Lafayette’s Music Room
The original Lafayette’s Music Room, while short-lived, is 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 evokes that storied past. Boasting two live bands daily, seven nights a week, from local and touring acts playing rock ‘n roll to jazz to blues and everything in between, Lafayette’s once again is a staple for all great music fans, and a place where new legends are being made. In the South, we are not only 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 and dinner – like po-boys, shrimp and grits, baked oysters, wood-fired pizzas and made-from-scratch desserts. And you can thank Jody’s grandma for the Grannie’s Chocolate Chess Pie, it is her treasured family recipe that we serve up with love. Here’s your chance to relive a gem of a bygone era with the finest live local and national music, delectable Southern dishes, and history entrenched in music and Memphis. Once again, you’ve got to be at Lafayette’s!