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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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