The Junction At Monroe Tallahassee - About J@M

Media and Reviews

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5/28/2024 HoM/Solle's Italian Press Release:
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11/6/2018 Tallahassee Magazine:
"Princess The Parrot Is A Hit At The Junction At Monroe"
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8/7/2018 The Famuan:
"Junction at Monroe embraces all musical genres"
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7/8/2018 WTXL 27 News:
"Healing with Harmony concert raises money for youngster with ALD"
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7/6/2018 WTXL 27 News:
"Local venue holding relief concert for victims of Limerock wildfire"
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1/12/2017 Tallahassee Democrat article:
"Sloppy's Gourmet Joes makes messy, delicious meal"
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12/27/2016 Sloppy's Press Release:
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5/3/2015 Tallahassee Democrat article:
"Old feed store on Monroe now nourishing musicians"
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12/23/16 WTXL TV Spot

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2015 Commercial

" I've played in alot of venues! And I must say the junction is my favorite... hands down the best audio sound, stage, lighting and great people. It's a matter of fact I will be performing a live show there on June 17th and I'm just excited about the audio sound . "
Stephen Esteban Williamson - True Blue

" One of the Koolest clubs/venues we've been to! Owner & Staff are Great to work with! They know their stuff! Can't wait to go back!!!!! "
Joey Williams - The Blind Boys of Alabama

" Eric Gales and Team had an extremely blusey rockin' funky time last night. The staff was wonderful and made us feel right at home.... Can't wait to come back!!! "
LaDonna Gales - Eric Gales Band

" Love this place!!! Great vibe and a fantastic audience. "
Anthony Gomes

" Hands down on my favorite places to play! Great audio, Cool atmosphere, very professional, great food, and the owners are first class!! I've played everywhere as an artist/writer and I'll return to The Junction whenever I can!! Feels like one of Nashville staple clubs and is a lot like old 12th and Porter in downtown Nashville, Tn. Great place!"
Travis Jerome

" A great staff, fantastic food and a fun time! This is a place that knows how to have fun and make you feel like one of the family! Music, Comedy on Thursdays with Comedy Zone and some of the best pulled pork sandwiches in the South! I will be back! "
Kevin White - Comedian

" The J@M is an exceptional venue for live music. The stage is large and can accomodate large bands (like our 12-piece rock and soul band, The RockitZ). The accoustics are great. The bar and dining area is separate from the stage area which is great design. If you love live music with a fun and friendly atmosphere you will love The J@M. "
Chuck Cliburn

" 1 of the best places in Tallahassee! I love everything about The Junction "
Marlon Williams - Drummer On The Move

" Awesome Venue!! The Alex Lopez Xpress will be back!!! "
Dawn Baich - Alex Lopez Express Band

" Stage looks and sounds great! I love that the CCTV in the bar allows you to get a drink without missing any of the show. "
Lori Grills - Clever Girl

" Excellent performance venue, with good folks, food, fun and beverages! One of... if not the best... live music venue in this area... always a LARGE time to perform there! Well worth the time to go there. "
Fred Butch Burns

" Really an awesome place just to chill!!! "
Janet N. Love

" Place has a nice vibe to it. "
Mark Barcelo

" I enjoy the friendly atmosphere. A fun place. "
Jack Bassett

" Awesome place with awesome people and even better music "
Sarah Shelby Woods

" Great food and drinks (I had the Philly Manilli). Large selection of draft beers. Great setup for live music and karaoke. Since the music/karaoke is in a separate hall, you can hang out in the bar/food area and talk without having to shout and disturb those listening to the performance. "
John Hall

" Great sound quality, nice casual vibe! "
Rick Minor - Leon County Commissioner

" Food Music and atmosphere! "
Susan Scott

" Friendly and fun atmosphere! "
Tymika Williams

" Everything. Just go if you Love a friendly fun atmosphere. "
Lana Hill

" Great $2 tacos on Tuesdays. Great burgers too. I must go back next Tuesday. "
Gisela Goose

" Fun venue to be on stage and in the audience. Amazing food!!! "
Jeffrey Bear

"Very pleased with everything all around. Great live music venue with a hometown feel. Late food menu and more. "
John Howard

" I liked the atmosphere. The Disciples of Music Band performed very well. My drink was pretty good and my son liked the sloppy job and beans! I will be back! "
Lejuan Benita

" I have reviewed the Junction once before and I'll do it again. This place is a top notch music venue, a well stock bar with a friendly staff, and they have some great eats too. If you wanna grab a bite, have a cocktail, and / or see some great live entertainment, This is the place. "
Keith Renfroe

" We thoroughly enjoyed a wonderful evening out at The Junction with "The Blues Beatles" last Friday. Very festive & friendly atmosphere. We loved the staff & great services. We'll be back soon! "
Lorraine-Don Finch

" Hidden treasure! Great beer selection, live music, and staff! "
Kira Derryberry

" Great Food, drinks, and fantastic entertainment! "
Mary Ann Hoffman

" Great venue! Yummy food! Fabulous people! "
Elizabeth Burnet Winslow

" Awesome atmosphere. Awesome food. "
Teresa L. Berger

" Awesome venue, locally owned, friendly staff, good drinks, and great food. "
Lynne Kupfer

" This place is such a gem. Great acoustics for a wide range of acts. Friendly, welcoming feel to the bar area. I haven't explored the menu much, but the drinks are excellent. "
Denise Spivey

" This wonderful venue allowed our small, private school to use their stage free of charge for the kids' annual spring concert. We cannot thank them enough for their generosity. "
Heather Melom Encinosa

" The sloppy joes are incredible, the stage and lights are second to none, And the owners are are awesome! "
Susan Sheffield Denham

" We need more places like this! Great food, amazing music �, and wonderful people � and, the drinks are outstanding! If you have not tried this yet, order the Russarita! And, the crab cakes are out of this world! "
Michele Walker

" Great atmosphere AND beer AND music. We’re looking forward to going again. "
Joan Bertolaet

" Meant to come out here for months. Finally came out. The staff is wonderful, place is cute, and good performances. Tallahassee doesn’t have much but at least it has this place. "
Michael Waddle

" Amazing people. Amazing atmosphere. Amazing food. Amazing drinks. Amazing music. This place is simply amazing. Felt at home. Not like your normal bar. Far from it. A little more class at J@M. Will definitely be coming back. "
Lolei McCoy

" Love J@M! The music, food, drink and, oh yeah, the music! "
Ronnie Crolla

" Much needed FABULOUS music venue complete with KILLER food and ambiance!! Not to mention southern down home hospitality! "
Lydia Bell

" I love the place! It's become one of my homes away from home, whether to dance to a favorite band or chat with friends at the bar, participate in joyous CD release parties, or bitter sweet memorials, and Russ and Josie, the owners are the best! "
Joyce Elaine Dauby

" Five of us went there last night to see Sam Price and the True Believers. We also had drinks and dinner. The food was really good, the drinks were hearty and the show was excellent. The staff was super friendly. We had a great time and will definitely be back! "
Cathy Meadows

" A very friendly staff at the front desk and bar. "
Melanie Monroe

" First time there last night for Royce Lovett! LOVED this venue and Double LOVE for the food and hospitality! I will definitely be back!!@ "
Kendra LaVette

" Fantastic spot! They run a fun establishment, the food was yummy, and their staff was amazing and cool. Also, the audience that came to see the show was so fun! I had a blast! "
Marcus Crespo

" It was my first time inside this welcoming, funky, pleasant place. Russell is friendly and clearly enjoys his business. I really like the intimate music venue in the back - professional but intimate. "
Rick Weinstein

" My 30 year class reunion for FHS was held here on July 14th, 2017. The staff are amazing and the venue is solid, funky, eclectic, clean and super fun. Russ and Josie Pangratz are local and are committed to making your event super special. They even have a handy first aid kit for any little accident a guest may have. Great drinks, great food-sloppy Joe's and pulled pork sandwiches- and fantastic music. I highly recommend Junction at Monroe not just for an event, but for a fun evening of music, dancing and yummy food! "
Katie Gray Alexander

" Amazing Everytime!!!! Maurice LOVES playing at The Junction. Excellent sound, and perfect service. Russ and Josie are so much fun. "
Tracy Stinnett Mangum

" For my first experience it was definitely a great one "
Mark Showers

" Very fun place, great folks run the place and go outta their way to make sure you have a good time. Love the bingo night! "
Mary Hinkle

" We had a Blast food was good service. The entertainment was excellent we will be back! "
Jeffrey Granger

" Awesome place, great food. Service was excellent. "
David Wayne Britt

" It really is a superior venue! From our standpoint there's no better place acoustically! It's awesome! "
Jerry Canterbury

" Very impressed!! Friendly staff, great venue, large variety at the bar and awesome food menu! Also, I'm so appreciative at how accommodating they are for gluten free eaters, probably best in town!! "
Collette Campbell

" Attended the Chris Henry performance Wednesday eveving and this was my first visit to the Junction. Very impressed with the bar and the service was great! A really nice stage setup and performance area as well - lights and sound were spot on. I look forward to going back often. "
Joe Doaks

" Adventures of Annabelle Lynne and Grandpas Cough Medicine was off the hook!!! What a fabulous show at a really cool, laid back venue. We will be back "
Kent Knisley

" I don't write reviews very often but this was such a lovely experience I have to. I came here for a jazz concert. It was small but really good. Mostly because of the band but also the venue production--lights, architecture, sitting arrangements, etc. Great place! "
Olusola David

" Love this place. Food is great. Music is always fun. Owners are super. variety of talent. Local & exceptional. "
Barbara Mansfield Wilson

" Had a wonderful time last night seeing Emi Sunshine!! The atmosphere was great and the staff was awesome!! Definitely recommend if you've never been!! "
Deanna Yott

" Awesome people. Great show and the employees and prices were the best in town. No doubt. Highly recommended. Ya gotta go. "
Scott Brock

" Russ and the rest of the staff were amazing! I am in the touring band Oblivious Signal and the hospitality was above and beyond. The food was awesome and my favorite part, the hot sauce selection, even better! "
Cristina T. Feleciano - Oblivious Signal

" Best Sloppy Joe EVER! I had the 'Philly Manilli' and it was amazing. Listening to Cajun music and watching all the folks dancing...what a great atmosphere! "
Tim Edward - The Whiskey Bandit

" The Junction is definitely the best up and coming music venue in Tallahassee!! You can't find a better sound system in town. Russ records the performances and streams them live, which is really cool. The owners are extremely nice people and provide a quality vibe. We're really excited to play there again! "
Zach Sutton - Stewie James

" The Junction is definitely the best up and coming music venue in Tallahassee!! You can't find a better sound system in town. Russ records the performances and streams them live, which is really cool. The owners are extremely nice people and provide a quality vibe. We're really excited to play there again! "
Zach Sutton - Stewie James

" LOVE this venue! Excellent place to play, fantastic food, yummy cocktails, incredible atmosphere, and to top it off, the owners are gems of human beings! "
Jordyn Jackson Fisher

" This place is amazing!!! The owners Russ and Josey were so nice and friendly. I had a private party for my boyfriend's birthday and they made it a HUGE success!!! They took care of everything for me including the food (which is hands down amazing), the punch for my guests, aswell as the drinks they ordered. I didnt have to lift a finger! Love, Love, LOVE them and this place!!! "
Tajha Houston

" The Junction at Monroe is a great venue for live music and has a fun menu as well as a great bar. Josie and Russ make you feel right at home! I highly recommend this place! "
Corine Samwel

" Great room to hear great music and there is plenty of that to go around. The Oye Como Slaw dinner is some of the best pork you will find in Tallahassee and maybe anywhere. Russ and Josie are terrific and this is a cool joint. "
Charlie Adams - Big Bend Cares

" Great space and Russ couldn't be a nicer guy! Can't wait to attend another event here. And the gourmet sloppy Joes were yummy! "
Connie Tessmer

" Hubby and I spent Valentines evening at The Junction and were totally entertained by the Mike Zito Band. Great show, service, and food was good too! Thanks for a great night out! "
Jenni Harms

" The Junction Rocks! The room is definitely the best sounding I have played in this town and Russ always cares enough to make it that way. "
Chris "Cottonmouth" Perry

" I love this place, and even more the heart of it!!! "
Deanna "Squeaky" Miller

" I had the Greatest Hits! Three mini-burgers! Absolutely Delish! Loved it! The pimento cheese was on point--prefer it room temperature, but still absolutely delicious recipe! I am definitely coming back. "
Darryl Jones

" If YOU haven't been to THE JUNCTION, you are missing out, on one of THE most fun, coolest, hip, rad, awesome musical establishments in Tallahassee, FL. From super tasty food, to unique gifts and art, to world class music and the latest in hi-tech light shows and a great place to come for dancing, this place is THE PLACE to make your night out on the town complete. And no, I DO NOT work for or have any ties or affiliation to this great place, I just wanted to share my unsolicited experiences and thoughts with ya'll. "
David Westerman

" J@M is a treasure to the musical community in Tallahassee! Russ and Josie have built the perfect venue for all walks of talent to come and share their art. It's a great place to kick back, be a part of the show, or simply enjoy the show, and/or eat, drink, share laughs and stories with like minded folks. J@M ROCKS, literally! "
Janice Dixon

" This place has everything!!! Atmosphere!! Fun! Music!! Great food at reasonable prices! Top it off with quality service and entertainment!! Russ and Josie have put their heart and soul into this wonderful place.You can feel it as soon as you walk though the door. If you come to Tallahassee,Fla looking for these perks then please make The Junction at Monroe a stop before you leave. Our whole family loves the place. "
Matthew Williams - Gritty N Pretty Moultrie, GA

" Excellent libations and pulled pork sandwich!!! Acoustical euphoria for musicians and the like!! Check it out you will not be disappointed!! "
Kristin Korinko

" Best place for an event or concert in town! Intimate, great acoustics, super beer selections and out of this world gourmet sloppy joes. What else can you ask for? Thanks Russ and Josie!!! "
Mark Marple

" With all the money and energy being spent on "College Town" and "Midtown," The Junction located on South Monroe is a refreshing addition to a side of town that has been neglected... Wishing them much success. "
Mike Ferrara - Cabo's Island Grill and Bar

" Ordered the Go Ask Alice last night. It was amazing! If you're a breakfast for dinner kind of person then this ooey gooey dish will satisfy your taste buds. Eggs over stone ground grits covered in cheese and sour cream! Perfect portions leaves enough room to wash it down with a few cold beers! "
Jessica Lynn

" This made me want sloppy seconds!! Lol Try the new pulled pork!! Two thumbs up!! "
Marlon Williams

" You like good food? Of course you do. You don't want to miss the grub here. Bring your friends too. "
Tim Laramore

" And yet another good reason (Sloppy's) to visit The Junction at Monroe with its full liquor bar, huge beer selection and great performance venue! Congrats! "
Ruthie Wharton

" The Ukulele, a pulled pork BBQ sandwich with a Hawaiian bent, was DELICIOUS!!! Right amount of smokiness in the tender pork with just enough bite in the sauce. The pineapple gives this savory sandwich just the right amount of sweet, too! Paired with a delicious, house-made cole slaw and some Frito's Scoops to swipe up the excess, this one knocks it outta the park. Good job Russ, Josie and staff! Plus, you won't find a better sounding room in North Florida or a smoke-free bar with an artist's vibe and super friendly folks all around. The Tallahassee music community and those who love music have gem in J@m!!! "
Chris Doyle

"This venue was spectacular: best sound of our 2016 tour. Josie and Russ have cultivated a fabulous atmosphere for musicians and listeners alike. The bar has regular and craft beer choices, quality bourbon selection, and there's even a music-themed vintage shop in the back. We'll definitely be back here as often as possible in 2017, and you should too. Love, Sugar Still"
Sugar Still - Chicago, IL

"The Junction at Monroe is one of the best if not THE BEST sounding room on the planet! HESTER never sounded better! Props to Russ Pangratz and crew for a great evening in Tallahassee!"
Thomas Noland - HESTER from Biloxi, MS

"This truly is a special place! The owners, Russ & Josie treated us like gold... (We were traveling musicians coming through). They are really inspiring, and I can't wait to be back! Great people, great vibe, amazing and interesting stuff EVERYWHERE, and an incredible stage & listening room for live music. This place is what it's all about!!!"
Eric Ciborski - The Jangling Sparrows from Ashville, NC

"Great place to play! Big stage and good sound. And a huge thanks to the owners for their hospitality!!!"
Sjoerd Boom - The Maension from Hollywood, CA

" Tallahasse's got it goin' ON! And this venue says it all. Great folks, great music room with killer sound, a bar with local businesses and bands lacquered in on the top ... and beautiful docks full of local artisans' wares. Awesome. I highly recommend it to bands touring through Tallahassee. Russ and Josie are the best! "
Maddy Walsh - The Blind Spots from Ithaca NY

" Thanks for having us! You were so kind and hospitable! Until next time! "
The Jakob's Ferry Stragglers from Stockdale, PA

" Great stage and light system. Fantastic sound quality. Good people, too. "
Dabbit Nabbit - Dirty Bird and The Flu from Valdosta, GA

" A very welcoming environment, very spacious, friendly, and professional!!! "
Destiny Iman Valentino

" Great venue, enjoyed seeing local music! Very clean, excellent service. "
Lucy Maner Link

" The Junction at Monroe exceeded my expectation for my EP release celebration, the sound, lights, screen, fog, video screen, and hospitality was just amazing. Thanks again!!! "
Omega Forbes

" This is seriously the coolest thing to hit Tallahassee in YEARS. Every single concept they had for this place was not only a great idea, but executed flawlessly. Was already in love within 5 minutes of getting there and meeting them, then I heard the acoustics.... ALSO THE BEST IN TALLAHASSEE. I seriously can not get over anything about this place, it's a dream. Russ and Josie are seriously rockstars for gracing south Monroe with the presence of this place. "
Kaylynn Meadow Perry

" Great venue! The music always sounds great, sloppy Joes are delicious and the people are always friendly. "
Lisa Mooney

" Excellent music doesn't look like much from the outside, but they have carefully made a venue with great sound, spaciousness, room for dancing. The owners obviously take what they do very seriously. Not only that but it's clean and feels good. I just played there and we had the best on stage sound we've had in a LONG time. Thanks! "
Patrick McKinney

" Despite the rain and some power outage around Tally. My Soulful Sunday event turned out to be a blast. Everyone raved about how much they loved the look and feel of the Junction. I am so greatful to the owners for allowing me to host my first event there. I will be scheduling for future events. "
Tifany Hill

" The owner/managers of this place are SO NICE every time we have been. It's such a fun place to go for a party or to listen to music. I love the FREE photo booth. It brings out the silly in all of us. The drinks are reasonable priced and there is always fresh popcorn !! I would love to see more groups play there. "
Carolyn Brooks Coggins

" My first time there last evening, the staff and customers are very friendly and wonderful. The décor was amazing and beautiful. They offer great drinks and even cards and boardgames to keep friends entertained while enjoying the night out. Even a few great priced trinkets to buy for your home. I will definitely be a return costumer. "
Felice Lamya Allen

" Don't be fooled by exterior appearances! The Junction is a soul reviving, sensory experience inside its basic street view. A must see. The owners are grounded and gracious. Looking forward to many visits to come. "
Barbra Boutin

" We had an awesome night! Very swanky atmosphere with a cool, hip vibe. Great music and great drinks. My husband and I enjoyed our date night there. "
Sherel Sparks

" Best place in town owners are very genuine and real , 5 star bar and venue:-) "
Brian HHa

" Awesome environment, lots of fun music, great band and singers. I hope to go there again soon. Let's make this the best club for local talent in Tallahassee "
Karen Urich

" Excellent venue clean atmosphere good people run it and the sound is great. Five stars all the way "
Thomas Stratton

" Seriously, this place isn't "like" a different world, it truly is a different world. There were times that I felt like I was back playing in NYC & Jeff Buckley was gonna just pop around the corner. "
Maurice Mangum

" There's a new music venue in town with an open mic on Thursdays, and it kicks ass! The Junction at Monroe has a great stage with tons of equipment ready to use, including a full drum kit. And they record and live stream all the sets. "
Joseph Petty

" It was my pleasure to play a set for the grand opening of The Junction at Monroe.. The venue is full of road house character and charm. It reminded me of some of the clubs on the river in Savannah. Unlike those clubs, this room has fantastic acoustics. Everywhere in the room the sound is warm and clear. I walked around the space while a couple of bands played and I did not find any dead spots or areas where the sound got middy. The venue was set up with a a front of house board and engineer. All high quality equipment and expertly mixed. There is a large stage with impressive lighting... this is an excellent listening room... it would be perfect for a live recording and/or video shoot. So come check it out to perform or watch a show. You won't be disappointed. "
John Kepler

" This is the home of artistic birth, and you are the midwives "
Victoria Lawrence

" What an awesome venue! Love the vibe in the bar and music room sounds great! "
Aaron Sorin

" The best sounding room in town. Service is excellence and Russ & Josie REALLY care about Tallahassee music and musicians. I would recommend them anytime! "
Judy Matthews

" Congrats on your (re)opening - best venue in the panhandle! "
Kathy Olney

" Went for the first time last night and I love it! Thank you Russ & Josie for being so welcoming & friendly to everyone and for having such an amazing venue for local performing arts acts to showcase their talents! "
Gina Navarra

" An awesome venue for live music with wonderful acoustics, plus an eclectic art gallery and a nice bar for socializing. I saw Zach Coffey & the Grind with Machaela Sullivan opening - great music from Texas & Tallahassee. Worth a visit! "
Don Dietrich

" The Junction has a kick ass staff and one of the best sounding rooms around. Everyone should check this place out! "
Zac Zendl

" Very cool place Music venue had a professional feel look out Austin! Raychill Muller fantastic and she was joined by some great Blues Boys place was jumping! Chiedza and the boys from Shooz! "
Michael Christopher Nicks

" Leah and I performed here for the first time this past Thursday and had a blast!!! This place is fantastic! "
Savannah Grace Odom

" This is a great venue. Music's awesome so are the owners Good vibes all around. "
Jonathan Louine

" Great place great people Russ and Josie stage and sound man lights old building with lots of character let the music flow a very musician friendly kinda place check it out it has been a long time since Tallahassee has had a music friendly place such as this not to mention the antique items that are available "
Pete Sanderson

" We Rented J@M to have our reception. Russ and Josie did a fantastic job as hosts. They provided tables and chairs for our guests, a very nice stage for our entertainment and bar tending services. This made having the event easy. I highly recommend renting J@M for your next function. The staff and facilities are top notch. Thanks Russ and Josie for a great evening. "
Gretel Green

" Awesome sound, cool stuff, AMAZING owners!! There isn't a cooler music-y, vintage-y, playful-y fun place to be in Tallahassee! "
Margie Bertram

" Tallahassee's unique live music venue. Great sound, Great stage & Great people! "
Gary Radtke

" Great place! Great people in charge. I really like the atmosphere and music. "
Fred Rabbath

" Played my first Open Mic Night ever there and had a blast! Everyone is so friendly and the sound is incredible!!! "
McCall Chapin

" The best sounding Live Music Venue in town. This coupled with the collectable booths and 5 acres of land for large outdoor Live Music events, it will be a welcome experience when the new and improved Junction @ Monroe has it's Grand Opening! "
Russ Hamby

" Professionalism, nice people and an overall respect for the arts. Truly what has been somewhat of a hidden crown jewel of this town. 5 STARS! "
Tally MusicFish

" This venue has more potential than I have seen available in the Tallahassee area in a lot of years! Those that get in early should be in for a fun time! "
Rick Hutchinson

" So much potential for the musicians and the venue. Friendly and fun. Awesome sound and lighting. "
Sherry Waterman

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