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Celebrate 30 years of Waterfront Blues during the July 4th holiday weekend
Passes now on sale for 5-day festival

Portland, Ore. (March 15, 2017) -- Join blues legends, up-and-comers and local acts to mark the 30th Anniversary of the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival, presented by First Tech Federal Credit Union, June 30 -- July 4, 2017 at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Passes are on-sale now at early bird prices. This year's festival will run five days and feature 120 blues acts on four stages. Festival proceeds help Oregon Food Bank fight hunger in Oregon and Clark County, Washington. 

Headliners include: 
Big Head Todd Blues Club, Chris Isaak, Joss Stone, Galactic, Elvin Bishop, Fantastic Negrito, Canned Heat, JD McPherson, Bokante, Pine Leaf Boys, MarchFourth, Pimps of Joytime, Booker T Stax Revue, Cedric Burnside Project, Sonny Landreth 

Additional acts include: 
Chubby Carrier, Southern Avenue, Greyhounds, The Revelers, Blynd, Jontavious Willis, Brother Yusef, Dirty Bourbon River Show, Donna Angelle, Dustbowl Revival, Christone "Kingfish" Ingram, Eric Gales, The Suffers, Chris Cain, Monkey Junk, Sons of the Soul Revivers 

"Five days, four stages and more than 150 eclectic performances. For just $10 a day Waterfront Blues Festival is the concert deal of the summer," said Artistic Director Peter Dammann. "But it's much more than that. For three decades this event has supported Oregon Food Bank while reaffirming and strengthening the threads that bind us as a community. This has become one of the great community music festivals and it could only happen in Portland."

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