Billy Bob’s Texas is no longer requiring masks but the venerable honky tonk will continue to limit capacity despite Gov. Greg Abbott’s Tuesday announcement.
Abbott lifted the state’s mask mandate and is allowing businesses to open to 100% capacity. Abbott’s order goes into effect March 10.
Billy Bob’s posted a message on its website in the wake of Abbott’s announcement explaining their safety protocols going forward.
“We take the health and well-being of our community very seriously. Our guests, entertainers and staff are and will always be our number one priority,” the message says. “Therefore, masks are still highly recommended. We will continue to operate at a limited capacity and keep other safety protocols in place, such as additional hand sanitizing stations and temperature checks for guests, entertainers and staff.”
The music venue continues to hold shows, including Shane Smith and The Saints on Friday night. Billy Bob’s is celebrating its 40th anniversary with Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers on April 1.