Blue Diamond Bar & Grill that's Nasty

The Blue Diamond presents – That’s Nasty

Back by popular demand

Dirty blues is a tradition that goes way back to the days of Jelly Roll Morton and Ma Rainey. It’s been kept alive over the years by Chitlin’ Circuit artists like Barbara Carr and Denise LaSalle.

“That’s Nasty” continues this raunchy tradition by presenting dirty blues songs not only by these classic artists but with some new originals as well from the performing artists in this show. Lisa Mann, Sonny Hess, Lady Kat, Ellen Whyte, Kathryn Grimm, Myrtle Brown, JT Thomas, Kelly Pierce

If you love the blues and are not faint of heart, you don’t want to miss this show.
2 shows, reservations required.

The Blue Diamond, 2016 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97232, Saturday, May 1st 5pm & 7pm shows  $20 (outside).

This will sell out, so get your tickets/reservations here




St Patrick’s Day with Patrick Lamb

St Patrick’s Day with Patrick Lamb

Three-time Muddy Award winner, including twice for horn player of the year, and Oregon Music Hall of Fame inductee, saxophonist Patrick Lamb will perform a special St Patrick Day show at The Garages Satellite Pub. Lamb has performed around the world with various jazz, rock and blues musicians including the likes of Gino Vanelli, Diane Schuur, Bobby Caldwell and Jeff Lorber Fusion.

At The Garages Satellite Pub, 4810 SW Western Avenue, Beaverton, Wednesday, March 17, 6:00 pm, $17.50

Andy Stokes Sings Love Songs

The Legendary Andy Stokes Sings Love Songs – Live Stream

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with one of the Northwest’s most beloved vocalists, Andy Stokes, as he’ll be presenting a live-stream show. The two-time Oregon Music Hall of Fame member, Cascade Blues Association Muddy Award winner for the “Curtis Salgado” Male Vocalist and a 2019 Grammy Award nominee, Andy will be singing some of his favorite old-school love songs and maybe a surprise or two. Join one of the funkiest, soulful artists in the region in what will certainly be a show to share with those you love.

Sunday, February 14, 6:00 p.m. (and available up to 36 hours hours for repeat play with purchase). Tickets for this streamlined event are available through for $10.

Blue Diamond Presents Two Shows

Blue Diamond Presents Two Shows in Celebration of Valentine’s

The Blue Diamond will hold two separate performances the night before Valentine’s Day, each featuring some of the Northwest’s top talent. At 5 p.m., the line-up will include Seattle’s Lady A, along with Leah Hinchcliff, Sonny Hess and Kelly Pierce. The second show, starting at 7:30, will showcase LaRhonda Steele, with Lisa Mann, Sonny Hess and Kelly Pierce. Tickets must be purchased in pairs, and include champagne and a dessert. There will be a special dinner menu for the event.

Blue Diamond, 2016 NE Sandy Blvd. Saturday, February 13, 5:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m., $40, 21 & over. Go to to purchase tickets and get more information.

Curtis Salgado Celebrates New Album

Curtis Salgado Celebrates New Album
With Online Performance From Music Millennium

Award-winning vocalist, instrumentalist and songwriter Curtis Salgado, the man NPR calls “an icon” with “a huge voice,” is revered worldwide for his ability to wring every ounce of soul out of every song he performs. Salgado is famed not only for his powerhouse live shows and 10 previous albums, but for his passionate and insightful original songs. He has been nominated three times for the Blues Music Award for Song Of The Year, winning in 2018 for “Walk A Mile In My Blues” from The Beautiful Lowdown. In total, he has won nine Blues Music Awards, including the B.B. King Entertainer of the Year. DownBeat calls his songwriting skills “an impressive gift.” Billboard says Salgado’s music is “inspired and powerful.” Now, after 40 years of recording, performing, touring and songwriting, Salgado is back with Damage Control, his first full band album in four years, and it’s packed with fresh, original material.

Salgado will be celebrating the release of this new album with a live performance simulcast from Portland’s Music Millennium on Facebook Live, hosted by Terry Currier, who’ll also be interviewing Salgado from the store’s stage.

Friday, February 12, 5:00 pm, Free on Facebook Live

Live Christmas Streams from the Alberta Rose Theatre 

Live Christmas Streams from the Alberta Rose Theatre 

Live Christmas Streams from the Alberta Rose Theatre The holidays are upon us and even though we cannot celebrate in venues, the Alberta Rose Theatre will be presenting two Christmas shows through their streaming outlet. For two evenings of some of the finest blues, soul, R&B and gospel please make plans on tuning into these performances. 

On Sunday, December 13, Norman Sylvester and his band play a special holiday show for fans, friends and family on the Portland Music Stream. 

Then one week later, on Sunday, December 20, Enjoy a special Christmas show with a Steele Family Christmas featuring vocalistLaRhonda Steele, pianist Mark Steele and their daughters Lauren and Sarah, along with the Steele Family Band. 

Both shows start at 7:00 pm, and tickets to stream the events are $20.00 each available at 


23rd Annual NW Women Rhythm & Blues Christmas Concerts 

23rd Annual NW Women Rhythm & Blues
Christmas Concerts 

The holidays are starting a little earlier this year as The Blue Diamond will host two concerts from the NW Women Rhythm & Blues and their annual Christmas celebration shows. 

It’s always an exciting showcase that features some of the West Coast’s very best artists: Sonny Hess, Lisa Mann, Rae Gordon, Angel James, LaRhonda Steele, Myrtle Brown, Lady True Blue, Kathryn Grimm, Mark Steele and Kelly Pierce. 

The shows have long benefited children with cancer through The Candlelighters and this year it will assist Struggling Local Musicians as well. Make sure to get your tickets and reservations early as these performances always sell out early. This is an outdoor event. 

The Blue Diamond Bar & Grill, 2016 NE Sandy Blvd., Sunday, November 15, 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. $24 general admission, $39 with dinner. Tickets available at 



Alberta Rose Theatre Presents Live Duffy Bishop Simulcast

Duffy Bishop – legend of the Northwest blues scene – performs a full band show especially for her Portland fans.
The event will be live streamed by the Alberta Rose Theatre’s Portland Music Stream directly from the Eclipse Studio in St Augustine, Florida. What truly makes this a special event is the fact that this will be the very first full band performance of music from Duffy Bishop’s newest release, I’m Gonna do What I Want, and the band’s first live show since the outbreak of Covid. Chris and Duffy will host a meet and greet.
Tickets for the Live Stream are $20.00, available at
Alberta Rose Theatre, 4:00 pm
The Lucky Losers

Catfish Lou’s Welcomes The Lucky Losers 

Phil Berkowitz and Cathy Lemons, better known as The Lucky Losers, return to Catfish Lou’s for the club’s official first touring event since the onset of Covid-19. The Bay Area duo showcases great harmonica and enchanting harmonies, as they place their own personal touches on an inventive, hypnotic, spin on ‘60s Chicago blues, vintage R&B, and roots music. 2019 winners of the Independent Blues Awards for Best Blues/Soul Artist, they are currently promoting their excellent latest release, Godless Land, recorded at the famed Greaseland Studios and featuring assistance from the likes of Kid Andersen and Laura Chavez. 

Catfish Lou’s, 6540 SW Fallbrook Pl, Beaverton. Friday, October 2, 7:00 pm. $15.00 reserved seating 21 & over. 

David Jacobs-Strain, Christopher Worth and Haley Johnsen

David Jacobs-Strain, Christopher Worth and Haley Johnsen

New EPs to be Released Simultaneously

Three of the area’s brightest young artists will come together for one special night to release new music EPs at the Alberta Rose Theatre. 

David Jacobs-Strain is a fierce slide guitar player and song poet known for both his virtuosity and spirit of emotional abandon. His live shows move from humorous, subversive blues, to delicate balladry, and then swing back to swampy rock and roll. It’s a range that ties Jacobs-Strain to his own generation and to guitar-slinger troubadours like Robert Johnson and Jackson Browne.   

Christopher Worth, better known locally as Worth, has become known for his unique style of bohemian blues, which he developed as a street performer traveling across the U.S. and Europe. His songs are timeless and real, tied together by the power and purity of his voice. 

Together, Strain and Worth have collaborated with performances the past couple of years and have created new music that they will be sharing and releasing at this show. 

Haley Johnsen’s newest release, When You Lit The Sky, is a soulful helping of blues and pop songwriting with nostalgic arrangements, and a window into the great passions of an artist whose dynamic vocals soar and whose heart is eternally, vulnerably, human. 

Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 NE Alberta St., Thursday, July 23, 8 pm. $15 advance at, $20 at the door. VIP seating (first few rows center stage) available for $30. Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian. 

This show has been rescheduled from March 28. If you purchased a ticket to this event prior to the date change and can no longer make this show, please contact the venue for a refund of your purchase.