The Renovators

Sunday - June, 03 @ 5:00pm

The Renovators…What kind of name is that for a band? Good question. Most likely because Bob Rasero made a living building and fixing houses and it sounded good at the time and stuck. Hey, it could have been the Carpenters, but it is what it is .
Just like a good old house with good bones, they’re still around and seven albums later, are still rockin and writing fun, funky, topical, bluesy tunes. Songs about the power of love and the power of money. Songs asking for truth and others critical of the wacky political scene and the creeps that wrap flags around everything… And even one about Rodney King. Why can’t we just get along anyway?
But there’s also fun songs about kids and family, good ole girls and going fishing for the big one.
Songs about little gardens and lonesome whistles.
Mellow tunes about movin’ along because it must be love..
Others about going to work with these hands and coming home to the girl you thought you knew.
So try not to do without this band. They’ve played every function and venue up and down the east coast, city to suburb, country club to country blues. Opened for and backed up the greats with too many stories to remember…
All that’s left is the blues…


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.