Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival

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KBOO is a proud media partner for the 2011 Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival

KBOO will be broadcasting the festival live from the First Tech Blues Stage (North) and the Miller Stage (South)!

100 percent of gate donations help Oregon Food Bank’s mission to fight hunger and its root causes … because no one should be hungry.

2011 headliners include:
Buddy Guy* * Maceo Parker* * Robert Cray* * Lucinda Williams * Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk * Orgone * Honey Island Swamp Band * Chubby Carrier * Steve Riley * James Harman * Bruce Conte * Chris Cain * Preston Shannon * Grady Champion ... and more

Thrill to the best blues in the world while relaxing on the banks of the beautiful Willamette River – all the while smiling at the thought that you are helping the Oregon Food Bank fight hunger. That’s the magic of the 2011 Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival, July 1 to 4, in Portland, Ore.

See the broadcast schedule for each day:

Join more than 100,000 people from throughout the world at the 24th annual Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival, presented by First Tech Federal Credit Union, and enjoy more than 120 stellar performances on four stages plus fireworks, workshops, dances, blues cruises and more.

The Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival, presented by First Tech Federal Credit Union and produced by Oregon Food Bank, the nation’s premier blues festival, the largest blues festival west of the Mississippi and the second-largest festival in the nation. It is also Oregon Food Bank’s largest annual fundraiser. One-hundred percent of gate donations support Oregon Food Bank’s mission to eliminate hunger and its root causes.

The festival is produced and operated by Oregon Food Bank, a charitable nonprofit organization, with the help of a thousand volunteers, to raise food and funds to help people who are hungry throughout Oregon and Clark County, Wash. It is Oregon Food Bank’s largest annual fundraiser.

Entry
Entry is a suggested donation of $10 (or more) plus two cans of food (or more) per person per day, making this festival one of the great entertainment bargains of the summer.

The Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival also offers four levels of passes with special perks and access: Blues Patron, Blues Benefactor (SOLD OUT), Blues Buddy (available at the Festival) and Four-Day Festival Pass (available at the Festival). Festival passes as well as Delta Music Experience (DME) Blues Cruise tickets are now available at www.waterfrontbluesfest.com or www.ticketsoregon.com.

Donors who purchase special passes in advance receive a special collectors’ button to wear. Those who donate at the gate receive a special sticker.

Useful Links:

Performances by Stage * Printable Schedule * Festival Map (JPG) * Volunteer Information * Fast Facts * About the Oregon Food Bank * Media Kit

After-Hours Allstars

Maceo Parker

Catch some of the festival's biggest acts at after-hours concerts at the Marriott Hotel Ballroom, directly across the street from the festival, at 1401 S.W. Naito Pkwy., Portland.

  • After-Hours Allstars concerts are non-smoking and 21 and over only.
  • Doors open at 9:30 p.m., music begins at 10:15 p.m.
  • Get a Blues Buddy, Benefactor or Patron pass and you'll receive admission to all After-Hours Allstars concerts, plus many additional benefits. Learn about festival passes
  • Individual Tickets are $15 in advance from Tickets Oregon.

Friday, July 1 - Doors open at 9:30, music begins at 10:15 p.m.

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Saturday, July 2 - Doors open at 9:30, music begins at 10:15 p.m.

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Sunday, July 3 - Doors open at 9:30, music begins at 10:15 p.m.

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Blues Cruise Schedule

Friday, July 1 - Evening - 21 and over
DME Hoodoo Moon Cruise

Featuring new kings and queens of Chicago Blues:

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Saturday, July 2 - Afternoon - All ages
DME Blue Bayou Cruise

SOLD OUT


Saturday July 2 - Evening - All Ages
DME Rock the Boat Dance Cruise

SOLD OUT


Sunday, July 3 - Afternoon - All ages
DME Sail on Sister! Cruise

SOLD OUT

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Sunday, July 3 - Evening - 21 and over
DME Midnight Mambo Cruise

A hard grooving night

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Monday, July 4 - Afternoon - All ages
DME Driftin' Blues Cruise

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100 percent of gate donations help Oregon Food Bank’s mission to fight hunger and its root causes … because no one should be hungry.

* Sadly, this artist declined to give permission for their performance to be broadcast

 

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