The Barnyard Bandits

Tony and all the members of The Bandits are Home Grown in North Carolina!  They will rock you every Saturday Night with best of Classic Country, Beach, Oldies Rock & Roll and Gospel - Come on out and join the fun!


Tony was born and raised in Greensboro, North Carolina, and started singing at a very young age.  In his 20's, Tony went to Nashville supported by his local fan club to record his own music.  Although he was praised for his talent, Tony was totally disillusioned with Nashville politics and its trend towards pop music.  He wanted to keep it Country, so, instead of compromising his style of music and gambling with life on the road, Tony made the decision to build his own Theatre in Southeast Guilford County.  On his return, Tony won Male Vocalist of the Year 4 consecutive years at the North Carolina State Fair.


In May 2001, construction began on The Barn Dance Theatre.  Tony, his dad, and several of his friends built the structure from the ground up!  The House Band, The Barnyard Bandits, is comprised of the best musicians and entertainers in the south.  On February 16, 2002, The Barn Dance debuted to a standing room only crowd.  


At first glance, The Barn Dance appears to be a large workshop or stable - Just wait until you walk inside!  Reminiscent of the Grand Ole Opry, it is decorated with Country Music memorabilia and antiques.  Inside the theatre, murals depicting rolling hills and farmland, gives one the feeling of being in a true outside barn dance!  Everyone, young and old, will enjoy spending the evening listening to great music and dancing the night away!

Come Hungry - The Barn Dance Grill is open every Saturday Night with Hot Dogs, Cheeseburgers, Grilled Chicken, Hand-Dipped Ice Cream & Much more!

Don't forget to visit our General Store - Browse the hand-made one of a kind items, yard art, all types of collectables and Barn Dance T-Shirts and Sweatshirts - Take home a treasure from your experience at The Barn Dance!




Upcoming Shows

The Bandits - The Best Talent Around! 


Rick Johnson - Sound, Guitar & Vocals

Ron Moore - Guitar, Fiddle & Vocals

Steve Harris - Guitar, Keyboard & Vocals

Bo Cook - Bass & Vocals

Duane Neese - Drums & Vocals

​Cindy Poythress - Vocals

Tony Straughn - Vocals


About Our Venue

A smoke-free, alcohol-free theatre for family style entertainment

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​​​​Admission:

Adults - $10

Members - $8 

18 & Under - $5


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Line Dance Lessons

with Sheila & Mark Hearne


Saturday, June 3rd
The Bandits
Customer Appreciation
Free Hot Dogs & Covered Dish Dinner

​Door: 5:00 pm/Show: 7:30 pm



Saturday, June 10th

The Bandits

Door: 5:00 pm/Show: 7:30 pm



Saturday, June 17th

Tribute to Country Music Legends!

Celebrating Father's Day
Door: 5:00 pm/Show: 7:30 pm



​Saturday, June 24th

The Bandits

Door: 5:00 pm/Show: 7:30 pm



​Saturday, July 1st

The Bandits

Customer Appreciation

Free Hot Dogs wit all the fixins'

​and Covered Dish Dinner

Celebrating 4th of July!

​Door: 5:00 pm/Show: 7:30 pm



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