Country is a large 15,000 sq foot dancehall and saloon complete
with three dance floors on two levels, a large stage, pool
room, full kitchen and two full bars. The décor is
all Country. Rough cut cedar panels on all the walls and
lots of rodeo and music memorabilia on the walls in the
form of autographed guitars and photos.
Country opened for the first time in Dec of 1999. Prior
to that the building, built in 1964, had housed many other
noteworthy clubs under its roof. The most notable club housed
there was The Silver Bullet which was open during those
"Urban Cowboy" days of the 80's. Also notable
is the fact that The Silver Bullet was the filming location
of the cult classic "Thelma and Louise". It was
the infamous scene of the crime that the girls were on the
run from for the rest of the movie.
those days many famous national artists had cruised on by
to play on it's stage. When Cowboy Country opened in 1999,
it was to fill a need that had become unaddressed - Live
Country Music. From 1999 until 2002 Cowboy Country introduced
many new local bands to the local Country Music scene as
well as giving some of the more established bands a grander
stage and larger audience to play to. Some national artists
were also brought in as well. There was a short hiatus from
March of 2002 until June of 2003 and then Cowboy Country
returned and has been open ever since.
in all Cowboy Country is the last of the local honky tonks
left in Southern California. It has a complete and total
Country feel yet is not intimidating to the new or non Country
fan. In fact people of all walks of life and all ages frequent
the club each and every night.