BLUEfest: celebrating 15 YEARS of live music - ONLINE!
Wednesday - April, 29 @ 12:00am
----------->It will open the google drive file and pretty much everything on it is a LINK. Click on the name of the performer when the time comes! We'll be broadcasting from the BLUE FACEBOOK PAGE in between each set and will direct you where to go, so feel free to just hang out with us and let us guide you along! Thanks for being a part of our birthday celebration!
Thanks for supporting Blue all these FIFTEEN YEARS!
As many of you may know, Blue was planning on celebrating 15 years with a music festival, showcasing many of the amazing talent that has shared their music from our stage over the course of 15 years.
Sadly we are no longer able to celebrate our 15th birthday at Blue. We shifted our focus for the festival and have decided to host a LIVE Streaming Music Fundraiser, BLUEfest: Celebrating 15 Years, from April 29th through May 2nd.
This 4 day online event will be supported by listener donations through GoFundMe from APRIL 15 until MAY 15. The link will also be available on all live streams during BLUEfest. Donations will be split between the performers, the Blue staff, and the venue. GoFundMe has proven to be a solid, transparent way of fundraising; money received is well documented and visible to all. 60% of the donations will go to the musicians performing and 40% will support the venue and the Blue crew.
Blue, our employees and many musicians have taken a huge financial blow during this crisis. As the days add up we are slowly (and quickly for some) reaching a point where we can no longer manage this financial stress on our own. Your donations throughout the festival and over the course of the month will help all involved. We are longing for the days of live music in our intimate room, with all of you listening.
Here is the Info you will need to navigate through BLUEfest: Celebrating 15 Years
****YOU the AUDIENCE will MOVE VIRTUALLY FROM ARTIST TO ARTIST***
Below you will find the time and link to watch each performance. We hope you tune in for your favorites and discover some new artists to LOVE! If you get lost or miss our faces the Blue Crew will be going live between each performance with a “BASKET” announcement on the Blue FB page. We will also be hosting watch parties for each performance! In addition to the links being provided on the event page, each performer will have the next performer’s link in the comment section of the live stream AND during our “BASKET” announcements between each live stream.
Other details to note, you can find our VIRTUAL BASKET at GoFundMe This link is also available on our event page and will be available during the musician’s and Blue live streams. (think telethon :P).
FYI - Side By Each BLUE BEER RELEASE (available for curbside with food)
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.