LAS VEGAS (AP) — The band famous for hits including "Freebird" and "Sweet Home Alabama" is planning to open up a restaurant on the Las Vegas Strip.
The Las Vegas Sun reports (http://bit.ly/oaSMO2 ) the Southern rockers of Lynyrd Skynyrd have licensed their brand for a barbecue and beer restaurant in the Excalibur Hotel Casino
Lynyrd Skynyrd BBQ & Beer is set to open in December. It will feature Texas-style barbecue for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and serve as a nightclub after hours.
Band members are planning to play occasional shows in addition to music from cover bands. Bartenders will lead customers in sing-alongs.
The newspaper reports the eatery is modeled after the tin shack dubbed "Hell House" where Lynyrd Skynyrd band members lived and practiced in their early years.