Steve Grossman, owner of Steve's Live Music, is closing the Sandy Springs venue June 30.
Steve Grossman, owner of Steve’s Live Music, is closing the Sandy Springs venue June 30.

The last note is soon to be played at Steve’s Live Music.

The Sandy Springs venue is closing June 30 when its lease is up and owner Steve Grossman is beginning Steve’s Live Music Presents, a new venture in which he lines up live music to perform at area restaurants and venues.

The last Open Mic at Steve’s Live Music is today, April 7, according to a Facebook post.

Steve’s Live Music LAST OPEN MIC (at Steve’s Live Music) THURSDAY (April 7) from 7 pm- Just show up at 7 pm and sign up….

Posted by Steve’s Live Music on Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Owner Steve Grossman said in a February interview he was seeking an investor to take over the restaurant side of the business before the lease expired in order to keep the music venue open. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen.

With the many restaurants and mixed-use developments going up in Sandy Springs, Grossman said he envisions people strolling the streets and walking past restaurants or theaters where they could step in and listen to live music. City Springs, the new city center and the development surrounding it, is where Grossman believes live performances could really take off.

Since he opened in 2012, Grossman said more than 1,500 musicians have played Steve’s Live Music. From folk to bluegrass to a Beatles cover band to Gypsy Opera and Celtic dancing, Grossman serves a niche in metro Atlanta.

“My real passion is music. I want to bring music to the community. I want to bring art to the community. I just want to bring live music to everyone,” he said.

Steve’s Live Music Presents is now underway with the first event, a Neil Young and Tom Petty Jam at 5 Seasons Brewing in Sandy Springs, set for Friday, April 8.

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Dyana Bagby

Dyana Bagby is a staff writer for Reporter Newspapers and Atlanta Intown.