The world famous Sidetrack Band is back! The Sidetrack Band will get the weekend started right on Friday night and continue on into Husker Big 10 Weekend! Don’t forget to stop by before we cheer our Huskers on to a win over Purdue!

Come enjoy live music, great booze, and Husker spirit!


Join the party at The Single Barrel, home to one of the largest tailgates in Lincoln Nebraska! Located only three blocks from Memorial Stadium on the corner of 10th and P.
All Husker fans and Purdue fans are welcome! We not only have the coldest beer in town, but we have the best game day food. Stop in and enjoy a Single Barrel Burger, Sausage sandwich, Pulled Pork sandwich and many many more delicious options!
Enjoy a house made Bloody Mary with all the fixins to make it just how you like. A staple game day favorite for many!
Doors open at 8am Every Home Game Day. Stop in to enjoy live music from the Famous Sidetrack band up until the start of the game. And don’t forget to join us after the game for some Emmett Bower Band!


The Single Barrel is proud to welcome Aaron Watson to its stage November 13th!
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Doors open at 8pm
$10 in Advance | $15 Day of Show

Aaron Watson has been through a lot in his twelve-year career: eleven albums, the birth of four children, countless hours on the road and many more still spent toiling away at his guitar, writing songs with Jesus on one shoulder and the ghost of Waylon Jennings on the other, making the country tunes he was born to play. But a year ago, the music nearly stopped for this lone star legend from Amarillo, Texas. Watson and his wife lost their newest daughter, Julia Grace, just shortly after her birth. And this man, who lives and breathes his craft, fell silent.
“I thought the last thing I want to do is make music, to get up there and sing,” Watson says, his Texas accent strong and smooth as molasses. “So I said, ‘God, I don’t think I can do this. If music is what you need me to do, then I need some help. Because I can’t write a song to save my life.’ And over the next month I wrote a record like it was no big deal – and I think it’s my best one yet.”
The resulting album is titled Real Good Time, and it’s testament to the power of music to lift us out from our lowest moments and bring joy and salvation though the wail of the fiddle, twang of a steel guitar or note of Watson’s rich voice. He’d give all the credit to God, but it’s also the result of a long career inspired by the greats of country music – George Strait, Chris Ledoux, Willie Nelson, Jennings. His music has formed into a unique sound that is at once both purely new, and representative of a grand, southern tradition. Because, as Watson points out, “country music, real country music, is cool. It’s the coolest there is.”
Watson’s career has been, as he would put it, “slow and steady; a long distance race and not a sprint.” Though he currently lives in Abilene, he was raised in Amarillo (“you can’t get any more country than that,” he laughs) on his father’s record collection that not only included classic country, but also acts like the Beach Boys and the Beatles. While his mother would encourage him to sing, Watson preferred other boyish pursuits like baseball, which he played up until college where he was derailed by an injury. It was at Abilene Christian University where Watson picked up the guitar and realized his God-given talent for songwriting. “Eventually I started selling records out of my backpack,” he says, and his crowds grew from there. It wasn’t an overnight rise. “We did it the hard way,” he says with pride. “We did it the old-school way.”
It was very early on when Watson learned the importance of fans – and how much he truly valued them. “I treat my fans like family, like royalty,” he says. To this day, no matter the time or size of the crowd, he still lingers after a concert to hug the audience and shake hands. “I sign anything and everything they’d like, and there isn’t one person who leaves the show thinking I don’t appreciate them.” And they’ve grown from a devoted Texas base to followers across the nation and beyond, even showing up in droves for concerts in Europe, which is now becoming a part of his normal touring schedule.
Ask Watson what inspires him – and his music – and he’ll list three things: family, fans and faith. He has an undying and steadfast dedication to all of these pillars, and every one influences the other. “They are what makes my music. When I’m writing songs, that’s what on my mind. What else is there?” Real Good Time has songs about Watson’s wife, his parents and grandparents, about his faith in Jesus. “It’s reflective of who I am. And I think that is what makes an artist an artist.”
After a series of records including one of gospel songs titled Barbed Wire Halo and another a dual disc CD/DVD, Aaron Watson LIVE: Deep in the Heart of Texas, Watson feels like Real Good Time is the pinnacle of his musical tenure thus far. “It really sums up what we have been doing the last twelve years, and I feel like it is the cream of the crop for us,” he says. He even recruited names like Willie Nelson and Elizabeth Cook to sing with him on “Honky Tonk Kid” and “Leather and Lace,” respectively. There are full-force fun swingers (“Real Good Time), tongue-in-cheek romps (the satirical “Hey Y’all”) and slow, heartfelt tunes (“July In Cheyenne”). What you won’t find are any songs that Watson doesn’t believe reaffirm his morals, his faith in Jesus and love for his family. “I don’t sing cheating songs,” he says. “It’s not about selling millions of records. It’s about making a positive impact, and my music is my legacy. I want people to listen and know what I was about after I have left this world.”
Watson has accumulated many accolades and critical accomplishments over the course of his career; including selling over 150,000 records, seven #1 singles on the Texas Music Chart, and 4 albums that debuted on the Billboard charts. He’s attended the ACM Awards (“I think I was the only guy there with a cowboy hat on!” he says), but in all he’d “rather have rewards than awards. My rewards are my family and fans. And having Lyle Lovett call and say that he and his mom listened to my gospel record driving across county. Or a disabled veteran coming up to me with tears in his eyes thanking me for the song I wrote for my father.”
The song, “Raise Your Bottle,” was written for Watson’s dad who was disabled in the Vietnam War, and he has used it to raise money and awareness for the Boot Campaign, a foundation that supports American troops upon their return home. Giving back not just in song but also in action is a huge part of Watson’s philosophy.
When Watson started making music, they called him the Honky Tonk Kid. At 35, they still do. He’s proud of it: though he’s gone from an old van and trailer to a tour bus, from sawdust floors to big stages, he still holds dear the core reasons why he first started writing songs and singing so many years ago. “We have a formula that has been working for over a decade, and that’s making good, wholesome, fun music reflective of what I believe in,” he says. This newest record is all of that, wrapped up in a rollicking ride and brought into existence through the toughest of tragedies but also by the grace of God. “It’s the best that I’ve got, no regrets,” he says. So kick your feet up, as Watson sings, and let a country boy show you a real good time.


The Single Barrel Welcomes Mickey & the Motorcars to our stage this November!

Nov. 20th $10 in Advance and Day of Show
19+ | Doors open at 9pm




The world famous Sidetrack Band is back! The Sidetrack Band will get the weekend started right on Friday night and continue on into Husker Big 10 Weekend! Don’t forget to stop by before we cheer our Huskers on to a win over Minnesota!

Come enjoy live music, great booze, and Husker spirit!


Join the party at The Single Barrel, home to one of the largest tailgates in Lincoln Nebraska! Located only three blocks from Memorial Stadium on the corner of 10th and P.
All Husker fans and Minnesota fans are welcome! We not only have the coldest beer in town, but we have the best game day food. Stop in and enjoy a Single Barrel Burger, Sausage sandwich, Pulled Pork sandwich and many many more delicious options!
Enjoy a house made Bloody Mary with all the fixins to make it just how you like. A staple game day favorite for many!
Doors open at 8am Every Home Game Day. Stop in to enjoy live music from the Famous Sidetrack band up until the start of the game. And don’t forget to join us after the game for some Whiskey Bent!


Night That You’ll Never Forget Tour
Love and Theft with Special guests Joel Crouse and DJ DU
December 18, 2014
Tickets: $20 in Advance | $25 Day of Show
Doors: 8pm | 19+
Tickets On Sale Now!


Love and Theft
ACM, CMA, and CMT-nominated duo Love and Theft, made up of singer/songwriters Stephen Barker Liles and Eric Gunderson, first hit the scene with their debut single “Runaway” which landed in the top 10 on the Billboard Country Charts. They followed it up with their #1 platinum hit, “Angel Eyes,” from their self-titled album from RCA Records Nashville. The album also yielded “If You Ever Get Lonely,” “Running Out of Air,” and fan-favorite “Amen.” Their latest single, “Night That You’ll Never Forget,” is the first release from their new album due out later this year. Celebrated for the distinctive style, sparkling harmonies, and sonic depth, Love and Theft is currently hard at work on their next album with producer Josh Leo (Alabama) and can be seen on tour throughout the country.
Joel Crouse
No matter what, I’m always going to write about what I’m going through,” says Joel Crouse, the 22-year old phenom with a voice full of soul, songs full of heart and a tender, twangy touch that makes him the freshest thing to come through Nashville in years. “Because, deep down, country music is about the story.”
And Crouse is indeed a storyteller. Though he grew up in Holland, Massachusetts and not the Deep South, the small New England farming town gave this pastor’s son the rural life experience that he needed to grow a strong connection with country music and its timeless art of the song. It was his Alabama-bred grandfather who bought the then thirteen-year-old his first guitar and schooled him on the likes of Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings, and he was instantly enamored: by the age of sixteen he’d already begun writing songs, honing his signature strumming style and formed two bands. Since then, he’s been working tirelessly to bring his music straight to his fans: no gimmicks, no reality shows, no shortcuts. Just hard work and fearless talent that have taken him from playing dive bars to opening for the likes of Taylor Swift on her Red Tour, The Band Perry and Darius Rucker.
Crouse’s debut studio album, Even The River Runs, is a story of this path – his joy, his struggles, his romances (for better or for worse). Whatever he may be singing about, one thing is constant: each and every lyric is completely true to himself. “My songs will always be about honest experience,” he says about the ten tracks, each one of which he co-wrote. ” I always want to be the one telling my story.”
Because at 22, Crouse has always done it his own way. Signed to a record deal at just 19, he knew how important it was to follow his gut even in his early teenage years. Inspired by everyone from Jennings to Keith Urban to John Mayer, his sound formed free of genre walls. “When songs would move me,” he muses, “it didn’t matter what genre they were in.” It’s an approach that helped inform his own unique niche that’s a little bit country, a little bit rock ‘n’ roll and completely original. Growing up as a true fan of music, he says, and not any particular category, helped breed this diverse and exciting point of view.
Crouse has built up a fan base in the old-fashioned method – on the road, in bars and arenas – and he’s become known for electric live shows that have charmed audiences originally there to catch superstars like Swift and Rucker into lifelong, devoted followers. “I try very hard to bring as honest of a performance as possible to my fans both old and new,” he says passionately. It comes through loud and clear, beaming out in his concerts.
Produced by Jamie Houston, Even The River Runs, spans the gamut of Crouse’s musical lexicon, from thumping, honky-tonk barn-burners like “Don’t Tell Me” (co-written by Crouse, James Dean Hicks and Jamie Houston and featured on the CW’s Hart of Dixie), to the breakout bluesy-twang romper “If You Want Some” or Crouse’s personal favorite, “Ruby Puts Her Red Dress On,” which is anchored by a smooth vamp evoking his treasured classic rock influences. “It’s about some friends deployed to Afghanistan,” he recalls. “It’s a story song, and one of the deepest on the record.”
Crouse is also not shy about exposing his love life in song – though his tales of romance are certainly as rooted in honest experience as everything else on the record. Take “I Never Said I Was In Love,” an emotive ballad built on a piano lick that evokes a southern-steeped Bryan Adams. “It’s about my commitment issues,” he says with a laugh. Others, like the mid-tempo groove of “You Could Break a Heart Like That” showcase his own vulnerable side – and his vocal range, which can go from sultry lows to a stunning falsetto in one fell swoop.
Another track, the fan favorite “Why God Makes Love Songs,” is the perfect grooving, clapping ode to summertime love, and on moments like the title track, “Even The River Runs,” all of his sides – vintage rock, modern country and dusty blues – come together in one perfect, rollicking ride that puts his guitar chops on full display.

As a writer, Crouse only continues to grow – working with some of the most influential pens in Nashville, from Luke Laird to Craig Wiseman, honing his own style – which sometimes means eschewing current trends and paving his own path that’s a departure from current party-oriented, tailgate-loving radio hits. “You might bond with those songs on a Friday night,” he says. “But what songs are you going to bond with Monday through Friday, when it’s just you in your car? Those moments by yourself, where you just want to relate to someone: those are the songs I want to write.”
And some of Crouse’s influences aren’t what you might think. “Lyrically, I’m inspired by people who took chances on their music,” he says, before naming people like Nirvana and Eminem as well as Tom Petty and the Lumineers. “When you’re a true artist, you have to show that raw nerve.”
Crouse has come a long way from playing Nashville’s Lower Broadway – the street corners, to be exact, because he wasn’t even old enough to play in the bars – but he’s forever connected to his roots and committed to expressing honesty and tried-and-true country storytelling with a modern spin through his music. “I’m so excited to share my experiences on this record,” he says, not before adding, “but I’m already working on new songs.” Always creating, always in motion, but never forgetting the past: that’s Crouse.
Born Duhamel Wayne Cassell in New York City, DJ DU is an American DJ and Remix Producer. At the early age of 13, DJ DU started his DJ career by spinning records for his friends and family in the Infamous Basement in East Windsor, NJ. His brother Yo-el Cassell would practice dance while DU would remix everything from dance and rock to show tunes and latin music. Yo-el has gone on to become an accomplished dancer and choreographer, including a winner of a Tony Award.
Being from a multi-cultural household, DU was exposed to an unbelievable amount of musical influences from a young age. Growing up in the shadow of New York City, Philadelphia, and the Jersey Shore; Du started appearing at clubs and parties in his teens. DU teamed up with hip-hop artist YZ (Tony Hill) in high school where they produced their first album at Jam All Productions Studio in Philadelphia.
After high school DU felt compelled to serve his country and joined the US Air Force. He flew around the world, including the Persian Gulf, as an aircrew on C-141s and KC-10 aircraft. During his service DU extended his musical taste by visiting clubs in Europe and South America. After completing his service, DU enrolled at Rowen University in New Jersey where he attended classes during the days and spun in clubs at night in New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia with a new found passion for music of all types.
During college, it would be a chance encounter performing at a corporate gig that would allow Du to be spotted and recruited by a legendary night club owner to move out west to Phoenix, AZ; where he was offered the opportunity to DJ full time at a country and Top 40 night club. This was DU’s first experience in the rock and country music world. After a short time in Phoenix, Du was then recruited to take over entertainment at the Cactus Moon in Tucson where he infused country and top 40 music together with dance music in a new and unique way to attract crowds of every musical preference and made it one of the busiest clubs in the southwest. After many years, DJ DU decided to depart the Cactus Moon to open him up to pursue other endeavors in music and style.
Since then, Du’s career has taken off with a vengeance. In October 2012, he signed with CAA for major booking representation worldwide making him the only DJ on the Nashville roster. Soon thereafter, he was invited to do a guest set at their annual Young Nashville charity party and also MC’ed their IEBA showcase to introduce the Nashville music community to his unique blend of music and performance, a first for the country music world.
2012 marked another debut for Du – his first national TV appearance. Just a month later, during the American Country Awards (FOX), Du remixed “Something About A Truck” and “Beer Money” while country super star Kip Moore took the stage to a jam-packed arena in Las Vegas.
That same month while still in Las Vegas, DJ DU spun an amazing ten nights in a row for National Finals Rodeo at the MGM Grand with equal billing as Cirque Du Soleil. To the cowboys and cowgirls that flood Vegas annually for their sport’s championship, this was definitely one of the hottest spots in town to be at after the rodeo each night and he kept the casino floor rocking on a custom stage built exclusively for his sets until the wee hours of the morning every night.
The beginning of 2013 continued his hot streak, starting out with performing three nights at this year’s Houston Rodeo BBQ Cookoff to 80,000+ people over the weekend, another first for a DJ at a country centric event.
Looking ahead, Du will perform as one of a few select acts for the Grammy Block Party in Nashville in May, then returning in June for CMA Fest both performing daily on the BMI Stage at LP Field then downtown on Lower Broadway for the late night party fans. He’ll also be headlining the Electric Thunder tent at all Country Thunder Festivals which will take place in Arizona, Texas, Wisconsin. Later this year, he’s confirmed to set sail with the Alabama & Friends At Sea’s 40th Anniversary Cruise celebrating one of the most prolific bands in country music historic milestone.
Du recently infiltrated the social media world with “Duesday.” Each week on Tuesday, he releases a “mini-house mix” track or mashup of songs via his Soundcloud page ( So far, this innovative campaign has earned DU a rapidly growing myriad of plays, fans, and followers constanly introducing this new sub-genre of country music to people that he’s helping to create.
You may have seen DU performing in numerous clubs around the country like Studio 54 at the MGM Grand, Stoney’s in Las Vegas, Joe’s Bar in Chicago, and Martini Ranch in Scottsdale, AZ. You may have also seen him at large national act electro shows and other dance music festivals. He is a member of the House Music Movement, Academy of Country Music, Country Music Association, The New York Dance Coalition and is a contract artist for AMG in Las Vegas. Du has been heard as a live remixer for several radio stations in Arizona and New Jersey. Du is also an accomplished guitar player, sound/light engineer and an award-winning entertainer.
Destined to be the “Tiesto of County Music,” Du brings a whole new channel of entertainment and revenue to events with a high energy audio and visual experience. No musical style is off limits to DJ DU and he looks forward to seeing you on the road bringing his passion, energy and love of all music to a town near you.