A good honky tonk is hard to find in Las Vegas. That's why country star John Rich is bringing Redneck Riviera to the Grand Bazaar Shops in front of Bally's hotel and casino. The bar follows a "work hard, play hard" theme according to the guitar player and singer, who is one half of the country music duo Big & Rich. He recently gave a tour of the venue as construction was wrapping up.
Redneck Riviera features a large open-air room with a stage in the corner for live music seven days a week, starting as early as 11 a.m. Rich says he personally designed the sound system and hopes to feature name acts as well as up-and-comers. Performers can audition by applying online through Redneck Riviera's Facebook page. The venue is looking for acts who play everything from current music to the likes of Merle Haggard and Lynyrd Skynyrd