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The Memphis Dawls
The Memphis Dawls are known as the crowning jewel of the Memphis folk scene. The core group is made up of three veteran musicians who have played with several successful local bands. Brought together by their similar tastes in melody and style, Holly Cole (guitars, vocals) Jana Misener (cello, vocals), and Krista Wroten (viola, mandolin, accordion, vocals) deliver folk music with a modern flare.
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Jeremy Stanfill and Joshua Cosby
Jeremy is a born and bred Memphian, with music in his bones. When he’s not drum-ming for Star & Micey, Jeremy writes and sings shootin’ the moon-style Americana songs of heartbreaking honesty that evoke that difficult space where the sadness of wandering lost is the same feeling as the joy of freedom.
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Chris Johnson
Chris Johnson is a Memphis musician in high demand for studio sessions and live performances. He is the lead vocalist and guitarist for American Fiction.
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Ghost Town Blues Band
Ghost Town Blues Band is a modern blues band with an intimate knowledge of both blues, rock and improvisational jams. At the same time, the band’s raw energy and intensity is reminiscent of some of the best blues that rock n' roll has ever offered. The band can turn on a dime from North Mississippi hill country grooves to classic electric urban blues and funk.
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A Charlie Brown Christmas: The Music of Vince Guaraldi
Accomplished Memphis musicians Pat Fusco, Neal Bowen and Peewee Jackson will perform Vince Guaraldi's classic Christmastime favorite - "A Charlie Brown Christmas - in its entirety. This heartwarming and fun music is great for the entire family and is sure to get everyone into the holiday spirit!
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Danny Green and Travis Roman, a premier acoustic duo serving up Memphis with blues, classic and soft rock, and current hits.
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2014 IBC Winner – Mr. Sipp
Castro Coleman a-k-a Mr. Sipp "The Mississippi Blues Child". Mr. Sipp is the 2014 International Blues Challenge Winner, 2014 Gibson Best Guitarist Award Winner, 2014 Jus' Blues Bobby Rush Entertainers Award Recipient. Mr. Sipp was also casted in the recently released James Brown movie, "Get on Up". Mr. Sipp's favorite quote, "I'm living to love the life that I live, Music!!!!"
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The Joe Restivo 4
With over 25 years of professional experience in music, Joe Restivo’s guitar playing strongly reflects his Memphis roots. Heavily influenced and inspired by soul and jazz musicians such as Wes Montgomery, Tal Farlow, Steve Cropper and Reggie Young, Joe has developed into a thoroughly in demand guitarist and composer on the Memphis scene.
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Motel Mirrors ft. Amy LaVere and John Paul Keith
Motel Mirrors is a Memphis-based side-project of Amy LaVere, John Paul Keith, and Shawn Zorn.
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John Shaw’s Magnolia Triangle
John Shaw's Magnolia Triangle is a Memphis-based mainstream jazz ensemble playing original tunes, familiar jazz tunes and standards. They will be throwing in a bunch of fun seasonal songs to keep us all in the holiday spirit! Members: Piano-John Michael Shaw; Bass-Monte Butts; Drums-Renardo Ward; Trumpet-Johnny Yancey; Saxophone-Kyle Lee.
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Susan Marshall / David Cousar & Friends Holiday Party
Soulful singer/songwriter Susan Marshall joined by David Cousar, Peewee Jackson & Jana Misener (from the Memphis Dawls) will sing some Christmas Carols as well as other seasonal songs. Susan will also bring up some special guest stars from our music community to come help us get in the spirit!
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David Cousar
A roamer by nature, David Cousar is a man who has lived a lifetime full of lifetimes. Over the course of the years he has played and toured around the globe with artists from Jim Dickinson to Rufus and Carla Thomas. With a deep vocal delivery often compared to Nick Cave and Tom Waits, his rough growl commands attention, whether wailing rock n' blues or over hushed, haunting finger-picked melodies.
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Larry Raspberry
Larry is a rare authentic representation of the Memphis rock 'n roll music maker. His style combines the fundamental fire of Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard and the subtle soul sounds of Memphis' R&B. With a band of some of the most adept and talented musicians available, Larry's sound and material and his live show remain uniquely current and energy-laden.
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Ring in the New Year!
The champagne will be flowing and our stage will be rockin’ this New Year’s Eve as we ring in the new year with the The Bo-Keys! The evening includes a champagne toast and midnight balloon drop. General admission tickets are $25 and we have dinner packages available. Details and reservations
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Located right in the heart of Overton Square.

2119 Madison Ave Memphis, TN 38104 » directions

Call us: 901-207-5097

Happy Hour: Every Monday through Friday from 3-6pm, come in and enjoy $3 OFF all pizzas, $1 OFF local draft beers, and $1 OFF house wines.

Hours: Mon - Wed is 11a - 10p
Thurs is 11a -12a
Fri/Sat is 11a -2a
Sun is 11a - 12a

About us

The music lives on… Some 38 years after going dark, the legendary Lafayette’s Music Room returns to the heart of Memphis’ revitalized Overton Square. Once again, Lafayette’s is the spot to enjoy great food, good local conversation, and some of the best live music in town, seven nights a week.

The original Lafayette’s Music Room, while short-lived, is still vividly remembered. During the 1970s, it was a small but influential venue rooted in the most happening corridor of Memphis. A key stop on the showcase circuit for up-and-coming touring artists, Lafayette’s played a significant role in launching the careers of such music superstars as Billy Joel, Big Star, KISS, Barry Manilow, J.J. Cale and Leon Russell, to name a few.

Today’s Lafayette’s evokes that storied past. Boasting two live bands daily, seven nights a week, from local and touring acts playing rock ‘n roll to jazz to blues and everything in between, Lafayette’s once again is a staple for all great music fans, and a place where new legends are being made.

In the South, we are not only known for great music, but we do some pretty great food here, too. Lafayette’s kitchen, led by Chef Jody Moyt, features a variety of southern-inspired offerings – for lunch and dinner – like po-boys, shrimp and grits, baked oysters, wood-fired pizzas and made-from-scratch desserts. And you can thank Jody’s grandma for the Grannie’s Chocolate Chess Pie, it is her treasured family recipe that we serve up with love.

Here’s your chance to relive a gem of a bygone era with the finest live local and national music, delectable Southern dishes, and history entrenched in music and Memphis. Once again, you’ve got to be at Lafayette’s!