Gainesville's Common Grounds closing in June




From the WTF Is Goin' On Desk: By the end of June, longtime rock club and Gainesville scene institution Common Grounds is goin' bye-bye. For good. Damn. The official announcement:


Having celebrated over 15 years in business in two locations Common Grounds will be closing our doors for good by the end of June 2011. There's no single reason or factor that has lead us to this decision other than we felt it was just time to move on. 15 years has been a good run.

We would like to thank our employees for making this a great place to go to work every day.

Many thanks to the too numerous to name bands, promoters, & student groups who have chosen to allow Common Grounds to host their events over the years.

Most importantly, thanks to all of you who have ever attended a show at Common Grounds. Live music requires an audience and your support has allowed us to do this for longer than we ever thought we could.

Hopefully the building we have been occupying for the last 6 plus years will host live music again in the near future. We would like nothing more than to hand this space off to a new group of music enthusiasts who will bring new energy and new ideas to Gainesville's music scene.

So that leaves us with a little over a month left. At the moment the month of June is wide open. We'd like to finish our stay in this building hosting as many bands as possible in that time. If you are interested in sharing this last month with us please get in touch.

Stay tuned for moreĀ  information coming soon. Complete show listings can still be found at

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