Back-to-School Variety Show!

Sunday - September, 03 @ 6:00pm

Whether you're actually in school or not, the beginning of September still feels a little like New Year's Eve, but maybe in a more anxiety-inducing way?

Let's celebrate the end of summer, the end of the tourist season, and the general continuing passage of life and the continued gaining of knowledge and new experiences with some music, some comedy, and some literature. Plus this is birthday-adjacent for our host, Emily Young so she got you all gifts...maybe?!

This night will feature a VARIETY of entertainment by Benson, Colleen Clark, Zanne Langlois, Tim Mercer, Douglas W. Milliken, Emily Pinyard, James Spizuoco, Gwen Tuttle - and probably others because, like life, this show is a work in progress (so check back for updates)!

Upcoming Events


Thursday, August 5th

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM


Thursday, August 5th

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Darlin’ Corey

Friday, August 6th

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

O’Donnell / Beling / Gemmiti

Saturday, August 7th

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Philippe Crettien Trio

Saturday, August 28th

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

The Evan King Group

Friday, September 3rd

10:00 PM - 11:59 PM


650A Congress Street, Portland ME

Mon: 5PM-11PM
Tues: 6PM-12AM
Wed: 5PM-12AM
Thurs: 5PM-12AM
Fri & Sat: 5PM-1AM
Sun: 4PM-10PM

Blue has won Portland’s Best Jazz Venue for several years in a row and dedicates every Saturday night to Jazz at Blue.

We are a DONATION BASED venue. Please show your support to the musicians by donating to the basket by the stage. Because we don’t charge a cover and 100% of your donations go to the musicians we respectfully ask that each person make a ONE PURCHASE MINIMUM of food/beverage to help support the room. All seats are first come, first served (feel free to share a table). We do not take reservations.