Aura (formerly the Asylum) at 121 Center St. in Portland will be opening soon after almost two years of construction and planning. The new facility will house a concert venue that will seat 1,000, a sports bar that is currently open, functions rooms that can be used for many things from holiday parties to wedding receptions and more.
This is a photo of the stage and it is a monster!
As we walked through Aura we had safety glasses and hard hats on due to construction but you could really see what an unbelievable state-of-the-art venue this will be soon.
Here is a photo of the stage looking down from the balcony area. The sightlines will be like no other venue in the state. Not a bad seat in the house!
Another amazing feature of Aura will be the state-of-the-art sound and lighting system designed by Alex Gray.
Many shows have already been booked at Aura and here is a list of what is scheduled through June 8th. There will be many more announced soon.
April 27th-Get The Lead Out
April 28th-Warrent w/Dokken
April 29th-Robert Randolph
May 3rd-Local H
May 4th-Joe Lynn Turner
May 5th- Classic Rock Tribute
May 6th-Chase Rice
May 7th-Dwight Yokam
May 10th- Bret Michaels
May 11th-Jimy Eat World w/Beach Slang
May 12th-1964 - Beatles Tribute
May 18th- Todd Rundgren
May 19th-Quinn Sullivan
June 3rd- Frankie Ballard
June 8th-Everclear w/Vertical Horizon & Fastball
Get the complete schedule here