Portland Blues Festival – The Blues Cruise
Shot by Julian Chadwick / PDX Pipeline
I shot this video a few years ago from the Hawthorne Bridge and it looks like a fantastic party. I still haven’t been on one of these wonderful cruises, and they are almost all sold out except the July 3rd and 4th cruises. You can get tickets here. The weather looks perfect this weekend through Monday.
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2011 Portland Waterfront Blues Festival Info & Schedule
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 Oregon Food Bank fight hunger. That's the magic of the 2011 Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival, July 1 to 4, in Portland, Ore.
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 125 stellar performances onfour 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.
The festival 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.
¬Å“This year’s festival includes world-renowned artists, including our strongest zydeco line-up ever,¬Â said Peter Dammann, festival talent coordinator. ¬Å“Overall, this festival will be amazing.¬Â
2011 Potland Waterfront Blues Festival Schedule
Throughout the festival, the DME Louisiana Pavilion’s Back Porch Stage will host blues breaks between acts on the Oregonian Front Porch Stage. Blues breaks will include short performances and swing/zydeco dance lessons and demonstrations.