covid19-2020

Updated – March 28th, 2020

Dear Friends and Live Music Fans,

First, tickets to postponed and unaffected shows in the future are still ON SALE NOW.

Second, you can help keep us flying by ordering gift cards or merchandise at our online store. 

Third, BAR BAR is serving its full menu for take-out or delivery  – OPEN daily 12pm – 8pm. Click here to order. 

THE WORD UNPRECEDENTED HAS BEEN THROWN AROUND A LOT LATELY, BUT HERE WE ARE. IN LIGHT OF GOVERNOR KATE BROWN’S CLOSURE DECLARATIONS SURROUNDING COVID19, WE HAVE MADE THE UNPRECEDENTED DECISION TO RESCHEDULE ALL SHOWS THRU APRIL 14TH – AND EVEN SOME BEYOND THAT AS TOURING ARTISTS HAVE BEEN AFFECTED AS WELL.

WE ARE PRIORITIZING THE WELL-BEING OF OUR FANS, THE ARTISTS, OUR EMPLOYEES AND OUR ENTIRE COMMUNITY. WE ARE WORKING HARD WITH ARTISTS AND ARTIST MANAGEMENT – AROUND THE CLOCK – TO BRING EVERYONE BACK LATER THIS YEAR.

AS OF NOW (PENDING UPDATES FROM LOCAL, STATE AND FEDERAL HEALTH AUTHORITIES) OUR VENUES PLAN TO REOPEN FOR SHOWS WHEN IT IS SAFE TO DO SO. BAR BAR WILL ALSO FULLY RE-OPEN WHEN HEALTH OFFICIALS DEEM IT SAFE TO DO SO. BUT FOR NOW, BAR BAR IS TAKE-OUT ONLY – 12PM-8PM. FROM A DISTANCE, COME GET A BURGER OR SALAD.

IF YOU’VE PURCHASED A TICKET FOR A MISSISSIPPI STUDIOS OR POLARIS HALL SHOW THAT HAS BEEN IMPACTED BY A COVID19 POSTPONEMENT OR CANCELLATION, PLEASE KNOW YOU WILL SOON RECEIVE AN EMAIL WITH FURTHER INFORMATION AFTER WE HAVE COMPLETED DISCUSSIONS WITH THE ARTIST AND THEIR MANAGEMENT. WE PROMISE OUR TEAM IS WORKING VIGILANTLY TO CONTACT ALL TICKET BUYERS AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE, BUT WE DO ASK FOR YOUR PATIENCE. AND THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR IT.

TO BE COMPLETELY TRANSPARENT: THE CONCERT INDUSTRY, LIKE SO MANY OTHERS, WILL FACE TREMENDOUS DIFFICULTIES NAVIGATING THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF THIS PANDEMIC. GATHERING PLACES SUCH AS MUSIC VENUES DEPEND ON TRAVELLING ARTISTS AND THEIR ASSEMBLY OF FANS.  MUSICIANS AND THE STAFF WHO PRODUCE THE SHOWS AND WORK THE BARS WILL BE AMONG THE HARDEST HIT. WE ARE COMMITTED TO DOING EVERYTHING HUMANLY POSSIBLE DURING THIS COMPLICATED TIME TO PROTECT OUR FANS, OUR HOURLY AND FULL-TIME WORKERS, AND THE LARGER PORTLAND COMMUNITY WE LOVE. WE SINCERELY APPRECIATE YOUR PATIENCE AND SUPPORT DURING THESE… UNPRECEDENTED TIMES. AND WE CAN’T WAIT TO GET BACK TO WHAT WE DO BEST.

THE SHOW WILL GO ON. BAR BAR PATIO SEASON WILL BE BACK. THE RED MUSIC BOX WE LOVE SO MUCH WILL AWAKEN IN SONG. TAHOE JACKSON WILL AGAIN MISCHIEVOUSLY SMILE UPON THE ARTISTS ON STAGE AS FANS TAKE IT IN.  VEGAN SANDWICHES, BURGERS, AND SALADS WILL PREVAIL.

ROCK ‘N ROLL IS HERE – TO STAY.

PLEASE STAY WELL IN THE MEANTIME, WE WILL SEE YOU SOON OR EVEN TOMORROW, BRIEFLY, FROM A DISTANCE, FOR TAKE-OUT.

SINCERELY YOURS,

–TEAM MISSISSIPPI STUDIOS & POLARIS HALL