Verses vs Verses

Monday - November, 27 @ 5:30pm

Hosted by Chris Robley

A monthly series where guest songwriters and word-writers (poems, essays, stories, manifestos, tweets) face off to find what interesting kinks and connections arise while approaching the same theme from opposite angles.


Hosted every 4th Monday by indie-pop songwriter and poet Chris Robley (who will also perform a short set each month). Robley's songs have been praised by the LA Times, KCRW, No Depression, NPR's Second Stage, and more. His poems have appeared in POETRY Magazine, the Poetry Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Prairie Schooner, and others. Robley is the recipient of Boulevard's Poetry Prize for Emerging Writers, a Maine Literary Award in Poetry, and he was selected as a finalist by Robert Pinsky for the Dorset Prize.

Like all shows at Blue, this event is FREE but donations are greatly appreciated.


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.