The legendary Motherlode Saloon, a great American honky-tonk of the first order, was built in the mid-1930s as a saloon, dancehall and gambling establishment. Well, two out of three ain’t bad, and even though gambling ended in the early 1950s, the saloon and dancehall are still going strong. The stage has seen the likes of Michael Martin Murphey, Gary P. Nunn, Rusty Weir, Leon Russell, and Ray Benson & Asleep at the Wheel, just to name a few. It is also the host venue for Larry Joe Taylor’s Hot Chili Days, Cool Mountain Nights Music Festival in August which features some of the most well-known songwriter/singers on the planet.
Two Dollar Horse appears there most weekends with frequent guest bands.