27th Annual Waterfront Blues Festival

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 12:00pm - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 10:00pm

KBOO is proud once again to co-sponsor and provide the community a live broadcast of the 27th annual Waterfront Blues Festival, a benefit for the Oregon Food Bank.

You can listen to the recording of the full Blues Fest for two weeks after the broadcast!
Day 1  - Thursday July 3rd
Day 2 - Friday July 4th
Day 3 - Saturday July 5th
Day 4  - Sunday July 6th

The 27th annual festival will take place July 3-6, 2014, and will feature Curtis Salgado, Los Lobos, Los Lonely Boys, Maceo Parker, Lee Fields & the Expressions, and John Nemeth & the Bo-Keys, among the 100 plus acts that will perform over the 4 day festival.

Health reasons have forced Gregg Allman to cancel his Sunday performance at the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival, presented by First Tech Federal Credit Union. Fortunately for attendees, Curtis Salgado has rearranged his tour schedule and is flying back to close out the festival.  More information.

The festival will benefit the Oregon Food Bank. Last year's event, which included Robert Plant and Mavis Staples, passed its $1 million donation target with $1,315,000.

Like last year, KBOO's broadcast will be simulcast all over the state on member stations of Oregon Community Media (OCM).  OCM is open to community licensees to provide support and assistance in the development of local noncommercial media in order to support and nurture strong independent stations throughout Oregon.

Currently, KSKQ in Ashland has committed to broadcasting the whole festival and stations KMUZ in Salem, KPOV in Bend, and KYAC-LPFM Mill City will be broadcasting part of the festival.

The Waterfront Blues Festival will take place July 3-6, 2014. Broadcast hours will be approximately Noon - 10pm.

Information on performers at the Waterfront Blues Festival is here
Information on tickets for the Waterfront Blues Festival is available here


General Information on the Waterfront Blues Festival can be found at

The festival takes place in Tom McCall Waterfront Park, just to the north and south of the Hawthorne Bridge on the west bank of the Willamette River.


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