To make the festival enjoyable for everyone!
Thursday, July 3, through Sunday, July 7, 2014.
A suggested donation of $10 (or more) plus two cans (or more) of food per person per day (more if you are able) or your festival pass.
100 percent of your gate donation and pass and ticket revenue benefit Oregon Food Bank.
Oregon Food Bank, a charitable nonprofit, owns and operates the festival. The festival is OFB’s major fundraiser. Oregon Food Bank’s mission: to eliminate hunger and its root causes … because no one should be hungry.
Smoking in designated areas only.
Security staff will inspect all bags.
What to bring
- $10 donation plus two cans of food per person per day (or the special festival pass you purchased online).
- LOW “sand” or “beach” style chair – not more than 30-inches high. Higher chairs must sit in back to avoid obstructing the view for others.
- Maximum blanket size:
o For two people, 6’ x 8’
o For four people, 8’ x 12’
- Maximum cooler size: 22” long, 15” high, 15” wide
- Hat and sunglasses
- Rain poncho if it’s sprinkling
- Ear plugs for sensitive ears
Leave at home (not allowed)
- NO large tarps allowed into the bowl
- No animals. You won’t be allowed to enter the festival with dogs, cats, ferrets, snakes, elephants or any pet or animal.
- No alcoholic beverages (You can purchase beer or wine onsite)
- No glass
- No fireworks
- No weapons
- No beach balls or Frisbees
- No tents or shade canopies
- No sun umbrellas that obstruct seated guests’ view of stages
- No location flags/signs on sticks or poles that block view of seated guests
- No audio or video recording devices
Available on site
- ATM machine
- First-aid tent
- Bicycle parking
- A variety of food and beverages for purchase from vendors
- CDs, posters, clothing, buttons and other merchandise for purchase. All proceeds from merchandise sales at the festival benefit Oregon Food Bank.
- Bottled water for purchase, a portion of the proceeds benefit Oregon Food Bank
- Pottery at Oregon Potters Association Empty Bowls Booth
Street parking fills quickly. Here are a few alternatives:
- Park in downtown parking lots and garages. We recommend SmartPark or City Center Parking Garages.
- Park on the east bank of the river and walk across the Hawthorne Bridge.
- Or walk along the East Bank Esplanade.
- The festival provides two areas for parking bicycles: one on Naito near the main entrance and one at the north end of the festival near the Hawthorne Bridge entry.
- Ride TriMet, MAX light rail or the Portland Street Car
The festival site is a public park. The walkway is wheelchair accessible and there is a wheelchair seating area at the top of the bowl. But most of the park is a grassy hill. There is no special festival parking. Attendees park in public lots and on the street. The closest parking garage is at S.W. First and Jefferson, just a few blocks from the festival site.
Other common sense policies
- Keep passages free. Don’t block aisles, walkways, esplanade or other public areas.
- Dispose of trash in designated receptacles.
- Beer cups are compostable. Dispose of your empty beer cup in designated receptacles.
- No distribution of commercial advertisements.
- Waterfront Blues Festival staff will close entry to Waterfront Park when the audience reaches capacity, as directed by the City of Portland Fire Marshall.
- Obey all federal, state and City of Portland laws, ordinances, rules and regulations.
- Do not enter nonpublic areas, i.e. offices, storage, vendor booths, “performers only.”
- Respect property. Don’t take, deface, degrade, damage or destroy property.
- Don’t disrupt or interfere with festival operations.
- No physical or verbal harassment or abuse allowed.
- Obey directions of festival management team and its authorized contractors.
- No video or audio recording of concerts without permission from artist.
About Oregon Food Bank
Oregon Food Bank believes no one should be hungry. With sufficient public will and support of the entire community, we believe it is possible to eliminate hunger and its root causes.
Since 1982, Oregon Food Bank has been leading the fight against hunger in Oregon and southwest Washington by collecting and distributing food through a network of four OFB branches and 16 independent regional food banks.
The OFB Network helps nearly 1 in 5 households fend off hunger. OFB also leads statewide efforts to increase resources for hungry families and to eliminate the root causes of hunger through advocacy, nutrition education, garden education, and helping communities strengthen local food systems.
For more information
Subscribe to Blues E-News at www.waterfrontbluesfest.com
Like the festival at www.facebook.com/waterfrontbluesfest
Follow the festival at www.twitter.com/waterfrontblues.
Download the mobie app
For iPhone: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/waterfront-blues-festival/id657940660?mt=8
For Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.seedlabs.waterfrontblues
The 2013 Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival was presented by First Tech Federal Credit Union.
Major sponsors: FedEx, KIA Motors, iQ Credit Union, Deschutes Brewery, The Oregonian and 101.9 KINK.
Supporting sponsors: Health Net, Capital One, Schwindt & Co., NW Natural, The Boeing Co., Portland Community College, OregonLive.com, Smart Park, EcoShuttle, Jack Daniel’s, Earth2o, Snapple, Chateau St. Michelle, Frito Lay, Pepsi, Mission Foods, Miller Lite, Jack Daniel’s, Dave’s Killer Bread, Dreyer’s, Larabar, Cascadian Farms, KBOO, Oregon Music News, Regal Cinemas, Caring Ambassadors, Prime Pay, Sunbelt Rentals, Clay Street Table, Music Millennium, Cascade Blues Association, Winthrop Music Association, Cascade Zydeco, Delta Music Experience, RiverPlace Hotel, Hotel Fifty, Marriott Hotel, Portland North Harbor Collection by Marriott, University Place Hotel, Oregon State Fair, Made in Oregon, Karolyn H. March, attorney.