What's going on at the bars tonight?

Here are some standout options for Thursday night partiers:

*Jazz act The Ed Cox Trio performs a free show on the 1000 block of Broadway in downtown Columbus. It's 7-9 p.m.

*The local Southern rockers from Whisky Bent take the stage at Scruffy Murphy's, 1037 Broadway. Show starts at 10 p.m. No cover. 706-322-3460.

*Open mike night at Fountain City Coffee, 1007 Broadway, starts at 8 p.m. It's free. 706-494-6659.

*DJ Kenny Wayne spins Top 40 tunes at The Roadhouse, 1047 Broadway. Expect 50-cent draft beer. No cover. The action starts at 9 p.m.

For more updates about local nightlife, visit reporter Sonya Sorich's nightlife blog, The Walk of Shame, at www.ledger-enquirer.com.