Out and About the Entertainment Scene

The Jazz SceneAre your ready to get your jam on where the scene is live, the music is hot and the food and drink are kicking? Then youll want to check out our sampling of chic nightspots and trendy restaurants around the state for great jazz, blues, rock, R&B, folk and Reggae soundspaired with some tasty morsels and lively spirits.

If you like traditional jazz, great atmosphere and intriguing history, Baker's Keyboard Lounge is an experience you won't want to miss. The "World's Oldest Jazz Club," this is inarguably one of the most renowned jazz venues in Detroitor anywhere for that matter. With a more than seven decades of hosting the finest musicians from around the world this is a really super jazzy place.

Baker's became a music room in 1939, when the then owner Clarence Baker began operating the sandwich shop his father had opened four years earlier. Local pianist Pat Flowers brought crowds in, and the younger Baker expanded the room and focused on songs rather than supper. Baker's reputation was such that luminaries such as Nat King Cole and Ella Fitzgerald stopped by after performing at other Detroit venues--and wound up getting on stage themselves.

The Majestic Theatre Center is one of Detroit's hottest spots for nationally renowned jazz, blues, rock and Reggae concerts. The theatre is mainly a music venue and hosts a variety of musical concerts in three separate areas of the building: The Majestic, The Majestic Cafe, and The Magic Stick.

The Motor Citys Cliff Bell's has joined the ranks of premier jazz venues in the city of Detroit. Great music and great food combined with a relaxed yet classy atmosphere creates a perfect evening for all occasions. Please join us at our fully restored art-deco night-club in the heart of Detroit's historic entertainment district. Catch live jazz most nights or just stop in for dinner and a classic cocktail.

At the Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe in Grosse Point Farms, youll find great food and music Tuesday thru Saturday nights, Enjoy bistro favorites, some world cuisine influences, along with some twists on comfort food.

At Billy's Lounge in Grand Rapids, every night is filled with an eclectic mix of live music ranging anywhere from open-mic nights to jazz, R&B, rock, funk, folk and reggae.

For casual elegance, cool grooves and nightly jazz, Grand Rapids has another cool little spot known as Crush at The B.O.B. The popular club features progressive DJ's on weekends.

Czar's 505 brings an avant-garde atmosphere and the best jazz, blues, alternative rock, and other snappy music on the club circuit to St. Joseph.

Daryl's Downtown is a unique fine dining facility located in the heart of downtown Jackson. It offers the finest in full service dining. A special feature is the in-house bakery cafe--plus live musicjazz and just about everything else--every Thursday and Friday night.

The Union Cabaret & Grille in Kalamazoo has the feel of this local haunt is more than just a restaurant that has live music. Much like a Chicago Jazz bar, consorting at The Union is different. Better. Its a departure from the Midwest, a locale that provides a feeling as much as it does a great meal. The popular trendy night spot offers some amazing eats, highlighted with some great signature dishes.

Stober's owns the distinction of being Lansings oldest bar and has been voted Lansings Coolest Bar. Patrons enjoy a cozy cocktail lounge with music and live jazz each Tuesday evening.

At Leelanaus Circa Estate Winery, youll savor the moment while sipping a luscious wine, perusing fine art, gathering with friends by the fire, listening to soft jazz or enjoying live patio music into the evening.