The newly renovated Phoenix Saloon opened on February 26, 2010 (Johnny Cash’s birthday). The very first (specially chosen) live band was Dale Watson & His Lone Stars. Five years later it seemed only right and proper to celebrate with Dale and his amazing band again. Dale Watson is truly the honkingest tonkingest honky tonker of them all. A dude and a gent, a master of his music. Join Phoenix Saloon in celebrating their 5th birthday and Johnny Cash's birthday! Arrive early to catch up-and-coming young guns The Merles, committed to keeping the honky tonk tradition alive.