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Live Music

Gilley's Saloon & Dance Hall features live country rock music each Friday & Saturday as well as during special events and holidays. Cover charge ranges from $10 to $20 per person after 9:00 p.m. Get here early, avoid the cover charge, and take advantage of our great drink specials!

RECKLESS KELLY

MON 12/9 – TUES 12/10 @ 10:30PM

Understanding the virtuosity of Reckless Kelly requires the perspective of where the band has been. Cody and Willy Braun grew up in the White Cloud Mountains of Idaho. They moved to Bend, Oregon, and then migrated to that great musical fountainhead, Austin, Texas. The heartland gave the band authenticity. Musical lives honed its skill. Adversity instilled its persistence. Moving to Austin gave it wings to fly.

Reckless Kelly’s string of critically acclaimed albums – Under the Table and Above the Sun (2003), Wicked Twisted Road (2005), Bulletproof (2008), Somewhere in Time (2010), Grammy-nominated Good Luck & True Love (2011) and Grammy-winning Long Night Moon (2013) – set a standard of reliable excellence and commitment to an instinctive vision of Americana. The group’s new album, Sunset Motel, is, like all its predecessors, distinctive in its own way while true to form. Self-produced and recorded in Austin’s renowned Arlyn Studios and mixed by Jim Scott (Rolling Stones, Dixie Chicks, Tom Petty, Sting, Roger Daltrey, Crowded House, et al.), it reflects Reckless Kelly’s attention to craft and continuity.

Twenty years since its founding, Reckless Kelly continues to fight for wider recognition, secure in the knowledge that fans, critics and contemporaries will continue to sing its praises. Freedom to pursue its own destiny has always been at the center of the band’s ambitions. Their fate is as much in their own hands as is reasonably possible. Reckless Kelly are rugged individualists who dedicate themselves to advancing the state of their art. They’re good guys, too. Their hearts dwell in the right places, and those are where the music follows.

Reckless Kelly Website

KEVIN FOWLER

WED 12/11 – THURS 12/12 @ 10:30PM

Kevin Fowler has a found way to live the dream - by earning it. It’s never been an easy or short road, but it’s a path he wouldn’t trade and has positioned him as one of the most consistent artists, in any genre, of the last two decades. His musical journey began playing in rock bands before finding his footing as a solo act in the early 2000s in his home state of Texas, where he burst onto the scene with the celebrated album Beer Bait and Ammo - a mainstay for fans to this day. And while his songs have been covered by Country Music mainstays such as George Jones, Mark Chesnutt, Montgomery Gentry, Sammy Kershaw and others – Kevin’s versions of these songs are feelgood classics that rival the most well-known and memorable songs of any of his contemporaries. Fowler released seven additional albums over the following 14 years after Beer Bait and Ammo, including his most recent effort 2016’s Coming To A Honkytonk Near You produced by Trent Wilmon.

Now he readies his latest effort, Barstool Stories for an August 23rd release. The understated title is a nod to what he does best – entertain. The album is filled with songs that invoke the quintessential sound that Fowler has spent his career fine-tuning and reinforcing. The set kicks off with the up-tempo rocker, “Neon” providing the listener a tone-setting compass for what’s to come. He seamlessly weaves back and forth and through the eleven songs to highlight everything that is Kevin Fowler – the upbeat, tongue-in-cheek master (“Beach Please,” “Fake ID”), the live show veteran (“Livin’ These Songs I Write, “Better With Beer”) and the sentimental dreamer (“She’s Growing on Me”, “Heaven”). The album doesn’t strictly rest of the laurels of the familiar, it pushes the listener to consider where Fowler is going, as well as where he’s been. Fowler once again turned to Willmon for producer duties, noting, "it was awesome to work with Trent Willmon again. This is the second album he has produced for me. He did a great job on this record. We have some great songs on this project. It makes it really hard to choose one for the single. I love all of ‘em. I also got my buddies Cody Johnson and Roger Creager to sing one with me. We all sang on one called “A Drinkin’ Song”. It turned out amazing! This record is very well rounded with plenty of good ol’ Fowler fun songs and a few more heartfelt, serious ones. I love this record and I’m sure our fans will too. “ Barstool Stories confirms the dream Kevin Fowler keeps living – repeatedly making great music, having a lot of fun doing it and inviting the audience to do the same and this album proudly claims its’ place as his current “snapshot in time.”

Kevin Fowler Website

ROB STALEY BAND

FRI 12/13 – SAT 12/14 @ 10PM

Rob Staley is a talented young Country Music artist living in Los Angeles, California. Since relocating from his small hometown of Plattsburgh, in rural upstate New York, Rob is quickly becoming a part of the fabric of the So-Cal country music scene. Rob, the 26 year old country singer/guitarist, has not only talent and ability, but a genuine love and respect for “Real Country Music”… the kind performed by the great country legends, both past and present. Although he won’t boast to the face, Rob Staley is “Real Country”, you could say, “The Real Deal”… but he will readily tell you that he is proud to be a country singer and proud to be apart of the great American tradition of country and Western Music.

Rob Staley Band Website

MICHAEL AUSTIN

FRI 12/13 – SAT 12/14 @ 12:30AM
WED 12/18 – THURS 12/19 @ 9PM
TUES 12/31 @ 10PM

A rising star in Country Music, Michael Austin’s smooth, warm voice and tremendous range combined with heartfelt lyrics are a hit.

Michael Austin Website

JON LANGSTON

MON 12/16 @ 10PM

95.5 The Bull and Gilley’s Las Vegas is proud to present “Holiday Bull Bash” FREE concert featuring Jon Langston! Jon Langston grew up in Loganville, GA as the oldest of three boys, listening to music by his heroes Alan Jackson and the Eagles. He grew up playing football, eventually earning a football scholarship to college. Jon always thought football would a part of his life, but after his sixth concussion left him blind for fifteen minutes, his Division 1 football career ended abruptly. Jon picked up his guitar which he hadn’t touched since the eighth grade and re-taught himself how to play. Playing open mic nights and working on his songwriting eventually lead to the 2013 release of “Forever Girl,” the first song he ever wrote by himself. That release kicked off his music career which has culminated in 15 sold out shows this year and over 400 million career streams. Jon opened for Luke Bryan on his Farm Tour in 2017, which was a full circle moment for Jon who had been in the crowd as a spectator of Luke Bryan’s Farm Tour only a few years before in Athens, GA. He was invited to perform on the tour again in 2018 and joined Luke in support of his Sunset Repeat Tour in 2019. Jon signed a publishing deal with Sony ATV, management with KP Entertainment, and is the first artist signed under Luke Bryan’s new Label 32 Bridge Entertainment with EMI Records Nashville. On his new label home, Jon released his major label debut single, “When It Comes To Loving You,” which reached No. 1 on the all-genre iTunes Chart. Jon released his highly-anticipated new EP, Now You Know, Friday. The EP features six original songs all written by Jon including the project’s lead single, “Now You Know.”

KELLYE HUFF

FRI 12/20 - SAT 12/21 @ 10PM

Kellye’s soulful voice, incredible range, and southern charm – teamed with amazingly talented musicians - have quickly made the Kellye Huff Band one of the most sought after country bands. Kellye has been singing and performing all of her life. Starting off as a Christian artist, seven of Kellye’s songs broke the Top Ten on the music charts and her single “Anything” reached Number One. A diverse artist, Kellye Huff has been featured in a movie with trumpet legend Phil Driscoll and her vocal talent can be heard on Elton John and the late Leon Russell’s collaborative album. Kellye has performed in all fifty of the United States. She’s also toured the world performing live in Paris, Marseille, London, Moscow, Poland, Central America, and South America. In addition to her singing career, Kellye also offers her gifts and talents as a vocal instructor. Her students have won auditions as well having a student make it to the third round of auditions on The VOICE. If you love country music, then you definitely don’t want to miss the Kellye Huff Band!

Kellye Huff Band Website

DEZ HOSTON

THURS 12/26 @ 9PM
FRI 1/10 - SAT 11/1 @ 10PM
WED 2/5 - THURS 2/6 @ 9PM

Former front man of the Voodoo Cowboys, Dez Hoston is an All American country music entertainer, singer, and songwriter. With his special brand of high energy, unique vocal stylings, and ability to bring the good time with him wherever he goes, he has been entertaining crowds from all over the place for the past 9 years. Covering everything from the classics like George Strait and Merle Haggard, all the way to the top 40 country of today like Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean, with all sorts of surprises in-between, there's always guaranteed to be something for everybody at the show.

JUST DAVE

FRI 12/27 – SAT 12/28 @ 10PM

Dave has played harmonica on the stages of American Idol and Celebrity Apprentice. His harmonica is also currently featured on shows like "Sons of Guns" "Bar Rescue" and "Treehouse Masters", as well as on plenty of regional and national albums. Dave calls California’s San Fernando Valley home, which serves as a backdrop for his original songs. Many are a tribute to the “Laurel Canyon sound” made famous by singers and songwriters of the 1960s. Inspired by the songwriters who made California known, Dave works tirelessly to promote the sound of "California Country", even creating the #CaliforniaCountry group to help local artists who want to make a mark away from Nashville. After all it has accomplished, the best days lay ahead for "Just Dave" and Just Dave Band.

Just Dave Band Website

GILLEY’S NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY

TUES 12/31 @ 9PM

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Gilley’s with LIVE country rock music by Michael Austin, LIVE DJ, LIVE video of NYE celebrations, Gilley’s BBQ and drinks and service by our world famous Gilley Girls. Entry into the event is $25 per person includes all taxes and fees, based on limited availability. This is an adult only event for ages 21 and older.

New Year’s Eve Party Website

BRETT RIGBY

WED 1/1 @ 9PM
WED 1/29 @ 9PM
WED 2/19 @ 9PM

Not since the whiskey-soaked golden renaissance of the 70's, has there been an artist like Brett Arthur Rigby. His exhilarating brew of hip-shaking country anthems, infused with unrepentant outlaw-swagger, has elevated the man to must-see status on the Las Vegas circuit. While staying true to his country roots, Brett boasts one of country music’s most versatile musical pedigrees. The "Country Crooner" brings a broad spectrum of experience including formal training at a prestigious music school in New York City plus 20 years on stage; from his home state of Missouri to Hollywood’s legendary Sunset Strip to the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas!

CHASE & THE PURSUIT

THURS 1/2 @ 9PM
THURS 1/30 @ 9PM
THURS 2/12 @ 9PM
SUN 2/23 @ 9PM
WED 2/26 @ 9PM

Chase & The Pursuit is fronted by the highly-energetic Chase Brown. Chase’s powerful vocals, along with The Pursuit band’s seasoned musicianship, has captivated audiences at many country music venues. Chase & The Pursuit performs a wide range of Country music styles that their fans know and love, including traditional, contemporary, and line dance Country music.

Chase & The Pursuit

KELLY RAE BAND

FRI 1/3 – SAT 1/4 @ 10PM

The Kelly Rae Band is a 6-piece, Southern California-based, high-energy country band that has been delivering crowd-pleasing performances to audiences from around the world for more than a decade. Kelly Rae takes pride in providing exciting, memorable, live entertainment for corporate events, hotels, casinos, weddings and private parties.

The band is comprised of seasoned musicians whose credits include but are not limited to Tanya Tucker, Rascal Flatts, Bobby Bare, Johnny Lee, Nelson and Trick Pony. The Kelly Rae Band plays a wide range of Country Music from Patsy Cline, and Buck Owens to Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert and Taylor Swift. With their extensive song list of popular chart-topping country tunes and classic favorites, they'll keep you dancing all night long.

The Kelly Rae Band is featured at Disney's California Adventure's Cars Land and in regular rotation at the brand new, state-of-the-art Ranch Saloon in Anaheim, California. Kelly has also opened for chart topping artists such as Miranda Lambert, Melissa Etheridge, Terri Clark, Neil McCoy, and Gary Allan.

Kelly Rae Band Website

LEFT OF CENTRE

WED 1/8 – THURS 1/9 @ 9PM

Left of Centre is Las Vegas and Reno’s premier Country/Rock band and the backing band for Country Artists Tribute.

Left of Centre Website

THREE LANE

WED 1/15 – THURS 1/16 @ 9PM

RYAN WHYTE MALONEY

FRI 1/17 – SAT 1/18 @ 10PM

The Ryan Whyte Maloney Band, a Las Vegas-based Rock/Country/Pop band, gives old school country music a new twist which captivates audiences. Growing up on Rock’n Roll and Country music he developed a strong diverse love for music. He began playing the guitar, violin, cello, piano and drums at age 9 and eventually sharpened his skills to write songs and ended up with a national and accomplished band "Indulge". Ryan is now taking a break from touring nationally so he can focus on his solo career and writing the music he loves.

CHAD FREEEMAN & REDLINE

WED 1/22 – THURS 1/23 @ 9PM

Chad Freeman & Redline was founded on March 13, 2009. It didn't take long before CFR quickly formed their own sound and started performing locally. Local shows quickly grew into regional shows as they became regulars in Las Vegas on the strip and performing for PBR and NFR. Over the years they have been able to hit the stage for NASCAR, Super Bowl, CMA Fest and countless festivals, events and weddings. Eventually Chad was picked up to tour internationally and has been on stage in Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Poland, Canada, Mexico, Chile, France and Switzerland to name a few. Through it all Redline is happy to be celebrating it's 10-year anniversary in 2019 and with the lineup as strong as ever looking forward to performing on many stages in the year to come!

Chad Freeman & Redline Website

TYSON HANES

FRI 1/24 – SAT 1/25 @ 10PM

Tyson Hanes is a country music singer/songwriter. He was born & raised in the city of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada. He spent his younger years playing sports, riding bmx bikes, & racing Motocross. Along with his passion for that adrenaline rush he got from racing, he also developed a passion for music. He was raised listening to music playing always in the background, no matter what he was doing. He began singing in his guitar class in high school & with some encouragement from teachers, he began to take it more seriously & formed a band called Asylum Country. They became known for their upbeat style & wildly entertaining performances. The band had success throughout the region, however Tyson knew that if he really wanted to put his talent to the test, he would have to move to Nashville, TN.

At the age of 23, he packed up on his motorcycle & headed to Nashville to make a new name for himself in Music City. He was hired on playing full time shows at The World Famous Tootsies Orchid Lounge & used his love for adrenaline as a tool in his shows & he began climbing the ladder of performers in Nashville.

From sing alongs to crowd surfing, from climbing & singing on top of speakers & beer trucks to smashing guitars on stage, nothing is off the table when it comes to entertaining his audience to ensure they have an amazing time!

Now, years later, he plays to only packed shows with roaring crowds. As he continues his music career, he looks forward to the release of the rest of his album “State Of Emergency”, & performing for all of his current & future fans!

Tyson Hanes Website

SCOTTY ALEXANDER

FRI 1/31 – SAT 2/1 @ 10PM
THURS 2/13 @ 9PM
THURS 2/27 @ 9PM

Scotty Alexander is a Nashville based country artist / singer, songwriter, guitar and fiddle slinger that plays multiple other instruments. His debut EP is soon to be released on iTunes, produced by Brian Willis who has produced Brad Paisley, Josh Turner and many others. Scotty has toured with and or opened for Neal McCoy, Bryan White, Wayne Newton, Big and Rich, Lucy Hale, George Strait, Jessica Simpson, Restless Heart, and Cole Swindell. As a song writer Scotty has had cuts with Bryan White, Point Of Grace, Corey Cox, and jingles placed with Old Navy, Wrangler, Nissan, Honda and Ford. As a musical producer he has produced segments for the 2007 NBA All Star Game, CSI Las Vegas, The View, David Letterman, The Tonight Show starring Jay Leno and Oprah. Scotty has done 13 overseas tours with the U.S.O. performing for the men and woman in the armed forces and is currently touring with his band from San Diego and Vegas to locally in Nashville promoting his upcoming single “You Make Pretty Look Easy." Along with performing and touring with his own band Scotty worked in 2014 as musical director for the star of ABC's “Pretty Little Liars,” Lucy Hale. Together they made TV appearances on "Good Morning America", "Kelly and Michael", "So You Think You Can Dance" and “Ellen."

Scotty Alexander Website

REDNECK RODEO

FRI 2/7 – SAT 2/8 @ 10PM

For over seven years Redneck Rodeo has been blazing dusty country trails through the palm lined streets of Southern California. From small bars to large festivals the good ol’ boys of Redneck Rodeo fill every venue with a non-stop party. Wrangling through the top country hits of the last six decades, their sets get the crowds singing and dancing in true honky-tonk fashion.

Calling themselves the “outlaws of country,” Redneck Rodeo brings the heart of country music alive onstage with energetic performances. Wearing custom cuts each member owns his own flavor of renegade; “Bristles” charging on drums leading the pack, "Rocky Bottoms" snarky as he plucks away at the bass and lead vocals, “Richie Rich” picking guitar and singing, and “the prospect” playing guitar with backup vocals rounding out the band.

Hardworking, the rodeo boys have kicked up the enthusiasm for country music in Southern California playing an average of 12 shows a month in addition to corporate events, weddings, festivals and private parties. Redneck Rodeo continues to impress audiences with their magnetic style and authentic playing that allows the fan base to grow.

CHRIS LOZANO

FRI 2/14 – SAT 2/15 @ 10PM

Chris Lozano was born and raised in a small community in Colorado where all he had was sports, outdoors and music. Once Chris was old enough, he signed up for the Marine Corps and became an Infantryman. He served our country for 15 honorable years. During this time, when he wasn’t in the field or deployed, Chris started honing his music skills and eventually was asked to be in a band. Chris played everywhere he could and the fever of the stage, music and crowds kept Chris wanting more.

Eventually, Chris found himself playing with some of the top musicians around who shared the stage with the likes of Toby Keith, Jason Aldean, Wade Hayes, Joe Nichols, Carrie Underwood and many more. In 2015, Chris decided to take a break and focus on family and personal matters and was out of the music scene for 3 years. Now, Chris Lozano is back and has been taking the Southern California clubs to a whole new level with his highly energetic shows.

With set musicians in place, a PHENOMENAL line up, and a way with the crowd that keeps them entertained throughout the night, Chris Lozano and his band have become one of the most sought after bands in Southern California, Richmond, VA, Richfield, UT, Grand Junction, CO, Kansas City, MO, and other places across the United States!

If you haven’t seen the Chris Lozano Band live, you are missing out on an experience you will never forget. Get ready because CHRIS LOZANO IS BACK!

ARNIE NEWMAN'S COUNTRY CLUB BAND

FRI 2/21 – SAT 2/22 @ 10PM

Critics and country fans agree, Arnie Newman’s Country Club Band is the Hottest, Hard Driving, High Energy Country Band West of The Rio Grande. The ANB is a Country Music Band described by fans and friends as a Southern California “Super Group“ consisting of some of the best musicians to ever play the circuit. Known for their abilities to play just about anything requested, from Classic Country to Today’s Chart -Topping Hits as well as Jazz, Pop, Rock and Roll and beyond. With the talents of Francelle and Arnie up front on vocals, this lineup is a complete package that can entertain a wide variety of listeners and keep you dancing all night long.

Arnie Newman’s Country Club Band Website

RACHEL HORTER

FRI 2/28 – SAT 2/29 @ 10PM

Rachel Horter is currently aspiring her music career in Nashville, Tennessee and is hoping to make it big in country and pop!

She has been singing ever since she was little and her voice has done nothing but improve. From talent shows in middle school to countless show choir awards from her high school days, Rachel has made singing an important part of her. It was so important to her that when the time came for college, Rachel decided to take her leap of faith and journey to the great Music City!

She has been having the time of her life with shows and YouTube videos of all kinds of covers and a couple originals! As mentioned before, Rachel is focusing on country and pop, as seen in her YouTube covers! From singing old fashioned to country to Top Ten pop songs, Rachel always wows her beloved fans!

Her mother quotes, "Whether it was Carrie, Shania, Martina, Miranda, Taylor, Beyoncé, Whitney, Aretha or Ariana, she'd be singing their songs around the house, in the car, on family vacations, when you're on the phone with her, everywhere! No matter what’s going on, she's either singing or trying to figure out a new song she's excited about. She doesn't even realize she's doing it."

Rachel has continued to gained incredible fans and hopes to touch even more hearts soon!

Rachel Horter Website

Dance Hall

Dance Hall

Gilley's Dance Hall will generally be open from dusk (6pm - 8pm) to dawn (2am - 4am) with a live DJ whenever there isn't a live band on stage. Whether it's the latest Texas two-step, line dancing, country waltz or any flat-footed glide that works well in cowboy boots, Gilley's has the ideal music and dance hall to accommodate all comers.

Regular folk will enjoy the nightclub scene as the live DJ spins tunes from rock to blues, modern and traditional country, and even a little hip hop club music when there aren't too many cowboy hats in the saloon.

DANSING KARAOKE

EVERY TUESDAY @ 8:00pm

Every Tuesday at 8pm, or earlier if the mood strikes us right, the Dance Hall stage will feature the best (and funniest) voices of our Saloon customers wishing to grab the microphone and belt out a tune.

Sing along or simply enjoy the sounds and sights, as we make sure all your favorites are on the song list, and keep the entertainment lively each Tuesday.