Visitor Guide

Intimate Live Music Venues in Downtown Rome

Posted May 31, 2018 by Nic Diaz in Dining, Downtown, Music

Downtown Rome is a happening place for live music on most weekends, where a person could make their way around and see up to five different bands in one evening alone!

Rome City Brewhouse Music & Grill & Rome City Brewing Co.

At the Brewhouse, you’ll find what is arguably one of the best country rock music scenes in Northwest Georgia. Owner Jay shell has a knack for picking out talent, with various music acts playing here before catching their big breaks; Luke Bryan, Muscadine Bloodline, Chase Rice, Erid Dodd, and others. Whenever there is a concert going on during a weekend, expect to see a line out the door for a packed show! The recently opened Rome City Brewing Co. features an upstairs taproom, where you can usually find some live acoustic artists jamming out while patrons enjoying some Rome brews!

Schroeder’s Courtyard

One of the biggest supporters of homegrown music, Schroeder’s New Deli will host live music at its courtyard stage behind Broad Street for an experience that feels very intimate, but not so secluded while maintaining a laid-back atmosphere! Catch a lot of funky and unique acts here!

Johnny’s New York Pizza

Despite being a chain, Johnny’s is a very popular spot in Downtown Rome, and you can usually catch some live music on the weekends. You can usually expect Jazz and Acoustic styles here.

Dark Side of the Moon & The Moon Roof Bar

Both Dark Side and Moon Roof are part of the larger Harvest Moon and each showcase their own signature style under the same brand. While Harvest Moon functions best as a local flair with modern and classic takes on classic American cuisine, Dark Side features a more laid-back speakeasy vibe, and the Moon Roof is a casual atmosphere that feels right at home for Happy Hour and socializing. While you can expect live music throughout the weeks, Dark Side and Moon Roof alternate acts each weekend; switching between excellent cover artists, eclectic jams, lively jazz, or unpredictable indie sounds. You’ll always find something new and you’ll always be pleasantly surprised for your night out. Always show some love to my personal favorite, Donny Hammond with his 700 song evolving setlist, whenever he’s at the Moon.

Honorable Mention: Crawdaddy’s & 400 Block Bar

Crawdaddy’s, a cajun-creole restaurant, occasionally features live jazz with talented artists from around Georgia, keeping in touch with its Louisiana roots. La Scala’s 400 Block Bar, is an intimate experience on the upper side of Broad Street with plenty of spirits to elevate your night. Here, you they tend to host single or duet acts for covers and eclectic indie tunes.

Nic Diaz
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