Media pass procedures

Before the festival

Media passes are limited to writers and photographers on assignment, covering the festival for a legitimate publication or station. Please request your pass at least two weeks in advance of the festival.

To request a media pass under your name, please fill out our online media pass request form. 

We will review your request and will either confirm or deny it via e-mail or fax. If we approve your request, we will send you additional instructions.

No photographers are allowed on stage. A limited number of media photographers will be allotted a pass for the restricted area in front of the Main Stage.



Media contact for the Waterfront Blues Festival or Oregon Food Bank: Tara Taylor, Associate Director of Community Engagement, 503-575-2109 or

Other useful resources:

On-site, at the festival

To make arrangements on-site for interviews, please check back on this page closer to the festival.

To check in and receive your media pass, refer to the email instructions you received when approved for a pass.

Please carry your media credentials.