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Music & Events

Every day, all day. Want your music fix? Get it here.

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Handmade Moments
Handmade Moments is a folk-jazz duo from Fayetteville, Arkansas. Their music is reminiscent of 20s dance hall hits and viper era jazz standards mixed with current themes. Plus some beatboxing. Although modern and fresh, Joel and Anna's songwriting contains a subtle and humble vibe. Every show leaves fans lusting over Anna's prolific voice while Joel's guitar grooves ring in their bobbing heads.
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Duwayne Burnside
Guitarist, singer, and songwriter Duwayne Burnside is one of 14 children born to legendary North Mississippi musician R.L. Burnside and his wife, Alice. He has been a frequent performer with the North Mississippi Allstars since the early 1990s, when that group, fronted by Luther and Cody Dickinson, formed. Burnside continues keeping the North County, Miss., hill-style blues flourishing.
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Marcella Simien Trio
Vocals, piano, keyboard, accordion, frottoir. Daughter of Grammy Award winning artist Terrance Simien, Marcella was featured on Dockside Sessions winner of the Best Regional Roots album 2014.
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Ori Naftaly Band
The Ori Naftaly Band is a Funky Rock N’ Soul band based out of Memphis, TN. In a very short time this extremely talented band has gained international recognition and support by the international blues community and by an extended fan base, located in the USA, Holland, and all around the world.
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Will Graves & Soul
Soul, jazz, pop, R & B, rock, gospel, inspirational… one can hear a perfect blend of these genres represented authentically by Will Graves and Soul.
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Mighty Souls Brass Band
The Mighty Souls Brass Band is a collective of the top echelon of Memphis musicians. When you go see your favorite touring band, those horn players on the sideline are probably from Memphis. And they probably play with the Mighty Souls. Except when the Mighty Souls play, we don't just play for 10 minutes in a 2 hour show! No, we are the show and you better be ready!
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The Settlers – 52nd anniversary with special guests
This is a SPECIAL celebration of Memphis music as we celebrate the 52nd Anniversary of this band!
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The Local Saints
We are Jamie McFarlane, Rob McFarlane, Justin Holder, Chad Burdine, & Zach Walton. Our Pops were preachers and we grew up in the Bible-belt but they aren't going to be putting us up for sainthood anytime soon. We sing about life and love and sometimes whiskey and we might throw in a dog or a train, or an angry girl because we are from the South and that is how we live.
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Joyce Cobb & the Rhodes Faculty Jazz Band
Joyce Cobb is recognized as one of Memphis' finest vocalists. For decades, she has been delivering her unique elegant style of jazz, pop, contemporary, and soul music to audiences throughout the Mid-South region and across the country! And she cultivates one of the deepest song lists you'll ever listen to - everything from jazz to blues, standards to pop, r&b to country, and even some "scattin."
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Reba Russell Trio
Reba Russell, a blues artist and local favorite, has been described by as “somewhere between the full throated, gospel-charged firepower of Bonnie Bramlett and the gentle, seductive soul of early Rita Coolidge.”
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American Fiction (vinyl release party)
Chris Johnson- Guitar/ Lead Vocals; Landon Moore- Guitar/ Vocals; Blake Rhea- Bass; Pat Fusco- Keys/ Vocals; Peewee Jackson-Drums: The result is the purest stuff on earth: rock ’n roll. It’s at once incredibly complex and perfectly simple. It’s rock with a smart pop sensibility.
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Susan Marshall Band
One of the region's finest vocalists, international recording artist Susan Marshall soulfully performs an eclectic range of blues, jazz, folk, rock and pop. She's released three critically acclaimed solo albums -- "Susan Marshall Is Honey Mouth", "Firefly" and her latest "Little Red" -- and has contributed backing vocals on over a hundred others.
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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 Memphis-based, gritty, six-piece can turn on a dime from North Mississippi hill country grooves to classic electric urban blues and funk.
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Located right in the heart of Overton Square.

2119 Madison Ave Memphis, TN 38104 » directions

Call us: 901-207-5097

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!