The Marc Chillemi Quartet

Tuesday - August, 16 @ 7:00pm

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Tuesday - August, 16 @ 9:00pm

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Q. How can I support Blue during the COVID-19 shutdown?
A.  You can donate to Blue at

or… purchase a gift card HERE!

Thank you for helping ensure that we have a home to come back to!  We look forward to bringing you live music events once again!

Q. Do you take reservations?
A. No. It’s a small room and there isn’t a cover…it’s informal first come first serve communal seating.

Q. Are people under the age of 21 allowed at Blue?
A. No. We are a 21+ venue.  Minors are allowed ONLY when accompanied by their LEGAL guardian.

Q. Is there a minimum?
A. Yes. Blue is a small room and in order for us to remain viable, we simply ask that each customer make at least one purchase. This one purchase per person really makes a difference and we greatly appreciate your support!

Q. Does Blue have a cover charge?
A. No, however, we do suggest a donation for each show via the basket. 100% of your donations go to the musicians. If you appreciate seeing your favorite artist in an intimate room such as Blue, a donation is a great way to support them! Occasionally, we will host a ticketed show for which tickets are sold in advance and/or at the door. This would be indicated on our website.

Q. Does Blue accept credit cards?
A. Yes, we accept all major credit cards.

Q. What are Blue’s hours of operation?
A. We open an hour before the first show begins, and close when the last person leaves (no later than 1pm) Sunday – Tuesday times vary. Wednesday – Saturday we open at 5pm.

Q. How often does Blue have live music?
A. We host live music EVERY DAY.  It’s best to check our calendar for specific details. Comedy every Monday with music beforehand.

Q. Does Blue serve spirits?
A. YES! We have a moderate selective variety of liquor and an ever expanding and increasingly more exciting cocktail list!

Q. Featured cheeses?
A. We offer three rotating artisan cheeses at a time,  all picked from our friends at The Cheese Iron. Our three featured cheeses are served on a heavy slate with marcona almonds, honey and/or preserves & a baked baguette at a cost of  $10 for one cheese, $14 for two or all three for $18. You really must come in for some cheese one of these nights!

Q. I noticed that there’s no TV at Blue. Why is this ?
A. We are always trying to create an atmosphere that is as supportive as possible of the artists who perform at Blue. We believe that the presence of a television would undermine this goal and ultimately compromise live musical performances.

Q. How long has Blue been around?
A. Blue was born at precisely 5:00 P.M. on Friday, April 29, 2005.

Q. Why aren’t the walls painted blue in Blue?
A. Next question.

Q. Do people ever get shushed at Blue ?
A. As with any live music venue and, particularly with Blue, the most intimate live music venue in Portland, many people come to listen. Depending on the show, one may, by one’s fellow listeners, become the unwitting victim of a “shush” now and then. Don’t be alarmed or take it personally…it’s even happened to the proprietor a few times! We would simply ask that people take note of the room and the show. If a quiet performance is going on, please be respectful and try to talk quietly.


650A Congress Street, Portland ME

21+ Only (unless accompanied by your legal guardian)

Tues: 6PM-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 the 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.