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Early-bird Prices for Waterfront Blues Festival Passes End May 2; Additional Artists Announced 

Joan Osborne to Perform with The Holmes Brothers; Bombino Added to First Day Lineup

Portland, Ore. (April 21, 2014) -- Early-bird pricing ends Friday, May 2 for passes to the 27th annual Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival presented by First Tech Federal Credit Union held July 3 - 6, 2014 at Tom McCall Waterfront Park to benefit Oregon Food Bank. More acts are continually added to the festival lineup, such as Joan Osborne with The Holmes Brothers on Spectacular Sunday, Bombino on opening day, Otis Taylor with special guest Mato Nanji (of Indigenous), Portland's pillar of soul Ural Thomas & The Pain and more great artists.  Read more.

Waterfront Blues Festival Announces Safety Updates;
4th of July Celebration Reassures Community of Security

Updated guidelines for attendees at Waterfront Park July 3-6 include factory-sealed water, limited bag size and no coolers; in line with large festival practices

Portland, Ore. (April 11, 2014) -- Oregon Food Bank announces safety updates today for the 27th annual Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival presented by First Tech Federal Credit Union held July 3 - 6, 2014 at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. In keeping with best practices for events and festivals around the nation, updates include (but are not limited to) no hard-sided coolers, no large blankets or tarps, no high-backed chairs and limited outside beverages. Read more.  

 

Waterfront Blues Festival Passes on Sale; Boz Scaggs Added to Spectacular Sunday Line-up
Passes go on sale for nation's second-largest blues festival July 3 - 6 at Waterfront Park in Portland, Ore. as new acts are added to schedule

Portland, Ore. (March 24, 2014) -- Passes went on sale to the public today for the 27th annual Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival presented by First Tech Federal Credit Union held July 3 - 6, 2014.  Boz Scaggs is added to the growing list of headlining artists, such as Gregg Allman, Los Lobos, Los Lonely Boys, Maceo Parker, Lee Fields & the Expressions, John Nemeth & The Bo-Keys, Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials and Commander Cody, who will perform over the July 4th weekend to benefit Oregon Food Bank's mission of fighting hunger and its root causes. Read more.


Headliners Announced for 27th annual Waterfront Blues Festival
Gregg Allman, Los Lobos, Los Lonely Boys, Maceo Parker, Lee Fields & the Expressions and John Nemeth & the Bo-Keys to headline nation's second-largest blues festival July 3 - 6 at Waterfront Park in Portland, Ore.

Portland, Ore. (March 3, 2014) -- Oregon Food Bank announces today the featured lineup at its 27th annual Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival presented by First Tech Federal Credit Union on July 3 - 6, 2014.  Headlining artists Gregg Allman, Los Lobos, Los Lonely Boys, Maceo Parker, Lee Fields & the Expressions and John Nemeth & The Bo-Keys join more than 100 blues acts on four stages over the July 4th weekend event to benefit Oregon Food Bank's mission of fighting hunger and its root causes.  Read more.


2013 Waterfront Blues Festival, a sensational success

Festival fans donate a record-breaking $1.3 million to fight hunger  

Portland, Ore. (July 9, 2013) – Perfect festival weather, a high-powered lineup, committed sponsors, enthusiastic volunteers and generous blues fans helped make the 2013 Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival a sensational success.

The Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival, presented by First Tech Federal Credit Union, raised a record-breaking $1,315,000 through donations at the gate as well as purchases of special passes and DME blues cruise tickets, exceeding the festival’s $1 million goal. Read more.

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