Live Music


music every night

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. Saturday evening features a dinner ensemble from 6 – 8:30 pm followed by a featured Jazz Show from 9 – 11 pm  – showcasing inspiring Jazz musicians.

Irregardless is proud to bring internationally acclaimed Jazz Vocalist Giacomo Gates to it’s stage on Saturday, April 7th 9 – 11:30 pm, with a $15 cover charge in addition to dinner, snacks and beverages.

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.

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.