Out of the Blue with Roan Yellowthorn

Wednesday - August, 05 @ 6:00pm

Raised in Camden, Maine, Roan Yellowthorn front woman Jackie McLean delivers ethereal indie rock songs with a singer/songwriter heart. Supported by producer and multi-instrumentalist Shawn Strack, listeners find themselves singing-along to the catchy melodies while simultaneously becoming immersed in the story behind each song.

With their arresting sound, innovative collaborative process, and undeniable talent, Roan Yellowthorn is poised to be one of the most compelling acts of its generation. With tendrils in pop, rock, indie, and folk, their music is at once familiar and like no other music today.

They recorded 'Indigo,' their first full-length album and soon were signed to Blue Elan Records. With influences ranging from Angel Olsen to ABBA to The National, 'Indigo' will be released in Fall of 2018 on Blue Elan Records.

"Beautifully written and performed. A masterpiece of both poetry and lyricism." - AXS

"Once you’ve heard her once, you’ll know her again–and that’s rare." - Independent Clauses




Upcoming Events

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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.