The Sound Garden to close

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013, 12:02 pm by Ben Salmon

Twin Atlantic performs at The Sound Garden in Bend in March of 2012.

Twin Atlantic performs at The Sound Garden in Bend in March of 2012.

The Sound Garden has been an intermittent but perseverant presence on Bend’s music scene over the past couple of years, but owners of the production studio and live-music venue on Second Street have decided to close its doors on Sept. 30.

Their statement is below. It sounds like they’ll be looking for another physical space, but in the meantime, will continue to do audio/video/event-production work, untethered to a building. Visit their website for more info.

Greetings from the Sound Garden Studio,

many of you have supported us from our first day more than two years ago. The TSGS has hosted your rehearsals and private parties; we have had artist workshops and taught students to play, we hosted the COYO recital.

We have seen local artists and National touring artists like Jennifer Batten, Tommy Castro and the Pain Killers recently Co Co Montoya and a very long list of private parties with local talent performing.

It has been a lot of work and the rewards far outweigh the work, this summer we have added our new Digital mixer and other equipment that was amazing leap in quality of our stage and house sound.

This last month has had it’s up’s and Down’s however we now have one old and one new neighbor that have proven to be less than friendly one to the south and one to the north, it is my experience that this will not end well, It is now time for us to look for our next project, the Sound Garden will close the end of this month Sept. 30th will be our last day in Bend, I will miss Jeremy and Trish at 2nd Street Eats really good food and great people. We would like the opportunity to serve you again. We will still be available for support for weddings dances private parties ect.

We have as you know great sound and lights, staging tables & chairs, we have all the same contact for rentals just no 2 ND street overhead. We are looking for a more suitable space to continue with The Sound Garden Studio, if you know of a building that you think could work please contact me. I would look at anything over 6k sq feet, with or without a Kitchen /Bar.

Bend is a great town but a hard place for Music always has been and will be.

If you are in need of a space in September before we close please contact us this is the last chance to rock the Garden, shoot video or?
Call now or send an e mail

We may have one last show I will send out a notice on that when I know more. This would be a shot at paying our closing bills so we can move on without the debt.

The TSGS Staff

(Photo courtesy The Sound Garden’s website)


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