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A top Portland destination for live local music, including some touring acts. The room is big and spacious with plenty of room for dancing. A wide range of music is played here, from the Blues to Pop music, Americana, Bluegrass, as well as recurring shows like The Maine Dead Project, and other colorful revue-style shows. Set only a block away from Monument Square, Portland House of Music & Events is an important cultural institution and well worth a visit.

Based on 365 reviews
Valerie Flanagan
Funky venue for fresh sounds and local talent.Fun, safe, easy and great music 🎶🎶
Joe Parisi
Came here for the first time to see Ballyhoo! Never heard of the venue before. Really nice spot. You can get as close to the stage as you want. Never had to wait very long for a drink even when the place was full. It emptied out towards the end being a weeknight so I was able to take a picture from the back looking towards the stage. Had a great time
Super Tax Genius
Really great sized venue with a great beer selection and good staff.The Cure tribute show was epic!
grashopp k
I've been mostly impressed overall when going to shows and events at Portland House. Went to the Cure tribute show this past week and had a blast! The bartender was really nice and friendly, the band was fun and the facility was super clean-including the bathrooms. I guess the one thing that would have caused me to rate it with a five star rating would be if we had been greeted by the door people in a more friendly manner. They weren't rude by any means, just definitely not welcoming.Overall, a great local place to go see and hear some good tunes!
janice sprague
Excellent place for local bands to play. If you can get in. I bought my tickets online and parked in a secure garage right in the heart of the city. It was "The place" to be. Fun and entertaining. Meet the band members. I got there early. The bands were great. Standing and dancing room. The experience was amazing.
Zion Train at PHOME @ Portland House of Music
Sep 23 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Zion Train at PHOME @ Portland House of Music | Portland | Maine | United States
After a nearly sixteen year hiatus, Zion Train is once again showing audiences why they were once considered Maine’s best reggae band. Voted Best World Music Act in 2003 in the Portland Phoenix’s reader’s poll, they have returned in force with their driving rhythms and dynamic live performances. These include a blend of authentic roots-based reggae covers by bands such as Steel Pulse, Alpha Blondy, Barrington Levy, Peter Tosh and many more. Zion Train also plays high energy original songs written by lead singer and guitarist Mike Taylor (Royal Hammer, The Awesome) who is supported by a cache of veteran musicians. This includes a rock solid rhythm section in drummer Eddie Dickhaut (Maine Dead Project, Inside Straight) and bassist Adam Chilenski (The Red Romance, Luke Temple), as well as keyboards from Peter Dugas (Micromasse) and vocals/guitar by Matt Shardlow (State Radio, Div Kid). Zion Train are well on their way to re-establishing themselves as one of the preeminent reggae bands in the northeast and one of the best live acts in the state of Maine.

Public On-sale: Monday, August 14 at 10AM

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 day of show.

Doors at 7:00 pm | Music starts at 8:00 pm.


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  • Monday08:00 PM - 01:00 AM
  • Tuesday08:00 PM - 01:00 AM
  • Wednesday04:30 PM - 01:00 AM
  • Thursday08:00 PM - 01:00 AM
  • Friday08:00 PM - 01:00 AM
  • Saturday07:00 PM - 12:00 AM
  • Sunday12:00 PM - 01:00 AM