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Away from the noise and mayhem of the Bottom, there’s a place where good music, good food and good times steal the show.

The Camel” is a hip spot that continues to attract some of Richmond’s best jazz, funk and bluegrass performers night in and night out. Located at 1621 W. Broad Street, the venue opened in 2007 as a coffee shop, but has since changed its focus to music.

With a different act nearly every night, lovers of classic jazz and funk music can find something for them at The Camel every week. On top of music, the restaurant and bar also shows off local artwork and hosts slam poetry competitions. According to its Web site, “anything that brings people together in the spirit of a free flow of ideas” is fair game.

On top of the shows, The Camel also offers food and drink specials that make it an even more versatile hot spot. The menu features pasta, pizza, sandwiches and appetizers, all ringing in at less than $15. There is also a full bar with a wide selection of beer and wine available.

Tickets for most shows range between $5 and $8, so if you’re looking for somewhere new to enjoy Black Music Month, check out The Camel’s show calendar and enjoy a night of relaxation and good vibrations.