The restaurant in the North Campus Holiday Inn features music on Sat. & occasional Fri., 8 p.m.-midnight. Note: Cover, dancing. If tickets are available in advance, they are sold at the restaurant.
December 7: Root Doctor
Lansing quintet led by vocalist Freddie Cunningham that plays a rich, varied blues and R&B repertoire that ranges from ZZ Hill to Billie Holiday to B. B. King to Bobby Blue Bland.
Local band led by singer-guitarist Jerry Mack that plays a mix of houserocking blues, uptown swing, soulful R&B, and roots rock.
Popular local gospel-flavored blues band led by Lady Sunshine, a fiery, rich-voiced singer whose style blends elements of Aretha Franklin, Koko Taylor, and Denise LaSalle.
December 31: Laith Al-Saadi Trio
An eclectic mix of roots Americana, classic rock, and blues, including many originals, by a jazz-tinged, jam-oriented trio led by local singer-guitarist Al-Saadi. With bassist David Stearns and drummer Skeeto Valdez.
January 4: Thornetta Davis
Soulful, rocking Detroit-style R&B by a band led by Davis, a powerful, Etta James-style vocalist.
January 11: Steve Nardella Rock 'n' Roll Trio
Ann Arbor's most passionate and compelling roots-rocker performs fiercely cathartic, blues-drenched reworkings of rock 'n' roll and rockabilly classics and obscure gems, along with some authentic Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker blues.
January 18: Laura Rain & the Caesars
An intense fusion of funk, soul, and blues by this Detroit quintet fronted by vocalist Rain.
January 25: Saints of Soul
Detroit R&B, soul, and funk septet fronted by vocalist Sorilbran Stone.
February 1: Chef Chris & the Rumpshakers
Local blues band led by vocalist and blues harpist Chef Chris Sirvinskis.
February 8: Jimmy McCarty & Mystery Train
Popular rockabilly and roots-rock band led by veteran Detroit guitarist McCarty.
February 15: The Chris Canas Blues Revolution
Detroit blues band fronted by young blues vocalist and virtuoso guitarist Canas.
February 22: The Bluescasters
Intense, low-down blues and blues-rock by this veteran local quartet.