“Flatbeds and Tailfins, Not your Usual Live Music Venue or Store ! !”
We offer Great Entertainment at Flatbeds and Tailfins inside our very own indoor theatre “Jewel’s Jukebox Theatre”. We also have several items in our retail area you may browse through prior to our shows ! !
We have Antique Items such as…
- General Store Items
- and Radios
Thats right, we are an Alcohol Free Indoor Theatre where you are able to enjoy Quality Family Entertainment, and Shop Too ! !
In addition to the Antique Items we have in stock, we also have…
- New/Vintage Home Decor Items
- Musical Instruments
- and you can even Rent our Theatre for YOUR Event ! ! !
As for the name…
We get asked from time to time how we came up with the name of our retail store.
We came up with the name to highlight the era’s we specialize in, 1930’s-1960’s.
The “Flatbeds” part pertains to the beginning of that era (1930’s-40’s), a time when everyone worked hard and the trucks they drove were worked just as hard. These trucks were flatbed trucks (particular style that still dominates trucks used for work today). Times were tough and the people and the vehicles they drove were too, a very utilitarian era.
The “Tailfins” part pertains to the ending of that era (1950’s-60’s) where our nation prospered and finer things were introduced into the average household. Luxury cars were being driven, and cars with Tailfins were King ! !
This era of the 1930’s-1960’s reaches into every aspect of our business. We have actual items that were in the homes of that era, and earlier, as well as new items of the same style. This includes our selection of musical instruments, and even the music events we host in our theatre recently dedicated as “Jewel’s Jukebox Theatre”. The start of that era was predominantly acoustic/bluegrass instruments. Then electric guitars like Chuck Berry played were popular throughout the 1950’s. The era ended with guitars like The Beach Boys would have used.
So the name of our retail business and our theatre are the embodiment of that era, from music, to automobiles, to the furnishings in the homes of that time and place. A time when America stood strong, proud, and by the grace of God built the foundation for the times we enjoy now ! !
I hope this helps explain it a bit. Besides, with a name like “Flatbeds and Tailfins” you never know what you may find, so come on by ! !
Thank you all for your continued support,
Carter and Jewel