"Back To The Barrooms"
A Special Tribute to
Merle Haggard & Buck Owens 
The Mighty Red Melons
Saturday, July 9th 2022, 8:00pm 

Visual Arts Collective



“Back To The Barrooms” A Special Tribute to “Merle Haggard & Buck Owens”
From out of the dingy smoke filled barrooms of Bakersfield in the 60’s…to the beloved Visual Arts Collective “Country-fied” in the Live-Work-Create District, come the sounds of Merle Haggard and Buck Owens. Steel guitar, Fender telecaster based honky-tonk without the chicken wire stage protector or three hundred pound bouncers at the door. Not much of this music is around anymore, played by musicians who love it and grew up on that electric country western twang, and wooden dance floors filled with swing dancers on weekend neon nights.

  America’s preeminent traditional country music tribute band, The Might Red Melons, play hard core honky-tonk, created by Andy Byron and Randy Meenach. Put on your boots and bolo ties and spend an evening with “The Bakersfield Sound”. Dance, drink, eat and swing to “Lonesome Fugitive”, “Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down”, “Loves Gonna Live Here” and many more C/W hits!

Bring your dancing shoes and let's have another Melons party! 🍉

**We are thrilled to announce that after two long years, in accordance with CDC guidelines, there will be no vaccination, testing or masking requirements for entry into "A Special Tribute to Merle Haggard and Buck Owens." Finally we get to attended shows face-to face **