Jazz Club

Be Connected: Mechanics & Farmers Bank, The Follow Up

Be Connected: Mechanics & Farmers Bank, The Follow Up

When: Tue, Feb 07
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm, Free

A year ago, Killer Mike said in a TV interview that he wanted to see the black community put more of its money into black-owned banks and credit unions. Just days after the police killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile he returned to the #BANKBLACK idea. This social movement mandate has seen a rise in new account sign ups at Mechanics and Farmers bank here in our community.

According to a July 2016 article by Black Main Street Newsroom Buzz, Jasmine Parker of M&F Bank said “in the past five days, online applications for new accounts have jumped from 500 a day to 2,500”. The increase in new accounts adds up to an estimated $1.25 million in one week being moved into M&F Bank accounts from mainstream financial institutions.  “It’s good to see these dollars being recycled back into the community,” Parker explained.

For this installation of #Beyu #BeConnected we have invited Jim Sills, CEO of Mechanics & Farmers Bank, joined by Steven Tillery, Steven Blalock and Micheal York to discuss actions and a follow-up to the first installation that took place on October 4, 2016.  The community had a lot of questions and wanted to know how  Mechanics and Farmers Bank is being accountable to its stakeholders. We are also expecting a special invited guest strategist to join the panel.

Michael English, Program Director for the  Innovate Your Cool Conference and Omisade Burney-Scott, Director of Partnerships and Advocacy for SisterSong, will moderate the discussion.

Please Note:

Age Limit

Beyú Caffé is an all ages venue.

Seating Policy

  • Seating is on a priority basis, with patrons who have purchased tickets in advance being given preference. Walk in patrons will be seated as soon as possible; we will make every effort to accommodate requests, however specific tables are not guaranteed.
  • Seating for the first show begins one hour before the first set. Seating for the second show begins 15 minutes before the second set.
  • We can hold reserved tables for up to 15 minutes after the reservation time. After 15 minutes, we will have to release the reserved table, unless we are notified by phone that you want to change your reservation time.
  • Please be aware that parties of more than 9 will be subject to a party minimum of $25 per person for jazz events. This amount will be in addition to, rather than including, the ticket price for the evening, and all applicable taxes and gratuity.


  • Tickets are sold online, over the phone (919) 683-1058 or in person at the café.
  • ALL SALES ARE FINAL & NON REFUNDABLE, unless the venue cancels the performance due to natural disaster or other unforeseeable circumstance.

Tour Groups

  • There are no discounts on tickets no matter the group size
  • Beyú Caffé does have dinner/show packages available for 12 or more with set menus to facilitate your evening. Contact the café manager Malachi Kosanovich directly for more information at malachi@beyucaffe.com

Dress Code

  • There is no official dress code, however the atmosphere is best suited for dress business casual

For Our Disabled Patrons

  • Performance area is accessible and on street level
  • Restrooms are located on the main floor and easily accessible.
  • If you are in a wheelchair please call the café so we can hold specific space to accommodate the you.