TEXARKANA, Texas — Saturday night brings a bit of Texarkana music royalty to the big stage when Sundance, the old Pines Country Club house band, plays 67 Landing
The guys in Sundance don't play reunion shows often, but when they do it's a reminder of why they were so beloved as the house band at the Pines, where they performed off and on together starting in the late 1970s until the club shut its doors in the 1990s.
They played a Bandit Run here in the summer of 2017, but before that it was a decade prior when they last played a public show.
Expect them to play a big, long show for the local fans, Sundance going from 7:30 p.m. to midnight.
"Everybody knows them now as the Pines Reunion Band because they do this periodically every couple years, three years, around here," said 67 Landing's event manager, Matt Singleton.
On the stage will be Willie Glover, Perry Steitler, Danny Maxey, Joe Dale Cleghorn and Randy Altenbaumer.
"They're going to play all the country hits back in the days, mostly '80s and '90s, some new and current," Singleton said
With the band on the main stage, 67 Landing will have the food truck serving with selected tables down in the open area for general admission, plus tables up on the patio for VIPs.
No opening act is needed for this Pines Reunion Band, who were used to playing until 4 a.m. or thereabouts, Singleton said
"They've got tons of songs, and they're just going to get out there and play until they're ready to stop," said Singleton.
In a 2017 Gazette article about that Bandit Run reunion show, Steitler mused about those days back at the Pines, saying, "We'd stay open until daylight. If the people would stay, we'd play. I remember many times we'd get on stage at 9 p.m. and get off at 5 a.m., 5:30 a.m., 6 a.m."
They played several sets a night back then, said Cleghorn at the time. "We played hard. We kept up on all the current songs. We got pretty good. That's a lot of music," he said.
(Tickets: $7 for general admission, $45 for a six-person VIP patio table or $30 for a table of four. Tickets are available at the door or by calling 67 Landing at 903-838-4745.)