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Opening Day!

Thursday, July 2 is opening day for the 28th annual Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival, presented by First Tech Federal Credit Union. 

Come on down to catch Thursday's performances by Gregg Allman, Devon Allman, Jaimoe's Jasssz Band, Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band, Reggie Houston, Ural Thomas & the Pain, and many, many more!

View Thursday Schedule.

Festival Entry  

Four-day passes can still be purchased at TicketTomato.com. Single day entry is a walk-up $10 donation to Oregon Food Bank.

Your best bet is the Blues Buddy pass, which allows for early-entry every day, priority re-entry when we close the gates due to capacity, and admission to both after-hours concerts.


Did you know only 52% of festival attendees contribute? Donate your share. Keep the festival strong while helping our neighbors in need. Be the 52%!

Single-day entry is a minimum $10 suggested donation per person at the gate. This is first-come, first-served until the gates close due to capacity. 





Oregon Food Bank's Hallmark Event

Oregon Food Bank

Oregon Food Bank has produced the Waterfront Blues Festival since 1988 to raise necessary funds and awareness to fight hunger 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.

The 2014 Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival, presented by First Tech Federal Credit Union, raised $1,114,004 through donations at the gate, as well as purchases of special passes and DME blues cruise tickets, exceeding the festival’s $1 million goal. 

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