LIVINGSTON – Former “The Voice” contestant, Nashville recording artist and best-selling author Adley Stump is joining forces with area entrepreneur Charles Bell to open a new dining, dancing and concert/event venue in Livingston called The Lazy Parrot Cantina.
Initially, the new restaurant, located at 713 E. Main St., just a few blocks east of Livingston’s downtown square, will offer a limited southwestern style menu, featuring a signature chile burger, burritos, queso and more. The menu will be expanded based on local feedback. A “soft opening” is scheduled for later this month; a grand opening event will take place Oct. 31.
“We plan to give the local community what they want,” Bell, developer of the Geekbox mini Bluetooth player and owner of White County-based Compugeeks, said in a release. “We’re starting off with a more manageable menu and will begin to incorporate more as we go. We invite everyone to come in, give us a try and come back often.”
Entertainment will include frequent performances from Stump and other Nashville recording artists and songwriters as well as established comedians and local performers. Karaoke is also planned with ongoing tournament style events to be judged by music industry panels.
Stump, an Oklahoma native who was on Team Blake in season two of NBC’s “The Voice” and performed at this year’s Miss USA pageant, also wrote the No. 1 best-selling book, “How They Sell Music.” The book features unique advice that has actually helped musicians take control of their own destiny by attracting fans and successfully forge their own way through today’s new music business model.
Bell said The Lazy Parrot Cantina will have a “soft opening” from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16. They will also open at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, with entertainment slated for 9 p.m. featuring regional band Shattered.
Starting Tuesday, Oct. 20, hours will be 11 a.m.-9 p.m. through Thursday. Hours on Friday and Saturday will be 10 a.m.-1 a.m. The restaurant will be closed Sundays and Mondays.
Stump will perform at the official grand opening Saturday, Oct. 31, Halloween. There will be treats and tricks, including costume contests with cash prizes. She will be available for autographs and photo-ops throughout the day.
“I am extremely honored and excited to bring such a fun concert to the Livingston community,” Stump said. “(This) is only the beginning of what we plan to bring to town.”