We had the good fortune of connecting with Keiran Neely and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Keiran, can you talk to us a bit about the social impact of your business?
From an early age I have been passionate about music since I was I was inspired by the amazing sounds of a full orchestra. It simply blew me away to hear that kind of volume from all of the different instruments. Not only as a whole but to see and hear the performers in action individually. What also inspired me was the collective awe that was experienced by the audience. It was consuming and captivating. That was my initial exposure to the collective, communal power of music to bring people together. As a listener I already knew the therapeutic value of listening but when this is shared it is amplified. By creating a safe space for all walks of life to share this experience, The Music Room was providing a place for this healing, therapeutic experience to synergize the community. Not just bring people together but to also build a community of like minded individuals to share the same. 

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Unfortunately, the Music Room was closed due to covid in March 2020. However prior to that what set us apart was that we provided an amazing sonic experience for all walks of life without the false pretenses. No bottle service, no VIP section, none of that. Simply a welcoming space to be yourself and meet like minded individuals who felt the same way. It was all about the music and all about the vibe. It was all about the community and all about the dance. By focusing on these core elements we were able to build a special brand that was admired and adored by its fans. Unfortunaltely we had to close and now we are trying to figure out the next move. The event industry has been smashed into a million pieces. Now we have to work out how they fit back together.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Well assuming covid was no longer with us, if my best friend was visiting here are a few places we would go: Breakfast at Thumbs Up Diner on Edgewood Stroll through Atlanta Botanical Gardens Battle the Beltline with Dance at MJQ Cocktails at the Clairmont Hotel Dinner at Dish Dive Late night at the Oakhurst Ritz

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Shout out to my late father, without him none of this would have happened. From his shared love of music to his belief in me to follow my dreams and back me up along the way. Couldn’t have done it without him. Miss you dad <3.

Instagram: @djkeiran

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