"We're at the end of the road." Route 196 to shut its doors

"We're at the end of the road." Route 196 to shut its doors

Route 196 is "walking towards a different direction."

Looking at the history of Route 196 through gig posters

In an announcement on Sunday (23/8), the live music venue announced it will be closing its doors after 15 years. 

All Homes Lead to Route: The music community share their Route 196 stories

In a Twitter thread, Kelvin Yu, the Itchyworms bassist and Route 196 co-owner shared, "We're just happy to have made somewhat of a mark in the local music scene by providing a venue where everyone can share and experience music." Yu also expressed his thanks to all the musicians, artists, and gig-goers who have supported the venue throughout the years.


The beloved venue will hold its final sendoff online with One For The Road on September 12, 2020. 

To give their Kapitunan regulars something more to remember them by, they've also released a limited edition t-shirt designed by Rob Cham. Get it here.

Take a virtual tour of Route 196 on Minecraft