Happy Hour with John Nels

Wednesday - March, 27 @ 5:00pm

Hailing from Northern Aroostook County in Maine, John Nels has over ten solo DIY albums under his belt and numerous live and recording projects. He has performed and recorded with Portland bands such as Forget Forget, The Desires, Party Time Excellent, and is currently a member of Dominic Lavoie's solo project.  Nels brings a mix of vocal range reminiscent of Jeff Buckley and Tom Waits with songwriting channeling Wilco and Elvis Costello.  His latest solo release is titled "progress" and was released May 2017 at https://johnnels.bandcamp.com/album/p-r-o-g-r-e-s-s .

Photo courtesy of Lauryn Sophia Photography (http://www.laurynsophiaphotography.com)


Upcoming Events


Sunday, July 3rd

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Stacey Kelleher

Sunday, July 3rd

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Hunter Lefebvre

Tuesday, July 5th

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM


Tuesday, July 5th

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM


Wednesday, July 6th

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Irish Session

Wednesday, July 6th

9:00 PM - 11:00 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.