For The Sake of The Song

Sunday - September, 22 @ 7:00pm

Inspired by the late, great Townes Van Zant, songwriters come together for this monthly showcase to enjoy each other's music. The rest of us are just there to listen, have all the feels, and applaud when appropriate. Artists will bring a mix of Americana music featuring bluegrass, folk, classic country, and blues sometimes tinged with the punk and metal backgrounds of some of the performers. Loosely grouped under what's come to be known as Americana music, the common thread to these performances is original songwriting and storytelling. There will normally be two full sets by a mix of local and touring acts, as well as individual performances before, between and maybe after the two headlining acts. These will often be new, recently written songs by engaging songwriters putting their heart into the moment.

Upcoming Events

JAZZ SESH (open jazz jam)

Tuesday, August 20th

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Happy Hour with Emily Bodley

Wednesday, August 21st

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Sorcha Cribben-Merrill

Wednesday, August 21st

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

the Gracie Day band

Wednesday, August 21st

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Craig Ventresco plays Happy Hour!

Thursday, August 22nd

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Say Darling

Thursday, August 22nd

7:00 PM - 8:30 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.