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In the spirit of the rent party tradition, which offered a DIY solution for families facing eviction in the 1920's, playing a major role in the historic development of jazz and blues music, Lighthouse presents the 8th Annual

Rent Party

presented by

Sunday, June 2, 2024
Meadow Brook Hall - Rochester
5:00-9:00 p.m.

Please note: Tours of Meadow Brook Hall are ONLY available during the cocktail hour.



Our 8th Annual Rent Party will be an exciting jazz concert event at the historic Meadow Brook Hall, a Tudor revival style mansion built between 1926-1929. The event will feature tours of the historic home, great food, and music from some of the best local jazz performers. 

Event Address
Meadow Brook Hall - 350 Estate Drive, Rochester, MI 48309

Complimentary valet parking is available.

There will be no physical tickets mailed out for this event. We will have your name at a registration list. If you have any names you would like added to the guest list from your ticket purchase or sponsorship, please email us at

Don't miss out on this one of a kind experience!


Music Lineup

Planet D Nonet

The PD9 performs Harlem Jive by Fats Waller, swing era tunes by Duke Ellington, Benny Moten, Count Basie and Fletcher Henderson as well as the jumpin' jive of Louis Jordan. Cofounded by RJ Spangler & James O'Donnell in 2007, this band is about to celebrate 15 years of bringing swing music to SE Michigan listeners and swing dancers. In that time the band has performed in 10 states including some memorable gigs in New Orleans. In addition to the vocals of trumpeter James O'Donnell, the band also features the vocals of trombonist John "Tbone" Paxton and often featured artist Camille Price.

Thornetta Davis
Thornetta is an international singer, songwriter, and recording artist. She was awarded the Detroit Blues Society “Living Lifetime Achievement Award” and awarded a star on the Canada South Blues Museum “Walk of Fame”.  In 2015, Thornetta was crowned “Detroit's Queen of the Blues” in a ceremony by the Detroit Blues Society. Thornetta has opened for Blues Legends such as B.B. King, Ray Charles, Etta James, KoKo Taylor, Johnny Johnson, Bonnie Raitt and more.  Thornetta is a 7 time Blues Foundation Blue's Music Awards nominee, including two 2022 BMA nominations for Contemporary Blues artist female and Best instrumentalist Vocals. She is a winner of over 30 Detroit Music Awards.

Jordan Schug Quartet

The Jordan Schug Quartet is comprised of Jordan Schug, a top call bassist in the Detroit area, U of M graduate Josie Ala on trumpet, world renowned drummer Rob Avsharian, and multi instrumentalist Ian Haubert on piano. The 4 play a blend of styles brought together by the diversity of musical experience in each player. The result is something for everyone, presented with great musicianship.

Thank you to our 2024 Event Committee Members: Howard Hertz, Paddy Lynch, and Matt Lee.