Runaway Home

Monday - June, 24 @ 6:00pm

Runaway Home is a Panoramic-Americana band founded by two intrepid dreamers and schemers, Mark Elliott & Gary Culley who have been making music together for over 26 years. As songwriters, they have written for many of Nashville’s top publishing houses including Sony Music, Maypop, and Bluewater Music, and with cuts from country to bluegrass (including Neal McCoy, Chris LeDoux and Continental Divide.) They have recorded 11 albums between them and have won many performing songwriting awards, including the prestigious Kerrville New Folk Award.

It’s no accident that the ultimate Americana soundtrack for the road is consummated by folks who spend a ton
of time on the road. Sometimes travelling as a duo, and sometimes as a full band, these two friends and musical
vagabonds have taken their music to audiences far and wide. The band’s mantra has always been, “It’s the
music that makes us smile.” That’s doubly true for audiences they have made happy along the way with their
rootsy, Americana mix, from small folk rooms to opera houses, grange halls, festivals, and even to the famed
Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.
The road audiences have been treated to performances of a debut record that has caught the ear of Marcia
Campbell of Nashville’s WSM Radio, who said, “Runaway Home delivers a gem with their timeless collection
of music that takes you to another place. Great songs, strong vocals and sweet harmonies!"

Runaway Home - Gotta Get Outside from Mark Elliott Creative on Vimeo.


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.