Showmen's Rest

Thursday - June, 02 @ 9:00pm

Showmen’s Rest is a new group organized around songs that have sprung forth from the mind of Jimmy Dority. He has planted these songs in a community garden that is also tended by Mike Effenberger, Nick Phaneuf, and Mike Walsh. Together they prune, weed, and crossbreed until the songs reach their greatest yield. The music is meant to nourish the artist and the audience alike, drawing on a wide range of influences to create songs that the listener can take a casual stroll through while always still encountering something pleasingly unexpected. For fans of: Father John Misty, Wilco, Tame Impala, Talking Heads.

Upcoming Events

IRISH NIGHT at BLUE: Sean Heely & Beth Patterson 

Wednesday, May 18th

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Irish Session

Wednesday, May 18th

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Layne’s Wine Gig

Thursday, May 19th

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

D. Gross

Thursday, May 19th

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Mill Burners

Thursday, May 19th

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Choro Louco

Friday, May 20th

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.