Cocky Bull Saloon – Victorville Country Music
The Cocky Bull Steak House & Opry Hall
Rumor has it the Cocky Bull Saloon in Victorville, CA is reopening. This country bar has gone through several owners the last 15 years. When the Southern California country circuit was in full swing for full time bands, the Cocky Bull was the most remote “A List” club with Allan Barbish running sound. All the strong country bands played there at one time or another. Many moons ago I gigged there quite a bit and I still remember feeling proud when I joined an “A List” country band and got to play the Bull for the first time. If you haven’t been there before, let me tell you….the Cocky Bull was a major party scene.
Located at 14180 Highway 395 at the corner of Palmdale Rd in Victorville, California
The original building has gone through many changes and alterations since Tom Hopkins and Tim Coppins built the Opry Hall as an addition to the Ribhouse restaurant and “Bull Pen” lounge back in the 80’s.
Many of the unique features were removed, (like the huge open BBQ Pit), and the Opry Hall has lost some seats because of DJ Booth and Bar additions, and they removed the balcony!?!… But the Spirit of The Cocky Bull has never changed.
But, thanks to the generosity of a prominent local business woman, the Cocky Bull is undergoing a “restoration” to it’s “original” glory, and we are “undoing” as much of the previous renovations as possible.
VICTORVILLE COUNTRY BANDS
Southern Spirit country band. Jaye Sooter plays about the meanest bass guitar you’ll ever hear. Awesome vocals too.
West 10 band
Highway 18 band