Tuesday night found Tucson Country Music at the Craft Republic dancing to Clear Country. This weekly event has been growing over time and this week was amazing. New and old friends alike enjoy this great gathering to enjoy classic country music. Don’t forget to join us this Tuesday at Craft Republic Tucson from 6-9PM for great country music and dancing to Clear Country Band.


Wednesday night I found some great Karaoke at The Station. There were some good country songs being sung there. Join us this Wednesday and sing your favorite country song to an amazing and supportive crowd.


Thursday afternoon we drove by the NEW country venu coming this summer! I got a few pictures below. So excited to have more choices coming soon!

Thursday night I enjoyed Southern Reins at Outlaw Saloon. They really hold a strong crowd till the music stops. I appreciate how this band mingles with the crowd on their short breaks and thanks everyone for coming out to see them. Thursday night also found Backroads debuting at The Maverick.


Friday night started out at Bianchi’s North with Southern Reins. It was unbelievable, with a packed house and good friends everywhere. The energy in Bianchi’s on Friday was out of this world. Southern Reins setup outside under the patio lights and Bianchi’s made a cozy dance area next to the roaring fireplace. Every song had the dance floor filled and you couldn’t ignore the amazing aromas from their Italian food. It was Electric!

Next I stopped in at Barnfire Mesquite Grill where OneSall band had the bar filled with dancing fans. Yea I know OneSall is not country but could not help but enjoy the great show. Even got to meet up with Patrick Rodriguez our friends from the Marana Brewery Club! Barnfire Mesquite Grill really knows how to host a great time. Looking forward to some amazing country bands there soon!

Next I stopped in at The Station to see Mark Miller and his country tallent. I am always blown away by his amazing voice and cowboy code. I would encourage everyone to check out Mark Miller. Clint from The Station Pub and Grill really has created an enjoyable music venue with a new stage, great atmosphere and even room for dancing. You can always depend on this local hot spot for great food, amazing staff and a fun time.


Saturday night was an evening with Jack Bishop and his band from Phoenix. This group can truly bring it! They truly deserve a stage and sound system as amazing as you find at the Paradiso Lounge at Casino Del Sol. I had the privilege of hanging out with Joey Cota, the guitar player from the Tony Corrales Band. He is such a great guy and always look forward to seeing him. Joey and the Tony Corrales band will be playing this Saturday 4/13 at 9:00PM at the Outlaw Saloon.  Make sure to see them.

Caiden Brewer Band played at The Station to wrap up their Continental Country Weekend! When Caiden brings along his band they can really fire up the crowd and fill the dance floor. Everyone had a great time!


Sunday night was the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards. If your like me you probably din’t have time to watch. Here is a quick rundown of the winners.

Entertainer of the Year – Keith Urban

Male Artist of the Year – Thomas Rhett

Female Artist of the Year – Kacey Musgraves

Duo of the Year – Dan + Shay

Group of the Year – Old Dominion

New Female Artist of the Year – Ashley McBryde

New Male Artist of the Year – Luke Combs

New Duo or Group of the Year – Lanco

Album of the Year – “Golden Hour,” Kacey Musgraves

Single Record of the Year – “Tequila,” Dan + Shay

Video of the Year – “Drunk Girl,” Chris Janson

Song of the Year – “Tequila,” Dan + Shay

Music Event of the Year – “Burning Man,” Dierks Bentley feat. Brothers Osborne

Songwriter of the Year – Shane McAnally

Videos and Photos of this weekend below.

This week will start off on Tuesday at the Craft Republic with dancing to the Clear Country Band from 6-9PM.  See Ya’ll there!

This week is also Country Thunder!  It lasts from Thursday – Sunday. I’ll have a full review for you.

Look forward to seeing ya’ll on the dance floor and hope everyone has a great week!

Warmest Regards,
Lisa Draft Tapper


Posted by Lisa Draft Tapper on Friday, April 5, 2019


Posted by Lisa Draft Tapper on Friday, April 5, 2019


Posted by Lisa Draft Tapper on Friday, April 5, 2019