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It's been ahile!

Posted by tmontgomer on November 3, 2016 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (2)

What a crazy year!  Lots of changes and projects going on at Dru's.  So far this year we have upgraded to a new Karaoke system that lets you search and submit your songs from an app, put in a new air conditioner, fixed up the bathrooms, repainted inside and out, rebuild the deck, added another new smoke master to help with ventalation and added a second cash register.  Plus alot of little things I can even remember! 

Now it on to the next project.  I am installing a Video/Muisc system!  It is AWSOME!  It plays the video on all the TV's (oh I forgot I replaced a bunch of TV's and I am adding more) and the music over the speakers!  It also has an app where you can request songs!  It's going to make for some fun parties!  Hope to be finished with the install sometime this week!

For next year we are going to continue making changes!  New big windows on the building!  No more dark hole!  It's going to be beautiful!  And then a huge change that has been needed since day one!  We will be moving the stage to the other side of the bar.  I am so excited!  We hope to have all this done by Jun 2017!  It's going to be a massive undertaking but it will so be worth it!

I really didnt know much about the bar business when I opened 8 yrs ago.  It has been quite and education.  I do know that it is important to never stop trying to make a business better!  I am committed to giving everyone a nice safe place to have fun!  I appreciate everyone who continues to support Dru's and grateful to be part of your lives and part of this community!  

Tami

Summer is Here!

Posted by tmontgomer on May 27, 2011 at 5:38 PM Comments comments (3)

Well Summer is here!  FINALLY!  This weekend we have Summer Osborne!  It'sgoing to be a great show and we look forward to having her back in Memphis!  Please come join us for a night

Seeing Red will be back at Dru's on June 11th!

Thursdays & Sundays we are pleased to announce DragTime!  Beverly Hills will be  hosting these events and we are so excited to have her as part of the Dru's family.  If you want to see an intimate show then we are where you need to be.

We have beer specials and a full line up of entertainment scheduled for the Summer! We apperciate the time you choose to spend with us!

What's goin On @ Dru's

Posted by tmontgomer on December 9, 2010 at 9:54 PM Comments comments (2)

It has been a crazy few months! We have been in the process of making a few changes and improvements! I am so happy to announce that the seperate room with no real purpose is now opened up to the main bar and will serve as our new dance floor! Thanks to some really good friends we were able to get it done in only 3 days! So if you like it and see Darryl, Sydney, Lisa, Paige, Vicky, Linda and Julie running around the bar, tell 'em thanks! They made it possible!

So starting this Friday, Dec 10th the dance floor is OPEN!

 

Karaoke will be starting at 8p and the dancing starts at 12a! On Saturdays it will kick up after the live music (by 12a). The cover is $5 and will not start until 11p on Fridays! So come early and stay late!

 

If you guys are interested in a Thursday night dance night let me know. I was thinking about a country music night? What do you think?

 

This Saturday we have Marge Loveday back in Memphis!  Last time Marge was here she performed with Ashley McBryde and it was a great show!  She will be starting at 8p on Saturday night and the cover is only $5!  Come out and see the show them get ready to party till 3a!

 

I look forward to seeing you all!  I hope you enjoy the improvements to the  bar and will make it your place to party!

 

Tami

What's goin On @ Dru's

Posted by tmontgomer on December 9, 2010 at 9:54 PM Comments comments (2)

It has been a crazy few months! We have been in the process of making a few changes and improvements! I am so happy to announce that the seperate room with no real purpose is now opened up to the main bar and will serve as our new dance floor! Thanks to some really good friends we were able to get it done in only 3 days! So if you like it and see Darryl, Sydney, Lisa, Paige, Vicky, Linda and Julie running around the bar, tell 'em thanks! They made it possible!

So starting this Friday, Dec 10th the dance floor is OPEN!

 

Karaoke will be starting at 8p and the dancing starts at 12a! On Saturdays it will kick up after the live music (by 12a). The cover is $5 and will not start until 11p on Fridays! So come early and stay late!

 

If you guys are interested in a Thursday night dance night let me know. I was thinking about a country music night? What do you think?

 

This Saturday we have Marge Loveday back in Memphis!  Last time Marge was here she performed with Ashley McBryde and it was a great show!  She will be starting at 8p on Saturday night and the cover is only $5!  Come out and see the show them get ready to party till 3a!

 

I look forward to seeing you all!  I hope you enjoy the improvements to the  bar and will make it your place to party!

 

Tami

This Week @ Dru's

Posted by tmontgomer on March 22, 2010 at 2:01 PM Comments comments (2)

This week is jam packed full of wonderful events. We have 2 different benefits that we are helping with and we appreciate all of your support.

 

From day one our goal was to be able to what we can, when we can to make a difference. This week we have been blessed and have the opportunity to host events: Tuesday & Saturday.

It is such an honor to work with all the people involved in making these benefits a reality. When we all come together there is no limit to what we can do or the impact we can have on someone's life or on our community. Thank you all so much giving your time, money and/or skills. You guys are all so amazing. I don't think there is any business in Memphis that has a more giving customer base. I am so proud to be part of your lives and get to witnes to caring and compassion you show when called upon. Thank you!

 

So Tue & Sat come out and support 2 great causes and Sunday save some time to recharge yourself with a very special guest Amy Steinberg! Amy will make you laugh and cry (sometimes at the same time!) It will be a show you won't forget! Tickets are available at the bar $8 in advance/$10 at the door. We would love to share this very special evening with you!

 

Well here is this weeks line up...

 

Monday- Songwriter Showcase 7p

 

Tuesday- House Fire Victim Benefit (Need blankets, sheets, gift cards, women's clothing (sz M, L & 2X), etc. This family lost everything so the ways to give are endless. Grupo Jobu & Sons of Winter will perform and Karaoke will follow! No cover, donations only. (Items don't have to be new-just clean out your closets..)

 

Wednesday- Beer Bust 7p-11p

Live Team Trivia 7:30p

 

Thursday- Super Happy Hour 2p-5p ($1.50 domestic longnecks)

Karaoke 9p

 

 

Friday- Super Happy Hour 2p-5p ($1.50 domestic longnecks)

Karaoke 9p (March Special- 1 Free Domestic w/ paid cover)

 

 

Saturday- Super Happy Hour 2p-5p ($1.50 domestic longnecks)

Social Remedy, Melinda Milligan, Tori Norton (Breast Cancer Awareness/Benefiting Jodi Antell)

There will be Live Music, Door Prizes, and a Silent Auction all for a $5 donation.

 

Sunday- Beer Bust 7p-11p

SPECIAL SHOW! Amy Steinberg-7p ($8 in advance/$10 at the door)

Amy Steinberg

Biography

Both inspirational and hilarious with an exceptional set of pipes, Amy Steinberg is a goddess troubadour wandering the countryside with a purpose. She is on a mission to incite a groove riot in her audience, inviting them to sing, clap and laugh along. Her spiritual essence mixed with a socio-conscious attitude makes for an enlightening experience to be had by all. Fans call her “wildly attractive” and “life changing” while critics say she is in a “league of her own” (LA Music Connection). She is currently touring in support of her 8th cd, “Fall Down to Fly” which displays her theatrical training as well as her musical prowess. Classically trained on piano and self-taught on guitar, with a bombastic belt and a dynamic presence, Amy’s shows are jubilee meets revival.

Karaoke 10p- until

 

Thanks for everything....

Tami

Please tell me what you think...

Posted by tmontgomer on February 21, 2010 at 5:11 PM Comments comments (1)

Ok I need to know what you guys think . I know how tough times are right now and I want to know what Dru's can do as a part of the community to make it easier for you get to go out and have some fun.  If you have an opinion it would really be appreciated.

 

Friday Night Karaoke Cover?

I am really thinking about Friday nights...right now we charge a $5 cover to help offset the cost. It normally doesn't pay all of the Karaoke DJ expense, but it helps. Do you think we would get enough extra customers if we did not charge a cover to make up the difference in beer and food sales? Or would it be better to do it as " pay what you can"  type of thing? The goal is to be able to be able to offer great entertainment without going broke.

 

At this point, I have never made money on any cover charge, so please believe me when I say it has only been out of absolute necessity that I even have one for any event. It costs between $3,500 and $4,900 dollars a month (depending on the schedule) to offer Karaoke, Bands, Trivia, etc. That is just to pay the people entertaining and does not include equipment and all that stuff. We don't charge a cover for Thurs & Sun Karaoke. It has just been on Fri & Sat nights or if we have a special performer. I know for the bands and stuff there is nothing I can do (there is no way to make it up on the bar sales), but if we can get enough new customers coming to Friday Karaoke we might be able to change up the way we are doing things. I don't know, but I would love to know what you think.

 

I really appreciate you all and the support you have given over the past year and a half.  You guys are what makes this place special and everything you suggest is taken seriously and appreciated.  Thanks for your feedback.

 

Tami

The Snow & Ice with Friends

Posted by tmontgomer on January 31, 2010 at 11:53 PM Comments comments (0)

Well in true Memphis fashion we went from Sunshine to a sheet of Ice in 2.5 seconds!  Thanks so much to all of you who braved to cold and came out to Dru's the past few days!  A special thanks to all of you who came out to wish Dru a Happy Birthday today!  She has had a great day and can't stop talking about how much fun she has had!  JW & The Outlaws played all day long and if you have not been here to catch their show please join us Friday from 7p-9p!  They are very talented and just so much fun to hang out with!

 

Dru and I are so blessed to have so many great people in our lives!  It has just been a great couple of days!  Social Remedy was here Saturday night and just put on a great show!  They have some new songs that will be on their upcoming cd and Heather & Kelly are just amazing people!  When you can surround yourself with share your same values it makes you so much stronger than you could ever be on your own.  There are so many of you that make me strong and I am so grateful. 

 

Sometimes I feel like I am living a dream or at least in a dream.  Everyday there is something new that gets me excited all over again just like it was the first day.  There hasn't been one time I ever wished I didn't have to come to work.  Even the days when I am stressed out or worried, I am still exactly where I want to be.  Those are the days that usually one of you come up and say some little something (or I read something on the bathroom wall) that gives me just what I need to get through the day and feel better.  Thank you for that and everything else you do!

 

Bless you all and may you find happiness in this minute no matter where you are or what you are going through!

 

Sincerely,

 

Tami

A New Year & New Beginnings

Posted by tmontgomer on December 31, 2009 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (2)

The new year can be a time of great reflection, it can can be a time to resolve make changes in the future, or it can just be a time to party and be thankful that the last year is over!  I guess when I think about the new year, I don't really make resolutions because I don't really think you need a specific day to chose to do better than the day before.  I don't really reflect alot on the past because I enjoy the process of moving forward.  And anyone who knows me knows I'm not much of a party girl.  I guess New Year's Day for me just makes me grateful that I made it another day!

 

I would like to wish you all a very happy 2010!  My wish for you all is that you find the courage within yourselves to "Dream out Loud".  The biggest difference between a dream and reality is that reality requires action.  Be it a big step or a small step put yourself in a position to work on your dreams.  To get where you want to be in life you must take action to get you there.  Standing still will only leave you in same place, dreaming the same dreams.  It is action that sperates dreaming and actually living.  Life is amazing, because even at its worse it is better than the alternative.  But truly living is about not being the best, but about being your best.  So has you go into this New Year, it is ok to reflect on the past and look toward the future, but don't forget how to live in today.

 

Bless you all!  Here's to peace and happiness!

Tami

Goals for 2010

Posted by tmontgomer on December 24, 2009 at 6:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Wow it is so hard to believe that 2009 is drawing to a close.  I have spent a great deal of time reflecting on the past year.  We have had some things that worked and other things that didn't, but each time we learned from the experience. 

 

One thing I know is that I am so grateful to everyone for supporting us this past year.  Being a part of your lives is such an honor.

 

I want to let you know about some exciting changes that will be coming up in the next couple of months.  You know we have been offering some great music on Saturday nights. But it is time to take it a step further.  We will be setting up a "listening room" on the other side.  This room will have limited seating and offer a quieter environment for those of you who want to not only hear great music, but get to know the singer/songwriters behind it.  The goal for next year is to offer at least 6 to 8 shows in this format.  Ticket prices will range from $8-12 per person.  Of course, we will still have live shows in the main bar area, karaoke, darts and all the fun stuff we have always had. 

 

Muisc is so important.  I say this because it is what brings people together.  I have been able to spend alot of time talking to singers and songwriters because of our Songwriter Showcase and when you can sit and listen to the words you understand the passion and feeling that goes into a creation.  In a city that is so divided in so many ways music is a hope that surpasses words.  It does not matter if you are black, white, rich, poor, gay, straight, male, female or anything in between.  This is the reason I want to expand what we have to offer.  There is so much magic in the music and we are so fortunate to live in a city that is alive with original artists.  My mission is to build a place where all people can come together and hear some of the best music in the city. 

 

We wish you all the best holiday season ever!

This the Season

Posted by tmontgomer on November 29, 2009 at 6:38 PM Comments comments (0)

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday! We had a spread at the bar Thursday! A special thanks to Dru, Jennay, Darryl, Michael, Raye, Bob, Steve and Brenda who brought some awesome food for all to enjoy!

 

 

Now on to our next project! You know it never stops! Lol! Christmas is upon us and last year we were asked to help out with a very special project. Christmas Boxes for under privileged kids at Corning Elementary in Frazier. For those of you who don't know, a good friend of ours, Jeter, puts together boxes for all the kids Pre-K thru 2nd Grade at Corning Elementary where Shyla teaches. This year there are 223 kids!

 

 

These kids don't have the same kind of needs you and I would expect from a child. The first time you hear of a kid getting excited over getting their own toothbrush for Christmas, you take on a whole new perspective! So here is a list of the items we need to help Jeter pull this off. Please give if you can. If you don't have time to shop, cash donations will be accepted at the bar and we will make sure the items needed are purchased. Everything has to be at the bar by Dec 13th so we have time to put the boxes together.

 

 

Hats, Gloves, Underwear, Toothbrushes, Socks, small toys (must fit in a shoebox)

 

Through your generosity we are able to build a stronger community. We are so honored to be a small part of that community! I know we can pull this off if we work together! Please call if you need any additional information. Thank you in advance for you kindness and generosity!

 

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Tami