Host a show

Want to host a performance? Registration to be a venue host for our 2020 summer event will open in March.


Do you have the perfect space to host a performance? Maybe the bar you manage, a community space, or your own back porch? We want to connect you with the perfect performers and musicians to make music on the summer solstice. No matter the sort of venue, we want you to participate.

To connect performers with places to play, we use a matchmaking software provided by the Make Music Alliance. This easy-to-use platform enables venues to receive performance requests from musicians, then curate a lineup of shows for our June 21 event.

It’s really simple. But we haven’t opened registration yet for 2020. Check back in mid-March when we open registration, and then use the instructions below.

First, register on our matchmaking program. Then create either a performer or a venue profile, depending on whether you want to make music or host it. Then you can search for open performance spots or the perfect artists to make music at your venue.

Prefer not to be on the official schedule? No problem! We still encourage you to invite musicians to come and play. Make Music Portland includes performances in back yards, on porches, and in living rooms. If you’re curious to chat with us, have questions about the event, or would like to be connected with artists looking for places to play, please email us.