Happy Hour with Rick Turcotte & Chris Lannon

Wednesday - June, 26 @ 5:00pm

Sometimes local and sometimes from away, the Happy Hour Music Series at BLUE brings you amazing performances from some of the best musicians around -  JUST LIKE ALL OF OUR SHOWS!!

.....only this time you get to enjoy our fantastic draft list, wines, and craft cocktails for a fraction of the price! (holy moly!)

Rick Turcotte and Chris Lannon:

Rick Turcotte began writing songs and playing guitar at the age of twelve. Inspired by the music of the '60's and '70's.  His musical stylings range from Americana Folk Rock to Blues, Bluegrass and Swing. Rick has performed throughout Maine and New England. He also spent many years living in Austin, Texas performing consistently in the diverse music scene there. In recent years he's played in his own band,  'Rick and the Rickoshays' which played popular venues in the mid-coast area. Last summer he played in local Boothbay eateries and in area festivals and fairs, after taking the prior winter off to travel and visit friends and family. Plus, he's performing with longtime friend, Chris Lannon.

Chris Lannon spent 30 years in sound production/engineering in Boston, and has over a thousand titles to his credit, including numerous Boston Music Award winners and a Keen Burns documentary soundtrack. His background includes touring and recording as bass player in a band with Ben Orr (The Cars), recording and providing live sound support for Peter Wolf ( J. Geils Band), as well as providing studio support for Carly Simon and Don Was.

Chris plays in a trio here in Maine plus two full-sized bands, so he often has anywhere from three to five gigs in one weekend, playing bass, mandolin or acoustic guitar.  In addition, he operates Willow Lane Studio in Wiscasset.


Just like all of our shows, musicians play for your generous donations!  **support the music!**

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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.