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Review: Cole Beasley of the Dallas Cowboys Release Party at Lava Cantina

Cole Beasley Release Party at Lava Cantina

Last Saturday, Cole Beasley wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys hosted a public album release party at Lava Cantina in The Colony for his album titled The Autobiography.The Autobiography Cole BeasleyToo say Cole has Cowboys support is extremely an understatement!

7:35pm – I made way upstairs the stunning two story entry consisting of a large mural of long chains and artists on my right and was greeted by security and a metal detector at the top. I have been to Lava Cantina many times before and knew that it’s about to get real!

The rooftop was buzzing with the Cowboys DJSC on the ones and twos! I stopped to take a look and chat with a manager of Lava Cantina before finding my buddies and our table. I first noticed a 6 foot 4 beast of a guy named Travis Frederick in line for a tasty beverage. But honestly, the place was already packed! The entire rooftop was filled with almost the full roster along with “a sweet 16 girls birthday party” (the luckiest 16 year old on the planet due to Coles Release party falling on the exact date they planned almost two months ago!) They were all freaking out with selfies and instas and snaps.

Already in their spots at a couple tables I initially spotted former Cowboys Mo Claibourne and Brandon Carr. Nearby were some of the big guys Joe Looney, Chaz Green and Travis Frederick.

Beside the tables standing Rod Smith, Jeff Heath, Alfred Morris and Ezekiel Elliott were discussing it looks like, Zekes nose ring.

8:15pm – The sun set and we heard drumming like from a drum line coming from the stage. It turned out to be the Colony High School Marching Band that walked on stage to get the crowd roaring! Ben and Skin and Jeff Cavanaugh from 105.3 the Fan grabbed the mic to introduce Cole Beasley and his producer Victor “Phazz” Clark. He spoke about how they have formed Cold Nations Records and were blown away by the turnout!”

The owner of Lava Cantina Ian Vaughn was also on the stage giving out some cool light up styrofoam sticks which was a very nice touch!

Cole Beasley Release Party

#11 said that he was going to start playing his album and appreciate all the love and support his family, friends and fans have been pouring on him in his rap game journey.

8:30 – De$tani – the up and coming 16 year old singer that is on a couple of Coles tracks sang two songs to show her vocal skills.

After that the party went right back up to the rooftop. More players arrived like Terrance Williams, Jourdan Louis, Rod Smith, David Irving, Cooper Rush, Kavon Frazier, Anthony Brown to smile and hug the Sauce.

I have known Alfred Morris for a while and I was pleading him to stay here to play for the Cowboys but he just really wants to play, he said! I also told him that his family’s part on All or Nothing was really edited well and his wife said that they haven’t even watched it but have been hearing that a lot!

There was a FC Dallas game earlier against LA Galaxy so I’m sure Dak Prescott wanted FC Dallas to pull out the victory 3-2.

#CowboysNation listen up: This event gives me a very good idea of how tight knit this team is which is needed to succeed in the NFL. You can tell they enjoy each others company. T – Will is ready to come out and ball out this next season. All smiles, all night.

11:15pm – I look up at Roosevelt (Jerry Jones security guard) and he is leading someone in. Other than Jerry, who else would Rosie really need to be helping get through the crowd? He goes by the name of Desmond Bryant!

Dez came in the only way he knows how, with that big smile and hugs to everyone. What a true friend in the strangest situation he is in, to show up and support his boy! Big Props for that Dez!!!

Even his team is pushing his product all over the world for him!

Overall, the Cole Beasley Release Party at Lava Cantina was a very memorable night for Cole, his family and every bit of CowboysNation.

He handles himself well and made the best effort to talk to everyone on his new journey. He has a family and kids and I have heard he’s a pretty good dad. Cole, you threw a great release that everyone will remember. It was a perfect venue at Lava Cantina . And as always, made it a little saucy.

Cole and Roosevelt were chatting close by so I asked them,Hey, when is Jerry showing up? Should I be looking up for his chopper?And they both looked, smiled and Cole immediately answered, “Nah, Jerry isn’t going to show up tonight!”

I settled my bill and turned around to the sack leader DeMarcus Lawrence walking right at me. He gave me the bro hug and asked where Beasley was, I told him around this corner in the big chair with Dez.

Towards the end of the night Cole had an entourage of three SUVs pick them up and the security was every which way you looked. Very, very well done Lava Cantina and Dallas Cowboys!


ANNOUNCING: Lava Cantina in The Colony, Texas – an 1,800 seat Concert Venue and Restaurant plans to Open in 2016!!!

  Lava Catina coming to The Colony, Texas is the 2nd biggest announcement I have made in my career. (Only second to the Dallas Cowboys moving their headquarters and practice facility to Frisco!)
  The easiest way to describe Lava Cantina in The Colony is a Hard Rock Cafe mixed with The House of Blues! What a great concept! 

The Project Manager for The Colony Lava Cantina, Chris Harmon, said “This will be a game changer for North Dallas. A full size concert venue right at your doorstep!” I agree 100%!
  Frisco, Plano, The Colony, Allen and McKinney has had a need for a concert venue for a very long time! To have an 18,000 square foot venue like Lava Cantina that brings high quality Mexican and Creole Fusion and Live Rock & Roll in a 1,800 seat venue right down the street will be absolutely amazing! 
  Until now, we suburbanites, have had to drive to Downtown Dallas or Grand Prairie for an indoor concert and now it will be such a convenience only 10 minutes away. 

Who is behind Lava Cantina?

Steve Vaughn & Ian Vaughn.

  Steve Vaughn has been in the music industry for 40 years and Ian Vaughn worked for Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers and worked his way up to the position of COO. (And as many of you already know that Cane’s has some of the highest quality chicken fingers you will ever find as well as a cult following!)  


Lava Cantina in Baton Rouge

Steve and Ian Vaughn (father and son by the way) wanted the first Lava Cantina to open in the Dallas area but when they heard of the space available on Perkins Rowe in Baton Rouge, it just made sense. And boy were they right! It’s packed every night. They have live music every Thursday through Saturday nights. 

When Lava Cantina opened in Baton Rouge in April of 2013, they were pleasantly shocked and surprised with how busy they were with the original crowds. Take that and multiply it by 10 and that is what I predict for the opening here in The Colony! 

Since opening, the menu has been tweaked. Now the focus is on a “Creole Mexican fusion” — dishes such as boudin balls made with chorizo, enchiladas and burritos filled with alligator or smoked duck and tacos stuffed with fried catfish and shrimp.


The goal of Lava Cantina is to give diners an experience like being backstage at a rock concert, with live music and restaurant staff dancing to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” Which sounds amazing! 

The Lava Chef

Chef Patrick Stark, the Stark Raving Chef, is currently the Executive Chef at Sundown at Granada and he has been chosen to Rock Lava Cantina’s guests taste buds. From everything I have read, he will do just that!

The Stark Raving Chef started opening restaurants for a giant corporation after Culinary School. Patrick set up, staffed, trained, and operated new sites for several years and then migrated into food research and development as well as corporate site troubleshooting. 
He then decided to get out of the the corporate kitchen world and moved to Dallas where he created his own private dinner party service called “The Stark Raving Chef”

Patrick’s dinner parties entertained many Dallas celebrities and wealthy business personnel. The Stark Raving Chef’s private in house services included creating menus per customer desire/request, grocery shopping, cooking, serving, clearing, cleaning and of course entertaining. 

At the Granada Theater in Dallas Texas, he planned to take dining and music to a whole new level, until Lava Cantina approached him. 

Location of Lava Cantina


The Nebraska Furniture Mart made some big waves in DFW with their new store in The Colony. They decided to develop the entire 400+ acres with 3.9 million square feet of retail, entertainment, dining and attractions.

Grandscape is and will be one of the largest and most unique mixed-use real estate developments in the country. 

Lava Cantina has 121 visibility and will be on a highly sought after water feature. Many of these sketches are what is planned for Grandscape. 


Everybody deserves to be treated like a Rock Star from time to time, and I’m pretty sure that Lava Cantina will not only feed your appetite with high quality food but give you a one of a kind experience! 


Brad Holden – Holden New Homes – Licensed Texas Real Estate Broker