Host a show

Want to host a performance? Registration to be a venue host for our 2020 virtual summer event is now open.

We wish would could be joining you in person for this year’s celebration, but unfortunately that can’t happen, but we hope you’ll still join us! Whether you manage a bar, a community space, or business, you’re invited to host virtual music on June 21st. 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.

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.