Lafayette’s Music Room: A New Classic Back in Overton Square

Posted on February 2, 2015


By: Isabelle Nelson


During the 1970s, a hip little venue sat at the booming corner of Overton Square. A place to eat delicious food and listen to live music seven nights a week, Lafayette’s Music Room was a quaint but notable venue for reflecting a few of Memphis’s greatest treasures. Holding performances by big-name talents such as KISS, Billy Joel, and Leon Russell, Lafayette’s was credited as one of the most influential venues for launching superstar careers. Now, Lafayette’s is back in its original location and is situated in an area of immense growth and revitalization.

Staying true to its original schedule, the music room has music every night of the week with two live bands performing daily. Whether they are local or touring artists, the music you can find at this vintage hot spot varies between rock n’roll, blues, and jazz—all sounds that encompass Memphis’s unique history of music.

Lafayette’s is the ideal location for music fans as well as foodies looking for a true taste of the South. In Lafayette’s kitchen, Chef Jody Moyt serves an assortment of classic southern food such as shrimp and grits, po-boys, baked oysters, and homemade sweets like Grannie’s Chocolate Chess Pie and Bananas Foster Mason Jars.

This month, The River Bluff Clan, Eric Hughes Band, American Fiction, and many more will be rockin’ and rollin’ on stage. On the 14th of February, Lafayette’s will also be hosting a Valentine’s Day Brunch Concert at 11 a.m.. If you’re looking for a romantic and fun night for you and your loved one, Valentine’s Day dinner will be served at 7 p.m., along with performances by Den of Strings and Shannon McNally.
Be sure to check out the shows this month while enjoying Lafayette’s eclectic environment right at the heart of Overton Square (2119 Madison Avenue)! For more information, call (901)-207-5097. To book an event, call or e-mail director of sales and marketing, Liz Hutton at (901)-232-3355 or

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