Million Dollar Lounge

Thursday - April, 26 @ 9:00pm

Maine's self-proclaimed Baller Pop quartet Million Dollar Lounge started as the brainchild of Calvin Stanly's solo project (Calvin the Lonely Shredder), who looks at writing songs as a puzzle. Each instrument plays a unique and important role and fit in to each other just as pieces of a puzzle come together to create a single work of art. The live band currently consists of Calvin (guitar, vox, keys), co-founder Vincent Amoroso (drums, vox), Jake Rosenfield (guitar, bass, keys, sampler), and CJ Lee (bass, guitar, vox). In a compressed list, the band takes influences for their wide range of sounds from jazz standards, psychedelic/surf rock, indie rock, bossa nova, and hip-hop. The band was conceived while busking in Downtown Portland after Calvin, Vinny, and previous members (Ansel+Kyle) wrapped up a set of instrumental jams. Calvin turned to Vinny and asked if they could try to wing a couple of his newly written songs. One by one people were stopping in their tracks and before long a small crowd had taken over the sidewalk. Since then the band has gained quite a local following and has played many shows around New England at some fairly prestigious venues. They have an EP "Pinwheel" out which was more of a learning experience in the world of bedroom recording and are planning to release their debut full length LP which will blow all previous recordings out of the water in the summer of 2018. On top of that, they will be adding songs from new members CJ and Jake to their repertoire to help further develop their goal of taking over the world. 

Upcoming Events

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

Jake Klar

Friday, July 8th

8:00 PM - 9:30 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.