Bass bothering residents near the Rose Music Center

HUBER HEIGHTS, Ohio (WDTN) – Huber Heights residents living near the Rose Music Center at the Heights say it’s a noisy neighbor.

The city has tried to control the sound from live performances, but residents say there’s more to be done.

“The bass is just unacceptable,” said Huber Heights resident Stefani Johnson.

She and her family have been living in their Huber Heights home for seven years.

Throughout the majority of that time, she’s had no complaints. Until the Rose Music Center at the Heights opened for business last month.

Behind the trees of Johnson’s backyard, the venue can be seen and the bass from live shows can be felt inside her home.

“It makes the pictures crooked on our walls and shakes and goes right through us,” said Johnson.

Recently, the Rose Music Center installed large acoustic curtains to help deal with noise, but it does nothing for the bass.

“We had hopes that they would help. but it hasn’t. the bass is still the big issue. as before we could hear the music, but now with the curtains, its muffled but its still the bass,” said Huber Heights city manager Rob Schommer.

“There’s a different kind of sound wave and travel with the lower end and something as a fabric or barrier. Those types of sounds go through concrete, go through the facility itself so that’s something that’s a little bit more difficult to control,” Shommer said.

Schommer says the city along with the music center are looking into ways to control the bass. Since the venue has only been open for a couple of months, Schommer says the kinks are still being worked out.

“We are focusing on the two goals of having a successful venue and being a good neighbor, we’re always evaluating the feedback that we get,” said Schommer.

Johnson says she’ll keep making her voice loud and clear.

“It’s definitely a legitimate complain for us folks over here,” Johnson said.

Since the curtains were installed last Wednesday, the Rose Music Center has had three shows. Huber Heights police say since the installation of the curtains, there have been three shows. Only one complaint was called in. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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