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Mark your calendars: 5 days of blues!



The 30th anniversary of the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival, presented by First Tech Federal Credit Union, will take place Friday, June 30 through Tuesday, July 4, 2017.

Once again held at Tom McCall Waterfront Park, the 5-day festival benefits Oregon Food Bank's work to eliminate hunger and its root causes in Oregon and Clark County, Washington.

Check back in the Spring for pass & ticket sales, as well as the lineup for this 30th celebration of blues and fighting hunger in our communities!


Bravo! Thank you!

You made 2016 Blues Fest a success and helped us surpass our goal!

The 29th annual Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival, presented by First Tech Credit Union raised $1,043,571 for Oregon Food Bank over the 4-day event.

From the gates opening on July 1 to the culmination of the festival on the 4th of July with fireworks, the event was one of the best yet! Weather was perfect, the music was hot and the support of attendees was amazing.

With your help, along with our generous sponsors, we will provide nutritious food to 1 in 5 of our neighbors facing hunger during the summer months and beyond.


2016 Lineup


Last year's festival featured: 


TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND
DR. JOHN & THE NITE TRIPPERS 
JJ GREY & MOFRO 
JIMMIE VAUGHAN & THE TILT-A-WHIRL BAND featuring LOU ANN BARTON
LIV WARFIELD & THE SPECIAL HORNZ
MACEO PARKER 
ZZ WARD 
FEMI KUTI & THE POSITIVE FORCE
CURTIS SALGADO BAND 
The SOUL REBELS 
SAMANTHA FISH
CHUBBY CARRIER & THE BAYOU SWAMP BAND

and many more!


Oregon Food Bank's Hallmark Event


Oregon Food Bank
has produced the Waterfront Blues Festival since 1988 to raise necessary funds and awareness for its mission to end hunger and its root causes in Oregon and Southwest Washington. This Portland hallmark event has become a treasured tradition for locals and visitors alike. 

The Waterfront Blues Festival is Oregon Food Bank’s largest fundraising event -- thanks to our sponsors, our longtime attendees and the contributions of more than 2,000 volunteers each year. With your dedication to this unique festival and our ever-important cause, we are able to help 1 in 5 of our neighbors who face hunger.

Thank you for supporting Oregon Food Bank! We look forward to seeing you next July as we all rally to end hunger and celebrate a 4th of July Blues weekend tradition.