4pm - 2am
"Upstate natives Geoff Cannada and David Raghib started Radio Room nearly seven years ago with the idea of creating an intimate dive bar setting for local and regional bands to play in a judgement free, relaxed environment. Their mission is edifying the local music scene in Greenville on a micro level. When Radio Room started, the goal was combining great customer service with an atmosphere where local bands and music fans could see other like-minded regional bands they might not otherwise encounter in Greenville. The idea was that they would perhaps grow with one another, creating networking opportunities and a support system.
Radio Room slowly built from “a hidden gem” to being dubbed “Greenville's favorite rock'n'roll dive bar!” It’s the kind of place where people come as they are. You don’t get a weird look if you go in a polo shirt and sandals, any more than if you came in sporting a trench coat and Mohawk. Radio Room is not for everyone; but it has found a small and effective niche. The bar is always in the market for new regulars, who love music and dive bars; those people who don’t always find what they want downtown or in the suburbs.
In 2017, after six years of being in there North Pleasantburg location, the Radio Room moved to a new and bigger location at 110 Poinsett Hwy. With the addition of new owner Wes Gilliam, the Radio Room is looking forward doing what they do best, just on a bigger and broader scale.
There are about 15-20 shows a month ranging from punk rock to comedy, from hardcore to folk. Even when there isn’t a show, the all-request Metal Monday, happy hour and service industry specials as well a pretty busy pool table will keep you entertained."
"If you're looking for a place to hear ear-blistering, in your face alternative music, then this is your joint." - TOWN magazine
"Relying on a 'word of mouth' reputation, this little dive bar fills up fast. ” - The Greenville Examiner
"eschewing the usual cover bands in favor of young, under-the-radar talent. " - The Greenville Journal
"The club has breathed new life into the Upstate's crowded music scene" - Spartanburg Herald Journal
All photos by Wes Gilliam, Kalyn Oyer and Justin Nix
Please send us the easiest way to hear your music, we encourage links, not physical media.
Weekends typically book 2-3 months in advance, so please take than into consideration!
Priority on weekend dates usually goes to acts with a strong market history.
Q: Do you have food?
A: Yes, we have a menu on here as well as a specials board we update every week
Q:Are shows all ages?
A:All shows are all ages until our kitchen closes (10:30 on weekdays, 11pm on Fri/Sat), then we revert to 18+. However, if we know it's going to be a younger audience, we try to keep the kitchen open as long as possible to accomodate.
Q:What size is your room?
A:We're a larger room that holds over 200 people
Q:Do you have seating for shows?
A:We have limited seating around the perimeter (about 20 seats), except for those, shows are standing room only unless otherwise indicated.
Q:How do I book at the Radio Room?
A:We have a contact form on here. We don't accept physical media, so links to your music is best. Also a sentence about yourself so we know if you're local or just trying to break into the market. Weekends typically go to larger acts who have played the market before.
Q: Can you help us find locals for our show?
A: Generally, yes. From time to time we become immensely busy, but we do have a pretty decent list of locals that we try to keep up to date and can send you as well.
110 Poinsett HWY Greenville, SC. 29609 Phone- (864) 609-4441
November 22, 2017
Wow, so November has been a crazy month already! As a matter of fact, it’s all been kinda a blur since our move to 110 Poinsett.
Last week was one for the records, Michale Graves on Sunday the 12th, then Modern English on the 15th, and Ken & Drew of Sister Hazel the 17th. We actually only had one “night off” between the 8th and the 19th, and that was because of a cancellation. This week is a little more, slow-paced as we all prepare for thanksgiving, but then this weekend we’re back at it!
This week we’ll be working on fine-tuning some stuff around the venue, as Geoff is still hard at work on the new menu (we’ve seen the full one already and it looks awesome!), and David is working on some soundproofing in the concert hall as well as some other cosmetic things etc.
You may have seen some new faces around, one of them is Chris Laroque, who you’ve prob seen at the door and behind the bar some. He’s really fun and polite (fun fact: he’s a Canadian!), and we’re glad to have him on board. We’ve also got Wesley Heaton (you may have seen him with his band, Daddy’s Beemer) on sound from time to time.
With the holidays right around the corner, we’ve got a lot of goodness still to come, with some theme nights (emo night Nov 25 & yacht rock night Dec 22).We’ll also be starting karaoke on Tuesdays this December. We’ve got some killer shows lined up also, Wes is especially stoked about Big Jesus on Jan 19.
Thanks to everyone who’s reading and who’s supported, we hope to see you soon!
-The Radio Room