In the heart of Portland’s Historic Mississippi District, 2003 saw the birth of a music venue built, owned, and operated by musicians. The venue offers show-goers incredible acoustics (with all-custom, non-parallel venue walls, and state-of-the art analog perfection in the booth) and ‘feels like you’re in the front row’ sight lines. In 2010, Bar Bar sprung up on the sunny side the of Venue. It is home to one of the best burgers in town. Bar Bar is a fun spot with two large outdoor covered/heated patios (great for large groups), 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 11:00 am until 2:00 am. Daily happy hour is 4pm -6pm. Minors allowed until 8:00 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 + limited balcony seating 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 shows occur each year with over 1500 bands, djs, and comedians performing.
General Inquiries: 503.288.3895 / email@example.com
TicketFly (to place orders or questions about existing orders): 877.987.6487
Cheeseburger Heaven & Bar Bar / to-go orders: 503.889.0090
Lost & Found: 503.288.3895 ext. 1, opt. 4
Accessibility Requests: 503.889.0091
General inquiries and group reservations (parties of 20 or more – weather permitting – reservation fee applies): firstname.lastname@example.org
Artist & Tenured Promoter Booking: email@example.com (no phone calls)
Production Team: firstname.lastname@example.org
Private Events: 503.288.3895 ext. 1, opt. 3 / email@example.com
Show Marketing & Publicity: firstname.lastname@example.org
Billing & Accounting: email@example.com
Manager – Ray Mullin: firstname.lastname@example.org
Food & Beverage Director – Sophie Thomson: email@example.com
Ticketing Manager – Katherine Paul: firstname.lastname@example.org
Production Manager – Zoe Minderovic: email@example.com
Contracts Manager – Sean Hansen: firstname.lastname@example.org
Operations Manager – Kyle Morton: email@example.com
Senior Talent Buyer – Matt King: firstname.lastname@example.org
House Manager – Sarah Westby: email@example.com
Kitchen Manager – Chris Rusk: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lead Sound Engineer – Nalin Silva: email@example.com
Marketing Director – Casey Jarman: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rental Property Manager – Tyler Ferrin: email@example.com
Technical Director / Founder – Jim Brunberg: firstname.lastname@example.org
Restroom Repair Director – Kevin Cradock: email@example.com
Billing & Accounting – Claire Ersan: firstname.lastname@example.org / 503.889.0093
General Ticketing Info & Valid ID Requirements
*ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL, NON-TRANSFERABLE, AND NON-REFUNDABLE*
ALL NIGHT SHOWS ARE GENERAL ADMISSION. NIGHT SHOWS ARE 21+ (UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON OUR SHOW CALENDAR). ALL LIMITED SEATING IS FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVE.
VALID ID REQUIRED FOR ALL SHOWS PER OLCC REGULATION WHICH INCLUDE: US Driver’s License, Valid Passport, or US Military ID. Per Oregon Law, we cannot accept non-US or Canadian Driver’s Licenses as acceptable ID.
VIDEO and AUDIO taping and recording is strictly prohibited.
If you have questions about tickets, please email: email@example.com
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) inside Bar Bar daily from 11am – 2am. There is a service fee for each ticket sold at the Bar Bar Box Office.
The fees are $1.50 for tickets under $19.99, $2.50 for tickets $20-$49.99, $3.50 for tickets $50-$74.99 and $4.50 for tickets $75-$99.99
REVOLUTION HALL BOX OFFICE sells advance tickets to all Mississippi Studios shows (subject to availability). It’s open Wednesday-Saturday, 3pm-7pm (or until 9 pm on any Rev Hall Show night) and is located at the box office window at Suite 203 inside Revolution Hall (1300 SE Stark St). Rev Hall Box Office Phone #: 503.808.5091
The fees are $2 fee for tickets $0 – $49.50, $3 fee for tickets $50 – $74.50, $4 fee for tickets $75 – $99.50, $5 fee for tickets $100 – $149.50, $6 fee for tickets $150 – $199.50, and $10 fee for tickets above $199.50
ONLINE SALES: Service and /or delivery fees apply to ALL advanced tickets purchased online (fee subject to ticket price) or over the phone.
PHONE ORDERS OR QUESTIONS ABOUT EXISTING ORDERS: To purchase tickets over the phone or if you have questions about an existing order, contact TicketFly (For TicketFly ticketed events) @ 1-877-987-6487.
Our venue WILL CALL / BOX (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 TicketFly will-call, and USPS mail.
Online or Phone ticket options include: Print At Home, Mobile, Will Call, Standard Mail or UPS 2nd Day Air.
Print At Home and Mobile ticket purchases can have their tickets scanned off a smart phone. Please have the file up when you arrive at the venue to speed up admission lines.
If you are a guest requiring special accommodation to see a show, please email our house manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503-288-3895 option 1, ext. 7 and they’ll be happy to assist you.
Private Events and Rentals
If you’re looking to rent the venue for a recording session, filming location, or video shoot, please email our production manager at email@example.com
If you are an agent, approved external promoter, or an artist, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 well in advance when planning date and times.
Rent the Studios Boutique Apartment & our spacious North Portland Homes
The 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 Apartment rates, availability, and photos, visit: AirBNB rental site for the apartment.
The Truman House:
Visitors can rent our spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bath house located just one block from the heart of the Mississippi District. It sleeps 6 people, has a full kitchen, covered front porch, and easy access to all Portland has to offer.
For House rates, availability, and photos, visit: AirBNB rental site for the home.
This wonderful duplex is named after an amazing pug, Caesar! It has 2 bedrooms and 1 bath with a very spacious living room and kitchen. There is also a beautiful, fenced-in backyard that guests are encouraged to enjoy.
For Duplex rates, availability, and photos, visit: AirBNB rental site for the duplex.
Info for Bands & Agents
BOOKING REQUESTS & ARTIST INFORMATION:
Submissions: Mississippi Studios – Attn: Booking – 3939 N. Mississippi, Portland, OR 97227
**Please, no booking phone calls; unsolicited materials accepted, but not returned**
IF YOUR BAND IS SCHEDULED FOR A SHOW:
SEND PUBLICITY (see details below) to firstname.lastname@example.org
SEND STAGE PLOT and INPUT LIST to email@example.com
LOGISTICS QUESTIONS? firstname.lastname@example.org
WEBSITE PUBLICITY: Right away, we need a current photo and a short bio or description of the artist and music for the purpose of web site publicity. If this information is NOT available at the artist’s site, please send EPK or a current photo and short blurb to: email@example.com
PRINT PUBLICITY & PROMOTION: Send Press Kits & Materials to: Mississippi Studios attn: Publicity 3939 N. Mississippi, Portland, OR 97227. Email kits to: firstname.lastname@example.org
A/V, ELECTRICAL, AND LIGHTING TECH SPECS:
Mic package is extensive, please contact us with specific questions. Click here to view our current tech specs: MSTechSheet-December2015
AUDIO & VIDEO RECORDING SERVICES:
Mississippi Studios is an acoustically designed room with non-parallel walls and excellent, professional recording rig permanently installed. Live performances at Mississippi Studios can be captured by our expert audio engineers & videographers using our in-house recording gear.
RECORDING AUDIO: For general multitracking your show, we charge $75 per evening, which includes file management & transfer to your computer. We automatically keep files for only 90 days unless we hear otherwise, so please bring a drive and do a transfer right after your show. ALL recording requests must be coordinated during show advance, no exceptions. Prior to contacting our Production Manager, please review our recording guidelines here: RECORDING GUIDELINES August 2014 – AUDIO & VIDEO
WE DO NOT ALLOW BOARD FEEDS OR TAPERS. Here’s why: 1. Board feeds are terrible by nature; the loudest instruments in the room are often not being amplified by the PA system (drums, loud amps), thus the stereo feed is all whacked out with vocals, effects, and acoustic instruments. 2. For multitrackers, we don’t want outside gear introducing buzzes or electronic noise into our system or unnecessary wear and tear on the direct out circuits/jacks (or our engineers). 3. Takes space in front of the board & looks/feels unprofessional. 4. We have figured out the most quality, reliable way to capture and multitrack shows for next-to-nothing, and we want to pass it on to artists.
VIDEO: We have three permanently installed Canon Vixia G30 HD 1080-capable, remote controlled cameras on remote controlled mounts (zoom, focus, tilt, pan are all RC) that run into an 8-camera-capable switcher in a control room upstairs. There is an audio split for assembling a broadcast mix for streaming. This system is something we are open to discuss using with qualified videographers.
We do NOT ALLOW videotaping of events (except under special circumstances) for these reasons: Video cameras take away from the ambience of the room and intimacy/now-ness of the performance and take up space. The firemarshall forbids tripods. We will occasionally allow use of handhelds/shouldermounts but ONLY if a production plan is presented at least 5 days in advance that includes: (a) plans for the audio capture, (b) post-production plans and (c) WRITTEN permission of the artists (we provide form). To avoid “imperial entanglements” we require bold and clear signage notifying patrons that they will be videotaped (we provide).
For Audio & Video Technical Inquiries: email@example.com