Host a show

Want to host a performance? Registration to be a venue host is now open!

We can’t wait to make music with you in 2022! Whether you manage a bar, a community space, or business, you’re invited to host music on June 21st, 2022. 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.

While Make Music city organizers do not pay performers, nor do performers pay the organization, artists and venues are welcome to make any financial arrangements they wish, as long as the concerts are free to attend, unticketed, and in public spaces. It is super easy to get involved and I can walk you through registering the venue, inputting already booked performances or show you how to browse through all of the local musicians already signed up and searching for a place to play. We will promote the performances on social media, press releases, and they get added to the citywide schedule that is linked to the national Make Music Day website.

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.

How to register as a venue

First, register on our matchmaking program. Then create a venue profile. Please be sure to communicate in your venue description that all performances will take place virtually on your social media pages. You can give specific instructions later on. Then you can search for open performance the perfect artists to make music at your venue. Remember, performances associated with Make Music Portland must be free to attend and participate in, per our mission.

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.