Juneteenth! Facebook Live Event with State Theatre

Friday - June, 19 @ 8:00pm

Join us on our Facebook page  on June 19th with the State Theatre, Portland, Maine  for Juneteenth! a streamed music concert pre-recorded live from the empty State Theatre. Juneteenth! will showcase the talent of local black musicians and raise money for organizations that empower Portland’s Black Community.

This event both celebrates and is named after the American holiday, Juneteenth – the oldest commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Learn more about the history and significance of Juneteenth at https://www.juneteenth.com/history.htm

B. Aull
Rodney Mashia - Singer, Songwriter, Flautist + Kaiamacmusic
• Abdul Ali (spoken word)
JanaeSound + Jubilee Choir

Indigo Arts Alliance
Black Owned Maine

"My heart has broken over and over again as I’ve watched the senseless theft of Black lives and futures. There is much work to be done to dismantle systemic racism and oppression. I’m contributing to the cause the best way I know how — music. I believe that music is a healing gift from God.

Next Friday, June 19th 2020 marks 155 years since the first Juneteenth, a day in which my ancestors finally learned they were free. June 19th, 1865 was two years after the Emancipation Proclamation but we commemorate this day as the ending of Black Slavery in the United States.

I created this showcase to shed light on a significant moment in African American history, create opportunity for Black artists and to raise money for local organizations that empower Portland’s Black Community. I hope you’ll join us.


Upcoming Events

Bess Jacques & The Strays

Tuesday, September 27th

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM


Tuesday, September 27th

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM


Wednesday, September 28th

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Irish Session

Wednesday, September 28th

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Javier Rosario Trio

Friday, September 30th

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Album Cover Project: Hunter Lefebvre & Friends

Friday, September 30th

10:00 PM - 11:45 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.