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Steve Severance
 
February 28, 2020 | Steve Severance

Last Friday of February

Happy Friday!

Are you looking forward to a beautiful weekend as much as I am? I certainly am excited and thankful about the beautiful weather, and the upcoming fun activities here at the wine bar.

I am also especially thankful for all the wonderful support we receive from you, all of our guests, and especially our team here at Steve’s! The fun and great experiences we have had over the last 10 months here at the new location have been very special. Karen and I were speaking about this last night with a few people at the UNT One O’Clock Lab Band concert about how, at times, we feel completely unworthy of the growing success that has been created here in Denton. We can always say thank you to you for being part of our project, but I am sure we don’t express how deeply that thankfulness goes in our hearts. Thank you for believing in us as well as supporting us as we continue to try new things and of course new wine here at Steve’s.


I wanted to send you an email about some upcoming events here at Steve’s over the next week and some highlights of weeks to come.

Tonight at 8:30pm we have the Friends4 Band with Vocalist Natalie Gandy. And a special birthday gathering for our friend Angela!

Tomorrow 3pm we have our Dance and Wine Specialist, Cher, teaching a dance class focusing on the Merengue. I don’t know what memory or vision this brings to your mind….but I think of the movie Dirty Dancing when I hear Merengue. The class starts at 3pm and runs to 5pm. $35 per person includes the lesson and a glass of wine (or beer)! Tickets are on sale at steveswinebar.com.

Saturday evening we have a quiet night without music. Yes, even on a Saturday night, it’s nice to offer a bit of down time for our club members and guests to kickback and simply enjoy an evening with friends and good conversation.

Sunday afternoon at 1pm we are hosting the Denton Benefit Leagues annual Tea. This will be the first time at Steve’s, and we hope that everyone enjoys the gathering and the specials on Mimosa’s, Bellini’s and other sparkling sippers….and of course the tea.

Sunday evening at 6pm we have our first ever Trivia Night lead by the our very own Kylie Macentee, also known worldwide as Midnight Lucy. So, if you are in the mood for some trivia fun, come on down and join the party.


Looking at the first week in March we have a couple more “quiet nights” for our guests on Tuesday and Friday, then we go into the rest of the month with music every night! The list of music events is long, but a few you should be aware which are unique are:

Saturday March 7th we have two shows that evening with our special guest, bassist Eddie Gomez. Rather than a cover charge, we are selling tickets to each show. They are $15 a person to be up close and personal with Eddie, Ed Soph, and Stefan Karlsson. Or if you wish to stay the entire night, tickets are $25. We anticipate the seats will sell out, so get your order in now. You can purchase your tickets online today!

Starting on Monday March 16th and then the following three Mondays, we are hosting the UNT Jazz Combo Concert series. This is a special night to come in and hear some of the best jazz talent UNT has to offer. Each night will start at 5pm (doors will open at 4pm) and you will experience 4 jazz combos performing 20-30 minute sets of music. The event will wrap up before 8pm and we will close up for the evening by 9pm. The events are free to attend. If this interests you, please mark your calendar for March 16th, 23rd, 30th and April 6th. All concerts will run 5-7:30pm.

Also in March, on Saturday the 21st, we are doing a special musical tribute to Lyle Mays, who recently passed away. Lyle was an 11-time Grammy award winner pianist, wrote and arranged nearly all the music with the great Pat Metheny Group, and of course is one of the most recognized UNT Jazz Alumni. The event will start at 8pm and run through 10:30pm. We will have several special guests sitting in throughout the night along with special video tributes from others who cannot make it back to Denton for this event.

Thursday, March 26th, 8 – 10pm, one other special event we will be hosting in March will be a performance by trumpet player Mike Steinel and his quintet. Mike and his band are recording a new CD. While a few of his band members are in town from other parts of the country for the recording session we will host them that evening for this special performance.


As I mentioned earlier in the email, there is a lot of music happening here in March, with music every night beginning on the 10th.  Stay tuned for all of the events as we post those online at steveswinebar.com and on our Facebook page.


 Visit our Events page  and our Facebook Page


"Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence" - Robert Fripp.

People wonder if the glass is half empty or half full…they miss the point….the glass is refillable!

We love filling your glass with music and wine. Thank you for allowing us to do so!

Once again, thank you for all your support!  Have a fantastic weekend!

Steve and Karen Severance, and our great SWB staff

Time Posted: Feb 28, 2020 at 12:52 PM
Steve Severance
 
February 17, 2020 | Steve Severance

Happy Presidents' Day Newsletter

Happy Presidents’ Day!

What a fantastic day it has been here in mid-February. We hope you had a chance to be out in this beautiful weather and are excited for the week ahead (even though it chills back down to the 50’s).

This last weekend was a blast starting on Thursday with Galentine’s Day followed by Valentine’s Day. We were presenting red roses along with our special chocolates for those in attendance enjoying some wine. We had stocked up on the chocolates, both on the individual and the six packs, so we still have plenty available for people to enjoy.

Saturday was the Grand Premier of our new piano. The house was packed with people, many of whom we have never seen before. That was likely due to the nice article the Denton Record Chronicle did on Thursday about Dave Meder and our new piano.

Of course how can leave out our fun Sunday night performance with our Mosaic Band from FUMC of Denton. Everyone had fun with the wide array of music we played and once again, the house was packed. We truly appreciate all those who are coming out to enjoy the live music.


This week we have another full week of activities at the bar:

  • Tuesday 8pm: Gwynne Montgomery is back with a range of Love Songs.
  • Wednesday 8pm: Jeffry Eckels is joined by Stefan Karlsson and Ed Soph for a fun evening of jazz.
  • Thursday 8pm: The Legacy Trio of Jim Riggs, Neil Slater, and Lynn Seaton are back. This will be the first time for Neil to play on our new piano!
  • Friday 8pm: Saxophonist extraordinaire, Mario Cruz will be performing with his quartet.
  • Saturday 2-4pm: “Dancing with Wine”  led by our own Cher.
  • Saturday 8-11pm: Quincy Davis presents UNT Student Showcase with music from Wayne Shorter. The first set will feature Austin Ford (trumpet), Ty Baker (a. sax), Holly Holt (piano), Brandon Broussard (bass) and Quincy Davis (drums). We will be featuring the music of Wayne Shorter. The second set will open up into a jam session.
  • Sunday 6pm: Cher is back for another round of “Dancing with Wine.”

 Visit our Events page  and our Facebook Page


Have you voted yet? It’s that time of year when the Best of Denton voting is happening. We would love to have your support in the Bars and Nightlife section in several categories as well as in the Shopping category for Best Wine Shop. If you happen to not see us listed in the patio section, and feel so inclined, please write us in for that recognition!


Thanks once again for all your support! I hope you have a great week and we’ll see you soon!

Steve Severance

Time Posted: Feb 17, 2020 at 3:36 PM
Steve Severance
 
February 9, 2020 | Steve Severance

Let's Dance!

Gloomy Sunday....

Come to Steve's this evening to lift your spirits on this gloomy Sunday afternoon for a bit of Tango with Cher at 6pm. 


Today @ 6pm – Do you want to Dance? Our first ever Dance Class will take place with Cher Anabo teaching the basics of the Tango. This will be a series of 2 hour classes to be held over the next several weeks. $35 a person which includes the class and a glass of wine or beer! Tickets are limited (20 per session) and are available online at our website and in the bar. Other dates for the dancing are Feb 22 and 23 and the 29th. Tickets will be available online for these additional dates beginning February 11th. 

Wear comfortable clothing and shoes that allow you to "slide" a bit (no rubber soles).


Check out the rest of our great activites, music and specials this week.

  • Tuesday Feb 11th, 8pm we have Mister Joe (Pinson) performing his original music with Jeffry Barnes and Steven Heffner.
  • Wednesday Feb 12th, 8pm with Jeffry Eckels and friends.
  • Thursday, Feb 13th 8pm with Davy Mooney and his Guitar Jam.
  • Also on Thursday the 13th – it is officially Galentine’s Day. Gals, gather your best girlfriends together and celebrate the awesomeness of the ladies in your life. We will have some special treats and pricing on wine for you.
  • Friday the 14th is Valentine’s Day and we will be hosting live music, and to help make the evening extraordinary, you will receive a very special chocolate and a rose with your glass of wine. Music will be provided by the extraordinary pianist, Francis Vidil.
  • Saturday the 15th is another special evening of music starting at 7pm with the UNT Jazz Faculty performing. They are helping with a fundraiser for the new baby in house and the cover charge and tips during their 7 – 8:30 session will go to the piano fund.
  • At 8:30 that same evening we have vocalist Marion Powers joining us with her quartet. And as the evening plays on, we will likely see some of the UNT Jazz Faculty join in the fun for the later set. (There will be a second cover charge to go to Marion’s group at 8:30)
  • And finally…on Sunday the 16th, the Mosaic Band is back at Steve’s. So we will fill up the house with some fun Christian, Soul, Funk, and Jazz music with our 13 piece band!!!

 Visit our Events page  and our Facebook Page


Have you voted yet? It’s that time of year when the Best of Denton voting is happening. We would love to have your support in the Bars and Nightlife section in several categories as well as in the Shopping category for Best Wine Shop. If you happen to not see us listed in the patio section, and feel so inclined, please write us in for that recognition!


Do you like chocolate? Do you like spirits and wine with chocolate? If you did not already know, we have the 6 packs of the Quintessential spirit filled chocolates in stock. We’ll be ordering more to have during the Valentines Day month as well.

Imagine perfection manifesting itself as rich, dark chocolate caressing your taste buds. As the delicate shell gives way, the pure liquid flavor essence cascades into your mouth. A small sigh escapes your lips. Your body relaxes and suddenly you remember where you misplaced your smile.


Thanks once again for all your support! I hope you have a great week and we’ll see you soon!

Steve Severance

Time Posted: Feb 9, 2020 at 8:07 AM
Steve Severance
 
February 4, 2020 | Steve Severance

Weekly Email Feb 4, 2020

Happy February!

We hope you had a Great Super Bowl Weekend and your team was the superior one which took home the all-important Vince Lombardi trophy! We had a nice time at the bar with several people bringing food to share and to enjoy the game together.

We have a lot of news to get to so I’m going to dive in.


Music this week and other fun activities to put on your calendar include:

Tonight – Ginny Mac at 8pm. As we have so many people asking to reserve tables, we will not be doing any reservations for tonight's performance. In the months to come we will have a handful of Reserve Seats available to purchase online. So be on the lookout for that. It will start in March.

Wednesday 8pmThe Premier of our new baby grand piano will take place with the Jeffry Eckels Trio with Dave Meder on Piano. 

Thursday 8pm – Dave Meder is back with his trio for a second night of showcasing the new piano.

Friday 8:30pm – Scotty Bucklin and his trio will perform. He is excited to get to play on the new piano!

Saturday 8:30pm – The Friends 4 band with Natalie Gandy on vocals.

Sunday 6pm – Do you want to Dance? Our first ever Dance Class will take place with Cher Anabo teaching the basics of the Tango. This will be a series of 2 hour classes to be held over the next several weeks. $35 a person which includes the class and a glass of wine or beer! Tickets are limited (20 per session) and are available online at our website and in the bar. Simply ask your server to add a ticket or two to your tab. Other dates for the dancing are Feb 22 and 23 and the 29th. Tickets will be available online for these additional dates beginning February 10th.

Tuesday Feb 11th, we have Mister Joe (Pinson) performing his original music at 8pm with Jeffry Barnes and Steven Heffner.

Music is also planned for Wednesday, Feb 12th, with Jeffry Eckels and on Thursday, Feb 13th with Davy Mooney.

Also on Thursday the 13th – it is officially Galentine’s Day. Gals, gather your best girlfriends together and celebrate the awesomeness of the ladies in your life. We will have some special treats and pricing on wine for you.

Friday the 14th is Valentine’s Day and we will be hosting live music, and to help make the evening extraordinary, you will receive a very special chocolate and a rose with your glass of wine.

Saturday the 15th is another special evening of music starting at 7pm with the UNT Jazz Faculty performing. They are helping with a fundraiser for the new baby in house and the cover charge and tips during their 7 – 8:30 session will go to the piano fund.

At 8:30 that same evening we have vocalist Marion Powers joining us with her quartet. And as the evening plays on, we will likely see some of the UNT Jazz Faculty join in the fun for the later set. (There will be a second cover charge to go to Marion’s group at 8:30)

And finally…on Sunday the 16th, the Mosaic Band is back at Steve’s. So we will fill up the house with some fun Christian, Soul, Funk, and Jazz music with our 13 piece band!!!


 Visit our Events page  and our Facebook Page


Our February Wine Club wines are coming in this week and we will kick off the new month of tasting this Friday at 5pm. So come out and join us this weekend for some great wines and discussion. We will once again host our “First Tasting Sunday” event for our club members and guests the afternoon of the 9th which includes some snacks and tasty treats to enjoy during your tasting. Our wines this month were chosen to support our friends from down under. We have 9 wines from Australia and New Zealand for this months featured club wines.


Have you voted yet? It’s that time of year when the Best of Denton voting is happening. We would love to have your support in the Bars and Nightlife section in several categories as well as in the Shopping category for Best Wine Shop. If you happen to not see us listed in the patio section, and feel so inclined, please write us in for that recognition!


Do you like chocolate? Do you like spirits and wine with chocolate? If you did not already know, we have the 6 packs of the Quintessential spirit filled chocolates in stock. We’ll be ordering more to have during the Valentines Day month as well.

Imagine perfection manifesting itself as rich, dark chocolate caressing your taste buds. As the delicate shell gives way, the pure liquid flavor essence cascades into your mouth. A small sigh escapes your lips. Your body relaxes and suddenly you remember where you misplaced your smile.


I hope I have not overwhelmed you with too much information. But as you can see, we have a lot going on to start out this month of love.

Thanks once again for all your support! I hope you have a great week and we’ll see you soon!

Steve Severance

Time Posted: Feb 4, 2020 at 10:34 AM