Music has always been the driving force of my life.
I grew up on the north side of the hard working, blue-collar city of Pittsburgh where some of my earliest memories were of my grandfather going to work in the steel mills and of my own father working all day and then going to night school to become an engineer. Even though my dad spent most of his time working and going to school; when he had the chance, he loved to play the guitar and still does. I remember fondly the sounds of my father playing guitar and my mother singing along to her favorite songs on the radio, it seems like she knew the words to every song.
While it was true that music filled my house and my heart, I grew up thinking “I have to go to school and then get a regular 9-5 job”; I always planned on working hard and supporting myself. Even though I loved to sing and I was taking violin lessons and getting pretty good, at some point I decided to focus on academics and quit playing music. It just never occurred to me that music could be a career. I went on to the University of Pittsburgh and then moved to Cleveland to attend law school but there was always that nagging feeling that something was missing.
Music kept creeping back into my life; first with a black Pearl drum kit that I learned to play in college and then a Fender acoustic guitar that was a law school graduation present from my family. When I was working as a public defender in eastern Kentucky, my family sent me a karaoke machine and Alesis Nano-verb as a present. I recorded myself singing covers and original songs and sent them off to record companies, producers and was even accepted to play at the Kentucky Opry from one of those tapes. The one thing that I realized about eastern Kentucky is that along with the poverty and crime there exists some of the most talented musicians and writers I’ve ever met to this day. I even played drums and sang in a very short-lived band with three guys and we used to practice in a remote holler across from a cow field.
Eventually, I did move back to Pittsburgh, working as an attorney but able to concentrate more on music. I started a band and have been playing regularly ever since. I’ve written songs for myself and other artists. I’ve opened for national acts, performed for the Pittsburgh Steelers, recorded voiceovers and jingles and I continue to perform to hundreds, if not thousands of people every week.
In addition to solo and duo shows where I play guitar and sing, I am the lead female vocalist for The Move Makers and Dancing Queen. I have also gone back to school and am currently studying guitar at the prestigious Berklee College of Music. I am also still a lawyer and practice criminal defense. One of my funniest moments on stage was having a former client yell to me from the audience “Shelley, you got me out of jail…thank you”.
Behind every song is a story…as my journey continues I’m thankful to share those experiences with the world through my music.
Seven Springs Mountain Resort strives to provide responsible, safe and professional service of alcohol. We will endeavor to serve our guests in a responsible, friendly and professional manner and to abide by the conditions of our liquor license and our company values. Staff members are on hand to assist our guests in enjoying their time at Seven Springs and to assist in their decision to drink in moderation and, where appropriate, avoid drinking activities that put guests at harm or risk. We are committed to adhere to all liquor laws
The staff and management of Seven Springs Mountain Resort promote the enjoyment of our guests by enforcing the following House Policies:
- The Manager on duty, Security or any server has the authority to check ID to verify proof of age for entry into any bar or lounge area. No one under the age of 21 can purchase or consume alcoholic beverages
- Guests must be 21 years of age at the start of the business day
- Guests who purchase a bottle of wine as part of their meal in the Slopeside Dining Room, Helen’s, or Clocktower restaurants are permitted to re-cork and take any unfinished portion of the wine when they leave the restaurant, However, they are not permitted to bring the opened, unfinished bottle of wine into any of the bar or lounge areas
- Valid proof of age is required for all guests who appear to be under 30 years of age. Seven Springs may choose to require proof of age from any guest. The only acceptable forms of proof of age are:
- A valid driver’s license issued by any state.
- A valid photo identification card issued by any state.
- A valid United States armed forces ID card that contains the holder’s photo.
- A valid passport, passport card, or travel visa which contains the holder’s photo.
- Failure to produce a valid ID will result in refusal of entry into a venue that is a 21 and over venue.
- Seven Springs reserves the right to deny access to any bar or lounge to anyone who is visibly intoxicated, exhibits rowdy behavior or to prevent overcrowding.
- Seven Springs reserves the right to limit alcohol purchase to one drink per person on any occasion.
- Persons who in the opinion of the service staff and/or security are found to be harassing other patrons or using foul language will be asked to leave the resort.
- Chairs and drinks are not permitted on the dance floor. Dancing is not permitted on tables or chairs.
- No beverages are permitted to be carried into any bar or lounge area.
- Outside alcoholic beverages are not permitted to be brought onto the licensed premises. The only exception is that a guest may bring a special or private reserve wine to Helen’s restaurant. A $40 corkage fee will apply and the wine will be served by Helen’s staff in accordance with house policies. Seven Springs reserves the right to search any bag, backpack or purse.
- Sleeping is not permitted in any bar or lounge area.
- Drinking games, card or dice playing or arm wrestling is not permitted.
- To-go beer may be sold not to exceed 192 oz. (2- 6-packs of 16oz) and must be bagged.
- Entertainment ends at 12:45 a.m.
- Last call and lights up at 12:30 a.m.
- Last pour at approximately 12:45 a.m.
- Stock piling of drinks is not permitted.
- Pitchers of beer, shots or doubles will not be served after 12 a.m. (midnight).
- No shakers or "mountain pours" give to guests
Anyone under the age of 21 is considered to be a minor. Minors are not permitted to purchase or consume alcohol. Minors are permitted in licensed areas under the following circumstances:
- Minors are not permitted to sit at the bar, but at tables within the licensed area.
- Minors are accompanied by a parent.
- Minors are under “proper supervision”. Proper supervision is a person who is 25 years of age or older, who is directly responsible for the care and conduct of the minor and who keeps the minor within sight and hearing at all times.
- Bavarian Lounge – Minors are not permitted after 9 p.m. Minors are permitted in the seating area on the Bavarian Deck at any time under proper supervision.
- Matterhorn – Minors are not permitted.
- Foggy Goggle – Minors are not permitted after 7 p.m.
Discontinuance of Service
- If a guest is considered to be a VIP (Visibly Intoxicated Person), a Manager, Bartender, Server or Security has the authority to discontinue service or “shut off” the guest. Service to a visibly intoxicated patron is a violation of the state liquor code.
- Shut Offs will be documented by Security. At minimum, the Date, Time and Description of the Incident will be noted.
- Guests who are shut off will be asked to leave the bar or lounge area.
- Guests who are shut off in one bar or lounge are not permitted to be served in any of the other bar or lounge areas.
- Seven Springs reserves the right to discontinue service to any guest who is harassing to others, involved in a physical altercation or is creating an unsafe situation for themselves or others.
Seven Springs Mountain Resort is a smoke-free environment.