FORT WORTH, Texas – Since opening on April 1, 1981, with a kick-off week of concerts that featured Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers, Willie Nelson, Janie Fricke, and Waylon Jennings, Billy Bob’s Texas has been named the Academy of Country Music’s “Nightclub of the Year” ten-times. Now, in 2018, the concerts continue in June with performances by many Texas favorites and some of Country music’s finest artists.
JUNE 01 – THE MAVERICKS
JUNE 02 – MIDLAND ***SOLD OUT***
JUNE 08 – ROBERT EARL KEEN
JUNE 09 – SUNNY SWEENEY
JUNE 15 – TANYA TUCKER
JUNE 16 – LONESTAR
JUNE 22 – ROGER CREAGER
JUNE 23 – MIKE RYAN
JUNE 29 – JOSH WARD – LIVE AT BILLY BOB’S RECORDING
JUNE 30 – RAMON AYALA
The building now known as Billy Bob’s Texas was built in 1910 and was once an open-air barn used to house prize cattle for the Fort Worth Stock Show. In 1936, as a Texas Centennial Project, the building was enclosed by the City of Fort Worth at a cost of $183,500 and the tower over the main entrance was added. The “new” structure contained 1,257 animal stalls, and a 1,200-seat auction ring that is now the Billy Bob’s Bull Riding arena. Livestock events were held here until the stock show moved to the Will Rogers Memorial Complex, in 1943. During World War II, the building was used as an airplane factory for the Globe Aircraft Corporation. In the 1950′s the building became a department store so large that the stock boys wore roller skates to make their jobs easier.
With 100,000 square feet of interior space and 20 acres of parking for entertainment and events, Billy Bob’s features 30 individual bar stations, Live Pro-Bull Riding, and a Texas size dance floor.
Billy Bob’s Live Pro-Bull Riding is sanctioned by Championship Bull Riding (CBR) and contestants compete every Friday and Saturday night. We’re talking real bulls – not mechanical!
While Billy Bob’s Texas is known for bringing in the biggest stars in Country music, it also has hosted some of the biggest names in Rock and Pop music, including: Ringo Starr, .38 Special, Men At Work, The Go-Go’s, Steppenwolf, REO Speedwagon, Styx, Pat Benatar, Heart, and ZZ Top. Even Ray Charles and Bob Hope graced the historically known stage of the World’s Largest Honky-Tonk.
For more information, visit billybobstexas.com or call 817-624-7117.
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