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What is BLUE?

Blue is an intimate live music and events venue in Portland, Maine. Originally started in 2005 in a room half its size, Blue has evolved into a place where local, regional, and international talent perform regularly. 


Can I buy tickets for an event at BLUE?

Unless an event is specifically marked as a ticketed show, Blue operates on the donation-basis model. Usually, suggested donation is $10-20 per person for each performance, however, no one is turned away from non-ticketed events!

I bought a ticket but can't attend, what do I do?

Give it to a friend! Tickets are nonrefundable. Ticket sale dollars pay the artists, door person and sound tech directly after the show. If you aren't present you are still supporting the artists and that's cool!


Is there a drink minimum at BLUE?

There is NO drink minimum at Blue! However, we rely on purchases to keep the business running, so make of that knowledge however you’d like. 


How old do you have to be to attend an event at BLUE?

Due to recent changes in licensing and insurance, Blue has no choice but to maintain a strict 21+ policy. 


Does BLUE have seating available?

Seating is available on a first come/first serve basis, and varies depending on the show. Blue does not offer reserved seating, even for ticketed events. 


Is BLUE ADA accessible?

Yes! Feel free to contact us directly if you have any questions related to accessibility. 


Does BLUE serve food?

Yes! Blue currently offers a small-but-mighty collection of sandwiches, spreads, flatbreads, and sweets. 


Does BLUE serve drinks?

Yes! We have a full bar menu including, beer, wine, specialty cocktails, and non-alcoholic options. 


Where can I find information about upcoming events at BLUE?

You may view our events calendar here.


I’m a performer/artist representative looking to book a gig at BLUE - how do I do this?

Blue is not actively reviewing submissions at this time. 


Can I rent BLUE for my private event?

Please send any event rental inquiries to Note: we have events most nights, and book weddings etc. at least one year in advance. 

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