(Annie Black) – Cowboy up! *
According to Las Vegas Review-Journal columnist John Katsilometes, on August 29th Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak’s OSHA ordered the Saddle N Spurs Saloon – a “down-home, Western-style roadhouse” in Las Vegas – to “pull the music or shut down the business entirely.”
The very next night, the governor was caught on video having an intimate dinner with his wife and guests at a Las Vegas Italian restaurant in which a live band was performing without masks.
Just another example of Gov. Sisolak’s do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do two-facedness.
Well, the saloon’s owner, Bobby Kingston, is fighting back. Live entertainment has returned to Saddle N Spurs (unless the governor shuts him down again). KATS! has the details…
“Once more, Kingston is presenting musicians onstage nightly. None are considered ‘headliners,’ in his (or anyone’s) estimation. He’s not paying for any promotion or advertising. There is no cover charge or ticket price required. The format is ‘ambient music,’ as is required by the governor.
“Kingston’s mirth-some method of promotion is to post on social media: ‘SNS SALOON HAS UNADVERTISED AMBIENT LIVE MUSIC WITHOUT HEADLINERS WHILE YOU EAT’ and a list of what’s planned each night. ‘MON – ROCK DUO 6-9 P.M. TUE – COUNTRY DUO 6-10 P.M.’ and so on.”
Understandably, most business owners are afraid to challenge the governor’s contradictory and discriminatory “emergency” orders since Sisolak has threatened them with fines, citations and revocation of their government-issued business licenses.
So when a business owner such as Mr. Kingston stands up for his rights, we all should support him as strongly as we can!
And since the Saddle N Spurs – advertised as “Las Vegas’ LAST Remaining REAL Honky Tonk Bar” – isn’t allowed by Gov. Sislak to advertise his business in the traditional way, the least we can all do is help spread the word through our own social media channels.
So here goes…
The Saddle N Spurs Saloon now has a fully functioning kitchen, appropriately called “The Chuck Wagon,” turning out some great Honky Tonk Bar Room Food.
SNS Saloon is open daily at Noon as a restaurant. Join us for some tasty food, cold drinks, and hot jackpots now featuring 14 stand-alone gaming machines reserved first come first served for our gamers. Our Happy Hour is still 3-6p!
We also have ambient local live music, no dancing permitted, while you eat daily when we aren’t showing playoff hockey games or other key sporting events on our HDTVs:
- Mon – Rock Duo 6-9p
- Tue – Country Duo 6-10p
- Weds – Acoustic Rock 6-10p
- Thurs – Various 6-10p
- Fri/Sat – Country 7-11p
- Sun – Blues/Rock 6-10p
In all cases, masks are mandatory, social distancing is required, bar is closed with table service only and all government mandates are strictly enforced for our customer’s safety.
The Saddle N Spurs Saloon is located at 2333 N Jones Blvd., Ste 108 (at the corner of Smoke Ranch) in Las Vegas. The phone number is (702) 646-6292.
Please share this with your friends and family. And if you can stop by and spend a little money to help keep SNS Saloon open, great.
Also, if you’d like to send Mr. Kingston an email thanking him for standing his ground and fighting back, his email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Tell him you’re a foot soldier in “Annie’s Army.”
* (To “cowboy up” you have to take a stand. You have to be strong, courageous and willing to make sacrifices. You have to face down danger, stress and quite possibly surly in-laws with grace. You have to be willing to do the right thing, even – or especially – when it’s not the popular thing to do.)
QUOTES OF THE DAY“Everyone makes mistakes, and nobody agrees with anyone, especially politicians, all the time, but the level of incompetence of this (Sisolak) administration is astounding.” – Dennis Koehl
Annie Black is a Mesquite City Councilwoman and Assemblywoman-elect for Nevada State Assembly District 19. You can get more information by visiting www.electannieblack.com