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TravelHost

Where The FC Dallas Players Eat

Frisco’s own FC Dallas players sat down with us for a peek behind the scenes of the power-house MLS franchise. We found out where the players eat, shop and play when they aren’t on the field training or competing.
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Zagat

20 AMAZING PIZZAS YOU NEED TO TRY RIGHT NOW IN DALLAS/FORT WORTH

Whether arriving at your doorstep or your table, pizza makes any day better.
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Community Impact

SOUTHLAKE’S TAVERNA ROSSA FEATURES LIVE MUSIC ALONG WITH TEX-ITALIAN MENU

Since its opening a year and a half ago in Southlake, Taverna Rossa has intended to be the regular spot…
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Dining with Delia Jo

EAT THIS: NEW MENU ITEMS AT TAVERNA ROSSA

Taverna Rossa is a popular destination for pizza, patio views, and drinks in Plano. Since its opening in 2012, they’ve made a name for themselves…
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Dallas Observer

CELEBRATE NATIONAL TEQUILA DAY IN DALLAS WITH THESE UNEXPECTED TEQUILA COCKTAILS

This take on a classic margarita will make you rethink pizza and beer…
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Plano Magazine

NTX BEER WEEK 2016

Chug-a-lug, chug-a-lug. North Texans who celebrate the return of fall with a personal favorite locally brewed beer and/or a few seasonal selects, will want to mark down November 11-20 on the calendar. .
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Guide Live

HERE IS WHERE TO FIND ELECTION DAY FOOD AND DRINK DEALS IN DALLAS-FORT WORTH

As the most divisive, bizarre and, frankly, exhausting U.S. presidential campaign ever crawls sputtering and gasping toward the general election finish line, the word among us common folk is more “can it just be over?” than fervor for a particular candidate.
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Zagat

20 AMAZING PIZZAS YOU NEED TO TRY RIGHT NOW IN DALLAS-FORT WORTH

Whether arriving at your doorstep or at your table from a coal-fired oven, pizza makes any day better. So to celebrate this round (sometimes square) masterpiece of dough, sauce and cheese (some traditional, some way outside-the-pizza-box), we’ve gathered 20 of the greatest around Dallas–Fort Worth, each fantastic in its own right. No matter how you slice it.
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Pop Goes The City

DALLAS OFF THE CLOCK: TRANSITION COCKTAILS

It’s finally starting to cool off in the metroplex. And that means that restaurants and bars all over town will be offering drinks perfect for fall and winter.
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Star-Telegram

TAVERNA ROSSA’S $10 LUNCH SPECIAL: FANCY PIZZA FOR A FAMILY PRICE

The price of a handmade, stone-oven pizza with local, premium toppings is now $10 at lunch, including a salad.
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Plano Magazine

56 BEST EATS IN PLANO 2016

Plano is kinda exploding these days with new restaurants. It can be tricky to figure out where to spend your hard-earned dollars when it’s time for dinner. But fear not, loyal Plano Magazine readers,…
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Fun City Stuff

TAVERNA ROSSA SOUTHLAKE TOPS THE PUB FAIR FOOD CHAIN

The pizza was good. The crust was fabulous. We were divided on the pizza flavors…
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76092

LOCAL BUZZ

Just a few short years ago, if you saw a local beer on a restaurant menu or in your supermarket, it was a Shiner Bock…
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Star-Telegram

TAVERNA ROSSA ADDS A LAYER OF CRUST TO SOUTHLAKE’S PIZZA WORLD

Although Southlake has no shortage of pizza, there’s room for one more, if done well.
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Zagat

THE 18 BEST THINGS TO EAT AND DRINK THIS SUMMER IN DFW

The long days and warm nights of summer provide limitless opportunities for fun and adventure…
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Eater

DINING IN THE ‘BURBS

Pizza and beer go together like peas and carrots, especially at Taverna Rossa.
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D Magazine Sidedish

THE SCOOP

Taverna Rossa Craft Pizza and Beer celebrates the new locale with a grand opening celebration on Thursday, May 19.
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Zagat

12 AMAZINGLY DELICIOUS BRISKET DISHES IN DALLAS-FT. WORTH

This Plano favorite (and new Southlake sibling) serves brisket on pizzas, and inside its Texas-inspired lasagna…
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Star Local Media

NEW TENANTS TO JOIN GRANDSCAPE DEVELOPMENT

Heritage Pizza Co. is the newest concept from {33} Restaurant Group, the same team behind Taverna Rossa and Cadillac Pizza Pub.
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Star-Telegram

EATS BEAT: NEW CHEF AT MAX’S, MORE PIZZA AND BRUNCH IN SOUTHLAKE

If there’s anything Southlake doesn’t need, it’s more pizza. But none of the other Southlake artisan pizza bars is quiet like Taverna Rossa, open in busy Park Village next to Malai.
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Eater Dallas

TAVERNA ROSSA IS NOW SLINGING STONE-FIRED PIZZAS & QUESO IN SOUTHLAKE

Rustin thin-crust pizzas and Texas Queso in the same concept may not make a whole lot of sense at first, but it’s a formula that Taverna Rossa has clearly perfected.
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Zagat

74 KILLER SPOTS FOR BEER IN DALLAS – FT. WORTH

There’s nothing quite like an icy cold beer on a hot afternoon. Or a rainy evening. Or with a platter of huevos rancheros during Sunday brunch. Really, is there any occasion when a pint or two isn’t in order?
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360 West Magazine

DINING OUT

With one restaurant area, Southlake is stepping up its game in two trendy areas: good pizza & good beer.
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DFW.com

THE BEST RESTAURANT PATIOS IN DFW

In a way, Southlake’s eclectic restaurant/retail center Park Village is one big patio, with a multicolor-lighted fountain spraying artfully…
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Culture Map

THIS DALLAS RESTAURANT NEWS ROUNDUP CAN BARELY CONTAIN ALL OF THE OPENINGS

If you want pizza, doughnuts, and coffee, you’ve come to the right place. We bring you tidings of a new pizzeria…
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Zagat

THE 12 MOST ANTICIPATED SPRING RESTAURANT OPENINGS IN DALLAS – FT. WORTH

The flowers are blooming and the birds are singing more cheerily, but our favorite sign of spring is the new crop of restaurants sprouting up all over the greater metro area.
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Eater Dallas

TAVERNA ROSSA WILL EXPAND SOUTHLAKE’S RAPIDLY GROWING DINING SCENE IN APRIL

Since opening in Plano, Taverna Rossa Craft Pizza & Beer has made a name for itself as one of the best spots in the ‘burbs to find a slice.
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Dallas Observer

TAVERNA ROSSA’S SECOND LOCATION IS OPENING IN SOUTHLAKE’S PARK VILLAGE

Craft beer and pizza is coming to the new Park Village Shopping Center in Southlake. Taverna Rossa, a project from the pizza-centric restaurant group that owns Cadillac Pizza Pub and Palio’s Pizza Cafe, will open in April, according to a press release.
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Star-Telegram

RESTAURANT NEWS FOR MARCH

A Winning Combination: Add Taverna Rossa Craft Pizza & Beer to a lengthy list of pizza possibilities in Southlake.
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Southlake Style

PIZZA PARTY: LOCALLY SOURCED EATS, CRAFT BEER, LIVE MUSIC COMING TO SOUTHLAKE

Taverna Rossa Craft Pizza and Beer is making its way to Southlake’s Park Village to offer hometown flavors in a comfortable, eclectic atmosphere.
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CBS DFW

BEST BLT IN DFW

In case you weren’t aware, April is National BLT Month, which gives you a good reason to indulge in America’s second favorite sandwich (ham being the first) all month long.
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Culture Trip

EATING OUT IN PLANO, TX: TOP 10 LOCAL RESTAURANTS

Deriving its name from its topography, Plano in Texas is a rapidly growing city, both economically and culturally. With an international population and a wide variety of cuisines, from Asian to Italian and Cuban to Viennese, we explore the top places to eat in Plano.
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Plano Magazine

TAVERNA ROSSA

Preston Lancaster and Tony Smith are in no hurry. It’s Monday evening, and their restaurant, Taverna Rossa, is filling up for dinner, with servers and customers engaged in lively chatter. 
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Zagat

THE HOTTEST PIZZERIAS AROUND THE US

In many cities across the U.S., the best and most beloved pizzeria is also the oldest. It’s one foodstuff where tradition often trumps hotness. But, that doesn’t mean there aren’t any new pizza spots worth paying attention to.
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Neighbors Go

TAVERNA ROSSA CRAFT PIZZA AND BEER CELEBRATES NTX BEER WEEK

Taverna Rossa dives in to North Texas Beer Week October 31-November 9 with a series of events and an exclusive tapping of Franconia’s Tripel Dunkel (November 1 at 12:00 pm) in conjunction with the first anniversary of the restaurant.
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CityLicious

TAVERNA ROSSA – CRAFT PIZZA AND BEER WORTH GOING OUT FOR!

Feels upscale without all the pretentiousness. The antler chandeliers, outdoor patio, & vintage light fixtures go a long way to get this place a unique yet comfortable feel. 
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Plano Star Courier

THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE PLANO

The Plano Chamber of Commerce is proud to recognize Plano’s best and brightest at its annual Best of Plano awards dinner.
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 ZAGAT

6 TOP SPOTS FOR THE GO TEXAN RESTAURANT ROUND-UP

For the seventh year, the Go Texan Restaurant Round-Up showcases the state’s finest produce, meats and wine as part of a week-long celebration of all that’s raised, grown and cultivated in the Lone Star state.
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CRAVE DFW

CELEBRATE AMERICAN CRAFT BEER WEEK AT TAVERNA ROSSA

Looking to celebrate American Craft Beer Week?  In honor of American Craft Beer Week Taverna Rossa and Dallas’ Peticolas Brewing Company team-up for a beer-paired dinner Thursday, May 15 at 7:00pm.
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ZAGAT

9 REASONS TO DRIVE TO PLANO

Plano is about a whole lot more than buying a house with a yard and settling down. The ‘burb to our north happens to have a terrific variety of restaurants to choose from.
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 EATER DALLAS

12 PLACES TO FIND GLUTEN-FREE PIZZA IN DFW

Whether it’s an intolerance, an allergy, or a passing caveman-style Paleo challenge, there’s no reason why those eschewing gluten can’t enjoy pizza too. In honor of Pizza Week, we’ve rounded up Dallas’ best gluten-free pies.
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THRILLIST

THE COOLEST BARS AND RESTAURANTS IN TOWN

It’s time for a new edition (easy there, Bobby Brown) of the Thrillist 47, giving you the best new and new-ish places to eat and drink. Some had to go (we hardly knew ye, Private Social), while other hot spots could not be denied.
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ZAGAT

8 SPICY COCKTAILS TO TRY IN DALLAS

You already know that everything’s bigger in Texas, but it’s also true that everything’s spicier here, too; the food, the personalities and even the drinks. Here’s a selection of must-sip cocktails that pack a punch.
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 PLANO PROFILE

RESTAURANT REVIEW: TAVERNA ROSSA

With the name Taverna Rossa, we expected this new restaurant in Lakeside Market to look like a typical Italian restaurant. Boy, were we wrong!
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D MAGAZINE

RESTAURANT REVIEW: TAVERNA ROSSA

Preston Lancaster’s goal was to make people happy. If you like pizza and beer, you will be.
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D MAGAZINE

BEST BLOODY MARY IN DALLAS? TAVERNA ROSSA IN PLANO MAKES A DOOZIE

The best Bloody Mary in Dallas isn’t really in Dallas, it lives just across the city limits in Plano.
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Live Music this way

Live Music Schedule

For Booking, contact 13th Floor Music:

Plano – The Bad #7s

The Bad #7s play songs you know from hard rock to pop, country to classic rock, blues to current rock, 80’s to today with flavors of latin and jazz. Join us in welcoming to Plano for their debut!

Southlake – Dan Quinn

Guitarist. Singer. Live Looping Master. One Man Band. MC. Party Starter. Limit Pusher. Pretty fun guy to hang out with. Totally responsible suburban dad.
 
Southlake’s own Dan Quinn will be giving a rare public performance right here at Taverna Rossa – Southlake! Dan has received rave reviews for his performances at weddings, corporate events, fundraisers, and private events around the Dallas area. His unique blending of popular acoustic hits with DJ style effects and advanced looping technology has earned him recognition as a performer at the upcoming 2017 NAMM Show in California.
 
Join us for a FREE show as he leads us in a fun night of music, drinks, and friends.

Southlake – Joey Love Band

Joey Love has opened for the likes of Etta James, The Blues Brothers (Dan Akroyd,Jim Belushi), Bobby Blue Bland, Blue Oyster Cult, Johnny Winter, Savoy Brown, and countless others as well as being featured in a National TV Commercial for Famous Dave’s BBQ. Come out and enjoy a variety of music from genre’s including Blues, Zydeco, Classic Rock and Country.

Plano – Atlantis Aquarius

We’re excited to be hosting Atlantis Aquarius for their debut at Taverna Rossa! The players in the upstart Dallas band boast members of some of Dallas’ more successful bands — Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights, The Texas Gentlemen, Larry G(EE) & The Affections, Paul Cauthen, Rise & Shine, Buffalo Ruckus and Jack Ingram’s backing band, just to name a few — Atlantis Aquarius ain’t exactly running from its many, many ties to the North Texas music scene. Rather, it seems to be embracing it, incorporating elements from its many aesthetics into its twangy version of psych rock. They truly have “a far out Texas” sound!

Christmas in July Flight Nite at Plano

Have we got a treat for you! Savor a flight of 3 Aged Christmas beers as well as Martin House Brewing Company‘s Christmas in July Barley Wine. We know it’s hot outside but maybe these ice cold Christmas brews will put some snow in your soul!
 
AleSmith Brewing Company Noel
Ballast Point Brewing Company Mocha Merlin
Bell’s Brewery Christmas Ale
Martin House Christmas in July Barley Wine

Jefferson’s Ocean Shark Week Whiskey Wednesday at Southlake

Get ready to sink your teeth into featured shark week cocktail, swag, and Southern Glazer’s sponsored happy hour!

Stephen Halpin bartending during Patron Happy Hour at Southlake

Mix and mingle with the best bartender: Stephen Halpin. Named People’s Choice Best Bartender in Dallas, Stephen’s impressive resume spans the globe, from his native Ireland to New Zealand. He loves incorporating new elements into classic cocktails and getting to see guests experience those flavors for the first time. His signature cocktail is the Smoked Mangonada Margarita. Spend your Thursday with Stephen and a refreshing, handcrafted Patron cocktail of your own!

TUPPS Brewery vs. Prairie Brewing Flight Fight at Southlake

All you have to do is come with a thirst to decide which beer will be on the winning tap when TUPPS Brewery goes head-to-head with Prairie Artisan Ale in this Flight Fight!
 
Buy the featured TUPPS/Prairie flight, with two similar style brews from each brewery, and receive a pint glass for yourself. Enjoy the brews then vote for your favorite. The winning beers will stay on our taps!

Southlake – Lindsay Hightower Band

Local Lindsay Hightower has a five piece Texi-Cali band with heavy influences of Soul, Rock, and peppered with a little country. Based in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, Dark, sultry, and campy in nature, every member in the band has performed extensively throughout the U.S. Their musical muses are many and include Amy Winehouse, Sheryl Crow, and Duffy. Hightower’s recently released debut album is entitled Echo Spring. This lyrics-driven debut is directly inspired by Olivia Laing’s book, “Trip to Echo Spring” and explores the commonalities between the word weavers Hemingway, Tennessee Williams and F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Plano – Colin Boyd

Colin Boyd is a songwriter, singer, performer, guitarist, and recording-artist based in his hometown, Dallas, Texas. His songs have been recorded by Jack Ingram, Kristen Garner, Domestic Science Club, Monte Warden, Sara Hickman, and Barney the Dinosaur. Boyd’s Jack ingram cut “Flutter” was not only a Billboard-charting single in 1997, it was the Number One requested video on CMT UK – a chart-topper!

Southlake – Velvet Love Box

Velvet Love Box features three veteran musicians from the North Texas area: percussionist/vocalist Brandon Bumpas, guitarist/vocalist Scot Cloud, and vocalist/bassist Neil Schnell. The band formed at Bronco’s Sports Bar in 1997, where they still perform every Thursday night, and over the past fifteen years they have continued to blur the line between “cover” and “original”, creating a niche for themselves. In early 2002 VLB recorded their first EP, “Pilot,” for Texas indie label Aaron Ave. Records. In 2004, 2005, 2007 and 2008 Velvet Love Box was voted Best Cover Band by the readers of Fort Worth Weekly! 

Help us kick-off Velvet Love Box’s return to Taverna Rossa – Southlake. The craft beer will be flowin’ and the artisan pizza will be hot!

Plano – Mark Sena Unplugged

Mark Sena has been playing music for many years but had put that love aside for 30 years to raise his 4 children and his wife. His love for entertaining grabbed hold of him again about 10 years ago when he decided to get back into performing for live audiences. Mark has several different Bands and Music. His band, Mark Sena and Friends is a mixture of Blues, Rock, and Original music he performs as guitar/vocalist along with local guitar greats like Jackie Don Loe, Joey Love, Mike Clark, and Texas Slim, along with Bill Cornish/Chuck Rasco on Bass, and Kevin Schermerhorn/Jimmy Morgan on Drums. Mark also performs with his band, Mark Sena’s Funk Machine, featuring Jackie Done Loe, Tommy Hill, and Bill Cornish to bring to you the Motown Sound, Original Songs, and many cool old classics. Mark Sena also performs acoustic duo with such players as Jackie Don Loe, Roger Escabedo, and Joey Love. Come out to see one of these high energy shows. You are sure to have a good time.

Southlake – Late Day Sun

Late Day Sun has been together for over 3 years and is comprised of experienced musicians who have been playing all over N. Texas for years. They play a variety of music from the 60’s to current, mostly focusing on classic rock such as (CCR, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Skynyrd, Eagles, Doobie Bros., etc.) but they also mix in some Motown and even a few popular country tunes -when the mood is right. Be assured that Late Day Sun will put on a fun show.
 
Join us at Taverna Rossa for Late Day Sun’s return. We’ve got the best thin-crust pizza in North Texas, cold beer on tap, and fresh artists.

Plano – Ruben V

Described by Joe King Carrasco as “the keeper of the flame of the San Antonio vibe”, Ruben’s been a fixture in the Alamo City for nearly two decades; with almost ten albums under his belt, most of which under the eye of producer Jim Gaines (Stevie Ray Vaughan, Santana, Blues Traveler), Ruben evokes a blues sound comparable to Robert Cray and melds it with Santana-esque Latin rock. Regularly voted as San Antonio’s Best Blues Band and Best Guitarist, Ruben has opened for legends such as BB King, Jimmie Vaughan, Buddy Guy, Delbert McClinton, Gipsy Kings, and Robert Cray.

Plano – Homestead Underground

Homestead Underground has been performing and writing music for most of their adult lives. Neither one was born in Texas (sadly), but got here as fast as possible! They have a love for playing cover music and composing original songs. Influences are too vast to name them all, but include John Mayer, Eric Clapton, and -of course- Stevie Ray Vaughan. Homestead Underground covers and writes country, blues with a twist of jazz, all of this mixed together is better known as “Tex-Rock.”

Southlake – Mark Sena’s Funk Machine

You can expect Classic Rock…you can expect funk…you can even expect some Top 40’s! Mark Sena & Friends is going to pack a show full of your favorites. Come for craft pizza and beer, stay for band!

Mark Sena has been playing music for many years but had put that love aside for 30 years to raise his 4 children and his wife. His love for entertaining grabbed hold of him again about 10 years ago when he decided to get back into performing for live audiences. Mark has several different Bands and Music. His band, Mark Sena and Friends is a mixture of Blues, Rock, and Original music he performs as guitar/vocalist along with local guitar greats like Jackie Don Loe, Joey Love, Mike Clark, and Texas Slim, along with Bill Cornish/Chuck Rasco on Bass, and Kevin Schermerhorn/Jimmy Morgan on Drums. Mark also performs with his band, Mark Sena’s Funk Machine, featuring Jackie Done Loe, Tommy Hill, and Bill Cornish to bring to you the Motown Sound, Original Songs, and many cool old classics. Mark Sena also performs acoustic duo with such players as Jackie Don Loe, Roger Escabedo, and Joey Love. Come out to see one of these high energy shows. You are sure to have a good time.

Southlake – The Inspiration Band

Join us in welcoming The Inspiration Band to Taverna Rossa for their return. They are a 5 piece jazz combo that can expand to an electrifying 9 piece BIG BAND TOP 40 NONSTOP PARTY band. Dancing and singing with the band are not unheard of when they come to party.
 
You bring the party! We’ll have the best gourmet, artisan pizza in North Texas and cold craft beer.

Southlake – The 8 Tracks Band

How can you be a tribute band representing just ONE band when there’s SO MUCH great timeless rock to be heard?? The 8tracks have been played great “timeless rock” in nightclubs and parties around North Texas since 2004, covering audience favorites, as well as forgotten gems. If you remember tooling around in your car in high school or college listening to classic rock, you need to check out The 8 Tracks!

Plano – Trey Allen Band

Trey Allen Band is an indie-rock band based out of Dallas, TX. They have performed at a variety of music venues across the country, from House of Blues in Dallas to music festivals in Oklahoma and Georgia. With Trey’s raspy vocals and passion for music and Johns harmony vocals it will grab your attention and make you want to hear more! They have a broad range of musical influences such as The Rolling Stones, Radiohead, REM, Tom Petty, Audioslave and The Beatles, and current artist also like, The Lumineers, Mondo Cozmo, The Black Keys, Young The Giant, Bishop Briggs and Foy Vance.

Southlake – Missing Three

Missing Three is known for a wide variety of musical styles from oldie classics to today’s top hits! The entertainment is never ending with an inventive bucket percussion routines like the famous Broadway show “Stomp!”, unique artwork created right on stage, a guitarist who does handstands while playing, and a big voiced female vocalists, larger than Christina Aguilera!

This is going to be the cherry on top of your week. Come for the music, stay for the craft pizza and beer, including 30 local brews on tap.

Plano – Droo Unplugged

Droo’s Peace Crush has been active in the Dallas music scene for well over 15 years. While he began his career playing bass with numerous local & national acts, for the past 8+ years, he’s successfully navigated the local cover music scene, becoming known for his pure, raw vocals, full rhythmic guitar voicing’s, and being able to perform all kinds of pop music from all different styles, genres, and periods. Starting out, he mostly performed solo, but throughout the years, an incredible band has organically formed around him,and now you will often hear 2-4 of them playing out together in bars and venues all over North Texas. Their full sound stems from many various backgrounds, ethnicities, musical styles, and all-around walks of life. Since their musical elements are as eclectic as the Peace Crush-ers themselves, sonically the band is like nothing else that you’ve ever heard before…and because of the extremely diverse cover song selections they’ve performed over the years, their original tunes are a pop-heavy beautiful mix of energetic melodies, sounds, and collaborations that they derive from all these influences.

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