Nestled in the heart of the Fort Worth Stockyards, Billy Bob’s Texas is an icon of Western Heritage and Culture. For an event that is meaningful, memorable and personalized-look no further! With the ability to host everything from an intimate gathering to a party of thousands our passion is bringing your dreams to life in a way that makes it uniquely yours.

With an in house culinary team focused on creating innovative and delicious dining experiences, you have the confidence knowing your event will be executed by professionals who are committed to serving authentic dishes that exceed expectation time and again.

We have been honored to host weddings, rehearsal dinners, bachelor and bachelorette parties and showers-allow us the privilege to be part of yours!


Discover the taste of Texas one delicious bite at a time. Billy Bob’s Texas is proud to be the exclusive caterer for our private events, and we take our role as ambassadors of flavor seriously. Whether it is a customized menu or a time honored classic, our tenured team infuses each plate with intention and love.

A proud TABC certified facility; we provide and serve all alcohol. Let us create a custom cocktail to commemorate your day!


If you select BBT, you have the additional amenity of using us as a setting for your engagement or formal wedding photographs*.
*Must be scheduled in advance, contingent on clearance of any existing events taking place


What is the perfect fit for you? As a venue steeped in history we are the first choice to host a myriad of events. Texas tuxedo galas, weddings, rehearsal dinners, showers, fundraisers, class and family reunions, school banquets, corporate events and team building we have the right space for every occasion.

We offer three unique rooms, in addition to our main showroom that can be reserved individually or as a combination to complement the needs of your event. Each space has its own character to reflect your vision.

The 81 Club:

Our best kept secret won’t be a secret for long! Located just steps across the Rodeo Plaza from Billy Bob’s main entrance, this 10,000 square foot venue is perfect for groups up to 800 guests-but don’t let the square footage fool you-this stand-alone private building offers a warm and intimate environment. The dining area’s neutral décor compliments any design scheme and features a raised platform perfect for a head table for your wedding party, a location for a photo booth or additional seating for your guests. Equipped with concert quality sound, stage and lights; along with a 1,000 square foot dance floor, the 81 Club has too many features to list and architectural detail that echoes the graceful historic buildings around us.

The Texas Club:

Boasting a renovation reminiscent contemporary hunting lodge in a beautifully modern setting, this room is decorated in rich earth tones, granite and wood. With the ability to accommodate up to 130 guests, private bathrooms and featuring an in ceiling screen and audio visual capabilities perfect for a meaningful slide show, the Texas Club is the perfect mix of classic lines and subtle décor. Tucked away enough to provide a secluded area to celebrate, but close enough to the action to keep the fun going all night long, consider the Texas Club for a reception that your guests will talk about long after the party comes to a close.

The Guitar Bar:

For the Honky Tonk lover in all of us-the Guitar Bar holds the very best in country music memorabilia. Glass display cases holding autographed guitars that span the 35 years of performances that have graced our stage, if music is in your heart this is the space for you. Holding up to 120 guests, bathe in the light of vintage neon signs as you look out onto the main showroom from the walls of windows gracing the space. In the heart of the fun, this is also a fantastic place to host a rehearsal dinner or shower when you want to have an authentic Texas experience.


Contact us today to plan your event. Call us at 817-624-7117, or send us an email at

Billy Bob’s Blog

  • Backstage Notes: March 2017  Read more>
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  • Congratulations to Our First Ten Finalists for The World's Largest Karaoke Fest & Competition  Read more>
  • Meet your World's Largest Karaoke Fest & Competition Qualifier Event One Contestants and Judges  Read more>
  • 40 gallons of whiskey

    Merle Haggard made the Guinness Book of World Records for buying the largest round of drinks when he bought 5,095 drinks of Canadian Club for the entire club.  The bill totaled $12,737.50 and equaled 40 gallons of whiskey.

  • Billy Bob’s Doors since 1981

    More Than 17 Million Visitors have come through Billy Bob’s Doors since 1981.  With it's international notoriety, the club sees visitors from around the world.  Billy Bob's truly has carved a niche in the world of country music and entertainment. 

  • 47,500 Bucking Bulls

    Over the past 30 years, more than 47, 500 bulls have bucked in Billy Bob’s arena. World Champions including Tuff Hedeman, Ty Murray, and Adriano Moraes have all tested their skills in Billy Bob’s arena. Bull riding at Billy Bob’s is often the focus of movie and TV shoots, including specials on Comed...Read more

  • Billy Bob’s launched own recording

    In 1998, Billy Bob’s launched its own recording label - Live at Billy Bob's Texas -  to  capture the magic of the club's famous live shows. Now totaling over 47 full concert recordings spread out over 3 decades, Live at Billy Bob's Texas, is one of Country Music's most extensive catalogs, featuring ...Read more

  • Lights, Camera, Honky Tonk

    Billy Bob’s Texas has been featured on several TV and Movie screens and has served as the location for several music videos for country’s biggest stars.  A number of episodes of the original television series “Dallas” were shot on location. Other shows include “Walker Texas Ranger”, CBS’s “Happy New...Read more

  • Movies filmed at Billy Bob’s

    Movies filmed at Billy Bob’s include: “Over The Top”, starring Sylvester Stallone in 1987,  “Baja Oklahoma”, with Lesley Ann Warren, Peter Coyote & Willie Nelson in 1988,  “Necessary Roughness”, with Scott Bakula, Sinbad, Robert Loggia & Kathy Ireland in 1991, and “Pure Country” in 1992, starring Ge...Read more

  • Garth Brooks pointed an arrow

    When Garth Brooks signed the famous backstage wall, he also drew the words 'the King' and an arrow pointing to the ceiling.  What was up there?  A cardboard cut out of none other than  ‘the King’ George Strait.  That cardboard version of the 'King of Country' is still there today.

  • Pat Green sold out 15 times

    Pat Green has sold out Billy Bob’s 15 times.  Pat's first sell out performance occurred in September of 2000.  His most recent sell out happened in January of 2015.  Pat was also the first artist to record on our Live at Billy Bob's Texas label - his recording was a test for Merle Haggard on New Yea...Read more

  • The bronze statue of Billy Bob Barnett’s mentor

    The bronze statue of Billy Bob Barnett’s mentor, Benny Binion, disappeared during the night after Billy Bob’s closed in 1998.  It is now on display at the South Point Hotel in Las Vegas.

  • Filming of Pure Country

    During the filming of Pure Country, a disguised George Strait and his wife Norma, came to Billy Bob’s with members of the film crew. They celebrated in Billy Bob’s VIP room.  Billy Bob's bathroom was used for a small scene in the movie.

  • Billy Bob’s is known for discovering new talent

    Billy Bob’s is known for discovering new talent.  In one weekend in 1982, it paid Reba McEntire $3,500 on a Friday, and George Strait $4,500 on a Saturday – a fraction of what those performers command today.

  • Willie Nelson played over 50 times

    Willie Nelson has played over 50 times at Billy Bob’s Texas.  One of his fondest memories is riding a horse into the showroom.  In 2004, Willie brought his 4th of July picnic to Cowtown, drawing an estimated crowd of 10,000.

  • Tanya Tucker

    When Tanya Tucker was asked what she wanted on her tombstone, she replied “She’s not here, she’s playing at Billy Bob’s."   Tanya has been a 30-year friend of the club, delivering dynamic performances every time she stops by.

  • Chris LeDoux at his first Billy Bob’s show

     LeDoux, a former rodeo cowboy who had worked on the labor list for Billy Minick, said at a CMA Event "My name is Chris LeDoux and someday I'm going to get to play Billy Bob's".  In January of 1992, he arrived to play his first Billy Bob’s show in a motor home with a small equipment trailer. 

  • Martina McBride first came to Billy Bob's

    Martina McBride first came to Billy Bob’s as a t-shirt sales person for Garth Brooks.  Her husband was in Brooks’ production crew. 

  • Troy Aikman on-stage with Shenandoah

    Troy Aikman once jumped on-stage with Shenandoah in the 90’s to sing a version of ‘Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys’.  Troy was a regular fixture backstage and a good friend of the club.

  • “Black & Black, Back to Back”

    Clink Black played the Tarrant County Convention Center and Billy Bob’s booked his brother, Kevin Black.  The show drew a large crowd suspecting Clint might show up at his brother’s performance.  He didn’t, and the next day’s paper read “Black & Black, Back to Back."

  • Shooter Jennings

    Shooter Jennings used to attend the club with his father, Waylon Jennings and his mother, Jessi Colter, as a child.  Shooter has since become an American singer songwriter active in the country music and Southern rock genres.

  • Vanna White plays with Blain Gray Band

    While in town for a taping of Wheel of Fortune, Vanna White stopped in to play tambourine on a few numbers with the Blain Gray Band on the honky tonk stage.

  • The Dancing Machine

    Wendell Nelson started giving dance lessons at Billy Bob's at the end of 1981.  He's taught more than 100,000 people - including Julia Roberts and Paula Zahn.  Wendell can still be found teaching couples dance lessons on Sunday and Monday nights, as well as leading the line dance lessons every Thurs...Read more

  • Rock the house

    Billy Bob's has long been home to many kinds of music.  From rock to rhythm and blues, it's more than just country and western acts that perform on our famous stage. Past artists include Roy Orbison, The Temptations, James Brown, B.B King, Ray Charles, Ringo Starr, Tina Turner, Marvin Gaye and many,...Read more

  • Farewell to Nolan Ryan

    One of the greatest pitchers of all time - Nolan Ryan - developed a long time relationship with the club.  On September 12th, 1993, Ryan's 'Farewell to a Legend" retirement party was held at Billy Bob's.  Film star, and Angels' owner Gene Autry - attended the event.

  • Guinness Book World's Largest Belt Buckle

    The largest belt buckle is 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) tall, 2.59 m (8 ft 6 in) wide, achieved by ESPN in partnership with Kelly Graham (Both USA) at “ESPN The Magazine’s NEXT BIG Weekend” in Fort Worth, Texas, USA, on 3 February 2011.   According to event organizers, the facade of the aluminum buckle paid h...Read more

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