DME Blues Cruises

2015 Blues Cruises

Blues Cruise

We are currently working on Blues Cruises for 2016. Please check back later, and in the meantime look below at what last year's cruises featured! It's sure to be a similar draw in 2016.

Cruise the beautiful Willamette River and hear the blues in an intimate setting on the Portland Spirit. A no-host hors d’oeuvres buffet and full bar are available on all cruises.

To avoid disappointment, purchase your ticket before the festival begins. The popular DME Blues Cruises sell out quickly.

2015 Cruise Schedule

Thursday, July 2, 2015

DME “Hoodoo Moon” Cruise - 10:45 p.m.
Featuring: Devon Allman Band   Jimmy "Duck" Holmes  Christone "Kingfish" Ingram  Harper & Midwest Kind • Mary Flower
This is a 21+ show.

Friday, July 3, 2015

DME “Blue Bayou” Cruise - 2:30 p.m.
Featuring: Jelly Bread • Worth • Devin Phillips Band • Michael Osborn & the Drivers
All ages show.

DME “Rock the Boat” Cruise - 10:45 p.m.
Featuring: Jarekus Singleton  High Water Jazz Band • Dave Fleschner & Alan Hager • Ben Rice & Lucy Hammond
All ages show. 

Saturday, July 4, 2015

DME Driftin' Blues Cruise - 2:30 p.m.
Featuring: Terry "Harmonica Bean" • Con Brio • Rose City Kings •  Kinzel & Hyde • David Pinsky & Phil Newton
All ages show.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

DME "Sail on Sister" Cruise - 3:30 p.m.
Featuring: Charmaine Neville & Reggie Houston •  NW Women in R&B • Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas
All ages show.

General Information

  • All DME Blues Cruises board from the seawall at S.W. Salmon and Naito Parkway, in front of Salmon Street Springs Fountain, just north of the Oregonian Front Porch Stage.
  • The cruises will head south up the Willamette River to Oregon City, and/or north past the Port of Portland docks.
  • Most evening cruises are ages 21 and older. All evening cruises board at 10:15 p.m., returning to dock at 1:15 a.m.
  • Afternoon cruises are open to all ages. Boarding is 30 minutes prior to departure, and length of cruise is 2 hours. 
  • All passengers 18 years of age and older must present photo ID upon boarding. All carry-on bags are subject to inspection, and passengers may be photographed.

Proceeds benefit Oregon Food Bank's mission to eliminate hunger and its root causes ... because no one should be hungry.

DME Blues Cruise tickets are nontransferrable and nonrefundable.

All proceeds benefit Oregon Food Bank's mission to eliminate hunger and its root causes.

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