Craig Ventresco

Friday - August, 11 @ 8:00pm

Acoustic guitarist Craig Ventresco's style is a unique combination of Ragtime, rural Blues, early Jazz guitar and traditional String Band influences. His playing is at once fiery, melodic and inventive. Ventresco has concentrated on early 20th century vaudeville, ragtime, and popular songs as recorded on obscure 78s and cylinders from the dawn of the recorded music era. He features music written by Eubie Blake, Scott Joplin, Big Bill Broonzy, James Scott, Lucky Roberts, and a Ventresco original as well. His playing was featured on the soundtrack album for the film "Crumb." ~ Cafe Divine Newsletter

WEBSITE: craigventresco.com/

Upcoming Events

IRISH NIGHT at BLUE

Wednesday, June 1st

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Irish Session

Wednesday, June 1st

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Tim Winchester

Thursday, June 2nd

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Maine Middle Eastern Ensemble

Thursday, June 2nd

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Showmen’s Rest

Thursday, June 2nd

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Darlin’ Corey

Friday, June 3rd

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

207-774-4111

650A Congress Street, Portland ME

Hours
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.