Chris Hersch & The MoonRaiders - debut album release!

Friday - November, 08 @ 8:00pm

Come celebrate the release of the album, Space Lasso at Blue!

The MoonRaiders are a Western Swing band that combine elements of Jazz, Rock n' Roll, Country, and Truck Driving music. 

Award winning guitarist Chris Hersch (co-founder of Say Darling and former guitar player in Girls Guns & Glory) leads this quintet of accomplished musicians, improvising and singing their way through an eclectic set that will please both the dancer and music aficionado.

Drawing on a unique repertoire often overlooked in the American Songbook, The MoonRaiders pivot between Bob Wills, Chuck Berry, Dave Dudley, Commander Cody, and original music - all in one show.

Their first EP is a calling card of sorts, featuring some choice covers that exemplify what they're all about: 'Honky Tonk Trucker Jazz & Rock n' Roll'.  They are currently working on a full length album of original music due out Fall 2019.

'Voted Among The Best Roots Guitar Players Nationwide' - The Alternate Root
'Hersch is in the riff zone and never delivers one note for flash and circumstance' - The Alternate Root


Upcoming Events

Friday on a Thursday!

Thursday, January 23rd

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM


Friday, January 24th

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

To Be Determined (the band)

Friday, January 24th

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Natural High Jumble

Friday, January 24th

10:00 PM - 11:59 PM

Carl Dimow Quartet

Saturday, January 25th

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Michael Feinberg Quartet

Saturday, January 25th

8:00 PM - 9:30 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.