In addition, in an effort to help those impacted by the devastating winter storms that hit Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana mid February, Rhett has earmarked a portion of the proceeds to the North Texas Flood Bank and other local organizations providing assistance.
The 6,000-capacity Billy Bob's, which bills itself "the world's largest honky tonk," has a number of shows on its upcoming roster, including Tracy Lawrence (Feb. 27), Staind's Aaron Lewis (March 12), Kip Moore (March 13), Easton Corbin (March 20) and a 40th anniversary celebration with Hank Williams Jr. on April 2nd and 3rd.
A number of other acts have also scheduled multi-night runs to honor the venue's birthday, including Midland (April 8, 9, 10), Dwight Yoakam (April 15, 16 17) and a sold-out stand from Miranda Lambert (April 22, 23, 24); Lambert is also performing on May 1 and 2.
Among the COVID-19 protocols in place for the shows are temperature checks for every employee -- as well as entertainers and crews -- entering the building, half the recommended capacity, face masks for all guest-facing staff, required masks for all guests when not seated at tables and passage through a non-invasive thermal camera upon entry, hand sanitizer and social distancing markers throughout the building. Also enforced are social distancing rules, socially distanced seating, routine cleaning of all high-traffic areas before, during and after shows, and disposable utensils and digital/disposable menus.
See Rhett's announcement below.