Here are some standout options for Thursday night partiers.
*The local Southern rockers from Whisky Bent perform at Scruffy Murphy's, 1037 Broadway. Music starts at 10 p.m. No cover. 706-322-3460.
*Local musician Neal Lucas serves up a blend of jazz and blues at Houlihan's, 800 Front Ave. It's 6-9 p.m. No cover. 706-653-1898.
*Musician Greg Barrett takes the stage at Belloo's, 900 Front Ave. Show starts at 10 p.m. No cover. 706-494-1584.
*Fountain City Coffee, 1007 Broadway, has an open mike beginning at 7 p.m. No cover. 706-494-6659.
*Mother Pandora, a rock act based in Tuscaloosa and Birmingham, performs at the Shanty Shack, 4475 Warm Springs Road. Show starts at 8 p.m. No cover. 706-507-3418.
*SoHo Bar & Grill, 5751 Milgen Road, hosts the Knoxville, Tenn.-based rockers from Thoroughfare. Music starts at 10 p.m. Cover is $5, free for military. 706-568-3316.
*There's an open mike at After 5, 3709 Gentian Blvd. Music starts at 9 p.m. No cover. 706-507-0024.
*The Roadhouse, 1047 Broadway, has karaoke beginning at 8 p.m. No cover.
The events at Fountain City Coffee and Houlihan's are open to all ages. Remaining events are 21 and older.
Learn more about the local nightlife scene at the Walk of Shame blog at www.ledger-enquirer.com.