Cave Creek steakhouse adds stage, schedules singer Nov. 14

Tyrone Vaughan (submitted photo)

Tyrone Vaughan (submitted photo)

The largest, permanent western stage ever constructed in Arizona is set to debut to the public on Saturday, Nov. 14.

According to Larry Wendt, owner of the infamous Buffalo Chip Saloon and Steakhouse, the 40-by-80-foot stage is being built using all rustic plank wood and materials.

“We are very excited about this phenomenal extension to our entertainment and restaurant venue,” stated Mr. Wendt in a press release. “This will create a new experience for the residents, visitors, tourists and corporate event guests who visit The Buffalo Chip in historic Cave Creek.”

This is the first and only stage and entertainment complex of its type and will provide excellent viewing for entertainment performances of all kinds.

Along with a VIP seating area, guests will enjoy spectacular views of musicians and other performances because the stage literally is constructed on the side of a mountain.

Mr. Wendt says that in addition to the one-of-a-kind stage, amenities will include 150 amps of power, permanent and LED lighting and a sound system tailored to the needs of the Town of Cave Creek. The Buffalo Chip also is building a western town behind the stage. Town facades in the mountain’s desert setting will include a saloon with swinging doors, a Chinese laundry, a farrier and livery and possibly a church chapel.

Nestled next to the stage will be a hangman’s gallows, a food service chuck wagon and plenty of room for a vendor alley and special western performances. The expanded entertainment venue will seat 2,000-3,000 people, the release stated.

“We believe the stage and western surroundings will be a major attraction,” Mr. Wendt stated in the release. “And, we are pleased to kick off our stage’s debut with a performance by the incredible artist, Tyrone Vaughan.”

Texas guitar slinger Tyrone Vaughan, is to perform at 8 p.m.

Tyrone Vaughan, the son of Jimmie Vaughan and nephew of guitar legend Stevie Ray Vaughan, brings the hot Vaughan family sound to Arizona for this one night only event. A nationally recognized songwriter and guitarist with a deep musical heritage, Vaughan’s mighty, twangy voice infuses fiery guitar licks that is a Vaughan family trademark, the release stated.

He got his first guitars from his uncle Stevie Ray, who ruled the Austin, Texas scene for years, and who took Tyrone under his wing while father Jimmie was touring with his band, The Fabulous Thunderbirds.

He honed his songwriting and singing while developing his own distinctive sound and was invited to work and play with many artists. He wrote a song for and played on his father’s Grammy winning album, “Do You Get the Blues?” and has performed with ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, Stevie Ray Vaughan’s band Double Trouble and Little Jimmy King, among others. Mr. Vaughan just released his newest album, “Now and Then,” which is receiving national and international recognition.

Tickets are $25 for general admission and limited VIP seating can be purchased for $40 at prior to Nov. 14. VIP seating includes a private server and one-on-one time with the band.

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