The popular Commodore CafÃ©, in Lindenâ€™s historic Commodore Hotel, is smartly tapping into Tennesseeâ€™s No. 1 export â€“music, and rebranding as the Commodore Music CafÃ©. Proprietors Kathy and Michael Dumont, known for their contribution to Linden and Perry Countyâ€™s tourism developments, will enhance the Commodore Music CafÃ© by featuring local and regional music performers. A redesign of the space now features photos and art depicting local musical artists as well as musicians from across the state.
â€œWe have always tried to host quality music as something to experience at The Commodore, remarks Kathy Dumont. â€œThis rebranding puts even more emphasis on the music â€“ to make sure everyone knows we have amazing music they can enjoy, along with delicious food and drinks, all in a relaxed environment.â€
The newly branded Commodore Music CafÃ© re-opens on Valentineâ€™s weekend with an impressive musical line-up. Local musicians Sherry Duncan and Richard Taylor performs from 6-9 p.m. Feb. 14. Nashville mainstay Les Kerr shares his Hillbilly Blues Caribbean Rock-n-Roll, 6-9pm, Feb. 15. ELVIS Tribute Artist Jason Whited and his â€œFabulous Fiftiesâ€ Dinner Show is featured 6-8:30 p.m., Feb. 16. Live music will be presented every Friday night throughout 2019.
Commodore Music CafÃ©, in partnership with WOPC Radio, 101.3 FM, will now showcase local artists on Wednesdayâ€™s at the â€œSinger Songwriter Lunch Hour.â€ The kick-off event highlights Brian â€œDocâ€ Edwards at 11:30 a.m., Feb. 13. A portion of the proceeds from the â€œSinger Songwriter Lunch Hoursâ€ will be donated to local charities. Save the Children benefits from the debut event.