Portland House Of Music and Events and Coronavirus/COVID-19

(Updated 5/29/2020)

As our state slowly begins to reopen, we are closely watching the developments and results of people starting to emerge from the stay at home orders. As our governor sets guidelines and chooses which businesses can reopen and which must remain closed, we continue to prepare for our turn to once again be able to host live events and safely bring people together.

As of now, under the governor’s guidelines, venues like ours will be restricted to the same guidelines as retail spaces. Under these guidelines, our capacity is based on square footage, and we are not permitted to have any more than 5 people in our venue at any time. As you can all imagine, this makes operating our venue financially impossible. At this time, we are unfortunately closed for the foreseeable future. Our original plan to host 50 person shows in July has been put on hold. We shall remain closed until the governor allows for our business to open with a sustainable capacity, and we also feel it is safe for our staff and patrons.

This, unfortunately, also changes our plans to bring you full-band live streamed shows from our stage in June. With 2 techs needed in the space, along with the talent, we would hit our 5-person capacity with only 3 people on stage. We are continuing to move forward with our in-house streaming set up, and will announce our new plan to bring live music to our fans in the near future. We look forward to sharing our new live stream option with you!

Please keep practicing social distancing, wash your hands thoroughly, stay educated, stay positive. If we each do our part to stay safe and prevent the spread of the virus, we can avoid the 2nd wave, and all businesses will be able to open safely at sustainable capacities.

If you have purchased tickets to any upcoming shows, we will be happy to refund your tickets. For refunds, please email refund@portlandhouseofmusic.com

Please keep practicing social distancing, wash your hands thoroughly, stay
educated, stay positive. If we do our parts to stay safe and prevent the spread of the virus, we can avoid the 2nd wave.

Sincerely, 

Ken Bell
Owner and Operator 
Portland House Of Music and Events