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Grab Your Tickets and Head to Gilley’s!

Savor bites from Texas Restaurants and two-step to headliner Stoney LaRue at Lone Star Bash.
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Texas Restaurant Association

Since the day restaurants reopened after the pandemic temporarily paused regular operations, Texas has been celebrating its return. Let the celebration continue at the Texas Restaurant Foundation’s Lone Star Bash, featuring Since the day restaurants reopened after the pandemic temporarily paused regular operations, Texas has been celebrating their return. The celebration continues at the Texas Restaurant Foundation’s Lone Star Bash, featuring the legendary Texas Restaurant Awards. Mark your calendar for July 10, 2022, and make plans to visit Gilley’s Dallas for the event, which will feature delicious chef bites and cocktails from more than 30 celebrated Texas chefs and 12 mixologists, each respectively competing for the title People’s Choice for Best Dish and Craft Cocktail. Once you have sampled the best of Texas food and drink, stick around for a live performance by Red Dirt rocker Stoney LaRue, the hard-charging, philosophical troubadour who has delivered his expansive take on Hill Country honky-tonk boogie for 20 years.

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Texas Restaurant Association

Tickets to the 2022 Lone Star Bash are on sale now. Currently, in its seventh year, the Lone Star Bash is doing it big in Dallas for 2022. Proceeds from the event will benefit the important work of the Texas Restaurant Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. The Texas Restaurant Foundation is the workforce development arm of the Texas Restaurant Association, which serves as the advocate and indispensable resource for the food service industry in Texas. As a leading business association, the TRA represents the state’s $70 billion restaurant industry, which comprises approximately 50,000 locations and a workforce of 1.3 million employees. TRA also provides critical support to the Texas Restaurant Foundation’s programs, including ProStart, a two-year high school culinary and hospitality management program that is taught in nearly 200 school districts across Texas.

The 2022 Lone Star Bash will begin at 5:30 p.m. for VIP all-access ticket holders, with the Texas Restaurant Awards pre-event celebrating industry leaders, including inductees to the Hall of Honor, Restaurateur of the Year, Educator of the Year, Philanthropist of the Year, and the 23 local TRA Chapter Restaurateur of the Year winners, as well as special award categories for Rising Star, Deep in the Heart, and Community Impact.

This year’s Lone Star Bash will be bigger and better than ever, thanks to Stoney LaRue and our extraordinary chefs and mixologists.

VIP tickets include access to special chefs and a premium bar, delivered samples from the 30 chefs and 12 mixologists in the main room, a VIP view of the Stoney LaRue concert with special dessert stations, VIP-only access to the after-party on the top floor of Gilley’s, including special attractions, DJ music, more food, continued premium bar, and few extra surprises.

General access ticket holders can experience the food and drinks and special dessert stations, as well as sponsored attractions that include photos with a live longhorn and mechanical bull-riding for charity before the performance. There are also concert-only access tickets, which include dessert and drinks. All guests can enjoy an open bar, general admission view of the Stoney LaRue concert, special dessert stations, photo booths, and–of course–Gilley’s famous mechanical bull.

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Texas Restaurant Association

“It has been an extremely challenging few years, during which the people of this industry have shown incredible grit, creativity, and tenacity,” says Dr. Emily Williams Knight, Ed.D, president and CEO of TRA. “It’s wonderful to gather together now to celebrate our greatest while we invest in the next generation of our best and brightest. This year’s Lone Star Bash will be bigger and better than ever, thanks to Stoney LaRue and our extraordinary chefs and mixologists.”

Lone Star Bash featuring the Texas Restaurant Awards will take place at Gilley’s Dallas located at 1135 Botham Jean Boulevard. VIP all-access ticketholders ($225) may arrive at 5:30 p.m., general access tickets ($150) arrive starting at 6:30 p.m., and concert only admission ($75) begins at 8 p.m. VIP, general access, and concert-only tickets to the 2022 Lone Star Bash are on sale now on their website.

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