Opening/Closing

Tucker Woodbury and Charlie Levy Bringing Country Joint The Western to Scottsdale

There's certainly no dearth of hangouts in the Valley where cowboys, cowgirls, or anyone else sporting a western shirt can down something tall and strong, get in some two-stepping action, or just hear some ol' fashioned daggum country music, pardner. Off the top of our heads, we can name close to two-dozen down-home dives or other Southern-fried spots alone.

Early next month, said list will have one more entry -- and a stylish one at that -- when the buckaroos behind The Vig, The Little Woody, and Crescent Ballroom open The Western in Scottsdale. Dreamt up by nightlife impresario Tucker Woodbury, who's partnering once again with concert promoter Charlie Levy, it's going to be a vintage roadhouse and country music venue with the heart of an old-school honky-tonk and plenty of style to boot.

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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.