Welcome reporters, music critics and photographers to the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival.

From its modest beginnings in 1988, the Waterfront Blues Festival has grown in size and reputation to be the largest blues festival West of the Mississippi and the second-largest blues festival in the United States.

The Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival is owned and operated by Oregon Food Bank, a charitable nonprofit. 100 percent of ticket and pass sales benefit Oregon Food Bank and its work to eliminate hunger and its root causes. 

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Tara Taylor, Strategic Partnership Manager
Oregon Food Bank
503-575-2109 (office)