Doug Kolmar

Monday - March, 25 @ 6:00pm

Since moving to Maine from the NYC area in 2002, Doug Kolmar has been a regular part of the Maine songwriter community and frequent performer around Portland and southern Maine. His songs have received recognition from, the New England Songwriter awards, Maine Songwriters Association Song Contest, and Just Plain Folks Music Awards.  Kolmar released Arcadia, his 3rd full-length album in November, and it has been receiving airplay on community radio stations across the country.  Doug will be joined by members of the band from the Arcadia sessions, including: Janice O’Rourke (vocals), a singer/songwriter, actor and storyteller, whose recent performances include Fabuloso, at the Portland Stage Studio, and Soundbites on Maine Public Radio, Bill Holden (dobro), Bill is a fixture of the Maine bluegrass scene, performing frequently with the bands Cumberland Crossing, and Mountain Emergency, and Colin Kolmar (percussion), who performs with the not-as-metal-as-it-sounds band, Platinum After Death, as well as Frenzie, and other projects.  More info at or

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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.