Great Music and Delicious Cuisine

All in the heart of Overton Square
Serving Weekend Brunch 11am - 2pm

Music & Events

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

Just Missed
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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TRAVIS ROMAN
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.
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Courtney Andrews
For a decade or so after her first solo tour at 16, Courtney has been a session and backup singer and guitarist for nearly 40 artists, from Jimmy Eat World to Damien Jurado. She never stopped writing her own material, though, picking up admirers like Jurado and Ryan Adams along the way, she has quietly earned a reputation as a songwriter’s songwriter.
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Closed for private event 1:30pm – 5:30pm
Closed for private event from 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm. We will reopen at 6pm with live music by Marcella Simien Trio and the Bo-Keys at 9pm.
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Marcella Simien Trio
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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The Bo-Keys
The word “soul” has powerful resonance – musically, culturally & spiritually – & no contemporary band embodies the power of soul more than the Bo-Keys. Says bandleader Scott Bomar, who formed the Bo-Keys in 1998.
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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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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 horns 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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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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Heath N’ Company
Heath N' Company's music is a healthy mix of Country & Rock delivered with a Memphis homegrown voice.
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Chris Johnson Band
CHRIS JOHNSON (American Idol contestant, American Fiction) performs both original and cover material with a pop/rock perspective. SURE to play a song (or TEN) ya know!
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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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Jeffrey and 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 & Co. (w/ special guests)
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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Ben Danaher
Influenced by the likes of Tom Petty to Otis Redding, Ben Danaher is a soulful Americana storyteller with deep Texas roots.
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Junior Year
Junior Year live!
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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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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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CASH UNCHAINED: The Music of Johnny Cash & June Carter (w/Ransom Harmony)
Like the Carter Family, the Ransom Harmony band members were raised in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Many summer days or cold winter snap was spent picking, playing & singing old Gospel or Country songs. The Carter Family recorded many folk songs including “Wildwood Flower,” “Keep on the Sunny Side” & this music is what Ransom Harmony makes part of the Johnny & June Carter Cash tribute.
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James 3
Take a journey back in time to the life and music of “The Man in Black” performed by James 3 and Clare Sukley. Steady like a train, sharp like a razor, with the perfect blend of country, rock ‘n’ roll, and folk music, Cash paved the way for artists of all genres for years to come. James 3 captures Cash’s trademark baritone voice, while his band delivers the infectious, driving rhythm of the TN 3.
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TRAVIS ROMAN
Born in Jackson, Mississippi, & raised in Nashville, Travis grew up singing in church. When Travis settled in Memphis several years ago, he brought w/ him his “Raw Mississippi Blues” roots & the fruits of an immersion in Nashville-popular music. His inspirations are “a mixed bag,” ranging from BB King (he had the honor of opening for when he toured with The Grady Champion Review) & Billie Holliday
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James and the Ultrasounds
If you happen to be one of those who haven’t yet heard James and the UltraSounds, strap in. The four piece lo-fi rock and roll band is the brainchild of James Godwin, a familiar face in the Memphis music scene. James and the Ultrasounds were undoubtably one of the breakout Memphis bands of 2015, and return home hot on the heels of their first European tour.
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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.
Up Next
Heath N’ Company
Heath N' Company's music is a healthy mix of Country & Rock delivered with a Memphis homegrown voice.
Up Next
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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Hillbilly Mojo Band
It's a little bit country, a little bit rock n' roll. These firemen get together with a fiddle and a guitar to create, "Hillbilly Mojo". Playing together for over 10 years, these two create a sound that is all their own while playing songs you won't be able to not sing along to.
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Mighty Souls Brass Band
Mighty Souls Brass Band, a rotating collective of composer-players versed in a multitude of musical traditions, isn’t a soul band, nor is it a funk band, a marching band, or a swing band. And yet, depending on where you catch them live, you’ll hear all of those influences, as well as more from around the globe, in the group’s 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 | 3pm-6pm
DRINK SPECIALS:
$3 US PINTS
$5 RUMPLEMINZ
$5 SAVE ME SAN FRANCISCO WINES (SAUVIGNON BLANC AND MERLOT)
$6 VODKA WITH BLUERRRY LEMONADE
$7 PBJ (PABST BLUE RIBBON TALL BOY WITH A SHOT OF JAMESON)

FOOD SPECIALS:
$5 PITA AND HUMMUS
$6 BLACKENED TUNA TACOS
$6 BBQ MEATBALLS
$6 DEVILED EGGS

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!