Happy Hour with Nora Tirrell

Wednesday - July, 31 @ 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!)

Nora Tirrell  is a folk/country singer/songwriter from Marblehead, MA, currently living in Cambridge. Her sound is Sara Bareilles/Norah Jones meets Jason Mraz, and some artists she looks up o are Sara Bareilles, Carole King, and Liz Longley. Her catchy melodies and storytelling lyrics are her “hook” to her songs and will leave people wanting to hear more of her stories.

Nora’s lyrics make her songs. Her songs are her stories and they are her poetry. Throughout her life, she’s written songs when she’s been inspired to, whether by people in her life, difficulties she goes through, or just events that spark inspiration in her.

Now, as a more experienced songwriter, she takes more joy in carefully crafting her songs and deeply analyzing what each lyric means and why it’s essential to the meaning of the song. The songs don’t just “fall out” of her imagination as much anymore, they’re more of a craft that she takes the time to mold into a full song from either an idea, a single word, or a phrase.



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

Upcoming Events


Wednesday, July 6th

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Irish Session

Wednesday, July 6th

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Layne’s Wine Gig

Thursday, July 7th

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Maine Middle Eastern Ensemble

Thursday, July 7th

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Showmen’s Rest

Thursday, July 7th

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Bird at Sea

Friday, July 8th

6:00 PM - 7:30 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.