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AUSTIN, TX (DATE TK, 2022)The Texas Restaurant Foundation (TRF), the workforce development arm of the Texas Restaurant Association (TRA), cordially invites you to this year’s Lone Star Bash featuring the Texas Restaurant Awards, set for July 10, 2022 at Gilley’s Dallas. A highlight of the Texas Restaurant Show––the largest restaurant industry trade show and educational conference in the Southwest––this year’s Lone Star Bash will feature signature dishes and cocktails from more than 30 celebrated Texas chefs and 12 mixologists, each respectively competing for the title People’s Choice for Best Dish and Craft Cocktail, followed by a live performance by Red Dirt rocker Stoney LaRue, with proceeds benefiting the important work of the TRF, a 501(c)(3) non-profit.

Tickets to the 2022 Lone Star Bash are on sale now. Concert-only tickets go on sale Friday, April 22. Tickets and information are available HERE.

Stoney LaRue is a hard-charging, philosophical troubadour who has delivered his expansive take on Hill Country honky-tonk boogie for 20 years. A charismatic storyteller who draws from soul, folk, and rock-and-roll, LaRue is the perfect musical pairing to an evening celebrating food and culture that is rooted in—and reimagining—the very best Texan traditions.

Now in its seventh year, the Lone Star bash will be held July 10, 2022, at the one-and-only Gilley’s Dallas. For VIP All Access ticket holders, the big night begins at 5:30 p.m., with the Texas Restaurant Awards pre-event, celebrating industry leaders, including inductees to the Hall of Honor, Restaurateur of the Year, Educator of the Year, Philanthropist of the Year, and the 23 local TRA Chapter Restaurateur of the Year winners, as well as special award categories for Rising Star, Deep in the Heart, and Community Impact. The kick-off features full-service samples of all signature dishes and cocktails, VIP views of Stoney LaRue’s performance, and VIP-only access to the exclusive rooftop after party.

General access ticket holders will be welcomed at 6:30 p.m. to experience the food and drinks and special dessert stations, as well as sponsored attractions that include photos with a live longhorn and mechanical bull-riding for charity, before the performance. There are also concert-only access tickets, which include dessert and drinks, with doors opening at 8:00 p.m.

“This is always a night to remember,” said Dr. Emily Williams Knight, Ed.D., President & CEO of the TRA. “Not only will this year’s Lone Star Bash be bigger and better than ever—thanks to Stoney LaRue and our extraordinary chefs and mixologists—but it also will continue to provide critical support to the Texas Restaurant Foundation’s programs, including ProStart, our 2-year high school culinary and hospitality management program that is taught in nearly 200 school districts across Texas. It has been an extremely challenging few years, during which the people of this industry have shown incredible grit, creativity and tenacity. It’s wonderful to gather together now to celebrate our greatest while we invest in the next generation of our best and brightest. Get ready to party with a purpose, and we will see you at Gilley’s!”

Full details about this year’s Lone Star Bash and ticket purchasing can be found HERE.

Lone Star Bash featuring the Texas Restaurant Awards

Sunday, July 10
Gilley’s Dallas, 1135 Botham Jean Blvd, Dallas, TX 75215

VIP ALL ACCESS TICKET – 5:30pm admission
This ticket at $225 includes:

  • The Texas Restaurant Awards pre-event, celebrating the leaders of our industry, including inductees to the Hall of Honor, Restaurateur of the Year, Educator of the Year, and Philanthropist of the Year (see website for full list of awards).
  • VIP area with access to special chefs and premium bar, as well as service staff to conveniently deliver your samples from the 30 chefs and 12 mixologists in the main room
  • VIP view of the Stoney LaRue concert with special dessert stations
  • VIP-only access after-party on the top floor of Gilley’s, including special attractions, DJ music, more food, continued premium bar, and few more surprises to come

GENERAL ACCESS TICKET – 6:30pm admission
This ticket at $175 includes:

  • Access to signature dishes and cocktails from 30 chefs and 12 mixologists
  • Open bar
  • General admission view of the Stoney LaRue concert
  • Special dessert stations
  • Attractions throughout the area including photo booths, mechanical bull, and more


This ticket at $75 includes:

  • General admission view of the Stoney LaRue concert
  • Open bar
  • Special dessert stations


Formed in 1937, the Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) serves as the advocate and indispensable resource for the foodservice industry in Texas. As a leading business association, the TRA represents the state’s $70 billion restaurant industry, which comprises approximately 50,000 locations and a workforce of 1.3 million employees. Along with the Texas Restaurant Foundation, the workforce development arm of the TRA, the association proudly continues to protect, advance, and educate a growing industry as the TRA enters its 85th anniversary year. For more information, please visit www.txrestaurant.org.

Upcoming Stoney LaRue Tour Dates:

Upcoming Stoney LaRue Tour Dates:

Dec. 10th
Rowdys Dance Hall
Webster, TX

Dec. 11th
Donna City Park
Donna, TX

Dec. 29th
Main Street Crossing
Tomball, TX

Jan. 13th
The Newberry
Great Falls, MT

Jan. 14th
Deadwood Mountain Grand Hotel and Casino
Deadwood, SD

For more information visit:

#stoneylaruetour2021 #doublelive25

📷2021 Colin Warren

The Shawnee Cave Amphitheater Announces Labor Day Weekend Music Event

 The Shawnee Cave Amphitheater Announces Labor Day Weekend Music Event Cowboy Campout 2021

Shawnee Cave Amphitheater’s 3rd event announces with killer lineup

Hottest country music festival in the midwest!


Murphysboro, IL – Shawnee Cave Amphitheater is proud to announce a stellar country lineup for it’s Labor Day weekend event. The event will take place September 3-5th with music all three nights, for these family friendly shows. Shawnee Cave Cowboy Campout is bringing some of the best country bands back to beautiful Southern Illinois. This diverse line-up spread over three days is sure to leave you satisfied. The lineup includes The Steeldrivers, Stoney LaRue, Ward Davis, Ben Chapman, Sunny Sweeney, Ben Haggard, The Supersuckers, Alex Williams, Franklin County Trucking Company, and Murphy 500,

Friday night, we have Grammy Nominated Bluegrass legends The Steel Drivers, Rising Outlaw Country Star Alex Williams and local favorite Murphy 500 lead by Justin Easton. Saturday night powerhouse lineup won’t disappoint, with Texas outlaw country legend Stoney Larue, Ben Haggard (son of the legendary Merle Haggard but brilliantly making his own path), another Texas based favorite Sunny Sweeney and the up and coming Ben Chapman, who you do not want to miss. Sunday is stacked with the super talented outlaw country performer Ward Davis headlining. Ward has many song credits to his name with great artists such as Cody Jinks, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Bucky Covington and more, The LEGENDARY Supersuckers commonly known as the “greatest rock and roll band in the world” will also be on hand. This Arizona based band once described as the Bastard Son’s of Foghat, AC/DC and ZZ Top will keep your head nodding with their cow punk southern rock outlaw country sound. Rounding out the event on Sunday is the Trucker-Rock supergroup known as the Franklin County Trucking Company featuring drummer Taylor Sprehe, guitarist Skinny Jim Rotramel from the rockabilly band The Number 9 Blacktops, Eddie Spaghetti of the Supersuckers on bass (pulling double duty this weekend) and Vocalist Sean Hopkins of the Louisville based Americana band Dallas Alice.

Shawnee Cave Amphitheater has been brought back to life over this past Memorial Day weekend after being purchased by new owners nearly a decade ago. The vision for the property is a new experience based destination venue to drive tourism to Southern Illinois. The land surrounding the amphitheater borders up with The Shawnee National Forest. Located in the heart of wine country and Illinois BBQ capital, Murphysboro Illinois, the Shawnee Cave Amphitheater makes it easy to come for the music, and leave wanting to explore all that Southern Illinois has to offer. From hiking gems such as Little Grand Canyon or Inspiration Point, to rock climbing at Alto Pass, mountain biking at Touch of Nature or fishing at Cedar Lake the possibilities are endless.


The new owners of the venue have been hard at work to make this a new experience for event goers-

“We nearly tripled the size of the stage and poured concrete around it to provide an accessible venue for all guests. Other additions to the property include a Shakedown area for vendors and full service cash or credit purchase bar. Our ‘stay and play’ vision fits with the recreation opportunities in the area by providing true southern hospitality. Over the next year we hope to host experience based events, build our brand, and increase lodging accommodations.”

The event itself will take place over the three day holiday weekend. There are ticket options to fit everyone’s needs from single day general admission, to 3 day weekend VIP passes. VIP passes include many upgrades such as a closer viewing area for the audience, unlimited access to the main stage VIP lounge, and private VIP comfort stations. You can opt to camp on site or there are many options to camp nearby as well. The Cowboy Campout is a memorable and safe event to both visitors and locals. This is an intimate experience event with a limited capacity of 1500 guests. Folks of all ages are welcome and children 12 and under are free! Follow Shawnee Cave Amphitheater on socials to get the inside scoop on daily schedules to be announced soon.

More info: https://shawneecave.fun/

About Shawnee Cave Amphitheater

A live performance venue like no other. Tucked into the Beautiful Shawnee National Forest this magical venue has so much to offer its visitors. Originally constructed in 1969 the Shawnee Cave Amphitheater has been hosting legendary acts for decades. Muddy Waters, Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show, Head East, T.G. Shepard, Tanya Tucker and many others have performed in this beautiful naturally formed shelter. The acoustics of this one of a kind venue have proven to be unmatched.



The 5th Annual Mile 0 Fest Line-Up

From Mile 0 Fest Key West:

Drum Roll Please…. The 5th Annual Mile 0 Fest Line-Up is here, brought to you by the Monroe County Tourist Development Council (Monroe County BOCC).

Pre-Sales are now OPEN to ALL Pre-Registrants.
Packages will go on sale to the public AUG 5th!
Passes will go on sale to the public AUG 10th!

Check out our AMAZING full experience packages here: https://www.keywestinfo.com/mile-0-fest-key-west-2022

See you in January!!!

#visitkeywest #mile0fest #mile0fest2022 #livemusic #reddirt #americana #festivallife

”Cowboy Campout 2021″


🚨”Cowboy Campout 2021″ 🚨 is the hottest country music festival in the midwest. This diverse line-up spread over three days is sure to leave you satisfied.

Stoney LaRue will be there on September 4th! Get more information here, and we will see you at the show!

#stoneylaruetour2021 #doublelive25

“Possum Crawl Summer Fest” 2021

Graford, Texas! Get ready! Stoney LaRue will be performing with Mike Ryan at the Possum Crawl Summer Fest Let’s do this!

Whiskey River Ranch is located next to Possum Kingdom Lake near Graford, Texas. This prime vacation destination Lake is home to the up and coming event!

Jun. 12th, 2021
Possum Crawl Summer Fest
Graford, TX

Doors open at 2pm

3:00pm to 4:30pm
1st – Local Favorites – Playing Possum

5:00pm to 6:30pm
2nd – Brian Mars and band

7:30pm to 9:00pm
3rd – Mike Ryan Band

10:00 to 11:30pm
Stoney LaRue

Get your tickets while you can, this is a limited event.


#stoneylarue #doublelive25


On 04.28.2021, Stoney LaRue’s Birthday, we will be releasing Stoney LaRue’s ‘Double LIVE 25’ digital album!

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To celebrate, we will be premiering ‘Stoney LaRue’s LIVE video – One Chord Song’ on 04.28.2021 @ 9:00 AM EST/8:00 AM CST.

Stoney LaRue has remained one of the most dominant music artists in the US over the last 20 years with chart-topping albums, singles, and sold out concerts nationwide. For years his reputation as a masterful entertainer has brought throngs of fans packing into music venues, clamoring for the Red Dirt rocker to walk out on stage. It’s not uncommon for LaRue to hit the record button at many of his concerts, recordings for his own personal uses and reflections.

So, in 2020 when touring came to a stop for several months due to Covid-19, Stoney and his engineer Roy Shelton took time to listen to many of those concerts that had been recorded over the last couple of years. With LaRue’s approaching birthday, they decided to celebrate it in epic style by releasing a virtual sonic experience. “Double Live 25” will be released on April 28th digitally at www.stoneylarue.com and on iTunes. It will also be available for streaming on all platforms including Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, Tidal, and others. Check out his YouTube and Facebook page on April 28th for the premiere of the live music video for “One Chord Song.”

With assistance from long time guitarist and band leader Jesse Duke, Stoney and engineer Roy Shelton chose 25 songs for this live album including concert and album staples like “Feet Don’t Touch The Ground,” “Look At Me Fly,” “Us Time,” “One Chord Song,” “Oklahoma Breakdown,” “Empty Glass,” and his most recent radio hits “Hill Country Boogaloo,” and “Message In A Bottle” from his 2019 acclaimed studio album “Onward.” “Double Live 25” is over 2 hours of pure live music with no overdubs. Physical copies will be available later in the year.

Pre-Order your copy here: https://www.stoneylarue.com/double-live-25/
Pre-Order on iTunes and get Hill Country Boogaloo LIVE and Bluebird Wine tracks instantly!

Album Art & Photography:
Rick Barnett
Michael Divala
Eshton Loh