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

Bess Jacques & The Strays

Tuesday, September 27th

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM


Tuesday, September 27th

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM


Wednesday, September 28th

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Irish Session

Wednesday, September 28th

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Javier Rosario Trio

Friday, September 30th

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Album Cover Project: Hunter Lefebvre & Friends

Friday, September 30th

10:00 PM - 11:45 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.