*(Los Angeles, CA)  –  Just in time for summer, Mavericks Flat has successfully infused itself into the L.A. scene as the most popular club/restaurant for enjoying eye-popping ambience, premium live entertainment and delicious Southern and Creole cuisine.  August brings the summer’s hottest event – the Michael Jackson Tribute weekend.

In honor of the late and great Michael Jackson, there will be a tribute from August 25th through the 27th.  The celebration will start with karaoke on the 25th, various Jackson 5/Motown tribute sets, a cover band and will culminate with DJ Dance night, all in remembrance of the King of Pop.

Confirmed celebrities attending: renowned Michael Jackson impersonator Scorpio, Aaron Hall of the 1990’s group Guy, comedian Luenell and LaVan Davis star of TBS “House of Payne.”

The new two-story Mavericks Flat is open five days a week serving only dinner and cocktails from Wednesday to Sunday (open at 5 p.m. and brunch on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.). The club/restaurant also features some of the best live R&B, jazz and gospel music in town and dinner & show packages on weekends.  Churches can also host Sunday Brunch fundraisers.

The restaurant features savory Southern fare with Cajun and Creole accents prepared by Mavericks Chef Kyle B. Supervising the entire operation will be Earnest Ross, Mavericks new General Manager. Ross, a former manager of Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse in Beverly Hills, has worked in the food and hospitality industry for more than 20 years, successfully running restaurants in Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

In the 1960’s, Mavericks Flat was known as the ground zero of LA’s urban entertainment scene. It was an Entertainment Mecca where iconic musicians and celebrities such as Richard Pryor, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Chaka Khan and Earth, Wind and Fire were frequent, and socialites partied together. The newly remodeled Mavericks Flat opened in 2011 to rave reviews.

“This is a wonderful venue with a unique history,” Mr. Fralin said. “Not only did top entertainers come through but Mavericks was the place where the NAACP met in the ‘60s and agreed to end segregation on Crenshaw. With the work that we’ve put in I’m

certain we can attract hot new talent once again. People can come and enjoy fabulous upstairs fine dining with Southern/American cuisine, outdoor patio with a view, as well as exciting music performances and just have an overall good time. Mavericks will once again be a can’t-miss destination in this area of L.A. with people coming here from all over the city.”

“We’ll have a lot of different specialties that will appeal to a diverse clientele,” said Ross, a Louisiana native who grew up on his grandmother’s Cajun/Creole cooking. “The collective experience of our team will make Mavericks the No. 1 destination for Southern cuisine and atmosphere.”

Mavericks offers a dinner menu with an impressive wine list, tempting appetizers, soup specials, refreshing salads and some of the most decadent desserts in the city. “With all the history that’s been made in this country with the election of President Obama, this is a great time for us to re-introduce this historic landmark to new generations of Angelinos and Americans. We’ve got a great staff, a great location and big plans.”

Mavericks Flat Jazz & Grill is located at 4225 Crenshaw Boulevard, Los Angeles, Calif. 90008




Kimberly Brown
Lynn Allen Jeter & Associates