It’s with a heavy heart that we announce the permanent closure of Port City Music Hall, one of Portland’s great live music venues.
For the last eight years, we’ve nurtured national and local bands, we’ve hosted countless benefits, and provided a safe, inclusive space for people to gather. Great shared experiences are an endangered species right now. Live music venues were the first businesses to close at the start of the pandemic, and we’ll be the last to reopen. Port City Music Hall unfortunately cannot survive this crisis without revenue — and no end in sight.
Over the years we’ve been honored to host an amazing range of talent from Maggie Rogers to the Mountain Goats to Jim James to The Ghost of Paul Revere to Father John Misty to Margo Price to Rustic Overtones to Lucius to Against Me! to Lane 8 to The Mallett Brothers Band. PCMH’s closure will be a huge loss to the Portland music and arts community.
Sadly, if there isn’t some industry-targeted relief soon we will not be the last venue to close its doors in Maine. I urge you to write to your representatives and demand relief for all of the independent performing arts venues struggling to survive. Please visit www.saveourstages.com
Like all great music venues, it’s the amazing staff that make a place special. You could feel their hard work, dedication, and passion for live music, every time you went to a show at PCMH. A huge, heartfelt thanks to all of you for supporting Port City over the years. We will miss you, but look forward to celebrating with you once again when we reopen the State Theatre.
For tickets purchased in-person at the PCMH box office – we will continue to process refunds or a 150% credit option for a State Theatre show over the phone. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 956-6000 for more information. Our staff is limited and working remotely. Due to the high volume of refund requests please have patience during this process.