This year the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer was fast approaching & although many generous people already donated, my $1,800 goal was about $1k short. That's when the whole "shave the beard or keep it" for $1,000 came up. So thankful that Beck's Shoes Inc. stepped up and accepted that challenge. They also set me up with some amazingly comfortable New Balance San Jose shoes & socks. Look mom, no blisters! Again, thanks to Beck's & everyone else too for helping me surpass the goal!!
**UPDATE**: Beck's Shoes accepted the $1,000 Challenge! We are still taking any donations you can afford for early detection & treatment! $1,000 CHALLENGE! Over the past #192days, this beard has grown, and grown, and grown some more. Many people have asked when I was going to shave. A friend suggested I shave it for a donation to my favorite charity, but I figured I'd take it one more step. If any one person or company, with a single donation, donates $1,000 to the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer using my link, I will KEEP or SHAVE my #192day beard. You have until 5/22/14 to make that $1,000 donation. This person or company will be recognized in the following ways. - A post on my homepage with your picture or logo. DancingCowboy.com - A post on my Facebook, Instagram & Twitter with your picture or logo. - Four mentions during the James Wesley Rodeo Club show. (600-900 people at a live show) - If shave is your choice, the option to make the first run of the electric clippers (before lessons at the James Wesley show). - Sorry, no 420 or XXX companies allowed. I will have the last say with regards to propriety. - If the donor wishes me to keep the beard, it will stay, AT LEAST, for the duration of the 365 days until #NoShaveNovember 2014 begins (Nov 1st, 2014) Should it stay, or should it go? A $1,000 donation decides!
This Saturday, Tim McGraw is going to kick off the summer concert series at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, and we are going! Kip Moore and Cassadee Pope are the openers, and it's gonna be an awesome time. Glad to hear Tim has released some songs that have more of a country feel than some of his other singles back in the early 2010's. Kip Moore has some awesome songs that he's played at Rodeo Club in the past, so definitely looking forward to his set too! They still have tickets at LiveNation.com and you can join the event fun over at the KRTY Facebook event too!
Eli Young Band is going to be at Rodeo Club in San Jose on Thurs 5/8/14. Tickets go on sale on Sat 4/19 somewhere in the San Jose area, but the location has yet to be release for that onsale. Tickets WILL SELL OUT THAT DAY, so don't wait to buy them on the following Monday at the KRTY offices. None will be left! EDIT: The show sold out in 28 minutes!
I will be DJing before and after the show, so come out for some fun!
This is the 4th year that I am walking in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer San Francisco 2014 with Team KRTY, and not only am I seeking donations, but I'm also donating 10% from every gig booked before the walk (July 12-13, 2014) to the cause as well. Your event does NOT have to be by that date, it just needs to be booked and have a deposit made.
Chase Rice & Sam Hunt will be at Rodeo Club on Wed 2/26! Join us for a fun night of live music and dancing! Chase Rice is the guy who wrote "Cruise," for Florida Georgia Line and Sam Hunt has written songs for Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban and Billy Currington!
Adam the Dancing Cowboy will be teaching line dance lessons at 7:30p and the show will be after. Doors open at 7p.
Join us at Rodeo Club for the Jon Pardi CD release party on Friday Jan 10th, 2014! Each ticket includes a copy of his new CD, Write You a Song! Adam the Dancing Cowboy will kick off the evening with line dance lessons starting at 7:30p and Kelleigh Bannen will be opening the show after!
Guess who gets to open for Daryle Singletary tomorrow night in Las Vegas?!? If you are going to be in Las Vegas for National Finals Rodeo, come out to the Mirage for dancing and a concert on Thurs 12/12/13 at 9pm.
So excited to be in Vegas during NFR and thankful to get a chance to DJ before this concert. Big thanks to my buddy DJ Caffine!
This year on New Year's Eve 2013/2014 the San Martin Lions Club will be holding a Western Dance they have dubbed the, "NYE Cowboy Ball!" Their will be LIVE music to dance to by The Wild West Show. Put on your boots and BYOBooze, as they will be providing coffee and water for the duration of the night.
They say to eat dinner FIRST, and come out for a night of dancing since doors open at 7pm.
Late night breakfast will be served just after ringing in the New Year at midnight.
Entertainment: The Wild West Show Location: 12415 Murphy Ave, San Martin, CA Time: 7pm to ??? Drinks: BYOBooze, free coffee & water all night.
Tickets are available at Rocca's Market in San Martin or at http://sanmartinlionsclub.org/. $35 in advance (until December 29) or $45 at the door.
Would you like a, "Cold Beer With Your Name On It?" or perhaps some, "Beer On The Table?" (affiliate relationship) Tonight, Wed 12/4/13! Josh Thompson will be at Rodeo Club in San Jose with Dylan Scott opening. We will be teaching a line dance called, "Kick n Rock" starting at 7:30p. Doors open at 7p and tickets are available at the KRTY studio till 5p for $15 and, while supplies last, they will be $20 at the door.
See you on the dance floor!
The Brothers Osborne came to San Jose today and played some of their music for KRTY. It was an amazing mini show and they even got some of the audience up to play during their brand new single, "Let's Go There!" In addition to being great musicians, these guys are huge!
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Zac Brown Band is coming to SAP Center at San Jose on Saturday, November 16. The tickets go on sale Fri 9/13 at 10am to the public. BUT... If you were part of my text club, you would have gotten a presale code today! Enter that at the Ticketmaster page on Wed 9/11 at 10am to get your tickets early! (4 ticket max)
Before the album Crash My Party came out, I had only heard the two singles, "Crash My Party," and "That's My Kind of Night," in their recorded version.
When the album came out tonight, I listened to rest of it and came to one conclusion. Just about ANY song would have been better than "That's My Kind of Night" (winner, winner, catfish dinner) to issue as a follow-up to "Crash My Party."
The rest of the album has the familiar combination Luke usually brings to his music, great lyrics and good music.
I would definitely recommend Crash My Party, and you even get a digital download if you buy the physical CD. How can you go wrong there?
This Friday night, 7/26 head out to Rodeo Club in San Jose! I'm going to be teaching line dance lessons before the Due West, Charlie Worsham & Austin Webb show. Doors open at 7p and lessons start at 7:30p. We are teaching Boot Scootin' Boogie & Cowboy Cha Cha that night.
Tickets are $10 advance at KRTY offices during business hours or $15 at the door.
KRTY offices, 750 Story Rd, San Jose, CA
Rodeo Club, 610 Coleman Ave, San Jose, CA
I want to THANK everyone who came out to support the Grand Opening and the following Thursday nights that we taught lessons and DJed at Country Axis! Unfortunately, after only a little over a month, they decided to cancel Country Axis Thursday nights. It takes quite a few bodies coming in the door to keep a club of that size open on a weekly basis, and the numbers just didn't support a Thursday country night during their opening month. Quite a few factors go into that including other closely timed country events, but I want to thank each of you who did come out to dance, to have fun and to support country in the South Bay.
At some point in the future, they might come back with another plan for country, but for now they are discontinuing Country Axis on Thursday nights.
This is the 3rd year that I am walking in the San Francisco Avon Walk for Breast Cancer with Team KRTY, and not only am I seeking donations, but I'm also donating 25% from every gig booked before the walk (September 28-29, 2013) to the cause as well. Your event does NOT have to be by that date, it just needs to be booked and have a deposit made.
SANTA CLARA, CA - Thursday March 21st is the Grand Opening of Country Axis at Club Axis in Santa Clara! This is going to be the ONLY 18+ Country night club in the Bay Area! Randy Jones will be hosting the night & I'm going to be DJ'ing with DJ Anthony and teaching line dance lessons (lessons start at 7:30p). Cover is only $5 for 21+ and $10 for 18+. March Madness will be on the TV's for those basketball fans who don't want to miss that action. There is a restaurant inside too!
Right next to Embassy Suites, you can find a place to stay just a walk across the parking lot. No shuttle needed.
Country Axis will be EVERY Thursday and we would love to have you come and and join us for a FUN time!
Tonight at Mountain Charley's in Los Gatos, CA I'm going to be DJ'ing and teaching line dance lessons for FREE! That's right, no cover charge. The Giants will be on the TV's there kicking Detroit's butt before the music starts at 9pm. Round up some friends and come dancing!
This evening KRTY brought Thomas Rhett out to South First Billiards in San Jose, CA. Nate & Tina heard him play in Las Vegas recently and just had to have him come play here! He played an acoustic set including "Whatcha Got in that Cup," "Beer with Jesus," "Front Porch Junkie," & his latest radio single, "Something to Do with My Hands."
One guy from the crowd wanted him to sing a song his dad, Rhett Akins, made popular, "That Ain't My Truck." Rhett went one step further and brought the random audience member to sing with him!
Rhett also sang, "I Ain't Ready to Quit," a song he wrote that Jason Aldean recently recorded.
Afterwards, Rhett met all the fans who came out & signed autographs. Seems like a truly decent guy. I wish the best for him & his career.