It is literally the end of an era.
After a solid 12 years of entertaining Dubai’s live music fans and providing a platform to its up-and-coming artists, live music venue The Music Room will close its doors for good on Saturday September 30.
The brand was an institution in Dubai. It won Time Out Dubai’s Live Music Venue award four times, most recently this year, for its impressive roster of local and international acts.
The venue has seen the likes of international artists The Proclaimers, Apache Indian, Avail, Dam Funk and many more rock out on its stage and entertain fans, as well as being the launch base for albums by Jonas Desai and Craig Perry. The Music Room also hosted countless theme nights.
“We are proud of what we achieved, we built a stage together from scratch and it quickly became a melting pot for awesome live performances from around the globe,” said Alex and Fay Economides of M Management Company, the faces behind the brand, in a statement.
General manager of M Management Company, Carlo Javakhia said: “In the last four-and-a-half years, I hosted more than 240 shows and you can see throughout the years how it evolved and simply rediscovered local talent, it was an open house for new gigs and music legends.
“I would like to thank the local partners such as Koutoulou, James Anezis, Rima Rashed, Metal East records, Muhammad Jaber, Moutasem Kabani, Vin Nair, Rocknation, Nahla Sindbad, Mainstage and many others for all the support in putting up great shows which most are not doing for money but for their passion for live music, and of course a big thank you to EvolveR our resident band who were rocking up the stage night after night keeping the venue live and full of energy.”
The Music Room always drew a large and lively crowd and was a hub for fans of the scene, with room for more than 700 revellers on any given night.
The venue was renowned for its sound quality and atmosphere, so its closing on Saturday September 30 will be a great loss to the city.
M Management Company is exploring the next chapter in the brand’s history, and we look forward to seeing what they bring next.
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