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Blues Fest Cares

The Waterfront Blues Festival is committed to providing a world-class event to the community of Portland and beyond that presents diverse musical arts, culture, and entertainment. The festival has also been committed to using its broad platform to create awareness and support of hunger relief efforts since 1988.


The Sunshine Division has offered free food and clothing assistance to Oregon for over 95 years! The Sunshine Division has built a local legacy of mobilizing quickly and efficiently to assist distressed Portlanders. Individuals and families can get relief six days a week at their North Thompson location, four days a week at their Southeast Stark location, and 24/7 assistance through a partnership with the Portland Police Bureau.


Children’s Cancer Association – In 2019, the CCA will be working with the Waterfront Blues Festival to film musicians and capture content and performances for Bedstock. Bedstock is the first and only online music festival where artists play from bed for sick kids stuck in theirs. Bedstock benefits the Children’s Cancer Association and their flagship MyMusicRx program that brings the healing power of music to hospitalized kids across the country.

Blues Fest Cares

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Portland, OR 97217

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