Waterfront Blues Festival 2013

Thu, 07/04/2013 (All day) - Sun, 07/07/2013 (All day)

Now in its 26th year, this event remains the nation's premier blues festival raising millions for the Oregon Food Bank.

Gates Open:  11:00 AM, each day

Music Begins:  Noon, each day

ENTRY on the first three days of the festival – July 4, 5 and 6 – requires a suggested donation of at least $10, plus two cans of food, per person per day.

Most-wanted canned foods include:

  • Shelf-stable milk,
  • Food high in protein such as canned meats (tuna, chicken, salmon) and canned or dried beans,
  • Foods high in nutrients, such as canned fruits and vegetables (preferably with reduced sodium and reduced sugar),
  • Whole-grain foods such as brown rice, whole grain cereal and whole-wheat pasta,
  • Soups, chilis and stews (preferably with reduced sodium and reduced fat),
  • 100 percent fruit juice (canned, plastic or boxed),
  • Unsaturated cooking oils.

Please NO rusty or unlabeled cans, glass containers, perishable items, homemade items, noncommercial canned or packaged items, alcoholic beverages, mixes or soda, open or used items.

Festival Pass ($60) allows access to the entire four-day event; plus, a variety of additional benefits.  A Festival Pass is required to attend Sensational Sunday, July 7th, featuring Robert Plant presents The Sensational Space Shifters; Mavis Staples; Robert Randolph & the Family Band; and more.  So, buy a Festival Pass soon; they are almost sold-out!

KBOO Members - receive 20% discount on all festival passes!  Visit tickettomato.com, select your passes, and enter the code KBOO before check-out.

Find out about special promotions at www.facebook.com/waterfrontbluesfest.


The WATERFRONT BLUES FESTIVAL features more than 120 acts on four stages over four days:

Thursday, July 4: Joe Louis Walker, MarchFourth Marching Band, Too Slim & the Taildraggers, Dusty 45s, Tad Robinson.

Plus … Ray Bonneville, Soul Vaccination with Chester Thompson, presented by Soul Sister Productions; Harmonica Blow-off, Journey to Memphis Competition, presented by Cascade Blues Association; DK Stewart Sextet, United by Music, presented by Delta Music Experience; Huckle … and July 4th fireworks.

• Friday, July 5: Eric Burdon & the Animals, presented by Portland Community College; Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe; Allen Stone, Hot 8 Brass Band; Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band, presented by Winthrop Music Association.

Plus … Lil’ Wayne & Same ’ol Two Step; Sandi Thom; Eldridge Gravy & the Court Supreme; Karen Lovely’s Prohibition Orchestra, presented by Anne Kennedy; Sultans of Slide; Worth; My Own Holiday; Mighty Mojo Prophet; Kevin Selfe Big Band.

• Saturday, July 6: John Hiatt & the Combo, presented by IQ Credit Union; North Mississippi Allstars, presented by Boeing Co.

Plus … Nikki Hill; Danny Click & the Hell Yeahs!; Kelly’s Lot; Blind Boy Paxton; Scott Pemberton; David Vest; Zydeco Swamp Romp with Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band, presented by Winthrop Music Association; Horace Trahan & Ossun Express; Lil’ Wayne & Same Ol’ Two-Step; Pine Leaf Boys.

• Sensational Sunday, July 7: Robert Plant presents the Sensational Space Shifters, presented by First Tech; Taj Mahal Trio, presented by Schwindt & Co.; Mavis Staples, presented by FedEx Freight; Robert Randolph & the Family Band, presented by EcoShuttle; John Primer & the Real Deal Blues Band,

Plus … Kim Massie with the Solomon Douglas Orchestra; Linda Hornbuckle’s Old Time Gospel Show; Cooper; Selwyn Birchwood Band.

In addition to the live acts, performing throughout the days, festival attendants may also enjoy the DME BLUES CRUISES, or the AFTER HOURS ALL-STARS.

If you are unable to attend the festival, listen to ALL FOUR DAYS of it LIVE at www.kboo.fm.  This remote broadcast will be syndicated to seven stations throughout Oregon that are all part of an Oregon Community Radio network, enabling a much larger audience for this event which does so much good for the homeless and hungry in our state. 

More information about this KBOO sponsored event may be found at www.waterfrontbluesfest.com.

Learn more about the Oregon Food Bank... because no one should go hungry!




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