Celebration Our 25th Anniversary! July 4th - 8th 2017

It's the 30th anniversary celebration!

Join blues legends, up-and-comers and local regional acts to mark the 30th Anniversary of the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival, presented by First Tech Federal Credit Union, June 30 - July 4, 2017 at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. 

"For three decades this event has supported Oregon Food Bank while reaffirming and strengthening the threads that bind us as a community," says Artistic Director Peter Dammann. "This has become one of the nation's great community music festivals and it could only happen like this in Portland." 

"We are truly humbled to mark 30 years of support from the blues community to feed the human spirit of 1 in 5 people facing hunger in our state," says Oregon Food Bank CEO Susannah Morgan. "Since 1988, this iconic festival has raised more than $10 million and 1,000 tons of food for hunger relief. This is an achievement we are extremely proud of — and an achievement that is unprecedented in the concert festival business."

Come celebrate 30 years of feeding the human spirit!

Early-bird prices won't last long!

Get in and out privileges with multi-day passes!

Now on sale at early-bird pricing.


Check out our featured lineup!

Chris Isaak
Joss Stone
Big Head Blues Club, 
(with Big Head Todd & the Monsters, Billy Branch, Mud Morganfield and Cedric Burnside)
Booker T Stax Revue 
Elvin Bishop 
Canned Heat 
JD McPherson 
Pimps of Joytime 
Fantastic Negrito 
Cory Henry & the Funk Apostles
Curtis Salgado 
Sonny Landreth 
Eric Gales 
Pine Leaf Boys 

Duffy Bishop | Chubby Carrier | Southern Avenue | Greyhounds | The Revelers | Blynd | Jontavious Willis | Brother Yusef | Dirty Bourbon River Show | Donna Angelle | Dustbowl Revival | Christone “Kingfish” Ingram | Sons of the Soul Revivers | Chris Cain | The Suffers | Monkey Junk | Big Monti | Cedryl Ballou | Jeffery Broussard |& many more to be announced!


In its 30th year, the Waterfront Blues Festival continues to raise necessary funds for Oregon Food Bank's mission to eliminate hunger and its root causes in Oregon and Clark County, Washington.

We hope you join our sponsors, longtime attendees and gracious volunteers at the 2017 festival to help feed the human spirit of 1 in 5 of our neighbors who faces hunger. 


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