happy hour with Bright Brown

Thursday - October, 25 @ 5:00pm

Bright Brown is sonic cinema, the visually poetic songwriting of Brooklyn based singer and Chapman Stick player, Alex Nahas. His verse boldly chooses to sit "between the meager and the mundane" elevating the everyday while generating a broad sonic palette on the rarely seen Chapman Stick. Bittersweet layers and textures abound and beautifully crafted songs exist at the core.

"Bright Brown bring an ideal soundtrack to the crisp autumn air...sparse and repetitive like a piece for avant-garde dance to expansive and melodic like the theme to a western where everyone dies in the same pool of blood" - The Deli, NYC
Originally hailing from San Francisco where he formed the critically acclaimed art rock ensemble, Laughingstock, Alex has collaborated on stage and in the studio with John Vancerslice, DJ Shadow, Zoe Keating, and Jill Tracy amongst other artful denizens of the SF music scene. He's also shared the stage with Deathcab For Cutie, Richard Buckner, Spoon, and Robin Guthrie of The Cocteau Twins.

Upcoming Events

Layne’s Wine Gig

Thursday, July 7th

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Maine Middle Eastern Ensemble

Thursday, July 7th

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Showmen’s Rest

Thursday, July 7th

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Bird at Sea

Friday, July 8th

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Jake Klar

Friday, July 8th

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

el malo

Friday, July 8th

10:00 PM - 11:59 AM


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.