For live blues, r & b, and jazz, the Blind Pig on S. First St. is the place to go. In addition to its upstairs cafe (see Dining), the Pig has a club in the basement where groups perform nightly. Cover is generally $1, and beer, wine and food is served.
Mr Floods Party on W. Liberty features live country, rock, and folk music, low cover and reasonably priced drinks in a hip, neo-Victorian atmosphere, with beautiful stained glass lamps.
For dancing, and live music, Chances Are is just about the only show around. During the Fair, Radio King and His Court of Rhythm will perform - a very talented and dynamic group that started here in town. Cover - $2. Drinks Served.
The Depot House Cafe, located in an old railroad station on S. Ashley, offers live country music.
If you want to get together with friends, talk or whatever, the Del Rio Bar on W. Washington is the best bet, featuring recorded music, reasonably priced drinks, good snack food in a dim and pleasant environment.
The Old Town on W. Liberty is another nice spot for sipping and chatting. Drinks are reasonably priced as well.
The Golden Falcon on Fourth Ave. supplies an almost nightly dose of soul funky styles.
Dooleys on Maynard St. is a larger and more modern place which also serves pizza, along with alcoholic beverages and piped-in rock music.
Lorna Linda on Broadway features live jazz in addition to its Mexican food menu and drinks.
A complete listing of who is playing where and when can be found in the Calendar, pages 24-31 of SUN section one.