Without music, concerts wouldn’t exist and funk would just be the smell emanating from an old sock filled with corn. Lend an ear to this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
$40 for a jazz-concert package for two (up to a $84 value)
$80 for a jazz-concert package for four (up to a $168 value)<p>
- One music-lounge ticket per person to an upcoming concert (up to a $25 value each)
- One bar drink per person (up to a $10 value each)
- One fondue or cheese platter per pair (a $14 value)<p>
The Velvet Note is open only on Friday and Saturday evenings beginning at 4 p.m.; shows typically take place at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. The Velvet Note’s acoustic living room only seats 40 people, so space is limited—especially when some of the big names in jazz and blues from around the country come to visit.
Upcoming acts include jazz and soul chanteuse Karla Harris (Saturday, December 1) and three-piece rock-fusion band Telegram (Friday, December 7), whose members weave warm sonic tapestries with smoky, heartfelt vocals, a pulsing standup bass, and minimalist drums. Performing on Saturday, December 8, singer Alvin Maddox Stone belts out a set list of Christmas songs and draws comparisons to big-band greats such as Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole.<p>
The Velvet Note
No strangers to the stage themselves, the board of directors at The Velvet Note built the intimate venue as a musician’s dream of exquisite natural acoustics. On its carefully crafted soundstage sits a 1924 Baldwin Model M baby grand piano, which serves an endless lineup of locally and nationally renowned acts. In between applause and using their index fingers as maestro batons, visitors can occupy their hands with food from The Velvet Note’s menu, featuring lobster cobb salad, black mussels in garlic butter, and all manner of classic southern desserts. Run by musicians for musicians, the club creates an up-close-and-personal environment where performers and fans can actually mingle.