’s Texas 81 Club continues in July with tickets available at BillyBobsTexas.comDead, Dead On The Range will entertain audiences on July 9, 16, 23, and 30. Dead, Dead On The Range will take you back to the wild west where “The town is bustling with elections, cattle drives, promises of a railroad, and murder!” This is a show you won’t want to miss.

Dead, Dead On The Range Show Times:
Doors: 6:00 PM
Dinner: 7:00 PM
Show: 8:00 PM

July Concert Lineup:
JUL 01 – Mike and The Moonpies
JUL 02 – Micky and The Motorcars
JUL 03 – Giovannie & The Hired Guns
JUL 08 – Dirty Pool on the Honky Tonk Stage (Ticket Info)
JUL 09 – Kaitlin Butts on the Honky Tonk Stage (Ticket Info)
JUL 15 – Texas Hill on the Honky Tonk Stage (Ticket Info)
JUL 16 – Jon Stork on the Honky Tonk Stage (Ticket Info)
JUL 22 – Randy Rogers & Wade Bowen: Hold My Beer & Watch This Tour (Ticket Info)
JUL 23 – Randy Rogers & Wade Bowen: Hold My Beer & Watch This Tour (Ticket Info)
JUL 29 – Ted Nugent (Ticket Info)
JUL 30 – Josh Weathers (Ticket Info)

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:
AUG 05 – Midland (Ticket Info)
AUG 06 – Midland (Ticket Info)
AUG 13 – Vince Gill (Ticket Info)
AUG 19 – Randall King (Ticket Info)
AUG 25 – Robert Earl Keen (Ticket Info)
AUG 27 – Kip Moore (Ticket Info)
SEP 02 – Jack Ingram (Ticket Info)
SEP 24 – Cole Swindell (Ticket Info)
OCT 01 – Tom Jones (Ticket Info)
NOV 23 – Sam Riggs (Ticket Info

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

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

About Billy Bob’s Texas:
Located in the heart of the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, the over 120,000 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 real bull riding – a step up from the mechanical variety.

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

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