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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Randall Shreve
Randall Shreve & the Sideshow brings their own wine-soaked flavor of indie rock to audiences around the country. Their music, which has been described as “Vaudeville Rock,” derives its unmistakable sound from influences such as Queen, Muse, The Beatles, and Jeff Buckley, but plays them against the dark and sultry backdrop of cabaret.
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Strange Wave Connection
Strange Wave Connection is a rock band from Memphis, Tennessee. Their style is rooted in their love of late 60's and 70's rock and draws from a wide variety of influences culminating in a mix of style between The Pixies and The Doors. The band has independently produced their newest album which they will be releasing June 24th.
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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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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.
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Jeremy Stanfill & Josh Cosby
Jeremy Stanfill & Josh Cosby are veterans on the Memphis music scene. When not out touring as part of their band, STAR & MICEY, you can hear them at Lafayette's Music Room sharing their duo blend of Rock N Roll/Country Soul!
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Emily Gimble
Fans of Asleep at the Wheel are no stranger to Emily Gimble. After years of touring with the band, Emily recently went out on her own to record her debut album, Certain Kinda, which will be released this fall. Gimble is the granddaughter of legendary fiddle player Johnny Gimble and has a voice that has often been compared to powerhouse singers like Aretha Franklin.
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Pam & Terry
Pam & Terry "WOW" their audiences every time they perform their high energy, ALL REQUEST classic rock, country, pop – YOU NAME IT—kind of music! Guitar+bongos+harmonica+tambourine+the harmony of two singers = LOTS of GREAT music! They will entertain you, make you laugh and dance and might even bring a tear to your eye. But for sure, count on having fun and feeling part of the show.
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Elmo and the Shades
This big voiced blues shouter drives the band with his Delta-fied harmonica woven into a bottom feeding "fatback" rhythm section surrounded by searing funk and blues guitar riffs accented by a "classic" Memphis horn section"WOW!!!
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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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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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Chris Johnson & Landon Moore
CHRIS JOHNSON (American Idol contestant, American Fiction) and LANDON MOORE (Fast Planet, Patrick Dodd Trio, Chase Pagan) are an acoustic duo performing both original and cover material with a pop perspective. They're SURE to play a song (or TEN) you know!
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BB King’s All Stars
A gift to music lovers everywhere is the B.B. King’s All-Star Band, complete with a full horn section that will have you dancing to music inspired by the King of Blues, the Queen of Motown and the Soul of Funk. The musicians will remind you why Aretha demanded R-E-S-P-E-C-T, why Tina left her good job in the city, why Ray has Georgia on his mind and what the Temptations are talking about!
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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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Loveland Duren
Memphis powerhouse singer/producer/songwriter VICKI LOVELAND and singer/songwriter/producer/guitarist VAN DUREN began making musical sparks on their debut album, “BLOODY CUPID”, in 2013. They combine rock, jazz, blues, power pop and Americana to make a truly unique and inspiring timeless musical stew.
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Amy Black ” Muscle Shoals Revue”
American Songwriter Magazine called Amy Black “a powerful, authentic, talented & above all soulful new entry in the rootsy singer/songwriter ranks;” Blues in Britain wrote, “Black is blessed with a deeply soulful voice that melds elements of Dusty Springfield, Mavis Staples & Alberta Hunter.” And the Philadelphia Inquirer calls her, “an appealing cross between Bonnie Raitt & Mary Chapin Carpenter.
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John Paul Keith & Co.
John Paul Keith, a 10-year veteran on the Memphis music scene, is a rootsy, clever singer/songwriter journeyman & recording artist that leans toward vintage Fender Telecaster-driven pop/rock n' twang. He has 3 critically acclaimed albums plus a popular side-project (MOTEL MIRRORS w/ Amy LaVere & Will Sexton). Another project emerges LIVE w/ JOHN PAUL KEITH & CO. takes stage Mondays at Lafayette's.
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Ben de la Cour
Ben de la Cour has lived a different kind of life. He lived in Havana, Paris, London, Los Angeles & New Orleans before finally settling in Nashville & it was at Nashville’s Greenland Sound that de la Cour recorded the eleven songs of perfectly crafted Americanoir that make up his second album “Midnight in Havana.
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Get ready to experience a TRIPLE TREAT with this TRIPLE THREAT of talented and handsome singer/songwriters! Guitarist Travis Roman with pianist Brennan Villines and drummer Ryan Peel will perform an eclectic array of original and cover songs.
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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.
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 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!