About Mississippi Studios
Located in Portland’s Historic Mississippi District: the acclaimed former neighborhood Baptist church turned recording studio turned music venue. The venue offers show-goers incredible acoustics and sight lines. We also smacked Bar Bar right onto the side the of Mississippi Studios back in 2010. Bar Bar is home to one of the best burgers in town. It is a fun spot which has two large outdoor covered patios, indoor seating, and a secret garden way in back.
Bar Bar cocktail and burger lounge / patio open daily (serving lunch), seven days a week from 12 noon until 2am. Daily happy hour is 3pm – 6pm. Minors allowed until 8 pm in the restaurant/patio with parent or guardian.
ALL night shows are 21+ unless otherwise noted on our show calendar. Most shows at 9:00pm, doors/will-call at 8:00pm unless otherwise noted on our show calendar. ALL shows are general admission with a standing floor and seated balcony unless denoted as ‘partially seated or mostly seated’ on the show calendar.
Tickets are required to enter the main venue for most shows; however, the patio and Bar Bar are open to the public. The venue hosts a wide range of local, national, and international acts; covering almost every music genre. Over 500 performances occur each year with over 1500 bands, djs, and comedians performing.
Professional engineers are also available for recording projects. The venue can also be rented for private events such as corporate parties and weddings as well as for music videos, filming location, and commercial shoots.
Rent the Studios Boutique Apartment
Great for out of town guests or group getaways, the Studios’ apartment is available for rent via AirBNB. Its fully furnished and sleeps up to 7 people with a full kitchen and balcony. For rental rates, availability, and photos, visit: AirBNB rental site.
Private Events & Rentals
If you’re looking to rent the venue for a recording session, filming location, or video shoot, please email our production manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are an agent, approved external promoter, or an artist, please email email@example.com
Otherwise, you’re in the right spot, and, our fantastic staff will do an amazing job to make your event extra special.
Mississippi Studios is a wonderful and unique place for weddings, birthdays, reunions and all kinds of celebrations as well as a great space for daytime rentals such as seminars and group meetings etc. We can help you as much or as little as you wish, and our goal is to leave you with a memory of your event that will make you want to return to such a warm and friendly space again and again for shows, later on.
If you are interested in finding out more about the venue and the possibility of renting it for your corporate function, please e-mail our events staff at
Please have a date in mind and the number of guests that you anticipate, plus approximate times that you would like to rent the space, and a call-back number. We will discuss your requirements and check the date to make sure it is available.
One word of note: the venue books-up quickly with shows as well as private events, so plan as far ahead as you can in order to get the date you want. We typically book the venue 4-6 months in advance. If you are inquiring about a weekend evening rental, we recommend contacting us 8-10 months in advance.
Box Office & Tickets
ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL, NON-TRANSFERABLE, AND NON-REFUNDABLE; NO EXCEPTIONS.
ALL SHOWS ARE GENERAL ADMISSION. NIGHT SHOWS ARE 21+ (UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON OUR SHOW CALENDAR). ALL LIMITED SEATING IS FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVE.
If you have questions about tickets, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a guest requiring special accommodation to see a show, please email our house manager @ email@example.com and they’ll be happy to assist you. The venue main level has no stairs and 4 ADA compliant restrooms.
Limited balcony seating is strictly first-come / first-serve. Most shows are 21+ with a standing floor and seated balcony unless otherwise noted on the show calendar.
Bar Bar box office sells advanced tickets to all Mississippi Studios shows (subject to availability) at the bar box office daily from noon to close.
Our venue box office (located at the entrance to the venue) is cash only (two ATMs located on premise), opens approximately one hour before showtime, and sells night-of-show tickets (subject to availability). This is also our will-call located at the entrance to the venue – which is through bar bar near the front. Tickets are also available online via TICKETBISCUIT : Mississippi Studios for print-at-home, will-call, and USPS mail.
Service and/or delivery fees apply to ALL advanced tickets purchased online (fee subject to ticket price) and a $1.00 service fees apply to ALL advanced tickets purchased at our bar box.
Frequently Asked Questions