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WATERFRONT BLUES FESTIVAL WILL UTILIZE NORTHBOUND NAITO TRAFFIC LANE FOR LOADING AND PUBLIC SAFETY STARTING SUNDAY, JUNE 26

The Waterfront Blues Festival is expected to draw 100,000 people between July 1 and 4; roughly 25,000 people per day. As part of this festival benefiting Oregon Food Bank, there will be some lane configurations intended to keep visitors and travelers safe.

There will be two phases of closures. 

Loading phase: June 26-30
Pedestrian safety & access phase: July 1-4

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Oregon Food Bank sets $10 daily admission for 2016 Waterfront Blues Festival

At just $10 per day, the 29th annual Waterfront Blues Festival is the best entertainment value around; 120 musical performances on 4 stages over 4 days on the waterfront in the heart of Portland… all for a good cause. 

For almost 30 years, Oregon Food Bank has brought great blues music to Portland to help alleviate hunger.  What started as a much smaller effort has grown into a world-class four-day music experience.   Oregon Food Bank is more than the beneficiary of the Waterfront Blues Festival; it owns and operates the event.  A lot has changed since the Blues Fest began in 1988, most notably the sheer cost of operating the festival including musical talent and security.  “The $10 required daily admission will help to ensure that Oregon Food Bank is able to fulfill its mission -- to eliminate hunger and its root causes…because no one should be hungry – while sustaining a safe, fantastic musical tradition,” says Oregon Food Bank CEO Susannah Morgan.

The 2016 Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival takes place July  1-4 at Tom McCall Waterfront Park.  Children six and under are free, and a limited number of passes will be made available each day for Oregon Trail Card holders.  Single day passes go on sale June 1.

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