“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.
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. Radio Room slowly built from “a hidden gem” to being dubbed “Greenville's favorite rock'n'roll dive bar!” 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 Monday night trvivia, Tuesday night karaoke (or Radioke), happy hour and service industry specials as well a pretty busy pool table will keep you entertained."
"More importantly, the thing they have always had is live music at least four or five nights a week and as an eclectic lineup, you will find anywhere. You are as likely to find a quiet, folky, singer/songwriter on the marquee as you are to find a face-melting hardcore punk or metal band. Most of the featured acts are regional and nationally touring artists grinding out life on the road from one dive to the next, making their performances all the more honest and satisfying night after night.” - USA Today
“Booking everything from folk to metal, complete with comedy nights and audience-inclusive BDSM boudoir shows, Radio Room is the edgiest venue South Carolina has to offer. Even nights that don’t have shows will often have music-themed events, as well as a kitchen with a decent menu. All the real ones have been to Radio Room.” - Extrachill.com
Venue of the Year: 2017
”Wes Gilliam, David Raghib, and Geoffrey Cannada are not going to give up until the Radio Room is Greenville’s equivalent of Columbia’s New Brookland Tavern or Charleston’s Pour House. In other words, they’re going to keep bringing in adventurous national bands and supporting the local scene in their new location. The work they did this past year, both in terms of their relocation and their booking, has been fantastic.” - Greenville Journal