Live at the Five Spot
Live at the Five Spot is the Contemporary Art Center’s bi-monthly Friday night music event featuring the best regional talent performing a variety of great music, including R&B, Jazz, Blues, Pop, Rock and lots more. Enjoy a nightclub atmosphere while unwinding with your friends after a busy week. While the music fills the building, one can stroll through our three fine art galleries. Consult the calendar to learn what bands will be playing.
Regional bands are usually featured but sometimes bands come from further away.
Admission is $12 for nonmembers and $8 for members. No admission reservations are taken. Just show up and pay at the door. Press 2R in the elevator to enter the gallery. Attire ranges from work dress to casual. Bring your own food and drinks or order items as carry-out from The Rhythm Kitchen on the first floor.
A dedicated dance area is in the center of the room. Tables and chairs are spread around the gallery. Members of the Contemporary Art Center may reserve one of the five foot rounds for $25. Members receive a discount at every event. Become members during the event and receive a pass for two for another evening. Learn more about becoming a member.
Two nights a month after Live at the Five Spot, there is a Salsa dance that begins at 8:30 in the same room. There is a separate admission for this event. After the concert, many go to The Rhythm Kitchen to eat, drink and enjoy a band. Enjoy the music in the main room or sit in a quieter area in back. They have a great menu and a full bar and serve food till 9:30 and drinks till 11:00.