June 5, 2024

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WHAT:               Enjoy live music from some of country music’s finest at Stoney’s North Forty inside Santa Fe Station.

Hop on the mechanical bull or take a spin on the dance floor below the mirrored armadillo! Stoney’s has you covered with free two step and line dance lessons Tuesdays through Saturdays. Visit for times and details.

WHERE:           Stoney’s North Forty inside Santa Fe Station

4949 N. Rancho Drive

WHEN:              Thursday, June 6       Matt Farris
Thursday, June 13     Jackson Michelson
Thursday, June 29     Buckshot & Bellbottoms

TICKETS:         Tickets for live entertainment start at just $10 and are available at


With an unparalleled passion for country music, it comes as no surprise that Laminate Entertainment artist Matt Farris’s career has gotten off to a promising start. A heart for helping those in need paired with an incredible talent and positive energy has allowed for the early and natural growth of a significant fan base. All these characteristics have given Farris a strong foundation on which to build his career – one that, at the hands of another, was almost instantaneously taken away.

Entertaining family and friends from the moment he spoke his first word, Farris’s passion for entertainment has always been apparent. With an early exchange of lullabies for classic country tunes sung by his mother Sandra, the Lake Havasu City, Arizona­ native has ever since gravitated toward the genre.

After graduating high school, Farris moved to Flagstaff to attend Northern Arizona University and later to Phoenix where he became an emergency medical technician and certified fire fighter through The Glendale Community College Fire Academy – all the while continuing to work on his music. His plight for country music stardom, however, nearly came to a tragic end when an altercation with two strangers trying to steal his father’s truck left both Farris and his father shot. “There were a few men looking to steal my dad’s truck. We tried to stop them… At one point, one of the men pulled out a gun and shot. My dad stepped in front of me, and the bullet went through him and into me. We were both extremely fortunate our injuries weren’t more serious.”

The incident put the importance of family and music into perspective for Farris, who formed a band with his father and grandfather – both musicians themselves. Eager to get back to his music, Farris began playing out around Phoenix, continuing to build his career and fan base. In 2010, he surprised the band by entering the Colgate Country Showdown, making it into the Arizona State Finals. Encouraged by his success, Farris made the move to Nashville to further his career in 2010.

In late 2011, Farris came to the attention of Skytone Entertainment owner and veteran producer Frank Green. His first single, Redneck Radio, saw placement in both the Billboard Indicator (peak #56) and Music Row (peak #38) charts, as well as holding a position at #1 on the Indie World Country chart four weeks in a row in 2012 going into 2013. His 2nd single, Resident Redneck, continued to ascend the charts and was nominated for industry trade New Music Weekly’s New Music Country Single of the Year Award. Radio and industry trades aren’t the only ones that have taken notice – on February 1st, 2014, the cast of Country Music Television’s (CMT) My Big Redneck Family sported Matt Farris shirts on an all-new episode. Releasing “She’s Done ” saw huge chart success as well followed by “Me or The Whiskey” which climbed fast and gave Farris serious opportunities opening for major artists.

Farris continues to play live as much as possible reaching close to 300 shows a year , sharing the stage with Trace Adkins, Easton Corbin, Trailer Choir, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Lonestar, Dwight Yoakam, Darryl Worley, Trent Tomlinson, Adam Gregory, Keith Anderson, Colt Ford,  Jason Aldean, Tyler Farr, Joe Diffie, Gord Bamford, Blake Shelton, Jerrod Neimann, Chris Janson, Brett Eldredge, Chris Young, Cassadee Pope, Jake Owen,  and many more. Despite a full schedule, Farris still finds time to give back, supporting both the Make a Wish Foundation, Dreams and Wishes Tennessee and the American Cancer Society focusing on Breast Cancer Awareness. After losing friend Denise to the disease, he started Denise’s Day – an annual benefit in his hometown of Lake Havasu City, AZ in which he and his hometown has now raised well over $100,000 for families fighting the ultimate fight.


Raised in Corvallis, Oregon, Jackson Michelson kicked off his country career on the West Coast, carving out a sound that blended the rootsy twang of the American South with the sunny, feel-good spirit of the Pacific Coast. Nashville — the official capital of country music — lay 2,300 miles to the southeast, but Michelson focused on his home turf first, building an audience of West Coast fans who were drawn to his high-energy shows and relatable songwriting. By the time he did move to Nashville, he’d already spent years on the road, growing his fan base show-by-show and earning a record contract with Curb Records in the process.

It’s been a wild ride for the man who grew up in the “Grass Seed Capital of the World,” listening to the diverse sounds of his mother’s favorite country songs and his dad’s soul records.

Once his older brother landed a record deal as a Christian artist, though, Michelson found himself with a different sort of summertime gig: selling t-shirts and CDs at his sibling’s gigs. Touring the country at a young age lit a fire inside Michelson, who began playing in bands back at home. He started writing original music, too, drawing on his own experiences to create songs that balanced high-energy hooks with good-natured, real-world storylines. It was music shaped by what he listened to and where he came from.

Songs like “The Good Life,” which has since become a popular track on SiriusXM radio, helped spread Michelson’s music to new fans across the country. Most of the grunt work, though, was done on the road, where Michelson delivered more than 100 shows per year. He opened for artists like Lee Brice, Blake Shelton, and Frankie Ballard, earning new fans along the way. To him, those fans were everything. They were his muse, his support system, his champions. Crowd interaction became a crucial part of every Jackson Michelson show, and he always ended each gig the same way: by meeting fans, shaking hands, and becoming friends with those who enjoyed his music.

Now, with a record deal under his belt, Michelson is prepping for the next phase of his career. There are new shows to play, new songs to write, and new opportunities to explore. But he’s still the boy from Corvallis, happy to sing about “The Good Life” — a life he’s built himself, show by show and song by song — to an audience that continues to grow.


Buckshot & Bellbottoms is a dynamic country cover band based in Arizona, known for their electrifying performances and authentic sound. Drawing influences from country music legends such as Miranda Lambert, Shania Twain, Garth Brooks, Lainey Wilson, Luke Bryan, and more. Buckshot & Bellbottoms has quickly become Arizona’s premier country cover band.

With a sound that blends traditional country with a modern twist, Buckshot & Bellbottoms have captivated audiences across the Southwest. Their high-energy shows and engaging stage presence have garnered them a loyal following and rave reviews from fans and critics alike.

Currently, Buckshot & Bellbottoms are busy traveling to California, Wyoming, New Mexico, and honky tonks all over Arizona, bringing their signature sound and infectious energy to audiences far and wide. With their unparalleled musicianship and undeniable talent, Buckshot & Bellbottoms are sure to leave a lasting impression wherever they go.


From the creators of the award-winning, world famous Stoney’s Rockin’ Country, Stoney’s North Forty is a premiere destination for locals and tourists who are looking for a boot stomping good ole time with line dancing, mechanical bull riding, beer pong, pool tables, and more. Located inside Santa Fe Station, and open Tuesday through Saturday, Stoney’s North Forty offers special promotions including Ladies Night on Wednesdays where ladies can enjoy $2 wine, well cocktails, and draft beer, a daily Happy Hour from 4 – 7 p.m., and live music from the hottest up-and-coming Nashville recording artists. Doors open at 4 p.m. and line-dancing lessons Tuesdays through Saturdays. For more information visit For all the latest news and a live entertainment schedule, follow on Facebook @stoneysnf and Instagram @stoneysnorthforty.


Santa Fe Station is a top entertainment destination in northwest Las Vegas with a 60-lane bowling center, 16-screen multiplex movie theater, premier state-of-the-art sportsbook, and more than 2,000 slot and video poker machines. The property also boasts more than 14,000 square feet of meeting space and 200 hotel rooms and offers guests a variety of dining choices. Santa Fe is in the midst of a property refresh with the arrival of Stoney’s North Forty, Stallone’s Italian Eatery, Nielsen’s Frozen Custard, and an all-new Poker room. The property will add a new High Limit Room this fall. For more information, visit or follow us on social media at @santafestationlv.

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Hillary Smoot, SRO PR

Alex Acuna