A new music venue will make its official debut in Stephenville Saturday with a performance by William Clark Green.

Green will be the first to perform on Twisted J Live’s brand new stage featuring state of the art sound and lighting systems.

“We have the best sound and light system in the state of Texas,” said Cody Johnson, owner of Twisted J Live.

Johnson has kept the project under wraps for the past three months while crews remodeled the warehouse at Twisted J Apparel, transforming it into what he calls the area’s premier events center.

“This is not just a music venue,” Johnson said. “I consider this to be the area’s convention center. It’s something we have needed for a long time.”

The non-smoking venue can comfortably seat up to 500 people and includes two bars and plenty of parking, according to Kolby Cunningham who manages events at Twisted J Live.

“We are ready to book weddings and banquets,” Cunningham said. “We have tables and everything you will need to have a great event here.”  

Phil Greer, owner of Greer’s Ranch Cafe, will be on hand to offer catering services. 

“This is a great opportunity for us,” Greer said. “The venue is beautiful and we are looking forward to expanding our catering services.”

Advance tickets to Saturday’s performance can be purchased for $12 online at twistedjbar.com or at the door for $15.

Koe Wentzel will perform on Feb. 28.

Twisted J Live is also hosting a dueling piano bar on the first Friday of every month in the spring.

“We are bringing in two baby grand pianos,” Cunningham said. “Our first event is February 2.” 

Johnson and his crew will spend the week putting the final touches on the impressive venue to make Saturday night one to remember.

“I was at the right place at the right time to open something like this,” Johnson said. “And I guess I’m a little crazy too.”