I tried to write this blog as impersonal as possible but I know with this post, I won’t be able to. To say yesterday’s news of Lachey’s Bar closing was devastating to me and my friends is an understatement. With a tweet and a facebook post, Lachey’s Bar announced that they were closing permanently on February 11th (we’ve heard that this date is not correct, that it is actually closing on February 10th). Since that moment, my phone blew up with texts, tweets, facebook messages, and facebook notifications. Everybody has the same question as me, “why?”. As of this moment, I don’t have an answer to that question and to be honest, does it really matter? Lachey’s Bar is closing. This blog has posted all the milestones of the bar since the conception was made known. We visited the site during construction, we toured it before it opened, we went on opening day (3 times!), we went to watch the A&E show about the bar, we went for football games, we went for the Anniversary party, we went for the after parties for “Cincy Sings” and both 98 Degrees concerts in Cincy, and we went every Friday night to watch “Live at Lacheys”. We got to know the entire staff and we laughed and cried, celebrated and supported. It wasn’t just a bar to us, it is our second home. Friday nights became known as “Beer and Drew hugs” and often led to a release and escape from a long work week. To be honest, we don’t know where we’re going to go without our second home.
I just want to thank Drew and Nick, 4EG and all the amazing people who made Lachey’s Bar home. I know this is probably more heart wrenching to you than us. Thank you for always being accommodating. Thank you for always being an escape. Thank you for always making sure we had beer and the best tot bowls ever. Thank for you the laughs and the tears. Thank you for the hugs and the chats. You will all be missed dearly. See you Friday and Saturday to go out in style.
This past week was full of hype as the 98 Degrees twitter came to life again, showing us each member of 98 Degrees in posts and reminding us of past tours and making fans remember just how long they’ve loved 98 Degrees!!!! On Thursday, they promised “Santa is coming tomorrow” and by 9 AM EST Friday, Santa delivered! He delivered the cover of a shiny new Christmas album of 12 songs that goes on sale October 13th with promises of the title track, “Let it Snow”, “What Christmas Means To Me”, “Little Saint Nick”, and “Run Rudolph Run” and one original song.
And then they delivered another gift, tour dates for their 31 city adventure starting November 10 in Iowa and ending December 23rd in Nevada. Tickets for most shows go on sale this coming Friday, August 18, 2017 to the general public but it seems there are presales for VIP packages and possibly fan club (What fan club? Yeah, we wish we knew!).
We will continue to keep you updated as we hear information, so please don’t forget to follow us on twitter and while you’re at it, please join in the conversation on the Just Justin Jeffre facebook group and the Still Loving 98 Degrees and more facebook group and follow the Nick fanatics page on facebook . All these folks work very hard to try to keep the fans up to date as well!!!
Here’s some articles about the Christmas “gifts”:
Drew did two reading for a new play that hopefully *fingers crossed* will premiere on Broadway in the fall, Bulldozer. Bulldozer, tells the story of Robert Moses (who Drew will portray) who shaped New York with his control of its park system, streets, bridges, and tunnels. Its written by Peter Galperin and Scott Kadin. A good friend was able to attend one of the readings and snuck us some exclusive pictures of Drew reading. For more about Bulldozer, check out their facebook page and an article from playbill about Drew’s reading.
Here’s your chance to catch Drew in the Nation’s Capital and to enjoy the spectacular cherry blossoms in bloom. On April 8, 2017, Drew will appear alongside JoDee Messina, DJ Kool, the Washington Redskins cheerleaders, and Miss America 2017, Savvy Shields. The parade runs along Constitution Ave between 7th to 17th Streets NW and is from 10AM to noon, rain or shine. The parade itself is free but there are tickets available for a limited prime grandstand seats and can be bought here For more information on the parade, click here
Here’s your chance to see Drew strip down to his “skivvies” and perform in one of the coolest shows and its all happening in New York City!!! The event is at Joe’s Pub at 425 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10003 on March 26m 2017 at 9:30PM. This event will likely sell out, so get your tickets now, here! The Skivvies put on a crazy, entertaining, clothes dropping, musical show. For a look back at the show that they had with Drew back in 2015, click here . Here’s hoping, taking Drew to a more liberal east coast means he’ll strip down to more than just a onesie!!!!
It’s that time again for one of the most entertaining shows in the city. If you miss this one, you’ll miss out on a lot of fun and talent (with a side of Drew!). Cincy Sings returns for the 4th annual event on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 7PM at the Aronoff Center for the Performing Arts. This annual event pits local companies against one another for bragging rights and an opportunity to sing the nation anthem at an upcoming Cincinnati Reds game. Proceeds of this event benefits ArtsWave – the nation’s largest campaign for the arts. For a look back at last year’s event: click here .
Tickets are on sale now, for tickets and more information: click here
Here I go getting behind again….I’m sorry. It was pretty slow after the tour ended and then there was a slew of appearances and I didn’t get a chance to update. But here’s a rundown of where you can find/see/meet Drew in the next couple of weeks:
Lachey’s Bar: Live at Lachey’s is BACKKKKKKKK!!!! Join Q102’s Jon Jon & Drew as they broadcast live most Fridays nights from 6-8PM. Sit back, drink a beer, eat a tot bowl, and listen to the bromance. Lachey’s Bar is located at 56 E. 12th Street in the heart of OTR, Cincinnati.
Rewind Con: You can join, Drew Justin, Jeff, a slew of other boy banders, 90210 stars, soap stars, and other stars from the 80s, 90s and beyond this weekend, November 11-13th in Chicago. For more information and tickets: RewindCon
PNC Festival of Lights: For the third year in a row, Drew, Lea & Lachey Arts will be on hand to light the tree at the Cincinnati Zoo’s PNC Festival of Lights member only preview. The event starts at 5PM on Friday, November 18th with Lachey’s Arts performing at 6PM. Q102’s JonJon will be on hand as well to help emcee. For more information: PNC Festival of Lights
The Magnificent Mile: Saturday, November 19th, join Drew, Blue Man Group, The Remedy, and other celebrities as they perform at the ABC 7’s Live Broadcast from Chicago’s BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival. The tree lighting parade starts at 5:30 PM on North Michigan Ave from Oak St to Wacker Dr. For more information: The Magnificent Mile
6abe Philadelphia Thanksgiving Parade: Thanksgiving Day, November 24th from 8:30 AM to 12:30PM, you can join Drew and other celebrities on the parade route in downtown Philly. If you can’t attend live, don’t fret, this parade is broadcast live in many areas. Check your local listings for possible airing. For more information: click here
And if this isn’t enough Drew for you….you can always catch “Guess Who’s Coming to Christmas” airing on UpTV all through the holiday season! Check out air times on UpTV’s website here
Did I miss anything? If you know of any Drew appearances that I missed, tweet me @Emmieleigh and I’ll add them to the list!
Dance for Joy is an extraordinary event held every two years that Drew hosts to benefit the amazing organization, Camp Joy. This is the same organization that we have raised money for in the past to donate to for Drew’s birthday. The event is at the Cintas Center in Cincinnati on Friday, April 15th, 2016 at 6:00PM. Tickets start at $125.00. It is a formal event that includes a seated dinner, silent auction, open bar, and music by Johnny Clueless. Tickets and more information on Camp Joy’s website here.
For the third year, Drew is hosting the Cincy Sings competition. Cincy Sings is a fun program presented by and to benefit ArtsWave Cincinnati. Artswave is the nation’s largest campaign for the arts and supports more than 100 local arts and community programs that make Cincy the amazing place it is. The event is April 13, 2016 at 7PM at Cincinnati Music Hall. For a look back at last year’s event: click here
Tickets are on sale now and start at only $20.00! Purchase your tickets here
Saturday, February 20, 2016 – join Drew and Nick for a party at Lachey’s Bar to celebrate the one year anniversary of their successful bar venture.
We will update here when more information becomes available and check the Lachey’s Bar twitter or facebook to keep up to date on all things going on with Lachey’s!
UPDATE: Lachey’s Bar announced that the party starts on Saturday at 8PM with a red carpet entrance; prizes and memorabilia. There will be plenty of opportunities to mingle with Drew and Nick. Also, if you’re planning to come to town for this event or just want to get the party started earlier, head down to Lachey’s on Friday night for Live at Lachey’s with a live Q102 broadcast from 6-8PM.
We will be at the event and as always look forward to bringing pictures and videos to all that cannot make it out! But if you can make it, make sure to tweet us and let us know, we’d love to meet everyone!! And make sure to RSVP on Lachey’s fb page here.