Restless Native performs covers at The Classic Bean

Lisa Herdman

The band Restless Native performed covers of both pop and rock songs from 7:30–11 p.m. on March 18 at the Classic Bean coffee shop off of Fairlawn Road.

The band started with a slew of songs from the 1980s and 1990s, starting with “Peaceful Easy Feeling” by The Eagles, “Here Comes the Sun” by The Beatles and then “Wonderwall” by Oasis.

The Classic Bean offers live music every Friday and Saturday night, including many genres of bands like Celtic, bluegrass, pop and rock. The coffee shop features many local artists from around the Topeka area every weekend. Artists can play at The Classic Bean for no cover charge, making admission free for customers.

The coffee shop serves food, coffee, tea and alcoholic beverages until closing at 11 p.m. during the performances on Friday and Saturday nights. The menu features both breakfast and lunch items available all day.

Restless Native has had prior performances at The Classic Bean, including a show as far back as Sept. 5, 2015 and other performances last year. On April 11, 2015 the band played at Hog Holler in Ozawkie and on June 8 at the First Friday Art Walk in NOTO.

Restless Native has three members: two guitarists and a pianist who doubles as a third guitarist. The band covers songs from the 1960s to the present, playing at shops in Topeka and in the NOTO Arts District. Its most recent shows have been on Fridays at The Classic Bean once every month.

Restless Native completed the performance at the end of the night with oldies songs “Moonshadow” by Cat Stevens, “Cruel to be Kind” by Nick Lowe and “Sitting, Waiting, Wishing” by Jack Johnson.

An entertainment schedule is available at Other bands scheduled for March include bluegrass band Thorte & McElroy on March 25 and an acoustic variety band Chris Biggs and Steve Hinrichs on March 26.

Performances start at 7:30 p.m. and end at 10:30 p.m., before the Classic Bean closes at midnight. Admission is free to see the show, and the bar and kitchen are open during the performance.

For more information, call the Classic Bean at (785) 271-5005.