Help Billy Bob's Texas Celebrate Their 40th Anniversary

Billy Bob’s Texas Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Billy Bob’s Texas first opened its doors in 1981, located in the heart of Fort Worth’s historic Stockyard District. Since then visitors have enjoyed live entertainment each month as stars from the present and past grace the stages.

The legendary concert venue has kicked off a year-long celebration in 2021, marking its 40th Anniversary by bringing in the biggest names in music and some of the hottest rising stars from across the country. The Gatlin Brothers (Larry, Steve, and Rudy) hit the stage April 1, while Country Music Hall of Farmer Hank Williams Jr. performs April 2-3 for their special anniversary weekend.

Billy Bob’s Concerts

Help Billy Bob's Texas Celebrate Their 40th Anniversary

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A vast array of talented performers are on the lineup all through February, including the Read Southall Band (Feb 12), and La Mafia (Feb 13). A very special Valentine’s Day show titled ‘Real Love, Rare Love In Texas’ is Feb. 14. Love For Kids, Inc in partnership with musicians from Texas Music Network and Billy Bob’s Texas come together to host a night of love for kids. The event hopes to bring awareness to Rare Disease Day.

February Concerts continue with Danielle Nicole (Feb 19) and The Cleverlys (Feb 20) at the 81 Club. Jimmie Allen (Feb 19) and Shenandoah & Collin Raye (Feb 20) will perform on the main stage. Texas favorites Mike & The Moonpies (Feb 26) and hitmaker Tracy Lawrence (Feb 27) play February out in grand style.

World’s Largest Honkytonk

Help Billy Bob's Texas Celebrate Their 40th Anniversary

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Billy Bob’s Texas is located in 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.

Written by Jo Ann Holt