In a recent post to patrons and regulars at the Roasting Room Lounge, I must have struck a certain tone with many on the dire straits of the Roasting Room’s ability to survive.
What transpired over the past two weeks was inspiring, to say the least. Fans, friends and business partners have stepped up and bought gift cards, became patrons, and sent over notes of support and encouragement.
We’re grateful for this community of music lovers.
We’re also thrilled to announce that, because of community support, we are back!
Here’s the deal: things will look and feel a bit different in the early stages of this recovery, but we’ll still be putting out the same quality product as we had previously.
Here’s what to expect from us beginning Nov. 27:
1. Masks are a part of the revised Roasting Room dress code. You must wear a mask in order to enter the venue. Also, wear shoes and a shirt.
2. Our revised capacity is 35 sellable tickets, with each row being spaced to the best of our ability.
3. Most performances will be a two-show affair. The first performance will begin at 6 p.m., followed by an 8:30 p.m. performance. Door times for each will be 30 minutes prior to showtime. We will be wiping down surfaces between shows.
4. You will notice more local acts on the calendar, and we urge you to support them as you would support a national. These locals are good.
Our goals are simple: We want to re-open, and do so safely. With a little effort on everyone’s part, we can make that happen.
Here’s the schedule as we know it now:
• Kenny George Band
Southern rock, Nov. 28 at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Tickets from $20.
• Just Jevon
Local legend, Dec. 11 at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Tickets from $20.
• Alan Price
Album release for this local singer-songwriter! One show only, Jan. 15, 2021, at 8:30 p.m. Tickets from $20.
(Note that we mentioned Nov. 27 as our start date. That is correct. The concert that night with Bobby Lee Magyarosi, featuring Yannie Reynecke, sold out almost immediately.)
That’s it for the next couple of months. More to come as quickly as we can possibly schedule.
The Roasting Room is located at 1297 May River Road in Bluffton. For more information, visit roastingroomlounge.com.
Jordan Ross is the Captain of Live Acoustical Taming & Talent Acquisition at The Roasting Room Lounge.