Happy Hour with Lynn Manderson

Wednesday - August, 28 @ 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!)

LYNN MANDERSON has been working hard defining her sound . For the latest release "It s a Mad Adventure " she teamed up with Ken Koomer, the drummer from Wilco at his studio in Nashville, Tn. Lemuel Hayes who was touring with the B52s played drums and Dave Santos from John Fogerty's band played bass.   "One of the best rock guitarist in Nashville"I heart Radio."Her lyrics are like Leonard Cohen.' Paul Lucks former executive at Sony Records. The song ' No Intelligent Life Here received airplay on 80 college radio stations but this is not the first time that Lynn has received fan and critical acclaim.  With her  first CD, Lynn was a favorite on WEVL Memphis, and charted on the Americana Third Coast network. Her version of Just a Closer Walk with Thee was standard on Gerd Stassen's show in Germany. But with her evolution into the rock edge, , loop pedals and playing the electric  slide guitar on her favorite gold colored Airline guitar from 1962 , she is beginning to stun audiences everywhere.

Lynn has remained true to the calling of innovation, risk taking and how to express the deepest emotions in singing, writing and guitar playing. Lynn is a true artist, said 5 time Grammy winner , Richard Adler.

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

Upcoming Events


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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

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


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.