Thomas Rhett announced a three-night stand at the legendary Forth Worth club Billy Bob’s Texas in May on Tuesday (Feb. 23).
“Man it feels good to say this – the guys and I will be playing THREE back-to-back nights May 6, 7, & 8 at @billybobstexas to help celebrate their 40th birthday,” wrote Rhett, who noted that the venue will abide by social distancing rules and all necessary safety protocols during the event.
“We are able to do these very special shows because capacity will be limited and socially distanced, and Billy Bob’s will have strict Covid protocols in place,” he added of the gigs, which will go on sale this Friday (Feb. 26) at 10 a.m. CT.
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.
Man it feels good to share this! shows will be limited capacity and socially distanced with strict Covid protocols in place. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10am CT or download the HomeTeam app for access to Thursday’s pre-sale password. More info at https://t.co/8AHN5pVcEq pic.twitter.com/YYdI2mmVDc
— Thomas Rhett (@ThomasRhett) February 23, 2021