One good fire deserves another…
And in the case of the East Bottoms music Mecca known as Knuckleheads Saloon, a fire that damaged the clubs new $33,000 outdoor sound system, will be followed by the club’s biggest bill ever.
“I’ve got one big show I’m putting on June 29th that’s going to be a monster,” says Knuckleheads owner Frank Hicks. “Los Lobos, Los Lonely Boys and Alejandro Escovedo.”
Let me guess, at Sprint Center?
“No, I’m doing it right here at Knuckleheads,” Hicks says. “If I close off the street and bring in bleachers, picnic tables and chairs in the street I can do about 1,000 people. I did the same thing for Merle Haggard and we did 1,000.
“We’ll have two outdoor bars and two indoor bars and I’ll have a tamale guy, a Mexican food truck guy and a fajita and burrito guy. And I’ll have Mariachis wandering around the crowd. I think it’s going to be as big or bigger than Merle and it’s on sale at E Tickets, at Knuckleheads or on Knuckleheads web site for $58 plus tax.”
Plus a reasonable $2.50 per ticket surcharge online or $1 at the bar.