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Just now, ChickenSandwich said:

How much do you have to pay the neighbors?  Will any of them turn the hose on you?

I put my immediate neighbors on the guest list.  Other folks from down the street are excited.  So far, so good.  We'll see after the first performance in June.

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On 5/11/2023 at 12:45 PM, Nuge said:

After years of talking about it I finally went ahead and built a stage in my backyard to host live music performances.  I'm pretty fucking excited. 

I'm currently using Side Door Access to book touring musicians to come play in my backyard.

Memorable shows in any space — Side Door (sidedooraccess.com)

Some of you have seen pictures of my barage in the garage beer drinking thread.  I kicked up to 11 and added the venue.  I spent a great deal of time thinking of a great name and came up with Backyard at the Barage.  I know, catchy, right?

In the pictures you'll see wires running up the back and over the top.  I have hops growing up them and will eventually have a living, green backdrop and ceiling.  In the fall I plan on harvesting them and brewing beer.

Backyard at the Barage | Vancouver WA | Facebook

Anyway, I just wanted to come here so you bastards could shit on me and bring me back down to earth.

If anyone is in the Portland area drop me a line.  Would love to have a beer and listen to some music.






Careful around it.


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The concert was awesome. Mike's videos and recordings don't do his voice justice. I had about 30 people there - hope to bump it up to 50 for future shows so the musicians can make more money.

I printed posters and gave one to everyone (Fillmore style - just need to add apples) as they left.

Put one up on my Barage wall, too.b368302a666e8715f29a960476b8fc99.jpg24d34cb4f2141c38510a377debea9a74.jpg

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18 hours ago, Nuge said:

I hosted Anna Katarina on August 12th. Very talented singer and musician. Beautiful inside and out. 9468040b5902e073cd03a79b8f2e9a28.jpg7de8574ef8d65fc618fe138380735d6a.jpg

Did she freak out a bit when she realized you were the only one there and had locked the gate behind her?

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18 hours ago, FirstTimeCaller said:

Lol. Looked up the address. Yep, it's just a dude's backyard. Hell yeah, that's awesome... as long as I'm not a neighbor.

The neighbors are all invited and most show up.  Kinda the point.

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So I had the last show of the season Saturday night.  Ordinarily, the weather changes in Portland during mid-October from the fire season to the wet season.  Well, guess what?  It changed on Saturday.  We went from 75 and sunny to 50 and rainy just in time for the concert.  I put a waterproof shade sail on top of the stage and the patrons in the audience huddled under a pop-up shelter, umbrellas, and a big tree in the backyard.  

I had 3 amazing artists play and just loved every minute of it.  Found out the headliner is the manager at several of my favorite venues in town. 

Guess who's on the guest list of any show I want to go to.  It's me!  Hurray! 

Hannah Glavor


Ritchie Young


As an added bonus my ex-girlfriend jumped on stage to play with Ritchie - she's the violinist.


Echo Onda kicked off the evening


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