Live Music Returns to Stanley’s Famous BBQ

Live music is back at Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ!

February live music returns. Here is the line-up, get ready to celebrate spring on the patio.

Mondays: Ramoth-Gilead & his Affiliad (6:30 – 9:30) will be performing live, featuring a different AFFILIAD every week! AFFILIAD is one who accompanies Ramoth-Gilead with a musical instrument (i.e., percussion, horn, banjo, fiddle, bass, etc.)  You can get more info on his facebook page for the latest updates on who his Affiliad will be.

Tuesdays is Kids night with Dustin Becker & Chris Oliver (except February 28th) – KIDS EAT FREE (one free kid’s meal per grown-up meal purchased) every Tuesday night in February. There is free live music 6:30-9:30pm and drink specials for Mom & Dad.

Wednesday is Happy Hour all Day! Drink specials include $1.50 Lone Star Draft (12oz), $2.75 Domestic Long Necks, $4.00 Wells and House ‘Ritas, $4.50 Shiner Pints, $5.00 Texas Craft Pints. There is live music with The Leftovers 6:30-9:30pm.

Thursdays celebrate the blues with BBQ and TJ Hammersly & Friends! Every Thursday in February 6:30-9:30pm you can also buy 1 regular sized chopped brisket sandwich, and 2 drinks (soft drinks or beer) and get a free regular sized chopped beef sandwich. Dine in only.

Saturdays TJ is back with Ken Murray in February on the deck from 12 noon-3pm.  The evening brings more live music 6:30-9:30pm:

  • February 11 TJ Hammersly & Friends
  • February 18 Dustin Becker, Chris Oliver, & Delano Guevara
  • February 25 Ramoth-Gilead & his Affiliad

Friday nights there is always a live band. Scheduled are:

  • Friday, February 10th, Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ is pleased to welcome East Texas Native, Ally Venable back to our stage.  This seventeen-year-old girl will BLOW YOUR MIND as she plays Robert Petway classics like Catfish Blues and Steve Ray Vaughn’s Texas Flood.  She has emerged as a rising female blues artist within the national blues community with her ability to write as well as she sings.  The show is free for all ages, under 21 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  Ally and her band will take the stage at 8:30pm.
  • Friday, February 17th, Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ will host Senor Gringo.  A local favorite of East Texans for a while now, they will tantalize your ears with jazz melodies from new age, Latin sounds, and regional jazz tunes. Senor Gringo will take the stage at 8pm.  Come join us for this free show, all ages welcome, under 21 must be accompanied by a legal guardian.
  • Friday, February 24th, Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ will welcome The Chris Oliver Project to the stage.  You may have seen Chris and his Cocktail-jam drum kit playing along with Dustin Becker, or with Kopastetic on a Friday night, or even as a solo around town.  Working with Michael Mims on keys, Josh Brock on guitar, and, Calvin Sheffield on bass, this quartet is sure to impress.  Doors open at 8pm, $5 to get in, band starts at 8:30pm, 21 and up, please.

One last fun night will be FAT TUESDAY February 28th at Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ! We had such a good time on January 27th with Sabine River Brass Band that we had to invite them to come back and do it all over again. Music starts at 6:30-9:30pm, the show is free and open to all ages – under 21 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Wear your masks, beads, and boas, we’ll see you on the deck! Laissez les bons temps rouler!

Friday, March 3rd Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ is pleased to announce all the way from Austin TX, The Nightowls are coming back!  From 9:30 to midnight your dancing shoes will get a workout.  The Nightowls will take us on an evolving Motown journey through the night with songs from The Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, and great songs they have written themselves.  Come have a great time with us; doors open at 8 pm, tickets are $10.  21 and up, please.

Friday, March 17, Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ is honored to welcome Patrick Sweany back to the stage.  You may recognize his hit song “Them Shoes,” released in 2007 on the album “Every Hour Is A Dollar Gone” (  On a given night (or on a given album) he’ll swing through blues, folk, soul, bluegrass, maybe some classic 50’s rock, or a punk speedball. He’s a musical omnivore, devouring every popular music sound of the last 70 years, and mixing ’em all together seamlessly into his own stew.

Yet, the one thing that most people notice about Patrick isn’t his ability to copy – it’s his authenticity. Like his heroes, artists like Bobby “Blue” Bland, Doug Sahm, Joe Tex, Patrick somehow manages to blend all of these influences into something all his own.

Doors open at 8 pm, opening band will start at 8:30pm, Patrick will take the stage at 10pm.  Tickets are $8.00 at the door.