Tuesday Blues is Portland's all-ages weekly Blues dance night. Every Tuesday night we bring you the best Blues dancing, DJs, and live music Portland has to offer. No partner required, no experience required—just a love for the Blues and a desire to move!
For more PB&J info about our dances check out pdxblues.com; and for more Portland Blues info on live music around town check out portlandblues.com.
Kevin Selfe has been electrifying audiences nationwide since breaking into the blues scene in 2006. His growing stature as a captivating story teller and passionate performer are surpassed only by his deft mastery of blues guitar. Having relocated to Portland, OR, the Virginia native is now a leading light in the Pacific Northwest’s robust blues revival. Effortlessly combining the guitar traditions of the legends and the modern masters into his own unique approach, Selfe’s stylistic depth and electric performances resonate with audiences. His live shows have grown in legend largely due to his unique gift for communicating, through guitar, the complex range of moods revealed only by blues. Selfe’s songwriting style bridges the gap between joy and angst, using piercing irony, humorous metaphors, and daring autobiographical subject matter from his own occasional walks with the blues.
7pm - 8pm: Beginner Lesson (main ballroom)
7pm - 8pm: Intermediate Lesson (upstairs)
8pm - 12am: Dancing!
Intermediate Lesson: $8
Intermediate Lesson & Dance: $15
Beginner Lesson: Comes with dance admission!
Dance: $7 - $15 sliding scale
Check out our website for more information:
Sponsored by PortlandBlues.Com
This venue is up 2 flights of stairs and is (unfortunately) not wheelchair accessible.
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Tuesday Blues is a POC & LGBTQIA safe event. This means bigotry of any kind is not tolerated. If you experience or see anything questionable, please let someone on the Portland Blues team know. Thanks for helping keep Blues a safe and welcoming space for all!
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It's also Whiskey'n'Waffles Wednesday with discounts on whiskey and our chicken'n'waffles.
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Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Junior Parker, Albert King, Freddie King, B.B. King, Lowell Fulson, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Jimi Hendrix will all be covered. And there'll be a few originals mixed in too.
HIGH ENERGY R&B BLUES BAND featuring APRIL BROWN
SISTER MERCY possesses a high energy, blues driven sound. Lead singer April Brown is mesmerizing with her powerful, beautiful presence, full range vocals and complete joy in performance. The talented Scott Garcia adds guitar and vocal textures. Rounded out with Roger Espinor on drums, John Webb on bass and Debby Espinor on keys. SISTER MERCY has a unique place in the blues along with April Brown's velvet voice the rest of the band supplies strong background vocals and original music. Semifinalist in the International Blues Challenge 2016 and 2018, SISTER MERCY was also nominated for Best New Band and Best Contemporary Blues Band for the Cascade Blues Association Muddy Awards. SISTER MERCY presents music that is a pleasure for the ears and a show that is a feast for the eyes.
Sister Mercy's soulful, sultry songs suddenly but smoothly transition to funky blues rock in a way that keeps you on the dance floor for hours Michelle Bean (Owner-Catfish Lou’s)
“OMG! It will be an honor for me to turn folks on to this album. You guys have raised your bar quite a bit with this one. This disc has such a great sonic sound to it without scraping the headroom! Amazing sound. The writing is awesome as well, your tunes are so thought out and are well put together. It really does kick ass, good for you guys!!! This one is a favorite child for me! You guys are the audio equivalent to a fine 15-year scotch…say a good bottle of Macallan!!!”
June 2018 Steve Pringle
DJ, KGON FM 92.3