ROSWELL, Ga. — Music fans rejoice – a new music venue is opening soon in Roswell’s Historic District.
Gypsy Rose Music, founded by local resident Brittany Crooms, an intimate venue devoted to original live music and private events is slated to open by the end of the year. It will be located at 964 Alpharetta St., near Canton Street, in the same building previously occupied by Classy Clutter.
Crooms is opening the venue out of a passion for merging music, entertainment and community.
She said she has loved music from a young age and nurtured it with singing and acting. That passion only grew once she moved to Athens, where she regularly worked closely with local musicians and bands.
After she moved to Roswell a year ago, Crooms said she felt inspired by the entrepreneurial spirit and drive that the city’s business owners are known for, and eventually, created the concept for Gypsy Rose.
“As a community-loving resident and passionate music lover, I began to crave somewhere where these two things collide,” Crooms said. “The more I talked to people, the more others seemed to want somewhere devoted to original live music with a vision similar to mine.”
Current plans call for Gypsy Rose to be open Wednesdays through Sundays. Some of Crooms’ favorite music genres for the venue range between blues, funk, Americana, jam, southern rock and indie.
“People can expect to find an upbeat and comfortable venue full of good vibes and a staff that will quickly feel like family,” Crooms said. “We are strategically selecting the most talented musicians to perform, and patrons can expect quality music they won’t see anywhere else in this area.”
When it is not putting on concerts and shows, the 2,700 square foot building will host workshops, classes and camps for singer-songwriters and budding musicians. Live band karaoke and themed parties are also slated to become regular events.
Crooms said she plans for every inch of Gypsy Rose to be devoted to some form of the arts. The walls, for example, will serve as a rotating gallery for local artists.
“By nature, music brings people together and builds a bridge for different generations and people of varying cultural and political beliefs to all come together in a shared passion,” Crooms said. “It helps promote acceptance and deeper connections. My main goal is to support artists’ dreams and strengthen the relationships between members of this community I love and call home.”
In addition to hosting music and art, Gypsy Rose will also host rotating food trucks and serve a selection of local and craft beers and cocktails.
“Roswell is regionally known for our strong hospitality industry, and with the recent growth of this sector, there’s been a growing need for live entertainment and event spaces,” said Steve Stroud, executive director of Roswell Inc. “Gypsy Rose is satisfying two major markets while bringing a new dynamic to our popular Historic District.”
Crooms will serve as Gypsy Rose’s venue manager. She has already secured a sales and marketing director, booking agent, sound engineer and beverage manager. She plans to hire seven to eight bartenders and four cocktail servers before opening.
For updates and information on Gypsy Rose, visit gypsyrosemusic.com.