Byrd Is Dixie Dance Hall King

Tracy Byrd and some businessmen from Beaumont, Texas, will open The Dixie Dance Hall in downtown Beaumont at 7 p.m. CT Thursday (May 2). The 12,000-foot honky-tonk is the first of 10 venues scheduled to open in the renovated Crockett Street Entertainment District. Byrd won’t be on hand for the debut. He’s scheduled to be at a TV taping at Nashville’s Wildhorse Saloon. 04/30/02