2010 Portland Blues Festival | Waterfront | Win "Sail On Sister" Blues Cruise ($40!)

Blues Cruise/Portland Spirit

You gotta admit…that looks like a lot of fun! You can win a pair “Sail on Sister” Cruise tickets from Pipeline ($40!), with with Baskery (from Sweden), Kara Grainger (from Australia), Divas of Soul (Linda Hornbuckle, LaRhonda Steele, Julianne Johnson and Janice Scroggins), Ellen Whyte Quartet, Monday, July 5, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

To Win: Comment here on why you would like to attend. We'll draw the winner on Friday afternoon (July 2) and email you.

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106 Responses to 2010 Portland Blues Festival | Waterfront | Win "Sail On Sister" Blues Cruise ($40!)

  1. Sarah June 29, 2010 at 3:12 pm #

    I want to spend some time on the water, listening to blues. Why else? :)

  2. Jaimee June 29, 2010 at 3:26 pm #

    Julianne Johnson, (LOVE her she is amazing! I always enjoy her Christmas shows at the Old Church each year),Linda Hornbuckle, and Ellen Whyte all in one afternoon!! This is a GREAT line up! I love the blues, and am a huge fan of female vocalists, this would be so fun!

  3. Roddy Jasa June 29, 2010 at 3:29 pm #

    I want win because I want to ride on a BIG boat

  4. DiAnna Conda June 29, 2010 at 3:40 pm #

    I’d love to attend! I’m volunteering/working in the evenings at the Blues Festival and it would be great to hear an all-female line-up of some of the most fantastic blues musicians while just relaxing on the water. Celebrate the power and creativity of women!

  5. Erin June 29, 2010 at 3:49 pm #

    I’ve got the blues…the pdx blues.

    darnare darnare darn doh doh

  6. eli June 29, 2010 at 3:52 pm #

    I want to win because I never get to do anything fun!! Feel bad for me! Lol

  7. SS June 29, 2010 at 4:18 pm #

    Count me in, this sounds like a great way to say goodbye to the Juneuary blues.

  8. Barb Casey June 29, 2010 at 4:25 pm #

    I want to win this pair because I’d be a darned fool to NOT want to win these tickets. Quintessential Portland Fabulousness…please :)

  9. Eric Grindstaff June 29, 2010 at 4:34 pm #

    I am visiting Portland for the first time and would love to experience blues on the water.

  10. Claire June 29, 2010 at 4:37 pm #

    Soul Sisters!!!

  11. Cass June 29, 2010 at 4:55 pm #

    Husband unemployed for over 6 months, he finally got a job – OUT OF STATE! He will be home this weekend, would love to take him:) Thanks!!

  12. Andy Creger June 29, 2010 at 6:21 pm #

    just because

  13. Darcy B June 30, 2010 at 1:12 pm #

    I would love to spend a gorgeous day on the water, with great music and my dear husband!

  14. Jose June 30, 2010 at 4:17 pm #

    I want to go. Sounds like fun.

  15. Mary June 30, 2010 at 9:15 pm #

    I’d love to have a relaxing boat ride listening to some amazing female talent and forget about the untimely death of my father-in-law this past week. Water and music are healing for my soul and my husband could use a diversion for a couple of hours. Julianne is a friend and I’d love to hear her sing, again and again and again. I need this.

  16. Carrie July 1, 2010 at 4:00 am #

    because I’ve never been on a big boat and think it would be a great way to celebrate the 4th

  17. Elle July 1, 2010 at 10:25 am #

    Hello! I’d like to win because I want my mom who beat 2 kinds of stage 4 cancers!!!!!!!! and she’s staying with me right now (visiting from NY) and she’s somewhat bored at my house! HAHA! She needs to see how beautiful and exicitng Portland is! :-)

  18. Jaime July 1, 2010 at 11:31 am #

    Sounds amazing! Please pick me :)

  19. Randi July 1, 2010 at 1:35 pm #

    OOOOOO pick me!! I love the Waterfront Blues Festival. Great tunes, Great people watching, and Great cause (food bank).

  20. Jason Castro July 1, 2010 at 1:55 pm #

    This is one of those once in a lifetime opportunities. If it becomes a reality I will once again be reminded of why life is good!

    • Karen Freeze July 1, 2010 at 3:08 pm #

      This sounds so wonderful. I have never been on a music cruise and love the smooth sounds Blues!

  21. Doug July 1, 2010 at 2:01 pm #

    What rhymes with blues? Booze and cruise! Sign me up!

  22. Jeremiah Ashbaugh July 1, 2010 at 2:04 pm #

    I would score serious romantic points with my lady if I had these tix! I love blues!

  23. Devon July 1, 2010 at 2:08 pm #

    Because the water and music in Potland could not be any better!

  24. Matt July 1, 2010 at 2:11 pm #

    My GF would lose her mind if I took her to this amazing event

  25. Julia July 1, 2010 at 2:13 pm #

    THIS LOOKS AWESOME!!! What a fantastic way to enjoy the Blues Fest, the river and Portland!!!

  26. Laura Corbin July 1, 2010 at 2:15 pm #

    I’d like to win because it looks like SO much fun!!!!

  27. Cody White July 1, 2010 at 2:17 pm #

    Sounds like a relaxing afternoon for my wife and I!

  28. Gregg July 1, 2010 at 2:18 pm #

    Yes….thank you !

    Joy (which we would bring) and Blues….are a perfect balance. This balance may help given we will be on a boat !!!

    ps. if you don’t choose us, we will do our part from shore to rejoice for those who are included !

  29. Shely July 1, 2010 at 2:25 pm #

    I’m a girl. I’ve got the blues. This cruise is where I belong.

  30. Amanda Zook July 1, 2010 at 2:39 pm #

    Times have been tight lately and I’d love to surprise my husband with this!

  31. Diana Griffith July 1, 2010 at 2:46 pm #

    We are recovering from job loss and the flu. A happy evening would do us so much good.

  32. Jagdish Poudel July 1, 2010 at 3:05 pm #

    Just to enjoy water !!

  33. Melody Axe July 1, 2010 at 3:09 pm #

    This sounds so wonderful! A breezy, bluesy cruise in my favorite city!

  34. Melody Axe July 1, 2010 at 3:10 pm #

    A breezy, bluesy cruise in my favorite city!

  35. joette irzyk July 1, 2010 at 3:11 pm #

    OOOOOOHHHHHHHH ooooooooohhhhhhhhh. Please, please, please pick me. I have been working really hard this last week to make a difference in the lives of seniors and volunteering to help with meals on wheels and bringing free food to the community through the Gleaners. I would love to sail with the girls and bring along a friend. If my fairy GodMother is listening, please, please, please, make your magic…….

  36. Karen Freeze July 1, 2010 at 3:12 pm #

    Oh this sounds devine!

  37. chris Callahan July 1, 2010 at 3:13 pm #

    I would love to take my girl to this!

  38. Pascale Steig July 1, 2010 at 3:25 pm #

    Oh, to win tickets
    to a cruise on the river:
    Music to my ears.

  39. JoAnne July 1, 2010 at 3:33 pm #

    I would love to go on this, need I say more?

  40. Lydia Moore July 1, 2010 at 3:33 pm #

    I’d like to win because I just graduated MBA school and need some time to relax esp. to good music and nice weather!

  41. Ingrid Wendelberger July 1, 2010 at 3:34 pm #

    I moved here not long ago and my daughter said how great it was last year. I love the blues!

  42. Lydia Moore July 1, 2010 at 3:35 pm #

    I just graduated from MBA school and now I’d really like to relax esp. to good music and nice weather!

  43. Miranda July 1, 2010 at 3:35 pm #

    When I was a kid growing up in Texas, I bought my very first saxophone when I was in the 4th grade because of my interaction with some great blues artists. Oh too sadly, my hopes were crushed when I was told in the 6th grade that blues is a mans world. What a lie! What a lie! How great would it be for me to see a woman’s lineup and let the dream live!

  44. Jenn Lawrence July 1, 2010 at 3:37 pm #

    oooooo mememememememem!

  45. kristin kohl July 1, 2010 at 3:40 pm #

    I want to take my adopted dad on this cruise to repay him for all his kindness to me, but I am a poor student artist and musician and I cannot afford to buy the tickets. please help me repay love!

  46. frank normandin July 1, 2010 at 3:41 pm #

    sounds like the perfect afternoon date! help a boy out!

  47. Ashley Conley July 1, 2010 at 3:46 pm #

    Haven’t been on the water here since I moved from Florida. Would love to hang out with my new man and “test the waters”.

  48. Tracy July 1, 2010 at 3:52 pm #

    Because work sucks, bad, really, there is a never ending line of people filing complaints (i work for the fed govt), i’m stuck in a cubicle, the boss is always on our *&^ and Monday is our Federal Holiday! It may be a ‘blues’ fest, but its a much brighter side of life!

  49. Anna July 1, 2010 at 3:52 pm #

    I wanna go on the booze, I mean Blues cruise :-)

  50. Jeff Boyer July 1, 2010 at 3:58 pm #

    Sounds great.. New to Portland, love Blues, and it’s my birthday month.. What a better way to celebrate the 4th weekend.. My wife and I look forward to hearing from you with our ticket information!!

  51. Jane July 1, 2010 at 3:58 pm #

    I wanna win! Pick me! Pick me! ID love to treat my fiancé to the waterfront celebration!! Thanks

  52. Patrik Martin July 1, 2010 at 3:59 pm #

    I’d love to spend a day on the water with my dear friend who is leaving Portland to travel abroad for two years. I also love the blues even though I am only 20, they are soothing, riveting and they established the roots for all good music!

  53. Jacqui July 1, 2010 at 4:04 pm #

    I want to enjoy blues on the water with my boyfriend. We’d love to go!

  54. mus July 1, 2010 at 4:22 pm #

    good music, good weather, good company, why else :-)

  55. faddah wolf July 1, 2010 at 4:23 pm #

    why do i want to win & go on the “sail on sister” blues cruise? well, ‘cuz i’m one big ol’ blooz daddy, and as jazz legend Carmen mccrae once said, “well, i jez can’t lose, if i plays the blooz!” so did i win? huh? did i? did i? huh? did i?

  56. Benjamin July 1, 2010 at 4:24 pm #

    Well, yes. Blues and metal changed my life. Since there seem to never be metal cruises (the name would have to change, like Metal on The Paddle Wheel) then this is the next best.

  57. margy July 1, 2010 at 4:33 pm #

    I would love to cruise between the decks and here the array of international talent !

  58. Vicki July 1, 2010 at 4:35 pm #

    I love the Blues Cruise! I’m moving to Japan for 2 years and this would be a great sendoff!

  59. Minda July 1, 2010 at 4:36 pm #

    I already know Linda Hornbuckle and Janice Scroggins are AMAZING and would love to hear the other women.

  60. Char July 1, 2010 at 4:51 pm #

    The Blues Festival is an amazing Portland Tradition that plays a major part in what makes Portland such an fantastic city to live in. I would totally appreciate winning tickets to such a dramatic way to enjoy this spectacular city and an awesome event.

  61. Steve July 1, 2010 at 5:01 pm #

    Whoever gets all this talent to the Blues Fest every year is a GOD! Just look at the lineup, its ridiculously great.

  62. Val July 1, 2010 at 5:03 pm #

    We just celebrated our 31st Wedding Anniversary on June 29th – but had 2 of our kids get married this past 9 months – so there’s no $$ for celebrating for us :( . . . unless we win these tickets!!

  63. Josh July 1, 2010 at 5:17 pm #

    We are broke nursing students and this would finally start off our summer right! Never been out on the boat on the waterfront let alone with great music too!

  64. elsa July 1, 2010 at 5:22 pm #

    boat! blues! booze! need I say more?

  65. Amy July 1, 2010 at 5:43 pm #

    I want to enjoy amazing music with amazing company in an amazing city…AND be on a boat!!!

  66. mark fields July 1, 2010 at 6:01 pm #

    I would Love to Win this Fantastic Prize and take my girlfriend for this unforgettable Blues Cruise!Man That would make our summer for sure!!!

  67. Jason Barton July 1, 2010 at 7:43 pm #

    First of all I love the blues from BB King, Jeff beck (never really made the main stream) Ray Charles, Bo Didley, etc. I’ve always wanted to go to the blues festival but every year I have to work. This year I made a vow to play hookie and go and enjoy some of the fine blues music. Second, I’ve never been on cruise before. I’m the one thats always stuck in traffic due to the bridge lift because of the cruises. This time I want to be on the boat instead of on the bridge. I hope you will consider me and hey I’ll even be the unoffical photographer. Thank you for your time

  68. Sharon July 1, 2010 at 9:32 pm #

    I love the Blues Festival and I love PDXPipeline.You both rock!!

  69. Stacey July 1, 2010 at 10:29 pm #

    I would love to go because… well… it just plain sounds like fun!

  70. Greg Saucke July 2, 2010 at 1:29 am #

    I want to attend because I’d love to take the love of my life on this nice cruise and spend some quality time, with quality people and listen to some quality blues music out on the river. All in celebrating America’s birthday! Happy 4th everyone! :)

  71. Leonard July 2, 2010 at 8:29 am #

    The Blues Cruises are a great way to enjoy the festival and its world class artists in a more intimate exclusive setting.

  72. Tricia Saunders July 2, 2010 at 8:57 am #

    Sailing on a cruise, listenin; to the Blues…..could it possibly get any better that that? Nah, no way! Sounds incredible.

  73. Joan July 2, 2010 at 9:29 am #

    I would love to go because I can’t think of anything that would be more fun to do that day. OK, well, nothing within the realm of possibility.

  74. Shantel July 2, 2010 at 10:09 am #

    These tickets and me are meant to be and I have two good reasons why I should get’em!
    I have been in Portland two years and I have known of the PDX Blues fest for many years prior. Once I moved to Portland I was thrilled to be able to attend the festival, yet loe and behold a couples weeks before it started I was diagnosed with a malignant cancer and required immediate surgery! It effin’ sucked! (And can totally be proven)
    My second reason is that Monday July 5th is the last Monday before my 30th birthday (can also be proven), and I want to wrap up my twenties in style – with my lady at my side and awesome performers in the city I love.

  75. Carl July 2, 2010 at 10:22 am #

    After volunteering for the Oregon Food Bank that day I would truly enjoy some time off my feet and with a crowd of exciting people to rejuvenate for the fests continuing acts.

  76. Jennifer July 2, 2010 at 10:24 am #

    I’ve always wanted to do a Portland cruise, but it’s one of those little luxuries that’s just out of my budge. To do one with such amazing music and artists would just be icing on the cake. I’m always grateful for whatever shows up in my life, so if it’s meant to be it’s meant to be. If not, someone else will have a grand time too.

  77. Jill July 2, 2010 at 11:28 am #

    LaRhonda Steele is just plain amazing!!!! She touches so many people with her music…please let her reach out and touch my soul!!!

  78. Sister Krissy July 2, 2010 at 11:59 am #

    Well, you named the whole cruise after a Sister, of course this Sister wants on. And I’d love to promulgate joy and hand out bliss kits. Safety first!

  79. natalie July 2, 2010 at 12:04 pm #

    I would love to attend with my mother who is a huge blues lover!

  80. Kellie July 2, 2010 at 12:07 pm #

    I’d love the opportunity to go on the Blues Cruise….just think all one’s senses being tapped at once! Now that’s the good life!
    If I dont win the drawing…”Cheers” to whomever does!
    Thanks for this chance…blue eye winks!

  81. Stephanie July 2, 2010 at 12:20 pm #

    Blues music is one of my greatest passions and this would be an amazing event to attend!

  82. Jane July 2, 2010 at 12:37 pm #

    hi please pick me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-)))) i dont have a job right now and would love this opportunity!

  83. Dee Montague July 2, 2010 at 12:49 pm #

    I have lived in many cities but Portlands’ diversity with its music and arts are the gem of the USA. I would love to indulge in all that Portland has to offer! Pick me!

  84. S July 2, 2010 at 12:58 pm #

    Because I have to live in Corvallis!!

  85. Eileen Cahill July 2, 2010 at 1:09 pm #

    Been down so long it looks like up to me.

  86. Virginia July 2, 2010 at 1:14 pm #

    I can think of no better way to spend a summer afternoon than to celebrate the birth of our nation on the river with the blues!

  87. DQ July 2, 2010 at 1:30 pm #

    No money, no job, nothing left but my guitar, lots of hope and the love and admiration of great music. Get in the groove and let the good times roll.

  88. Amy July 2, 2010 at 1:33 pm #

    My parents are coming into town, and I’d love to show them the best views of Portland! I actually really wanted to purchase tickets for this cruise awhile ago but can’t afford it! It sounds like so much fun!!

  89. dana r. July 2, 2010 at 1:55 pm #

    would love to win! have you picked yet?

  90. Daniel July 2, 2010 at 2:11 pm #

    My dad is a huge fan of Ellen Whyte and I’d love to be able to take him on this outing!

  91. Darcy Gallagher July 2, 2010 at 2:44 pm #

    I’d love to show my man Thom how much I love blues.

  92. Laura July 2, 2010 at 3:10 pm #

    I’m 2 weeks new to Portland- what better way to initiate me into this place than a boat full of fun and blues????

  93. Nessa B July 2, 2010 at 3:46 pm #

    Blues cruise? You provide the cruise, Ill buy the booze, and Ill make this a blues booze cruise. Thats what Im talkin about!

  94. Teresa Boze July 2, 2010 at 10:29 pm #

    I’m originally a Chicago Blues girl- Id see BB King on Easter when he came home to see familiy and book a performance. He’d wear block-tie formal. And John Lee Hooker and Bobby Blue Bland.

    But down the river- in a river town like Portland- was the Alligator Bar and Grill, where Koko would sit in on Sunday nights with some of the boys down state. I think she had sisters there.

    Now, no one can take the Queen’s place, but UmmmMmmm Linda, when she croons, and Julianne she holds those notes so fine. And I miss the river and the music, and I’d like to ride that blue water just one more time.

  95. Emily July 3, 2010 at 1:26 am #

    There is nothing better than being on a boat on a beautiful summer day! this is how I grew up and it has been years since I’ve had the luxury to do so! I would love the chance to go out on the water and see Portland as I have not had the chance to see it! this would make my summer, and give me an opportunity I would never get otherwise! this would make the best 4th in years!!!

  96. Jenny July 3, 2010 at 10:20 am #

    I want to win, nay, I SHOULD win, because I’ve loved blues since I was a baby (ray charles was my first concert), I’m only visiting portland and need to be convinced that this is the place I should live, and my best friend really needs something free for us to do! we got those i’m-broke-livin-on-macncheese-at-25-yrs-old bluuueeeeeesssssssssss.

  97. Rachel July 3, 2010 at 11:46 am #

    Sounds fabulous! Pick me!!

  98. Shannon July 3, 2010 at 3:27 pm #

    We just moved to Portland less than a month ago and would love to see the city from the river. I came her to attend college, so money is tight. I grew up on blues and would love to the chance to experience this.

  99. Mary July 3, 2010 at 8:29 pm #

    So, who won??

  100. Paula June 29, 2011 at 7:33 pm #

    Since living in Canada the last 30 years, this being my first JULY 4th Celebration in the USA since moving back to the USA, it would be perfect! Nobody celebrates like the Americans on July 4th. and.. it would be a good way for me to meet people!

  101. Gordo July 1, 2011 at 9:32 am #

    We just found out that our 17 yr old gaughter is prego, I am cool with the grandpa thing at 40, but my wife is freakin’! She needs to get into a “blues groove” and chill…this would be perfect, and I might get lucky!

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