San Marcos Texas
The Cheatum Street Warehouse
Opened in June of 1974, it was as the name says, a warehouse like structure. Located just southeast of downtown , It was a tin building with a raised wood floor being built up off the ground . In the early days I remember Alvin Crow palyed a lot here. There were many other big artist that played at this club. I myself only made one or two shows here. Ace in the Hole originally played here as "Stoneyridge", which consisted of drummer Tommy Foote, lead guitarist Ron Cabal, and bass guitar player Terry Hale, steel player Mike Daily, and singer Joe Dominguez. On October 13, 1975, the band, now called the Ace In the Hole Band, debuted at Cheatham Street Warehouse, featuring their newest addition, George Strait. George Strait and Ace in the Hole played their first 50 or 60 gigs on this very stage.