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  • 336 Main

    "The piano bar of Plymouth – a fun environment filled with the sounds of jazz, blues, classic pop and rock as well as great sing-a-long favorites, seven nights a week. The contemporary interior features a large window overlooking downtown Plymouth’s Kellogg Park, with sofas and love seats in the piano lounge. The bar stocks the most extensive selection of spirits in the metro-Detroit area, including over 40 brands of blended and single-malt scotches, fine wines, and over 70 specialty martinis (recipes can be viewed online at www.336main.com). Live entertainment featured seven nights a week, including cocktail hour jazz from 5-7pm Monday through Friday with the duet ‘Class Act,’ also with $1 off all beer and cocktails. Sundays and Tuesdays are bar and restaurant employee appreciation nights with music by Rob Burger and $1 off all cocktails for industry personnel. Monday nights are Jazz Jam nights with Wally Gibson – musicians are welcome to sit in. Private parties and catered events available."

  • AZ's Listening Room
  • Baker's Keyboard Lounge

    Baker's bills itself as "The world's oldest jazz club," and, in the club's 76-year history, almost every jazz musician of national importance has played its bandstand. Baker's complements the music with some amazing down-home cooking, their catfish being a true showstopper. Live entertainment nightly, with metro Detroit's finest local musicians every weekend.

    Category: Nightspot, Jazz club
  • Bert's Marketplace

    Anyone can show up here. Detroit's only late night jazz club serving up Cajun catfish and red beans and rice all night long. It's not common to find a bar where everyone seems to know each other and yet newcomers don't feel excluded. Dozens of regulars turn up Thursdays for the open mic jazz jam sessions. Bert's serves the music fans bargain-price soul food from rows of steam tables: meat and two sides for nine bucks, or up to $25 for a whole slab of ribs. In keeping with Bert's bare-bones, working-class atmosphere, their food is more down-home than much of the soul food you find in restaurants, which has often been upgraded from its humble origins.

  • Bluebird Inn (Closed)

    Historic Detroit jazz club.

    Category: Nightspot, Jazz club
  • Cliff Bell's

    Stepping into the newly restored art deco live jazz bar with an even more recently opened kitchen is to arrive in another era. Before the stage, the main area is separated into two spaces: One with round, candle-lit tables, the other, a stunning curved bar. All this sits below massive barrel-vaulted ceilings. All this ambience comes from pricey restoration work done in 2006 to make today’s Cliff Bell’s look like the Cliff Bell’s of 1935. That and the way they mix a cocktail. Neither cheap nor fast, mixed drinks are crafted old-school, more for taste than ease of production. With everything from a standard fillet of beef tenderloin to cassoulet, the French-inspired eclectic food menu speaks for itself. Try the duck confit on a buttermilk biscuit with cranberry jam for a small plate reduction of Thanksgiving dinner. Hedonists will go for a chunk of tender braised pork belly (otherwise known as bacon when cured and smoked) that comes plated with a rich, spicy sweet cider sauce, roasted fingerling potatoes and a pinch of cracklings for good measure.

  • Club Element

    Downtown Detroit's upscale hideaway on the third floor of 35 West Grandriver. A variety of music, poetry, and artistic vibes, from reggae, hiphop, and house to open mic poetry and many more special events. call 313-963-6034 for more info

  • Commons Lounge @ The Royal Park Hotel

    The Commons Lounge is the perfect place for social and business meetings, featuring Martini Nights every Friday and Saturday with a live jazz band; national act singers every Tuesday and Wednesday, 8 p.m. to midnight; and "The Uncommon Hour" every Sunday through Thursday with complimentary chef treats. Also, premium cigars and cognacs and over 20 wine-by-the-glass selections

  • Courtney's

    A jewel in the hood, jazz and blues Monday-Thursday, Friday & Saturday top 40 R &B. Free fish on Fridays.

  • Crazy Moe's Cafe

    "Crazy Moe's Cafe is a new and exciting concept including two bars in one. The main floor is a high energy dance club, complete with a beautiful staff and stiff drinks. Elevator down, otherwise known as the 'Dark Room' is a tequila and martini lounge featuring over 24 different tequilas and 15 martinis. Candlelight and conversation accent the small cozy basement bar. Complete with relaxing jazz music to capture the evening."

  • Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe

    The Dirty Dog is another feather in the cap of Gretchen Valade, the entrepreneur and philanthropist whose generosity and love of jazz saved the Detroit International Jazz Festival. Chef Andre Neimanis' sophisticated tapas-style menu encompasses unusual dishes that showcase his creativity. Musically, the Dirty Dog has some of Detroit's best players, with piano sets from 4 to 6 p.m., followed by two evening shows with full bands. Willie Jones, the general manager, is visible in the front of the house, overseeing service and keeping the whole show running smoothly.

  • Firefly Club

    "The beautifully remodeled Firefly Club presents quality jazz, blues, big band and swing acts, seven nights a week, featuring artists on the national and local scenes. The club boasts a state-of-the-art sound system and a new dance floor. The Firefly Club is also available to rent for private parties, receptions, dances, workshops and seminars. Check our Web site for a current calendar of events, pictures and descriptions of all bands playing at the Firefly."

  • Flood's Bar & Grille

    Popular spot for afternoon networking and late night clubbing! Located in a beautiful historic building near Greektown. Known for its magnificent bar and live entertainment. Appetizers, sandwiches, soulfood. Live jazz, R&B and top-40. Best of Detroit 2002 Best place to move and shake You can tell by the bottlenecked line of glimmering Jags, Beemers, Mercedes and SUVs lined up for valet parking that this is a nightspot where the Motor City’s elite come to meet. The food’s OK, but that ain’t the point; it’s the tailored clientele and top-shelf booze that really sets Flood’s apart. And when the band kicks on, the place really starts to thumpin’. Precaution: Don't wear jeans and flip-flops.

  • Francel's Lounge
  • Gizzmos

    "Gizzmos is a place to unwind and share good times and conversation. The building itself is a part of the rich history of downtown Wyandotte. It has been a bar for over 70 years! We have preserved the original backbar and designed the rest of the establishment around the '30s art deco era. We specialize in martinis and ultra-premium liquors. We also carry many different styles and brands of cigars. Gizzmos is proud to have some of the top local blues and jazz musicians entertaining our guests. Very soon we will be implimenting an exciting tapas menu! Join us every Sunday for our one-of-a-kind 'Build your own Bloody Mary Bar'. See you soon!"

  • Ka Ka's Shabang

    This is a original signs of the times bar once used as a practice club for some of Detroits Motown groups, and was used in the documentary film "standing in the Shadows of Motown." Keeping with the tradition of starting careers, the club has countinued by hosting open mike nights for up and coming MC'S in the Hip Hop community. Every Friday you can party to the latest Hip Hop music, on the tables DJ Dex and B-man. the club has one of the largest bars in the city with a secound bar by the dance floor. The club has not forgot its roots on Sunday you can still hear live bands play Blues,R&B,Jazz. No gymshoes on Sunday. Security on weekends Dress code in effect on Sundays no jeans or gymshoes.

  • Le Jive Music Cafe

    Le Jive is a downriver music cafe offering excellent specialty coffees, sodas such as Jones and a great variety of root beers, and goodies from Janie's Cookie Co. We showcase local music- dj's every Wednesday with our open mc night and bands every Saturday. Local artists' work is also featured- we host a public reception starting at 8pm for each artist on first Fridays. Art exhibits run for one month. Our non-smoking, non-alcoholic venue helps to assure a clean and safe atmosphere for all of our patrons.

  • Magic Bag

    "The Magic Bag is the home of the Wednesday and Thursday Night Brew & View which lets the viewer enjoy a first-run movie in a nightclub setting. The Bag also plays host to many national touring acts and the best in local artists. Acts that have played the Magic Bag include Galactic, Violent Femmes, G. Love and Special Sauce, Smash Mouth, Charlie Hunter, Koko Taylor, the Meters and Bo Diddley. In 1999 the Magic Bag was voted 'Best Venue To See Live Music' by the Metro Times."

  • Milk Coffee Bar

    "Milk, once considered the most pretentious bar in the history of Windsor, now simply the best. Milk, week by week, is a cliche crusher for the 21st century in art, music and mind. Milk is tomorrow calling. Are you brave enough to answer?"

 
 

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  • Orgone
    Orgone 7/22 8:00PM
     

    This “adrenaline-fueled” funk and soul band was formed in the late ‘90s by a close knit group of eight self-taught musicians living in L.A.. Featuring their new powerhouse vocalist, Adryon de León, the band is preparing for the release of their seventh full-length album later this fall. Their music is an energetic, heart-pounding blend of deep soul, funk, afro-disco and edgy rock, covering hits like “It’s Your Thing” in addition to writing and composing their own original songs. The Infatuations and Third Coast Kings also perform. 

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  • Todrick Hall Presents Twerk Du Soleil

    If you’ve seen this YouTube star’s most famous videos, then you already know to expect something extravagant, colorful and hilarious as Todrick Hall sets out on his first tour of comedy skits, parodies, flash mobs and music. Hall initially shot to fame as a contestant on American Idol Season 9 after making it to the semi-finals. Once booted off the show, he dedicated his career to creating musically driven projects online including the viral videos “It Gets Better,” “McDonalds Drive Thru Song,” and “Cinderfella.” VIP tickets include a meet and greet with Todrick Hall and a signed poster. Watch him perform live this weekend when doors open at 6. 

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  • Dick Dale
    Dick Dale 7/23 8:00PM
     

    The king, himself, is coming to Detroit. Not the shaky legs, greased hair king; he’s left the building. We’re talking about the king of surf guitar, Dick Dale. Not familiar with surf rock? Then head over to the Magic Bag on this evening and let the innovator show you how it’s done. Dale pioneered the style and, working closely with Fender, pushed the boundaries of electric amplification technology. His speedy picking and showmanship has been considered a precursor to Heavy Metal and has influenced the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Eddie Van Halen.

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    OOIOO 7/23 8:00PM
     

    Inspired by an ancient form of Javanese music, Japanese band OOIOO (pronounced oh-oh-eye-oh-oh) is bursting onto the Detroit scene this weekend for a forceful performance. The band formed during the mid-1990s, merging experimental and pop music into a unique style. Their seventh and most recent album, Gamel, released on July 1, has received positive reviews that acknowledge the music’s fun, yet challenging vibe. Incorporating the tradition of Gamelan into their versatile musical style, OOIOO is led by the captivating drummer, Yoshimi, previously of the noise-pop group Boredom. (She’s the inspiration for the Flaming Lips album Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots). Her skill and leadership are legendary, and for one night you can catch this international phenomenon in an intimate concert at the museum. 

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  • Streets of Old Detroit
    Streets of Old Detroit 7/24 9:00AM
     

    Come out and celebrate Detroit’s 313th birthday at The Detroit Historical Society’s Streets of Old Detroit exhibit. Groups will work together as historical detectives in a game involving puzzles, questions and learning about the buildings and features within the exhibit modeled after 19th century Detroit. They will also be giving out special birthday treats throughout the day. The birthday festivities will go from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

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  • Camera Obscura
    Camera Obscura 7/24 8:00PM
     

    Tomorrow night, the sweet indie pop melodies of this Scottish five-piece will be floating through the Loving Touch. . With ease, front woman Tracyanne Campbell’s smooth, candied vocals and wry Scottish story telling illustrate the challenges of life. Themes often circle around heartbreak, a common thread running through their recent album Desire Lines, released June 4. The album title nods to life’s uncommon paths that are marked by wear, not by signs; the paths our feet choose naturally. Forging its own desire lines, Camera Obscura’s unconventional style is well off the beaten path.

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