By: Cayce McCarthy. Arts and Entertainment blogger.
Hey Femm readers. For this morning’s blog post I thought I would share with guys a local bar that’s about an hour away from my hometown and about the town Seaside that’s home to the famous country singer, Luke Bryan. The name of the place is called, The Red Bar, which is in Grayton Beach, Florida. The bar/restaurant is set in an old general store and has a Southern interior design. The bar has an excellent selection of beers, wine, food, and offers live music. The Red Bar Jazz Band plays most nights and gets funky late after the dinner crowd dies down. But the coolest thing about the bar is when celebrities swing by and play. Celebrities like Luke Bryan and Kenny Chesney.
Unlike Bryan, Chesney doesn’t have a house here, but he does vacation around here. He also has a boat he travels around in. Now Bryan, on the other hand, has a house in the community known as Watercolor in the town Seaside. Again, this is about an hour away from me. The community is known as Watercolor because of all the brightly colored homes there. As some of you know Bryan loves the beach and beach life. In fact, Bryan has stated that Panama City was a big part of his musical career. Bryan’s home is a four-story white house that his family nicknamed, Snowman, in honor of his late brother, Chris. Chris Bryan used to play golf and a Snowman is what golfers would name a score of eight on a single hole.
The family had already named their farm, Red Bird Farm, after Bryan’s late sister and they wished to honor Bryan’s brother as well. Bryan likes to squeeze any family vacation time whenever he’s not on tour, hosting award shows, being a judge on American Idol, or recording his music. Have you guys seen the music video for his song, Roller Coaster? Well, parts of that were filmed at Seaside. Mainly the bike trail scenes. In fact, my parents have ridden their bikes on that exact trail. I’ve been to Seaside plenty of times but haven’t gone to the Red Bar or run into any celebrities out there, yet. Well, that’s all folks. ‘til next time.