The weekly blues series continues May 12 with a 7 p.m. show by Diane Blue. Admission at the door will be $10.

Boston's Blue is a soul-stirring vocalist, skillful harmonica player and crowd-pleasing entertainer. Voted Outstanding Female Singer in The Blues Audience 2011 Readers' Poll,  Blue is a soulful and sassy performer with a strong and energetic delivery, serving up her own spin on soul, blues and R&B. She won the 2010 Massachusetts Blues Challenge, earning the honor of competing at the 2011 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee. Blue has played harmonica and/or sung with guitarist extraordinaire Ronnie Earl, as well as international performers Luther Guitar Jr. Johnson, Big Jack Johnson and Irma Thomas, among others.

Upcoming in the weekly series are: May 19, Lydia Warren ($10); May 26, Alexis P. Suter Band ($15); June 2, Chris Duarte ($15); and a special two-band night starting 6:30 p.m. June 9, Shawn Holt and the Teardrops plus the Popa Chubby Band ($20; tickets for this show on sale now, call 596-6055).

For more information, visit and click on the Time Out Blues link. Also on the site is information about this summer’s fest, July 12 and 13. Advance blues festival tickets are $25 for either day or $50 for the full weekend.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or