Dosey Doe opens second live music venue

After owning multiple businesses and living a"previous life" in the songwriting industry, Dosey Doe owner Steve Said is proud, excited and relieved to announce the grand opening of his second location, the Dosey Doe Music Cafe.

Located just off FM 1488 and I-45 South, the cafe will serve as part overflow, part true second location.

"The big barn became successful beyond our wildest imagination," Said said. "What happened is I started running out a lot of local, regional artists because I was getting phone calls, bookings from big time, national names. I wanted to afford more opportunities to have local and regional artists and give them a place to play."

Said, his family and staff put a "tremendous" amount of blood, sweat and tears into the construction and design plans of the music cafe, even going to so far as to infuse the concert hall with some of the rich history of the county and the area.

Said bought the old Jacobs farm house down the road from the music cafe. The Jacobs lived and worked the land where the Jacobs Reserve and Carriage Hills neighborhoods now reside on FM 1488.

"We stripped all the wood from the house: doors, windows, the floor, and used it to help with the acoustics in the cafe," Said said.

The funky venue uses what Said calls "high tech, unseen" technology to provide better sound quality. For instance, the old barn doors hanging artfully from the ceiling are angled at 20 degrees in order for the sound coming from the stage to hit the audience at the ideal angle.

Said said the music cafe differs from the "big barn" in that it is a more casual, laid back atmosphere.

Chef Dan McEachern is still at the helm of the cafe's menu, creating unexpected options such as wild game hamburgers. Said said he was pleasantly surprised to discover he liked the boar burger.

The cover charge will also remain low at the cafe, where no tickets or reservations are necessary.

" It might be as low as $5 and hit $18 at the high end," Said said. "I want people to feel super relaxed. It's very kind of Texas and very kid-friendly."

The quality of musical acts will also remain top-notch, according to Said.

"I just wanted a place for the up-and-comers," Said said. "We're really blessed with talent in this area. I want to be attuned to the community and attached to Texas."

Said said they have planned a tentative grand opening for Sept. 15.



MOST RECENT

The 1,535 new cases is the second largest number of new cases to be reported in a single day in the county, behind only the 1,994 cases reported June 22. (Community Impact Staff)
Harris County coronavirus count: 1,535 new cases, six deaths confirmed July 7

See the latest data on COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Harris County.

Steve Bezner, senior pastor of Houston Northwest Church on Hwy. 249, is one of four pastors who are urging pastors across the region to work together in seeking unity. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)
4 Houston-area pastors take steps urging racial unity across region

"We wanted to unite as many pastors as possible around some basic common denominators that we felt like could make a real impact in our city and move some things forward in the area of racial injustice in our city," said Jason Shepperd, the lead pastor of Church Project in The Woodlands.

The Texas Education Agency released guidelines about on-campus activities, attendance requirements, and health and safety precautions for the 2020-21 school year. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Texas Education Agency issues guidelines for 2020-21 school year

The guidelines address on-campus activities, attendance requirements, and health and safety precautions that should be enforced at Texas schools this year.

Grand Oaks Elementary School will open in August and will accommodate 900 students. (Courtesy LAN)
CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: Tomball ISD elementary school, agricultural science project center to open in August

Two projects from Tomball ISD's bond referendum in 2017 are slated to wrap up in August with additional facilities complete by summer 2021.

Montgomery County health officials are urging residents to wear face masks and practice social distancing. (Community Impact staff)
Montgomery County reports slight decrease in active coronavirus cases July 7

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County increased by 104 from 2,550 on July 6 to 2,654 on July 7.

Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center was rated the No. 1 hospital in Houston by the Massachusetts-based Lown Institute. (Ben Thompson/ Community Impact Newspaper)
Memorial Hermann Health System hospitals rank in top 10 in the nation

Six of the top 10 hospitals in the Houston area are part of the Memorial Hermann Health System.

Shows are scheduled every Thursday through July and early August. (Courtesy The Woodlands Township)
Rock the Row announces summer show series

Free concerts are still scheduled at Hughes Landing for Rock the Row.

(Courtesy Blessings Assisted Living Home)
Blessings Assisted Living Home set to open soon

A new senior living facility is taking residents in The Woodlands.

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller recently backed a movement calling for the reopening of winery and distillery tasting rooms and brewery and brewpub taprooms. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Museum scales back reopening, bar owners react to second shutdown and more: Houston-area business, community news

Read the latest news from the Greater Houston area on Community Impact Newspaper’s website.

In-person appointments for driver license renewal and replacement are now being offered at driver license offices across the state. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)
Texas driver license offices reopen for in-person renewal, replacement services

The second phase of reopening announced July 7 expanded services offered at driver license offices.

New guidelines released by ICE require foreign students to take mostly in-person classes to stay in the U.S. on education visas. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
New U.S. guidelines require exchange students to take in-person classes this fall

The guidelines released by ICE require foreign students to take mostly in-person classes to stay in the U.S. on education visas.