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Johnny Van Zant, Gary Rossington and Rickey Medlocke from
Lynyrd Skynyrd were thrilled with the progress of their new restaurant and bar
as they toured Lynyrd Skynyrd BBQ & Beer at Excalibur Hotel & Casino
The restaurant slated to
celebrate its grand opening in early December will feature the very best Texas
barbecue from Kreuz Market, based out of Lockhart, Tex. Van Zant, Rossington
and Medlocke were in Las Vegas for their sold-out concert at the M Resort, but
made it a point to stop by and see the beginning of their first and only
These rock ‘n’ roll legends
were in the best of spirits and found themselves in awe of the restaurant,
making mention of it being a friendly kind of cool place that they can’t wait
to hang out in. Lynyrd Skynyrd BBQ & Beer will have dancing bartenders and
nightly performances for patrons to enjoy. Three of the ladies showed up to
give the band members a sneak preview of some of their high-energy moves.
Before their performance began, Van Zant shouted, “Free Bird” and then went on
to say, “I’ve always wanted to stand in the audience.” As the girls finished
their smokin’ hot routine, the legendary rockers clapped and whistled giving
the ladies a nod for their dancing skills.
After touring the space, the
band discussed an upcoming tasting, as well as a few Southern favorites they
have planned for the menu. Rossington said, “All this is cool, but the food has
gotta be good.” The Schmidt family of Kreuz Market has perfected their barbecue
for more than 100 years, earning the restaurant the #2 spot in the nation for
barbecue by Zagat.
Lynyrd Skynyrd BBQ & Beer
will serve mouthwatering ribs, brisket, chicken and more. Open daily for
breakfast, lunch and dinner, the high-energy hangout will transform into a late
night, high-energy rock club every night with great music and entertainment.
Designed to capture the
spirit of the band’s “Hell House,” the walls are made of authentic barnyard
wood, with concrete floors and aged brick completing the downhome feel of the
space. Never-before-seen Lynyrd Skynyrd relics including original album covers,
guitars, artwork and photos from the bands more than five-decade-long career
will be on display for fans. The staff is part of the action – hot bartenders
and servers will be swinging, singing and jumping atop the bars and stage
throughout the night -- leading riotous sing-alongs to classic rock songs and
Lynyrd Skynyrd favorites.
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