Show Your Oregon Trail Card and buy $5 tickets to many of Portland’s best music, theater and dance groups.
In January of 2011, twelve of Portland’s classical music organizations, operating under the auspices of Go Classical PDXand convened by All Classical 89.9, announced a pilot project called “Music for All” offering $5.00 tickets to SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) card holders. Preliminary numbers for the six-month pilot program totaled 1,410 tickets used. Funding for the program was provided by the Regional Arts and Culture Council, Work for Art and the City of Portland. Plans immediately began to include additional arts organizations in the next iteration of the program and to expand it beyond classical music. The result, “Arts for All” was launched on October 3, 2011.
Q. Who can buy $5 Tickets?
A. Anyone who gets food stamps (SNAP) and has the Oregon Trail Card.
Q. How many tickets can I buy for $5 each?
A. Two per Oregon Trail Card, but ask the group if you can buy more.
Q. Where do I get $5 tickets?
A. Contact the group. They will tell you where and when you can buy them.
Q. How do I buy the tickets?
A. You must show your Oregon Trail Card at the time of purchase and pay with cash or credit card. SNAP credit on the Oregon Trail Card cannot be used to buy tickets.
Q. Which concerts have $5 tickets?
A. Check with the individual group (see below) to find out when their concerts are and if $5 tickets are available.