Thursday, April 18, 2013

Country dance club opens in Music Factory Friday

The Fillmore is getting a new neighbor. Saddle Up Saloon and Dancehall opens its doors Friday at the NC Music Factory complex. The national chain, which includes clubs in Chicago and Indianapolis,  focuses on country music and line dancing although the DJ adds pop, rock, and Top 40 into the mix after 10:30 p.m.

Kat Country 96.9's Tyler Reese will host the club's grand opening. Admission is free before 8 p.m. for Friday's opening.

Line dancing runs from 6 to 10:30 p.m. If you don't know the dance steps, don't worry. Free line dance lessons are at 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. nightly and this Saloon boasts a 2,500 square foot solid oak dancefloor. Like Charlotte's 22-year-old country venue Coyote Joe's, Saddle Up also boasts a mechanical bull. They call it Hornet.

Saddle Up Saloon is not be confused with NC Music Factory's other Saloon - the restaurant and bar upstairs from Comedy Zone that features live music. Saddle Up is located next door to The Fillmore (see above map). It's open Wednesday through Sunday from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. (1 a.m. on Sundays) and cover is $5 nightly. The new club is 21 and up.
Check it out on the web here.