The Keep It Local Maine Podcast

Episode 45: Ken Bell - Portland House Of Music & Events

June 30, 2021

This week, we had a chance to chat with Ken Bell, the owner of Portland House Of Music & Events in Portland - a stalwart of the Maine music scene and a familiar face for musicians and fans alike. We talked about how he cam to open PHOME, his favorite parts of running a music venue, what inspires him, how he defines success, and more!



Ken has been part of local music in Portland for well over 12 years, providing a stage for hundreds of Maine musicians as well as national touring artists as well. After being shut down for most of the last year, he is set to open the doors once again this July with a packed schedule of shows.

See the schedule of upcoming shows at Portland House Of Music & Events, buy tickets, and purchase merch at Be sure to follow them on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram for show announcements.



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