2009 Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival offers after-concert events

PORTLAND, Ore. (June 29, 2009) – Can’t get enough of the blues? The 2009 Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival, presented by First Tech Credit Union, offers a variety of after-concert events for the late-night crowd. Late-night DME Blues Cruises are sold out. But tickets are still available for two Wildhorse Resort and Casino Super Jams at the Marriott. Or visit University Place Hotel or Hotel Fifty. The music goes until 1 a.m.

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Marriott After-Hours Allstars and Wildhorse Resort and Casino Super Jams

Walk across the street from the festival site to the Marriott Hotel for After-hours Allstars and Wildhorse Resort and Casino Super Jams. Admission is $10 in advance or $15 at the door.

Thursday, July 2: Marriott Afterhours Allstars: Northwest Pianorama with David Vest, DK Stewart, Janice Scroggins and Steve Kerin.

Friday, July 3: Wildhorse Resort and Casino Super Jam, featuring the bluesy soul of Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, and the soaring sacred steel of The Lee Boys and special guest Aubrey Ghent.

Saturday, July 4: Wildhorse Resort and Casino Super Jam, featuring a Battle of the’Bones with New Orleans’ deep-grooving Big Sam’s Funky Nation, led by former trombonist for the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and Bonerama, the Crescent City’s acclaimed four-trombone frontline rock/funk squad.

Sunday, July 5: Marriott Afterhours Allstars: Post-Festival Invitational Jam with Magic Slim, Tim “Too Slim” Langford, and Terry Hanck with Dave Gonzalez, Mike Barfield and the Stone River Boys.

July 2-5, Festival Afterhours, University Place Hotel, 310 S.W. Lincoln;

July 2-5, Festival Afterhours,  Hotel Fifty, 50 S.W. Morrison.

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About Oregon Food Bank: Oregon Food Bank is a nonprofit, charitable organization. It is the hub of the Oregon Food Bank Network, a statewide network of 20 regional food banks and 915 hunger-relief agencies serving Oregon and Clark County, Wash.

About festival sponsors: The Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival is presented by First Tech Credit Union.

Major sponsors include FedEx Corporation, iQ Credit Union, The Oregonian A&E, KINK.fm, Good Neighbor Pharmacy, Wildhorse Resort and Casino, and Travel Portland.

Supporting sponsors include Mission Foods, Deschutes Brewery, Henry’s, Beringer Wine, Snapple, Earth2o Water, Pepsi, Frito Lay Snacks, Yoshida Sauce, Dave’s Killer Bread, Eggland’s Best, Dreyer’s Ice Cream, Burt’s Bees, NW Natural, The Boeing Company, PacificSource Health Plans, OregonLive.com, Blues Revue, Music Millennium, True Tone Audio, Karolyn March, Lions Foundation, Cascade Blues Association, Oregon State Fair, Winthrop Music Association, Oregon Potters Association, Cascade Zydeco Association, Delta Music Experience, University Place Hotel, Marriott Hotel, RiverPlace Hotel, Hotel Fifty, travelportland.com.

For more information, visit www.waterfrontbluesfest.com