What's going on at the bars tonight?

Here are some standouts for Thursday night partiers:

*Local singer/songwriter Heath Jackson and his band perform a free show at The Roadhouse, 1047 Broadway. Jackson cites influences like John Mayer and Howie Day. Bar opens at 8 p.m. No cover.

*The Atlanta-based rockers from Blacksmithz take the stage at SoHo Bar & Grill, 5751 Milgen Road. Show starts at 10 p.m. Cover is $5, free for military. 706-568-3316.

*Scruffy Murphy's, 1037 Broadway, hosts local rock act Pipers Down. Show starts at 10 p.m. No cover. 706-322-3460.

*There's a free open mike night at Fountain City Coffee, 1007 Broadway. Music starts at 8 p.m. 706-494-6659.

*Musician Greg Barrett performs at Belloo's, 900 Front Ave. Show starts at 10 p.m. Cover is $5. 706-494-1584.

Fountain City's open mike is open to partiers of all ages. All other events are 21 and older.

Read more about the local nightlife scene on the Walk of Shame blog at www.ledger-enquirer.com.