December 1, 2023
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From Club Nights to Folk – Why Monroe’s Live is the Music Venue of Choice in Galway

For the best of live music in Galway city, look no further than Monroe’s Live award-winning late bar and music venue. It is ideally located in the centre of Galway’s vibrant Westend. In order to meet the demand for top international and home-grown music acts, Monroe’s transformed their upstairs venue into a world class destination for live music.

Above all, night after night since 2009, they have given a platform to showcase the very best of musical talent. Whether it’s traditional music, folk, 90s classic to the modern day, Monroe’s late bar and music venue will raise the rafters with their top line up.

Dance the Night Away:

Essentially, it is a place not to be missed. From the acoustics and incredible sound system to the ambiance generated by the rocking beats at Monroe’s Clubnights, it is no wonder that music lovers return time and time again.

This is why a night at Monroe’s Live is guaranteed to get you off your feet to a place of ‘arms up’ joyful dancing.

In this way, Monroe’s Live has confirmed its place as the best live music venue in Ireland. For instance, with the musical powerhouses of Texas, Kodaline, The Darkness are among the many top artists to grace the stage.  Not only that but Paddy Casey, Damien Dempsey, The Stunning, Hothouse Flowers, Kila, The Academic, Sharon Shannon and Aslan have set musical souls alight. 

And they have long been supporters of the ever popular Amazing Apples. 

Award winning venue:

Furthermore, Monroe’s has been officially recognised by their peers for their dedication to the night life scene in Galway. As a result of this, the venue has won multiple awards. For instance, they scooped the coveted IMRO Award for Best Live Music Venue in 2018.

Amazing Apple playing at Monroe's Live

The Intimate Backstage:

The festival-like atmosphere upstairs at Monroe’s Live is enhanced by their Backstage area. Officially opened in 2011, Monroe’s Backstage is a more intimate setting. What’s more, it’s tucked away from the buzz of the main stage. As a result, you have more freedom to chat and socialise. 

Most importantly, it features the very best of upcoming talent. In addition, they also host acoustic performances, where you can enjoy the striped back heart of the song. At the end of the day, this enhances the connection between artist and audience. 

Backstage at Monroe’s Live confirms their commitment to nurturing new musicians and finding new audiences for their work. After all, a night at Monroe’s Live means you can meander between the thumping tunes in the main area to the more relaxed vibe of Backstage – making it a night to remember.,

4 thoughts on “Music Matters at Galway’s Monroe’s Live

  1. I absolutely love Monroes!! Salsa on Wednesdays with a live band! Where else would you find this?!💃 thanks for this great article!!😊

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