Summer may have started a couple weeks ago but at Lexington Hotel, they’re just firing up the grill.

This weekend kicks off the Summer Series featuring local bands playing on the roof so everyone can jump in the pool, watch some live art and listen to good ol’ tunes.

Saturday features two special DPJ favorites Gospel Claws and What Laura Says along with DJ Mr Coon and Mondegreen.

What Laura SaysWhat Laura Says is celebrating their May EP release Talk which has a late 60s Beach Boys feel. The four-songs will most likely be in their setlist and boost the summer feel.

Gospel Claws has also had quite the past year featuring a full-length CD release in October, a spotlight on College Music Journal’s Top 200 list and appear at this year’s South by Southwest (which is rare since they hardly tour outside of Phoenix).

Local indie jam band Mondegreen is back and ready to bust out their instruments. It feels like quite a few months have gone by since the band last played in Downtown. The four-piece will open the show.

So take that swimsuit out of your dresser, crack open a PBR and enjoy the makeshift beach on the roof at Lexington Hotel.

Cover is $5 and starts at 7 p.m.

The Summer Series will continue every Saturday featuring Mergence, Snake! Snake! Snakes! and others.


  • Sounds great! I wish we could do such things at The Clarendon, but unfortunately 75% of our guest rooms face our pool area, and with guests coming in from all time zones around the world, we can’t have music at 3pm if that’s 12a for someone from London or the rest of Europe – or 2am or 4am to someone visiting from Asia.

    I wish the Lexington the best of luck, I am super excited about the project, as I think it will move the hospitality sector in the right direction – upwards! As most hotels with pool parties have been watched like hawks by the fire/liquor/health departments, just make sure you stay within all their new rules, and never exceed occupancy limits, and you’ll be fine.

    Thanks/Ben