At McGrath’s Irish Ale House, the community is family. We take caring for our patrons to heart and are always trying to improve their experiences every time they walk through the door. We’ve found that live music helps put some pep in our step at the end of a long day, and are here to share that experience with you!
There are countless benefits to spending time enveloped in the notes of live music, and one that we find especially great is that it helps us connect to others. Whether it’s a last-minute girl’s night or a long-awaited group outing, it gives everyone something to do without actually having to put in any effort than showing up! The vibrations from the live music resonate in each and every person the same way, bringing us just a little closer together.
Experiencing something live and in person also encourages us to unplug. Social media is a great tool for staying entertained and connected, but everyone needs a break. If you’ve been staring at a computer screen or other digital devices all day at work, the last thing you want to do is stare at another all evening! Taking time to step away helps us better connect to our surroundings and family and friends. It can also encourage you to embrace your creative side whether that means creating your own music or just focusing on activities that make you feel more fulfilled after being inspired by others.
Finally, we love to feel the sound! Some positive effects of engaging in live music included increased energy and mental clarity, decreased stress and anxiety, and overall increased quality of life! Our brains release happy chemicals when we listen to music that we enjoy, which promotes a willingness to be social! Oxytocin is what makes us feel happy and calm, and music has been proven to increase our production of it. It is such a simple way to naturally improve your sense of well-being no matter what mood you’re in!
Come on down and unwind with McGrath’s Irish Ale House Irish Jam Session every Monday from 5-7:30 PM! We are conveniently located at 8110 Lakewood Main Street in Lakewood Ranch, Florida. If you have any questions, you can reach us by phone at (941) 210-4398! We can’t wait to listen to live music with you and all your friends!