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Hello Everyone,
What can I say, we gave it a hell of a run, and despite our location, we made some serious waves here in Reno, presenting some of the areas best live music and entertainment.

It comes with extreme regret to inform you all of our closing on February 1st.

My sincerest apologies for the short notice to those of you booked or looking forward to attending any of the great shows we had arranged after this deadline. I assure you, it came as a huge surprise to Doug and I as well. Due to a lack of proper communication concerning construction on the building as well as the never-ending clusterfuck of 4th Street construction, this was not the way we ever intended to go out if that was ever in our plan.

Let it not be said that we did nothing… We did what we could with the cards we were dealt when we took on this amazing endeavor. The on-going construction has seriously taken its toll on operating this fine venue as well as we could within our means.

It’s been a journey, to say the least. With over 400 shows on our stage within my tenure here, Doug and I would like to personally thank each and every one of you for your support and patronage along the way. We would like to especially thank all the wonderful talent that has made our trek worth every minute. To see just what we’ve done here in the past few years, please check out our website at Studioon4th.com and hit that archive button on the menu bar. “If it was on our stage, it was on our page!”

I’m not sure of our future on the scene except to say that Doug and I both love what we do and if I may add….we’re a package deal, and proven ability to complete the impossible on a narrow budget. 😉

I love this city and I’m not going anywhere. We would both like to encourage you all to keep supporting live music, especially the businesses of the East 4th corridor as often as possible. Go see a show!!!

 

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