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What is BPM?

BPM is an intimate live music and events venue in Portland, Maine. Originally started in 2005 in a room half its size, BPM has evolved into a place where local, regional, and international talent perform regularly. 


Can I buy tickets for an event at BPM?

Yes, ticket links are found on event pages. Unless an event is specifically marked as a ticketed show, the show is donation-based. 100% of all listener donations go straight to the performers. We suggest bringing $10-20 in cash for each performance, but no one is turned away from non-ticketed events!

I bought a ticket but can't attend, what do I do?

Give it to a friend! Tickets are nonrefundable. Ticket sale dollars pay the artists, door person and sound tech directly after the show. If you aren't present you are still supporting the artists and that's cool!


Is there a drink minimum at BPM?

There is NO drink minimum at BPM! However, we rely on purchases to keep the business running, so make of that knowledge however you’d like. 


How old do you have to be to attend an event at BPM?

Due to recent changes in licensing and insurance, BPM has no choice but to maintain a strict 21+ policy. 


Does BPM have seating available?

Seating is available on a first come/first serve basis, and varies depending on the show. BPM does not offer reserved seating, even for ticketed events. 


Is BPM ADA accessible?

Yes! Feel free to contact us directly if you have any questions related to accessibility. 


Does BPM serve food?

Yes! BPM currently offers a small-but-mighty collection of sandwiches, spreads, flatbreads, and sweets. Check out our menu!


Does BPM serve drinks?

Yes! We have a full bar menu including, beer, wine, specialty cocktails, and non-alcoholic options. Check out our menu!


Where can I find information about upcoming events at BPM?

You may view our events calendar here.


I’m a performer/artist representative looking to book a gig at BPM - how do I do this?

BPM reviews booking inquiries on a rolling basis, send an email to


Can I rent BPM for my private event?

Yes! Check out our private events page to learn more.

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