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All in the heart of Overton Square
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Music & Events

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

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Forever Abbey Road
This Beatles tribute band from Nashville is composed of talented, versatile musicians. They recently performed at the biggest Beatles festival in the world, Abbey Road on the River.
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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 Settlers
This Memphis band began playing local clubs in the early 60’s. Throughout the years the lineup of players has changed many times but the music remains the same featuring country, bluegrass, and 60’s & 70’s blues and rock.
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Marcella & Her Lovers
Swamp soul Princess Marcella Simien performs as if she doesn’t care what you think, in the best possible way, enjoying her band-mates and reveling in the soul music of Lafayette, Louisiana and Memphis.
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John Paul Keith & Co.
John Paul Keith is a rootsy singer/songwriter that leans towards vintage Fender Telecaster-driven pop/rock n' twang. He has 3 critically acclaimed albums plus popular side-project MOTEL MIRRORS. JOHN PAUL KEITH & CO. takes the stage every Monday night, ALWAYS featuring a different local, regional or national special guest artist. Come see what all the buzz is about!
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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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Richard James & Special Riders
This “trashy rock n roll” band from Memphis has an impressive discography, recorded locally since his move from NYC. Think Brooklyn hustle meets Memphis muscle.
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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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Davy Ray Bennett Band
If you love guitar and quirky original songwriting - you've got to see the Davy Ray Bennett Band.
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Rob & Trey
With a powerful baritone voice, mind-shattering six string talent, and an incredible knack for songwriting, Rob Ickes spotted Trey Hensley’s chilling vocal strength, and together their bluegrass, country, and original compositions have earned them a spot playing with giants like Johnny and June Carter Cash, Charlie Daniels, Merle Haggard, and Allison Krauss.
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Patrick Sweany
Dubbed, a “musical omnivore,” Patrick Sweany absorbed folk, soul, and blues as a child, gracing him with powerhouse talent and versatility. With two albums produced by Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach, Sweany’s hit “Them Shoes” has become a neo-blues classic. His slide guitar and baritone voice propel listeners into a time machine of influences.
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Idle & Wild
Founded in 2014 by Caleb Sigler and Sara Jo Cavitch, folk duo Idle & Wild blends old school country heartbreak with the newfound optimism of the modern Memphis sound. Drawing comparisons to all-star acts like the Civil Wars, Idle & Wild bring to the table a powerful collection of tracks that range from joyfully poppy to intensely vulnerable.
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Carlton Triplett
In his 20 plus years of experience as a pianist, Memphian Carlton Triplett has shared the stage with national recording artists like Laila Hathaway, Kirk Whalum and Backstreet's David Hollister. When he's not on stage, this talented artist and recording engineer has been an instructor at Visible Music College, training a new generation of engineering and music business students.
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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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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 & 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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Graham Winchester & the Ammunition
Graham Winchester is a multi-instrumentalist, singer & songwriter from Memphis. Winchester released a debut, self-titled solo record in the winter of 2014. Striving to follow in the footsteps of his famous musician relative, Jesse Winchester, the record demonstrates solid songwriting w/ a rootsy American core.Winchester recently landed him on a list of Memphis' "Top 20 Memphians Under 30."
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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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John Moreland
American Songwriter proclaimed that “[t]hose not familiar with the Oklahoma City singer-songwriter should remedy that pronto,” while No Depression declared the collection “isn’t so much songwriting as alchemy with words and music.” BUY TICKETS
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Snake Blood Remedy
Snake Blood Remedy is a traditional country music band in the style of classic artists such as Woody Guthrie, Hank Williams and Jimmy Rodgers. Lead by front man and Singer/songwriter J.D. Cook, SBR is reminiscent of a classic era of American music long gone but not forgotten.
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Elizabeth Wise
Blues and folk singer-songwriter Elizabeth Wise plays slide and acoustic, accompanied by her smoky, sultry voice. Originally from Virginia, Elizabeth found a home in Memphis and has been proclaiming her adopted hometown’s name across the country ever since.
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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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Paul Cauthen
Growing up on gospel in East Texas, his grandparents fostered his passion for music, raising him on classics like Buddy Holly and Johnny Cash. Recorded in the infamous rooms of FAME in Muscle Shoals, Cauthen’s sound is authentic American soul, gospel, and country.
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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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Daryl Hance
Get ready to travel back to the 1970s with this funky rock n roll band. Southern, swampy, and psychedelic, Hance’s vintage sound gets you movin’ and groovin’, thanks to his energetic, bluesy band.
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Paul “Snowflake” Taylor
Having backed a veritable “who’s who” of artists from around the world, Memphis’ own Paul “Snowflake” Taylor keeps crowds captivated with his wildly eclectic solo acoustic performances. Drawing from a wide range of genres and utilizing live looping effects, Paul manages to strike the perfect balance between the art of song-craft and musicianship.
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Brennan Villines
From a tiny town in western Kentucky, Brennan Villines has called "The Bluff City" home since 2006 where the singer/songwriter invented himself in an old Memphis mansion-turned-bar in Victorian Village. The style he developed there – a seamless blend of jazz, R&B and playful, funky pop – is all over his 2015 debut solo album "Free". The songs on the record represent both heartbreak and triumph.
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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.
Up Next
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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Heath N’ Company
Heath N' Company's music is a healthy mix of Country & Rock delivered with a Memphis homegrown voice.
The Menu

Southern food with an attitude.

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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!