91.9 WFPK announces “WFPK Jazz Live at Lola,” a jazz performance series at Butchertown Grocery’s speakeasy-style upstairs lounge.
The concerts will be held every Thursday from 7:30 until 10 p.m. The series begins February 9 with The Afrophysicists, who fuse jazz with Afrobeat.
Lola at Butchertown Grocery is located at 1076 E. Washington St. Admission to the shows is free.
“We wanted to create an event series that celebrates the variety of jazz programming on 91.9 WFPK,” said Stacy Owen, WFPK’s program director. “Lola at Butchertown Grocery is the perfect space for jazz enthusiasts and novice listeners alike to grab a drink and enjoy great music in a social setting.”
The weekly concerts will be curated by 91.9 WFPK jazz hosts and will include a variety of jazz performers, each with their own interpretation of the art form.
“Jazz is not an esoteric art form meant only for musicians and insiders — it can encompass anything from country to swing to rap. You don’t have to ‘understand’ jazz — you simply have to feel it,” said Danny O’Bryan, host of 91.9 WFPK’s “Jazz Insights.”
About Jazz on 91.9 WFPK
91.9 WFPK Independent Louisville airs a variety of jazz programs on Sunday mornings.
8-10 a.m.: “Jazz Insights” with Danny O’Bryan
10-11 a.m.: John LaBarbera’s “Best Coast Jazz”
11-12 p.m.: Dick Sisto’s “Inner Ear”
12 pm-1 p.m.: Dick Sisto’s “Jazz Close Up”
1-3 p.m.: “Jazz Pulse” with Matt Anthony
About Butchertown Grocery and Lola
Located at 1076 E. Washington St. in a century-old former grocery store, Butchertown Grocery features a bistro restaurant focusing on seasonality, sourcing and technique. Co-owned by chef Bobby Benjamin, My Morning Jacket drummer Patrick Hallahan and lawyer Jon Salomon, the refined eatery embodies the artsy soulfulness of the surrounding historic area. At one of Southern Living’s Best New Restaurants of 2016 and a USA TODAY Best New Restaurant nominee, diners enjoy refined yet approachable food in a neighborhood atmosphere.
Up Butchertown Grocery’s oxblood red staircase and through rich red velvet curtains is Lola – a hush, hush watering hole offering cocktails, comfort and the permission to be who you want to be. A year in the making, Lola is the “den” to Butchertown Grocery’s “dining room,” offering an unassuming atmosphere for all to unwind with approachable cocktails, midnight snacks, live music and the occasional surprise.