Great Music and Delicious Cuisine

All in the heart of Overton Square
Serving Weekend Brunch 11am - 3pm

Music & Events

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

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Eric Hughes
Memphis native Eric “Scrappie” Hughes is a featured entertainer in the clubs on Beale Street; Living Blues calls him a “guaranteed crowd-pleaser”. Twice awarded “Best Self-Produced CD”, Hughes is an imaginative & original songwriter.The latest recipient of the Muddy Mojo Award, Hughes keeps the pre-war traditional sound alive w/ his solo show & also moves the Blues into the future w/ his full band
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Brian “Breeze” Cayolle and New Orleans
New Orleans native Brian Breeze Cayolle’s rich and soulful saxophone style was born from the traditions of the Jazz, Blues and R&B of his hometown. World renown for his strong and spirited tenor saxophone, he has performed with many of the great artists of his time and many of the legends of New Orleans music.
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Nick Black
Nick Black is Memphis’ newest Soul artist stepping out onto the music scene, and he's doing it with a style that will force you to take notice. Take his modern soul voice, fold in his soulful horn and string arrangements, add an infusion of hip-hop and old school rhythm & blues, and you’ve got a sound that demands attention.
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Loveland Duren
Bloody Cupid, the first album by Vicki Loveland & Van Duren, garnered critical praise & surprising support on college radio in the U.S. & Europe. Loveland Duren found a whole new set of fans who savor the combination of the duo’s smart songwriting, crisp production, & inspired vocals. Easily gliding from Americana to folk-rock to r&b to pop-jazz, it’s from Memphis to the world. And it’s timeless.
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THE GLORIOUS SONS
The Glorious Sons are an everyman band, telling real stories from a blue-collar perspective. They hit their stride with their new album, “The Union”, a collection of honest and heartfelt songs touching on themes of life, love, passion, loss and redemption.
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Reba Russell Trio
For over 20 years the Reba Russell Band has recorded and performed original blues music and toured the world promoting Memphis Music, peace, love and world boogie.
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Graham Winchester Band
Graham Winchester is a singer, songwriter, drummer, pianist & bassist, from and living in Memphis.. Winchester wrote and released his debut, self-titled album in December of 2014. He also performs live with various Memphis music outfits, including The Sheiks, Jack Oblivian, Devil Train, the Maitre D's (Booker T. and the MG's Tribute), The Prom Kings, Minivan, John Pail Keith, and Clay Otis.
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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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The River Bluff Clan
The music of the River Bluff Clan draws influence not only from Celtic and Appalachian traditions, but also from the Blues of the Mississippi hill country and delta near the band’s home base of Memphis, one of the most culturally rich places in the world. Virtuoso driven acoustic music that includes acoustic guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle and bass, it is thoughtful, soulful, energetic and fun.
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Pam and Terry
Pam and Terry are -- musicians, writers, lovers, best friends, parents of 4, dreamers, singers, married, driven, family oriented, believers of God, soon to be grandparents, lovers of life and IF you are a fan you know they are PERSISTENT ON WRITING A HIT SONG AND PERFORMING FOR YOU!
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Devil Train
Following the positive reactions and a wide media echo on their self-titled debut in 2012, DEVIL’S TRAIN got their follow-up in the pipeline, now. Again and again have their supporters expressed their joy about a band still combining the heavy sound of the 80s with the classic hard rock attitude of the 70s.
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Susan Marshall & Friends
Soulful Tennessee-based singer/songwriter Susan Marshall began her music career as a classical singer before becoming a successful backup vocalist for the likes of Lenny Kravitz, the Afghan Whigs, Cat Power, and Lucinda Williams. Raised in Memphis, Marshall spent her formative years soaking up the region's rich musical legacy, honing her own impressive pipes.
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Jeffrey & The Pacemakers
If you are not a fan of the Beatles, the Kinks, the Rolling Stones, Gerry and the Pacemakers and various other British Invasion groups as well as the Byrds and other 60’s groups (remember when melody was king?) then Jeffrey and The Pacemakers are not for you. Now…if you really dig the aforementioned music, then take a close look and listen to Jeffrey and The Pacemakers.
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John Paul Keith with special guests Jennifer Jackson and Kullen Fuchs from Austin, TX
A rootsy and clever singer/songwriter, John Paul Keith is a journeyman artist with a bent toward vintage Fender Telecaster-driven pop/rock twang. A native of Knoxville, Tennessee, Keith grew up singing in church, learned to play guitar around age ten, and inherited a love of classic rock and blues artists like Chuck Berry and B.B. King from his truck-driving father.
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Serving lunch until 3pm
Lunch be served until 3pm. We will be closed from 3pm - 8pm for a private event and will reopen at 8:30pm.
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Johnny Mac
Johnny Mac specializes in bird-like vocals and smokin' guitar licks. Rock-to-country, blues-to-funky...
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Ashley McBryde
Raw talent combined with a whiskey washed sense of humor has been used to describe singer-songwriter Ashley McBryde. Mentor and famed co-writer, Lisa Carver (Reba McEntire, Willie Nelson), described her as a “writer’s writer.” Put her on a stage and you will see and hear that she is the nicest bad girl you’ve ever met.
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Susan Marshall & Friends
Soulful Tennessee-based singer/songwriter Susan Marshall began her music career as a classical singer before becoming a successful backup vocalist for the likes of Lenny Kravitz, the Afghan Whigs, Cat Power, and Lucinda Williams. Raised in Memphis, Marshall spent her formative years soaking up the region's rich musical legacy, honing her own impressive pipes.
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Pam and Terry
Pam and Terry are -- musicians, writers, lovers, best friends, parents of 4, dreamers, singers, married, driven, family oriented, believers of God, soon to be grandparents, lovers of life and IF you are a fan you know they are PERSISTENT ON WRITING A HIT SONG AND PERFORMING FOR YOU!
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John Paul Keith with special guest Eric Lewis
A rootsy and clever singer/songwriter, John Paul Keith is a journeyman artist with a bent toward vintage Fender Telecaster-driven pop/rock twang. A native of Knoxville, Tennessee, Keith grew up singing in church, learned to play guitar around age ten, and inherited a love of classic rock and blues artists like Chuck Berry and B.B. King from his truck-driving father.
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Les Dudek
Recording artist, Les Dudek, is known in the music world as a Guitar Legend whose contributions have influenced the history of Rock ‘n’ Roll. He is best remembered for his radio hits, “Old Judge Jones” & “City Magic”. After releasing four successful solo albums & one collaboration (DFK) w/ Columbia Records, the legendary Southern Rocker has gone on to release three more albums w/ Eflat Productions
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Chapter: Soul
Chapter:SOULis a 4-piece modern funk and soul band featuring Calvin Johnson Jr. as bandleader and on saxophone, and the legendary Kirk Joseph of Dirty Dozen Brass Band on sousaphone. They take New Orleans funk and soul to a new level, re-imagining classic tunes with modern sounds and innovative arrangements.
The Menu

Southern food with an attitude.

Visit us
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 11a - 10p
Tues - Wed 11am - 10:30pm
Thurs is 11a -12a
Fri/Sat is 11a -2a
Sun is 11a - 12a

Reserve a table

Reservations are not required at Lafayette’s, but they are recommended to ensure a table in a timely fashion.

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 Restaurant and Bar 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 was short-lived but 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 Restaurant and Bar evokes that storied past. It boasts live bands seven nights a week, from local and touring acts playing rock ‘n roll to jazz to blues and everything in between. Lafayette’s Restaurant and Bar once again is a staple for all great music fans, and a place where new legends are being made.

In the South, we are 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, dinner and weekend brunch – like po-boys, shrimp and grits, wood-fired pizzas and made-from-scratch desserts. And you can thank Jody’s grandma for the Grannie’s Chocolate Chess Pie. It’s her treasured family recipe that we serve up with love.

Let us help you plan your next party! Lafayette’s Restaurant is the best party venue in Overton Square with several different venues to host that perfect event. Whether yours is an intimate gathering or large festive party, Lafayette’s Restaurant can accommodate up to 325 persons for a cocktail party or reception and 275 for a seated event. For parties of 12 or more, please contact 901-207-5097 or email sales@lafayettesmusicroom.com and let our team of party planners help you plan your next party!

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