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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 7th Annual

Rent Party

Sunday, June 11, 2023
Meadow Brook Hall - Rochester
Cocktail Hour: 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Event 6:00-10:00 p.m.

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



Our 7th 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 VIP Tours of the historic home, great food, and music from some of the best local jazz performers. 

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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
Event Schedule
*All times are approximate.
5:00-6:00 p.m. - Cocktail Hour
Tours of Meadow Brook Hall are ONLY available during the cocktail hour.
Music by: The 313 Group
6:00 p.m. - Dinner under the tent
6:50 p.m. - Planet D Nonet (featuring RJ Spangler)
8:40 p.m. - The Satin Doll Revue
10:00 p.m. - Event Ends

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


Music Lineup

Planet D Nonet (featuring RJ Spangler)

Planet D Nonet (featuring RJ Spangler) is Detroit's Down and Dirty Swing Band and was the Detroit Music Award 2019 Winner for Outstanding Traditional Jazz Artist/Group. 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.

The Satin Doll Revue

A Retrospective display of the songs and spirit that defined America’s beloved First Ladies of Jazz. A Tribute that goes beyond the standard performance by which each Queen encapsulates her Doll in technique, mannerisms, and appearance to honor and respect the paths forged by these persistent women. Using mixed media, poetry, interviews, and vocal performances, the production covers the late 1930s, 40s, and 50s with selections from Dinah Washington, Sarah Vaughan, Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Etta James, and Bessie Smith, with Carmen McRae narrating and live band accompanying.


The 313 Group

The 313 Group, led by saxophonist Nate Topolewski, is a band of young artists who play jazz, funk, and Motown music. The group prides themselves in the inclusive nature of their stage, inviting artists to play alongside them at their weekly shows in Detroit's Eastern Market. The band focuses not only to protect the tradition of their music, but to excite listeners who vitalize that said tradition. The 313's mission is simple: we serve the music for music's sake.


Thank you to our 2023 Event Committee Members: Howard Hertz, Paddy Lynch, and Matt Lee.