History

4/22/1981
Texas Dance Hall Opens its doors

5/13/1981
Ronnie McDowell & Charly McClain Our first concert at Texas Dance Hall

6/7/1981
John Anderson Carried all his band gear in a U- Haul trailer

7/23/1981
Hank Williams Jr Put Texas Dance Hall on the map

8/20/1981
Ricky Nelson Ozzie & Harriot send their son

9/10/1981
Ernest Tubb One of country music pioneers

10/1/1981
Ronnie Milsap Sold out two shows. This was the only time it was accomplished

10/28/1981
Ricky Skaggs He brought red hot blue grass to big Baton Rouge

12/17/1981
George Jones He was a big act back then, too

1/28/1982
Jerry Lee Lewis Rock and Roll style of country music

Jerry Lee Lewis at the Texas Club 1/28/82
Jerry Lee Lewis 1.28.82

2/17/1982
George Strait Low-dough. Charged a $3 cover charge. He had one hit song called “Unwound”

3/3/1982
Merle Haggard Serious country music superstar

3/17/1982
Steve Wariner He did a great Beatles set

5/5/1982
Lee Greenwood Charged a $3 cover charge

6/23/1982
Jerry Jeff Walker Texas Country Music comes to town

8/12/1982
George Jones Sold out – got drunk – David Allen Coe saved the day

7/30/1983
Texas Dance Hall Closes 405,000 Customers in 119 weeks

10/28/1983
Texas Club opens Our first night with 2,444 friends

11/15/1983
Juice Newton Angel of the Morning spread her Wings

12/15/1983
Jerry Lee Lewis Returns after stomach surgery

George Straight at The Texas Club 2/17/82
George Strait 2.17.82

1/20/1984
Johnny Lee Original Urban Cowboy- Lined up the beer

2/28/1984
David Allen Coe First of 18 appearances at Texas Club

3/22/1984
First male revue show We thought it may be a “one time” promotion

4/20/1984
Sawyer Brown Star Search Wonder Band helps celebrate our third birthday

5/24/1984
Jerry Jeff Walker Back by popular demand

4/12/1984
George Strait He was becoming a huge star

10/18/1984
George Strait He was still becoming a huge star

4/11/1985
George Strait The fourth and last time he would visit. The best yet.

4/30/1985
Emmy- Lou Harris She was as good as she looked

5/30/1985
Steppen Wolf Texas Clubs first rock concert

Merle Haggard at The Texas Club 3/3/82
Merle Haggard 3.3.82

6/27/1985
Molly Hatchet All original members. Guitar Southern Rock

8/6/1985
Bachman Turner Overdrive Randy Bachman, C.F. Turner, And company

9/12/1985
Greg Allman & Elvin Bishop This was a great show

10/31/1985
First Bud Light Fright Night A Halloween Party

10/3/1985
Zebra Randy, Guy and Felix. A lot of great rock from three guys

8/15/1985
Hurricane Danny

10/24/1985
Blackfoot One of original bands last concerts.

11/21/1985
Bonnie Raitt Best Artist without a record deal at the time

12/3/1985
Romantics Have a party band and it will rock

12/10/1985
X Our very first Alternative show

Bonnie Raitt at The Texas Club 11/21/85
Bonnie Raitt 11.21.85

12/17/1985
George Jones He made up for getting drunk on stage on 8/12/1982

2/26/1986
Merle Haggard Some great acts never change

2/27/1986
Stephen Stills Man can this guy rock, acoustic he is not

3/20/1986
3 Dog Night Joy to the World & Fun for us All

3/15/1987
New Law 18 Year olds cannot purchase goes into effect but they can drink

7/10/1986
Dwight Yoakam California kid on the rise

2/12/1986
100th male show SO much for the “one time” promotion

8/28/1986
Fog Hat Lonesome Dave and Company- Bikers Ball

9/11/1986
Spyro Gyra Jazz at the Texas Club. It worked

10/8/1986
Z 98.1 New Tradition Begins- Turkey eve

Emmy Lou Harris at The Texas Club 4/30/85
Emmy- Lou Harris 4.30.85

11/6/1986
George Thorogood To this day he is the best rocker I have ever seen

1/20/1987
Allman Brothers Band Sold out- Dickie Betts opens for Gregg and they jam till the wee hours of the night

2/5/1987
Skaggs returns Sold out

9/4/1987
Muscular Dystrophy Fund Raiser To Spud McKenzie (Bud Mascot)
Labor Day weekend

8/27/1987
Highway 101 The real deal- too bad it went away

9/17/1987
True Value Showdown w/ WYNK

2/19/1987
John Schneider Dukes of Hazard- Powerful

2/27/1987
Sammy Kershaw And Roundup 54 people drop by. He was still a local boy

4/30/1987
Marshal Tucker Band Fire on the mountain- beer in the belly

4/2/1987
Al Stewart Year of the cat- Night of cool music

Dwight Yokam at The Texas Club - 7/10/86

Dwight Yokam 7.10.86

4/14/1987
3 Dog Night 2 of the 3 dogs had their day

3/17/1987
Leon Russell And Edgar Winter

5/7/1987
Jason and the Scorchers Alternative country hits town

6/11/1987
Lee Greenwood Sell out: he sang “God Bless The USA”

9/24/1987
John Schneider returns Ladies man and he was good too

11/19/1987
Ricky Van Shelton Young east coast country crooner

2/5/1988
Snowed in Baton Rouge

12/10/1987
Charles Daniels Band He is one large guy and he can play too

12/18/1987
Christmas Party With Bud/ Z 98 666 people showed up- weird

Allman Brothers at The Texas Club - 1/20/86

Allman Brothers 1.20.86

1/28/1988
Patty Loveless Young, Beautiful, the next big thing

2/25/1988
Sweethearts of the Rodeo Shot a video that aired on CMT

6/9/1988
Taylor Dayne Sold out; Dance diva at Texas Club

12/23/1987
1,000,000Th Customer enter

7/28/1988
Blue Oyster Cult Euro Rockers- Don’t Fear the Reaper

8/25/1988
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts She is serious about her rock baby

12/28/1988
250th male dance show

5/23/1989
Nancy Griffith Hank Jr. Crowd disrupts her show late

6/13/1989
Stevie B. Sold out; more dancing- more N-R-G

8/26/1992
Hurricane Alex

Charlie Daniels at the Texas Club - 12/10/87

Charlie Daniels 12.10.87

7/18/1989
Noel Sold out; we are on a roll with this

9/5/1989
Mary Chapin Carpenter/ Desert Rose Band She came along for the ride with Chris Hillmans group

9/19/1989
Clint Black A better man- getting even better

9/26/1989
Garth Brooks How could anyone know about this guy?

10/26/1989
27th Birthday WYNK Bellaway Bross Free show

11/21/1989
Verne Gosdin He came with George Jones in 1985

11/14/1989
Kyper Sold out; come dance with us

12/19/1989
First “Feed the Need” show With Rockin’ Sidney and Joel Sonnier

Bellamy Brothers at the Texas Club - 10/24/89
Bellamy Brothers 10.24.89

9/30/1993
R. Dela Font Hypnotist ‘You will spend more money’ says me.

10/2/1993
Doug Supernaw He never tasted tequila he did not like- crazy

7/17/1993
38 Special Fun southern rock

10/15/1993
Cheap Trick Crazy Yankee Rock

11/11/1993
John Micheal Montgomery A very special show- Thanks

12/16/1993
Toby Keith ‘ feed the need” on the way to the top

11/19/1993
Jerry Jeff Walker

10/16/1993
Crown Royal Tour Restless Heart, Marty Stuart, Pirates of the Mississippi

4/6/1994
Carrot Top Yes – Can call 1-800…

6/26/1994
Warrant Came to visit in-laws and played a gig

John Prine at the Texas Club - 1/23/90
John Prine 1.23.90

7/16/1994
Smithereens Blew the place to… yes, to smithereens

7/25/1994
David Lee Roth How did Van Halen let this guy go?

7/31/1994
Wide Spread Panic Coolest show we ever did

8/17/1994
Loverboy Just working for the weekend

3/24/1995
Cinderella Rocked so hard their glass slipper broke

9/22/1995
Kenny Chesney With Amy Comeaux Few people knew how memorable this show would be

5/17/1994
Great White There was no pyro man

3/20/1996
Candle Box They were as hot as their name

6/21/1994
Chippendale Dancers

8/9/1994
David Ball ‘He got a thinkin’ problem’ is one of his songs

Garth Brooks at the Texas Club - 3/20/90
Garth Brooks 3.20. 90

2/24/1995
Bud Light ladies night We all dress in drag- the biggest in the entire USA

8/14/1995
Last night 18 Year olds can drink legally

12/19/1995
Toups ‘Feed Need’ Sold out

3/21/1996
Lonestar Usually Country Western bands do not do well but they did fine

2/13/1996
Bryan White The girls love him

9/22/1995
2,500,000th Customer

8/29/1996
Trace Adkins What you see is what you get

12/17/1996
Mark Wills feeds the need He is a great guy and a fine talent.

8/8/1997
CMT comes to Texas Club They heard we had a ‘cool’ country crowd

1/23/1997
Deana Carter First Saturday show
Look ma- no shoes

Garth Brooks at the Texas Club - 3/20/90
Garth Brooks 3.20.90

10/17/1996
James Bonaney Sold out; free cat show; no doe show

4/18/1997
Singled Out with MTV Huge crowd; MTV singled us out

3/14/1997
Neal McCoy

6/20/1997
Rick Treveno

8/19/1997
Cheap Trick Free; Eagle 98

9/19/1997
David Kersh

10/7/1997
38 Special The boys are back where they belong

11/7/1997
Pat Benatar Monday Concert was sold out.
She’s still got it.

12/4/1997
Wayne Toups “Feed the Need” Sold out; Raised more food for the hungry

12/8/1997
Ratt Sold out on Monday. How much fun can we have on a Monday night?

Alan Jackson at the Texas Club - 5/1/90
Alan Jackson 5.1.90

12/29/1997
Kenny W. Shepard Young Blues Rocker who is hot

1/29/1998
Crown Royal Tour Mark Chesnutt, David Lee Murphey, Gary Allen

3/19/1998
Rhett Akins Sold out; Free; CAT Country

3/3/1998
Bad Company Powerful Stuff

4/21/1998
Robin Trower Eagle 98

5/22/1998
Mark Wills

5/5/1998
Louisiana Leroux Leon got them back together

6/23/1998
Original Foghat Lonesome Dave is back

8/11/1998
America Horse with no name in a Cowboy Club

10/9/1998
Shepherd Returns Kenny Wayne does the blues

Vince Gill at the Texas Club - 6/11/90
Vince Gill 6.11.90

7/29/1998
750th male show dancers

7/1/1998
3,000,000th Customer

12/15/1998
Ty Herndon

1/22/1999
Crown Royal Tour Mark Chesnutt, Gary Allen, Chely Wright

2/18/1999
Chris Ledoux Rode his bull on stage. Sold out

12/18/1998
Don Gay And Bull riders come by

3/9/1999
Little River Band Before they became a casino band

3/19/1999
David Kersh Sold out; CAT Country

4/27/1999
G. Thorogood Sold out; 13 years later, he is just as bad to the bone as before

5/11/1999
Eddy Money He was a hard worker who had many hits

Travis Tritt at the Texas Club - 5/28/91
Travis Tritt 5.28.91

9/16/1999
Tracy Lawrence Sold out; he is peaking

11/5/1999
38 Special

10/28/1999
Toups ‘Feed The Need’ Sold out; Raised 3 tons of food for the needy

2/15/2000
Merle Haggard Yes, Merle is still a great one.

4/27/2000
Tracey Byrd Free; Sold out; He was tall, dark, and handsome. Happy 19th Birthday tiger.

5/4/2000
Began “First Row Ticket” A TV show featuring country music

8/11/2000
Chippendale Dancers Big time buff hits big Baton Rouge

8/22/2000
Ratt/ Warrant Two legend rock bands

9/21/2000
Ronnie Milsap Returns after 19 year hiatus

10/31/2000
Kenny Wayne Shepherd Halloween to the extreme

11/14/2000
Merle Haggard He liked us so much he came back for more

11/28/2000
Wayne Toups Feeds the need – again

6/13/2001
900th male revue show 900th “one time” promotion

2/22/2002
Dancers moved to Friday

2/13/2002
Last Wednesday open Now closed on Wednesdays

Trisha Yearwood at the Texas Club - 9/19/91
Trisha Yearwood 9.19.91

4/30/2002
950th male show once a week since 1984

6/15/2002
3,500,000 people

11/26/2002
“Feed The Need” with Wayne Toups 3 more tons of food for the Sisters of Mercy

10/12/2002
News on wheels model search Whose the lucky girl?

1/24/2003
Coe plays 18th time Every show is a surprise

3/26/2003
Willie Nelson He is bigger than life. This was one of his only club dates ever.

6/4/2003
38 Special Rockin’ into the night again

3/6/2003
1000th male revue show this has got to be some sort of a record

6/26/2003
Craig Morgan His fans serenaded him

9/05/2003
Rebecca Lynn Howard WYNK Showcase

Brooks and Dunn at the Texas Club - 11/19/91
Brooks and Dunn 11.19.91

9/19/2003
James Otto WYNK presents a super star of tomorrow

9/23/2003
Queen Ryche and Echo 7 Never in our days has this club seen such high tech

10/09/2003
Brad Wolf Baton Rouges First Bite of Music Mafia

10/17/2003
Billy Dean No Hot Sausage – Just Hot Vibes

11/06/2003
Chris Cagle Hundreds of Chicks Dig Him

11/19/2003
Warrant & CheeWeez Big Hair Ruled

11/25/2003
Wayne Toups Feed The Need Fed The City Again

12/03/2003
Shania’s Twin At Least She Was From Canada

01/28/2004
REO Speed Wagon & CheeWeez Classic Rock Classic

Tracy L at the Texas Club - 10/13/92
Tracy L. 10.13.92

01/31/2004
Julie Roberts CMT Filmed her 21st B-Day at the Club For The Nation To Enjoy

02/13/2004
David Allan Coe It Ain’t New – But It’s Always Good

02/018/2004
Craig Morgan

03/09/2004
George Thorogood & Los Lonely Boys If You Missed This One, I’m Sorry

04/02/2004
Big & Rich We Told You To Come – But you Didn’t Believe Us

04/14/2004
Mark Chesnutt He’s Like Family Around Here

05/05/2004
Wayne Toups Zyda Cajun Was King For A Night

06/02/2004
Jonny Lang Blues Rock Legend – And He’s So Young

08/18/2004
Wane Toups LSU Loves Wayne

09/23/2004
Blue Country Country Fun And Soap Star Too

Johnny Lang at the Texas Club - 6/2/04
Jonny Lang 6.2.04

10/31/2004
24th Anniversary Huge Crowd

11/05/2004
David Allan Coe He’s Still Kickin’

11/10/2004
Pat Green He Played Golf -Then He Played The Sell Out Crowd

11/16/2004
Nashville Star Auditions From Texas To Florida Folks Came To Try Out

11/18/2004
SugarLand Now That Was One Sweet Show

11/24/2004
Turkey Eve Bash Biggest Party In B.R. Every Year

12/08/2004
Wayne Toups Feed The Need #17. They’re All Good For The Soul

02/03/2005
Kenny Chesney “Keg In The Closet” Tour If You Were One of The Lucky Few – A One In A Life Time Opportunity

04/01/2005
Blake Shelton “Some Beach”…that guys was good!

Pat Green at the Texas Club - 11/16/04
Pat Green 11.16.04

04/21/2005
Trick Pony w/guest Buddy Jewel and Blue Country Nice 23rd Anniversary huh? Hope you were there.

04/27/2005
Chevelle w/Dark New Day and Liquid Sand “SELL OUT” crowd “ROCKED OUT”

05/04/2005
Wayne Toups

07/13/2005
Jeff Bates The “Rainbow Man” sang his huge hit “Long Slow Kisses”

07/29/2005
David Allen Coe The Real “Outlaw Man” Cometh!

08/17/2005
Wayne Toups

11/06/2005
Lonestar / Tracy Bird “Storm Aid ’05” A benefit for Hurricane Katrina victims

11/22/2005
Wayne Toups “Feed the Need” #18 brought in 2 tons of food for the needy

12/01/2005
Tracy Lawrence (unplugged) Benefit for our troops

02/27/2006
Zebra (An Evening With)…Mardi Gras Eve A new concert tradition with our good friends Randy, Felix and Guy

03/01/2006
Clint Black “Partners in Hope benefit concert for St. Jude Hospital…Thanks Clint!

03/15/2006
Kevin Fowler “Austin James Texas Country Live” Kevin=NRG

03/29/2006
Little River Band Their music just “keeps on rolling”…and rocking

03/30/2006
Diamond Rio WYNK welcomed a C/W hit machine

04/19/2006
Todd O’Neil and Big Cat Daddy Billy got sick…Todd and Company thankfully did not

05/15/2006
Sevendust / Soil / Hourcast Rocked Texas to it’s foundation….HUGE SELLOUT

05/17/2006
Jason Aldean Country / Rock / Cool / Talent / Cool / Hot Band / Country / Great Show / Cool

05/26/2006
David Allen Coe What would the year in country music be without D.A.C.?

06/20/2006
Buckcherry / Nonpoint / Revelation Theory Tatoos, skin, and kick-ass R&R baby!

06/22/2006
Rio Grande WYNK presents another up and comer

Clint Black at the Texas Club - 3/1/06
Clint Black 3.1.06

06/22/2006
Billy Currington “SELL OUT”! Now we know how many women it takes to fill the Texas Club!

07/13/2006
Gary Nichols Introducing another WYNK and C/W newcomer

07/26/2006
Jason Boland and the Stranglers Oklahoma drinkin’ and Hell-raisin’ country music

08/04/2006
Sister Hazel Major cool alternative blast from the 90’s

08/10/2006
Rodney Atkins “When you’re going through Hell” hit #1 this week…great timing!

08/16/2006
Leon Russell A room full of 50-Somethings acting like 20-somethings…Truly Timeless

08/30/2006
Craig Morgan “Redneck Yacht Club” meets at the Texas Country Club…Fun

09/13/2006
Jarrod Birmingham w/ Big Cat Daddy Texas outlaw music returns

09/28/2006
Steve Holly He’s got a brand new girlfriend and a brand new #1 hit…this week!

10/06/2006
The Wreckers Michelle Branch and Jessica Harp…HOTTEST “cool” girls in country music.

The Wreckers at the Texas Club - 10/6/06
The Wreckers 10.6.06