The Brooklyn Tighten Up

Saturday - September, 18 @ 10:00pm

Ian Jones - Vocals
Jesse Villalobos - Vocals, Keyboards
Will Jones - Sax, Percussion, Keytar, Vocals
Ryan Blotnick - Guitar
Adam Chilenski - Bass
Bill Campbell - Drums
The Brooklyn Tighten Up plays a funky and soulful blend of hits from the 60s 70s and 80s, brought straight from the heart of Brooklyn. Dipping from the musical wishing-well of Bill Withers, Sly Stone, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Prince, Stevie Wonder and countless others, the Tighten Up will “make you move your feet and hit you with a sucker-punch of soul.”

The musicians involved have performed with Brazilian Girls, Akoya Afrobeat, Rustic Overtones, Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Norah Jones, Andrew Bird, The Pimps of Joytime and many others.

Upcoming Events


Wednesday, June 1st

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Irish Session

Wednesday, June 1st

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Tim Winchester

Thursday, June 2nd

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Maine Middle Eastern Ensemble

Thursday, June 2nd

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Showmen’s Rest

Thursday, June 2nd

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Darlin’ Corey

Friday, June 3rd

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.