Live Music


music every night

Please see our Blog on our Saturday Shows for Oct 7 – featuring the Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble  and Oct 14 – featuring Grammy Award winning Jazz violinist Andy Stein.

An icon of the Triangle’s live music scene since 1975, Irregardless’ stage features over 200 of the finest local musicians and touring ensembles. The ‘small-club’ atmosphere and comfortable ambiance is intimate – the audience can literally reach out and touch the performers.

The stage hosts an eclectic mix of Jazz – Latin, New Orleans, Swing, Cuban – Traditional & Bluegrass offerings, as well as R&B, Fusion, Soul and World Music. Newly redecorated with LED lighting, draperies and up-graded sound system, the nightly live musical fare energizes and entertains.

Week-nights, musical ensembles perform from 6:30 – 9:30 or 10 pm with Shows beginning after 8:30 pm.  Saturday night’s NIGHT LIFE features two SHOWS 9pm – 10:15pm and 10:45pm – 12 midnight – showcasing inspiring Jazz Ensembles.

The full bar offers local beers, unique fine wines and rousing cocktails – classic mixed drinks, contemporary favorites and Irregardless originals. The Cafe’s award winning ‘Farm to Table’ menu is served ’til 9:30 pm week nights and on weekends til at least 10 pm. The NIGHT LIFE menu features eclectic and tasty small bites.

Arthur Gordon, impresario owner/chef, has invested over a million dollars paying local musicians, since the Cafe’s humble beginnings in 1975. Early performers have included the great Pee Wee Moore, Oscar Lopez, The Nudes with Walter Parks and Stephanie Winters, Bluegrass international star Tony Williamson, Lucinda Williams and many more.