Pick a day:

Brewery Stage

  • Billy D & the Hoodoos

    An original Backbeat Bluz N Roots Trio from Portland

    1 to 2 PM
  • Chris Isaak

    Presented by Safeway

    "ZZ Top meets Roy Orbison"

    9 to 10:15 PM
  • Dirty Bourbon River Show

    “A magical mystery tour of whiskey-soaked French Quarter back alleys”

    3 to 4 PM
  • Elvin Bishop (FESTIVAL OPENING CEREMONY)

    Presented by The Leslie Foundation

    Legendary bluesman and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer

    6:45 to 8 PM
  • Ty Curtis Band

    with Robbie Laws

    Two award-winning guitarists team up for this special Festival appearance.

    5 to 6 PM

First Tech Blues Stage

  • Fantastic Negrito

    Presented by Cochran

    A man’s truth told in the form of black roots music

    8 to 9 PM
  • Jim Mesi Band

    Portland guitar legend kicks off the 30th Anniversary Waterfront Blues Festival

    12 to 1 PM
  • JJ Thames & the Violet Revolt

    Versatile ‘Mississippi Blues Diva’ passionately preaches the mantra, “Have faith in yourself and your dreams.”

    4 to 5 PM
  • Karen Lovely

    Award-winning, globe-trotting Portland blues songstress (her latest release a work of “genius” raves Downbeat) teams up with local allstars Ben Rice and Lisa Mann

    2 to 3 PM
  • LoveBomb Go-Go

    Bohemian Mayhem from Portland’s ‘Intergalactic Marching Band’

    6 to 6:45 PM

Oregonian Front Porch Stage

  • Anita Margarita & the Rattlesnakes

    with special guest Pete Krebs

    An unusual, multi-generational mix of NW music legends forge a new genre: JassaBilly

    3:40 to 4:30 PM
  • Bob Shoemaker Trio

    Veteran Portland slide guitarist backed by an allstar rhythm section

    2:20 to 3:20 PM
  • Brother Yusef

    Master solo guitarist / vocalist & a favorite of the swing/blues dance crowd

    4:50 to 5:40 PM
  • Cedric Burnside Project

    North Mississippi Hill Country blues at its best, powered by one of the world’s greatest blues drummers.

    7:20 to 8:20 PM
  • Dirty Bourbon River Show

    “A magical mystery tour of whiskey-soaked French Quarter back alleys”

    6 to 7 PM
  • Dirty Revival

    “Perhaps the strongest up-and-coming act in a quickly growing Portland R&B scene”- DYAMI CLEMENT, ALHAMBRA THEATRE

    10 to 11 PM
  • Lloyd Allen

    Allen’s guitar and vocal chops have yielded opening slots for the likes of B.B. King, Dinah Washington, and more.

    1:10 to 2 PM
  • Tevis Hodge

    Talented young purveyor of Delta Blues

    12 to 12:50 PM
  • The Revelers

    Swamp-pop, Cajun, country, blues and zydeco

    8:40 to 9:40 PM

FedEx Crossroads Stage

  • Brother Yusef

    Master solo guitarist / vocalist & a favorite of the swing/blues dance crowd

    9 to 10:15 PM
  • Portland Blues Experience

    Dance demonstration/lesson

    11 AM to 12 PM
  • 1 to 2 PM
  • Terry Robb & Lauren Sheehan

    “In the annals of great male-female musical couplings, TERRY ROBB & LAUREN SHEEHAN may just be the new gold standard." - LISA LEPINE

    6:45 to 8 PM
  • Tevis Hodge

    Talented young purveyor of Delta Blues

    3 to 4 PM
  • Timothy James & Ryan Stadler

    15 year old guitarist James was Portland’s Youth Representative at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis

    5 to 6 PM

DME Portland Spirit Blues Cruise

  • DME Hoodoo Moon Cruise

    Cruise the Willamette River and hear the blues in an intimate setting aboard the Portland Spirit. (21+ SHOW)

    Eric Gales, Greyhounds, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Cedric Burnside Project, Terry Robb & Lauren Sheehan

    10:30 PM to 1:15 AM

Festival Gates

Rose Hotel Lounge

  • After Hours at Hotel Rose

    The Bayou Boyz with special guests

    10 PM to 1:30 AM
  • DME United By Music "Blues Brunch"

    workshops, performances at the Rose Hotel Lounge

    11 AM to 1 PM
  • Happy Hour Acoustic Blues

    at the rose hotel lounge

    4 to 6 PM