Win Tickets ($80): Waterfront Blues Festival Schedule & Info | 100+ Acts on 4 Stages, Fireworks, Portland 4th of July Weekend

We are giving away a pair of 4-day basic passes to Waterfront Blues Festival on June 4-7. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, June 29.


From our sponsors:
Waterfront Blues Festival
July 4-7, 2018
Gates open at 11 a.m. | All Ages
More info:

Tom McCall Waterfront Park
SW Naito Pkwy Portland, OR 97204

Join blues legends, up-and-comers and regional favorites to mark the 31st Annual Waterfront Blues Festival July 4-7, 2018 at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Passes are now on sale at early-bird prices. This year’s festival will run four days and feature more than 100 acts on four stages. Festival proceeds help Oregon Food Bank fight hunger in Oregon and Clark County, Washington.

Highlights include:
George Thorogood & the Destroyers • Beth Hart • The Mavericks • Robert Randolph & the Family Band • Marc Broussard • The Motet • Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band • Commander Cody • Larkin Poe • Curtis Salgado • Ranky Tanky • Horace Trahan & the Ossun Express • Jimmy “Duck” Holmes • Johnny Rawls…and many more to be announced, including additional headliners!

The Festival rolls out its preliminary lineup this year with a new media partner: Entercom, the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content in the United States, and its Portland station 92.3 KGON have announced a multi-year agreement with the Festival. Highlights of the partnership include the return of the festival to its original radio broadcast partner.

“We couldn’t be more excited about this partnership and what it will mean for the festival as it begins its next chapter,” said Festival Artistic Director Peter Dammann. Entercom is working with the festival to bring a major new act to the event it hopes to announce in coming weeks.
This year’s lineup includes a number of new faces. “George Thorogood has been on our short list for three decades,” notes Dammann. “This year we’ll finally hear ‘Bad to the Bone’ echo off the far banks of the Willamette!” Other newcomers include Beth Hart, the Americana favs, The Mavericks, Louisiana’s bayou soul man Marc Broussard, Colorado funksters The Motet, and such up-and-comers as Georgia’s sister duo, Larkin Poe and South Carolina’s Ranky Tanky. “We’re thrilled to bring back one of our recent favorites, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, whose incendiary ‘sacred steel’ guitar work will help launch our fireworks show on July 4.”
“This is the concert deal of the summer,” says Dammann. “Four days, four stages, more than 100 eclectic performances.”
The following four-day passes are offered this year.

  • Basic 4-Day Pass ($40) — Four-day pass, priority re-entry.
    KGON Blues Buddy Pass ($85) — Four-day pass, EARLY entry, priority re-entry, commemorative KGON Blues Buddy swag and discounted admission to Waterfront After-Hours Concerts in the Marriott Ballroom (first-come, first-served).
  • Benefactor Pass ($350) — Four-day EARLY entry & priority re-entry, access to Brewery Stage shaded seating, access to central stage shaded seating, admission to After-Hours concerts, four meal and drink vendor coupons, festival T-shirt and poster, parking pass & more! SOLD OUT LAST FEW YEARS!
  • Patron Pass ($1,250) — Four-day EARLY entry & priority re-entry, priority access to on-stage seating at Brewery Stage and Blues Stage, access to central stage shaded seating, access to VIP Hospitality Pavilion with catered buffets and VIP restrooms, invitation to July 4th BBQ with river’s edge viewing of fireworks, admission to After-Hours concerts, parking pass and many other VIP perks. SOLD OUT LAST FEW YEARS!

Tickets and lineup information for the popular DME Blues Cruises aboard the Portland Spirit, as well as the After Hours Concerts in the Marriott Grand Ballroom across from the festival, will be available in early April .

For artist bios, preliminary schedule, videos and music samples, visit the newly updated:

About Waterfront Blues Festival:
Since 1988, the Waterfront Blues Fest has raised funds and awareness to fight hunger in Oregon and Clark County, Washington. Oregon Food Bank, which had produced the event for three decades as its major annual fundraiser, recently turned over production responsibilities to its longtime festival partner, Waterfront Blues Production LLC. OFB remains the beneficiary of the event. Since its inception, the festival has raised nearly $11 million and more than 1,000 tons of food to fight hunger in the region.

This Portland flagship festival has become a treasured tradition for locals and visitors alike, and has served as downtown Portland’s signature Fourth of July Celebration. It is the largest blues festival west of the Mississippi, the second-largest blues festival in the nation, and one of the most revered festivals of its kind in the world. It is a recipient of numerous awards, including the Memphis-based Blues Foundation’s coveted Keeping the Blues Alive Award for ‘Best Festival.’ Since its inception, the festival has been committed to elevating the presence of local non-profits through fundraising and exposure.

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231 Responses to Win Tickets ($80): Waterfront Blues Festival Schedule & Info | 100+ Acts on 4 Stages, Fireworks, Portland 4th of July Weekend

  1. Josh June 18, 2018 at 1:25 pm #

    I’m a huge BLUES fan and would love to be able to go this!

    • KE Rogers June 19, 2018 at 2:56 pm #

      My husband says every year how much she like to go to this!

    • Shirley Hickman June 22, 2018 at 2:30 pm #

      I love what the Blues Festival stands for; the camaraderie it creates with everyone and throughout the community! More importantly it highlights Portland’s diverse and engaging citizens, raising awareness and addressing a much needed cause, feeding the hungry. Music brings life to your soul and what a great place to be re-vitalized. I got the Blue’s and some Zydeco and Blue’s music would be a great release for these dancin’ feet.

    • SRog June 26, 2018 at 12:51 pm #

      Love to go! Amazing line up!

    • Terra McGill June 26, 2018 at 9:45 pm #

      I’m a huge fan of the Blues Festival!!!! I would love a chance to go!!

    • Cherryl June 28, 2018 at 7:04 pm #

      I would like to win this because my family just moved from Wyoming and she have never been to one. I told them the blues fest is to raise money for the homeless and they were in aw. They never really have seen so many homeless people before and they wanted to help them. So I think that we should win this please! Not to mention our family is a huge blues fans. It grabs our soul and never lets go!!

    • Patty July 1, 2018 at 9:17 pm #

      I grew to appreciate the blues after working at a blues club club in Salt Lake. For 16 years we have been raising kids and not out much. To give my teens the gift of live music appreciation would be amazing, let alone put a huge smile on my face.

  2. kimberly June 18, 2018 at 1:41 pm #

    Hey, folks at PDX Pipeline:
    Magnificent Giveaway Gods,
    Heard you are the right line
    to some mighty fine odds

    Of scoring myself a ticket or two,
    So I can hang at the waterfront this 4th of July
    Be a newbie at the festival of Blues
    Just thought I’d try..

  3. Siobhan Guile June 18, 2018 at 1:41 pm #

    In the past I’ve always been gone for the Blues festival and had to miss what looks like an amazing experience. Luckily my schedule is open this year and I’d love to have the opportunity to go.

  4. Xonia June 18, 2018 at 2:33 pm #

    Love blues and love the waterfront! Would be thrilled to go with my spouse and enjoy this festival!

  5. Michael June 18, 2018 at 4:11 pm #

    I want to go because this is the greatest Blues Festival in the USA. Highlights for me would be seeing Beth Hart, George Thorogood And The Destroyers & The Mavericks. Hope I win these tickets.

  6. Mary Jane June 18, 2018 at 4:32 pm #

    I would like to go because I have never been. I really enjoy blues music and credit the genre for helping me learn how to play drums and learn about the blues lineage and culture. I think a nice day in the sun with great music, food and people would be just what I need……Cheers!

  7. Rochelle Reynolds June 18, 2018 at 6:45 pm #

    Oh my God this is such an amazing soul feeding festival and what a gorgeous backdrop for an incredible 4 day extravaganza!!! I would be in heaven if I could go!!!!

  8. Theresa L. June 18, 2018 at 7:08 pm #

    I work directly across the street from the festival. Every year I get stuck at work just listening to the slight base I will hear from my interior office. I would love to actually be able to sit outside and enjoy the show (especially this year since Bad to the Bone man himself is performing!)

  9. Stacy June 19, 2018 at 7:13 am #

    I’ve been cooped up in my apartment for 5 years with work and school. It’s over and I’m out for adventure. I could really use those passes.

  10. Meghan June 19, 2018 at 8:45 am #

    I would love to attend! The line up is crazy awesome and no location is as beautiful as the waterfront.

  11. Billy Fasching June 19, 2018 at 10:12 am #

    I would love to take my newlywed wife to this gem of a festival. She just moved up from mexico. So winning tickets to this would be a dream come true. For the both of us.

  12. Madeline June 19, 2018 at 12:17 pm #

    Took up blues dancing and would love to hone my skills!

  13. jodi June 19, 2018 at 12:19 pm #

    parents will be in town, would love to take them!

  14. Pam June 19, 2018 at 12:19 pm #

    Would LOVE to attend this fabulous event. Love me some Blues!

  15. Kathleen June 19, 2018 at 12:29 pm #

    I’ve always wanted to go to this! The lineup this year is outstanding.

  16. Mar C June 19, 2018 at 12:31 pm #

    I’d love to go this year! It’s such a great event!

  17. Heidi June 19, 2018 at 12:40 pm #

    I’d love to go!

  18. Emily June 19, 2018 at 12:45 pm #

    Yes please! I’d love to go!

  19. Malorie June 19, 2018 at 12:48 pm #

    I have a friend visiting and this would be the perfect thing to do!

  20. Kelly June 19, 2018 at 12:48 pm #

    I love the blues fest, maybe it will actually be sunny this year!

  21. Dawn June 19, 2018 at 12:49 pm #

    It’s such a wonderful way to spend the 4th! Would love to win these tickets as it’s not in our concert budget this year.

  22. Jon Y. June 19, 2018 at 12:50 pm #

    What a “Great” way to help support The Oregon Food Bank in their fight against hunger ! By enjoying some awesome blues in the sunshine, down by the river ! And, what a Great line up of Blues every day of the festival. I want to see Robert Randolph, Beth Hart, The Mavericks, George Thorogood …. and all of the rest !

  23. William Dollarhide June 19, 2018 at 12:52 pm #

    This would be fantastic!
    Love the Blues and I have a son who does too and is learning guitar, bass and drums!

  24. CHRIS MILLER June 19, 2018 at 12:53 pm #


  25. Melissa Reading June 19, 2018 at 12:59 pm #

    I am a Portland native and gave never been able to go th the Blues Festival, I would love to go!!

  26. LG June 19, 2018 at 1:00 pm #

    I’ve never managed to go and I hope I can do it this year, especially with this spectacular lineup – hearing Raul Malo’s gorgeous voice under the stars would be unforgettable.

  27. Katy Shepperson June 19, 2018 at 1:03 pm #

    Would love to go to this concert!

  28. Robin June 19, 2018 at 1:07 pm #

    Would love to go!!! Thank you!

  29. Jamie June 19, 2018 at 1:08 pm #

    Please and thank you!

  30. Jess June 19, 2018 at 1:13 pm #

    What a great way to spend a mid-week holiday!

  31. Michael Serpa June 19, 2018 at 1:31 pm #

    Yes please. Love to go.

  32. amcmurry June 19, 2018 at 1:40 pm #

    I saw George Thoroughgood in 1990- love love to rock out with him again!

  33. Melissa June 19, 2018 at 1:42 pm #

    Sounds like fun! Haven’t been in like 10 years – would love to go again!

  34. Dave G. June 19, 2018 at 1:47 pm #

    It’s either go see George Thorogood, or get a haircut and go get a job. Think I’ll go see George!

  35. Cassi June 19, 2018 at 2:06 pm #

    I would really love to go to this-I missed last year and have never been

  36. Coleman June 19, 2018 at 2:07 pm #

    I would love to take my girlfriend to this-we came from Denver last year and just missed it!

  37. Bob Hansen June 19, 2018 at 2:21 pm #

    I have never been and have always wanted to go.

  38. Cory June 19, 2018 at 2:22 pm #

    I wanna rock!!!

  39. Brian June 19, 2018 at 2:46 pm #

    One Bourbon,
    One Scotch,
    and two tickets.

  40. Natalie June 19, 2018 at 2:46 pm #

    I’d love to go! Come on, ticket karma!!!

  41. JockJamz June 19, 2018 at 3:23 pm #

    I’d love to see the great George Thorogood live. That guy shreds!!

  42. Mark June 19, 2018 at 3:23 pm #

    Give me an excuse to use some sick days!

  43. Ebonique Manus June 19, 2018 at 3:30 pm #

    Omg, this will be awesome to win. Please, please, please. Thank you.

  44. Trish June 19, 2018 at 3:31 pm #

    What an exciting possibility! Have always wanted to attend, but never had the chance. Would love to take my son! =^..^=

  45. Ebonique Manus June 19, 2018 at 3:31 pm #

    Omg, this will be awesome to win. Please, please, please. Thank you. I would love to win to have an amazing relaxing and exciting weekend

  46. Christine June 19, 2018 at 3:36 pm #

    It’s Ranky Tanky time! I heard them on Terry Gross’ Fresh Air, and cannot wait to hear them live on our home turf. Or will I wait?

  47. Lynn Froescher June 19, 2018 at 4:22 pm #

    We love blues music and to dance to those bands would be the best! Thanks for considering us for tickets!

  48. Tristina Furgison June 19, 2018 at 4:39 pm #

    I’ve got to teach my child about what good music is. This would be the best teaching moment!

  49. Christine Van Halder June 19, 2018 at 4:41 pm #

    I would love to win tickets to the Blues Festival. It has become too costly for me to afford. They got ritzy and took away the EBT discount which I needed to take advantage to go. It is suppose to help the Oregon Food Bank, but those who need the food bank get upcharged on tickets even after you volunteer your time and hours. I would like to go. Please consider me.

  50. Maureen A. June 19, 2018 at 5:49 pm #

    I love the Blues Festival! I usually can only go 1 day, so it weeeeeee ould ne awesome to win a 4 day pass!

  51. Dontae pizarro June 19, 2018 at 6:47 pm #

    From Seattle love the blues and have never been to this event make my day and help me be a part of what I hear is an awesome event

  52. Mandy C June 19, 2018 at 7:53 pm #

    I’ve never been and would love to go! Thank you for always having such great giveaways!

  53. Tricia Brand June 19, 2018 at 11:17 pm #

    My friends who moved back to Baltimore went every year, and I’d love to keep their tradition going as a first time festival goer!

  54. John June 20, 2018 at 7:30 am #

    Would be a huge come up to win this!!

  55. Sandra C June 20, 2018 at 7:53 am #

    Tired teacher who has rocked it working straight through for 21 months and hasn’t won anything in ages needs a way to celebrate. July will be my play month. Back to work in August. It’s all Blues, Baby! Please help!

  56. Bessie Benson June 20, 2018 at 9:18 am #

    New to Portland would be a blast to find fun things to do

  57. Hannah June 20, 2018 at 3:01 pm #

    Would love to check out the changes

  58. Christine Skorjanc June 20, 2018 at 3:11 pm #

    6this would be great early birthday fun ! Fun time with my guy

  59. Kirsten Woolley June 20, 2018 at 3:36 pm #

    OMG!!! LOVED getting to see Steve Miller several years back. Been out of town due to work the last few years…unfortunately. I’ll be in town this year and the line up is looking quite awesome! Would love, love, love to win tickets.

  60. Jamee Foster June 20, 2018 at 4:52 pm #

    This would be amazing!

  61. Briana June 20, 2018 at 6:53 pm #

    I’d love to goI’ve never been to a blues festival ♩ I’d love to have my husband or a friend of mine join me if i win and I like all music❤sounds like a fun time

  62. Tina C June 20, 2018 at 7:26 pm #

    I haven’t been to a good blues festival since I left LA. Let me see the OR version!

  63. Melanie Matta June 20, 2018 at 11:54 pm #

    I would love to attend! Music festivals of all kinds do my soul good spending the day dancing away! Plus my boyfriend is visiting from Chicago anf this would be a blast for us to do together while he’s here!

  64. Crystal Huck June 21, 2018 at 7:35 am #

    Haven’t been able to attend in years. Would love to check it out this year. Thank you for the opportunity.

  65. Mrs KV June 21, 2018 at 10:03 am #

    We LOVE the Blues Fest and have brought the kids along since they were little, they are teens now. We would so love having all day passes. Such a fun festival and lots of great music to enjoy!

  66. Charles T Juenemann June 21, 2018 at 2:15 pm #

    Would love to go as a treat to a visitor from Portland, Maine who is coming to visit. Thanks for the opportunity.

  67. Teresa June 21, 2018 at 2:20 pm #

    Love the Blues Fest!

  68. Will June 21, 2018 at 2:29 pm #

    I’ve always wanted to go but can never afford. Maybe this will be my time.

  69. Jo Sinclair June 21, 2018 at 2:47 pm #

    I’m feelin’ it!

  70. Aurelia June 21, 2018 at 2:55 pm #

    Fingers crossed on this one.

  71. Shelby June 21, 2018 at 3:19 pm #

    I’ve never been and it sounds like a blast.

  72. Laura June 21, 2018 at 3:23 pm #

    I’ve never been and I’ve always wanted to!

  73. Keena June 21, 2018 at 3:28 pm #

    I’m missing High Sierra for this line-up!! :)

  74. Keena June 21, 2018 at 3:28 pm #

    I’m missing High Sierra for this line-up!! :)

  75. Riley June 21, 2018 at 3:36 pm #

    It’s my day off and also I need to impress a boy

  76. Shasha Andrews June 21, 2018 at 3:39 pm #

    In all of my 20 or so years here in the great city of Potlandia, I’ve NEVER ONCE been able to afford to go to this festival! I WANNA DO IT ALLLLLL!!! I am no stranger to the blues, and the blues is not strange to me!
    Please and thank you in advance, I LOVE all the tickets I have won from this website!!
    You’re awesome!

  77. Teresa Davis June 21, 2018 at 3:59 pm #

    I was a volunteer 20 yrs ago. It was the best time. I haven’t been back but always try. All for a good cause. Keep up the good work.

  78. Amanda H June 21, 2018 at 4:01 pm #

    Its like a family reunion for me!

  79. MK June 21, 2018 at 4:02 pm #

    This sounds amazing!

  80. Kelsey L Smith June 21, 2018 at 4:14 pm #

    Blues baby

  81. Jill Huettich June 21, 2018 at 4:15 pm #

    Me please!

  82. Tabitha Aasen June 21, 2018 at 4:28 pm #

    Cuz when you blue, you neeeeed da Blues and I gotta girl friend who’s truly blue. Her hubby done gotta girl and the only thing that hasn’t left is a dog, because she ain’t got one. This would be great to bring back her groove. And sadly, this ain’t no lie

  83. sara goldman June 21, 2018 at 5:40 pm #

    Oh My Goodness!! This would be so cool.

  84. Jenica Scanlan June 21, 2018 at 6:23 pm #

    Winning tickets would be amazing. Would love to spend the day with my husband listening to the Blues music!

  85. rae June 21, 2018 at 8:33 pm #

    would LOVE to win these tickets! Motet is my FAVORITE!! Haven’t had a whole bunch of luck lately, crossing my fingers!!

  86. Judy W June 21, 2018 at 9:04 pm #

    Oh, how I would love to attend the Blues this year and winning your tickets may be the only way that can happen~

  87. Danielle Robles June 21, 2018 at 9:29 pm #

    It’s my 40th birthday!! I’d love to go and celebrate. My birthday is July 6th!!!

  88. Julie D June 21, 2018 at 9:36 pm #

    The Soul, the Sun, the Ships and the Skin! This is my favorite event of the year on the waterfront with some sparkly champagne in my hand! Ready to see Beth Hart!!!!

  89. Jennie Millage-Tront June 21, 2018 at 10:10 pm #

    I’ve heard this is one of best events of the summer. Never been and would love to attend, listen, dance and enjoy!

  90. Donna June 21, 2018 at 10:32 pm #

    Love the Blues Festival!

  91. Matthew June 22, 2018 at 6:16 am #


  92. Kat June 22, 2018 at 8:23 am #

    The boyfriend and I are spending our first summer in Portland and we would love to celebrate the 4th at the Blues Festival! Great music, food, and beer!!!

  93. Ally June 22, 2018 at 8:35 am #

    School’s out for summer and the s sounds like a great way to celebrate!

  94. carly aguiar June 22, 2018 at 9:11 am #

    Now we’re talking. Whoosh. Summer here we come.

  95. Jan Egli June 22, 2018 at 9:27 am #

    Want to win!

  96. Tina Chan castillo June 22, 2018 at 11:20 am #

    I would Love to win and take my Son freind and her son i have never been and my son loves music and we would Love to watch the fireworks please choose us

  97. Shaun Peace June 22, 2018 at 11:46 am #

    I want to take my dad. He used to go every year, however, he stopped going due to getting older as well as the prices.
    I’m sure he would be skipping for this.

  98. Cindy Westerdahl June 22, 2018 at 3:41 pm #

    I haven’t been in several years. This would be such a great way to spend some time with my honey. Please choose me for this bluesy weekend!

  99. Sam June 22, 2018 at 5:46 pm #

    We’ve never been to this , my hubs and I are huge blues fans !!!! Would love to attend this, what a jazzy weekend it would be ! :-)

  100. Kwelu June 22, 2018 at 7:05 pm #

    Because, I LOVE TO WIN!

  101. Mary June 22, 2018 at 9:02 pm #

    I blues dance but have never been to the blues festival. Would love to go and dance to the live music!

  102. Yossi June 23, 2018 at 10:32 am #

    Would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win tickets to blues fest! It’s my favorite fest of the year on the waterfront ❤️❤️

  103. scott June 23, 2018 at 10:58 am #

    I would love to go to this

  104. Jacque Branford June 23, 2018 at 1:05 pm #

    Never been!!! Wooooo hooooo!!!

  105. Jennifer June 23, 2018 at 7:23 pm #

    I would LOVE to go. PICK ME, PICK ME!

  106. Kar C. June 23, 2018 at 9:45 pm #

    I love blues music and this will be my first July 4th trip to Portland, what a great way to celebrate this great day with friends!!

  107. celia June 23, 2018 at 10:23 pm #

    I’ve never been to the Blues Fest, even though I grew up in Portland– I think 2018 should be the year to change that!

  108. Adam Kravitz June 24, 2018 at 4:26 pm #

    This is our anniversary date we will be taking a trip on the Portland spirit that day and this would be the best present ever . To take in the blues festival, fireworks,and the river all on the 4th

  109. gregb June 25, 2018 at 6:45 am #

    Yes, please.

  110. harry hewett June 25, 2018 at 7:30 am #

    Winning this would be awesome. Love going every year

  111. Lily Currin June 25, 2018 at 4:26 pm #

    This is my grandpa’s favorite event of the year and it’d be amazing to get to go with him this year so I can see what all the talk is about!

  112. Lily Currin June 25, 2018 at 4:27 pm #

    This is my grandpa’s favorite event of the year and it’d be amazing to get to go with him this year so I can see what all the talk is about!!!

  113. Brittanie June 25, 2018 at 4:44 pm #

    I would love this!

  114. Please, this would change my life. June 25, 2018 at 6:32 pm #

    Please, this would change my life.

  115. john a thomas June 25, 2018 at 8:42 pm #

    would love to go to the show

  116. john thomas June 25, 2018 at 8:43 pm #

    I would love to go to this show

  117. Mike June 25, 2018 at 9:20 pm #

    This is such a great event. Not only do you get some of the best blues music around but you help out people in need. I have benefited from food boxes from the Oregon Food Bank several times and I know how important they are to our community. I would love to go this event so bad.

  118. Paula Seid June 26, 2018 at 10:29 am #

    I cannot get enough of George Thorogood and the Destroyers live!!

  119. seri June 26, 2018 at 12:07 pm #

    i love the waterfront. it is where i spend my days to get away from life’s hardships. the blues is my favorite type of music ever since i found out what the B in R&B stood for.

  120. Katie Atkins June 26, 2018 at 12:11 pm #

    I would love to introduce my daughter to this great Portland musical tradition!

  121. Melissa June 26, 2018 at 12:18 pm #

    Always such a good time! fingers crossed for another year in the books! Love it!

  122. Michelle Campbell June 26, 2018 at 12:19 pm #

    I’ll be there but would sure love 4 day passes!

  123. Lyndsey Blythe June 26, 2018 at 12:20 pm #

    To feel the live energy at this festival would do my heart good! We’ve aalll got some blues to sing!

  124. Melanie June 26, 2018 at 12:20 pm #

    Never been would love to go!

  125. Melanie June 26, 2018 at 12:21 pm #

    Please pick me – would love to experience

  126. Krys June 26, 2018 at 12:34 pm #

    I would love to go! It’s been years.

  127. Tim June 26, 2018 at 12:42 pm #

    The Waterfront Blues Festival is the best! I love Beth Heart!

  128. Cryssie Addis June 26, 2018 at 12:42 pm #

    This will be our first 4th of July in Portland and we would love to attend this event!

  129. Bernice June 26, 2018 at 12:42 pm #

    We’re broke new parents who just want to boogie with our baby! Thanks :)

  130. jen June 26, 2018 at 12:44 pm #

    look forward to this every year!

  131. Halle June 26, 2018 at 12:47 pm #

    I’ve never been to the blues festival but see it happening every year. Ive definitely missed some artists I’d love to see. Winning tickets would be awesome! Great invitation for 4th of July weekend!

  132. Randy Duckett June 26, 2018 at 12:47 pm #

    I want to go because feeling blue is not the best.

    What’s fun is great music, great friends, and rest .

    How then , your ask, can all this be fulfilled?

    It’s soaking the sun and the sound of the Portland Blues Fest.

  133. Cheryl Cheney June 26, 2018 at 1:01 pm #

    It doesn’t get any better than this!

  134. Bee Bee June 26, 2018 at 1:20 pm #

    I would love to get the opportunity to see such amazing acts! I would just dance my butt off all weekend.

  135. Dena Whipple June 26, 2018 at 1:25 pm #

    I went to the Waterfront Blues Festival for years and always absolutely loved it. I took a break and have been waiting to go back until my daughter was old enough to enjoy it (the sound level, heat and crowds were intimidating when she was younger). This could be the year! If I won tickets, we’d find out for sure! :)

  136. Riley June 26, 2018 at 1:31 pm #

    This would be so fun!

  137. Ben June 26, 2018 at 1:41 pm #

    This sounds like a blast!

  138. Katie Dunkin-Moscato June 26, 2018 at 1:42 pm #

    Always wanted to see this!

  139. Chase June 26, 2018 at 1:48 pm #

    This festival would be the coolest. Crossing my fingers I win because a teacher budget doesn’t cut it for the summer!

  140. Jonathan June 26, 2018 at 1:59 pm #

    Blues Fest on the waterfront, what a great time!

  141. Ebonique Manus June 26, 2018 at 2:20 pm #

    Blues fest and forth of July perfect combo….

  142. Erin B June 26, 2018 at 2:20 pm #

    oh this would be amazing. a true pdx summer experience*

  143. Kaylee June 26, 2018 at 2:43 pm #

    Love Blues music! Have always wanted to attend!

  144. Kelly G June 26, 2018 at 3:07 pm #

    Waterfront in downtown Portland, sunshine, good food and a long weekend of jazz = heaven on earth!!

  145. Peter Hope June 26, 2018 at 3:21 pm #

    I’ve been going for so many years in a row. Often I’ve attended because I volunteered for KBOO or for the Health Screening organization. Please let me attend1

  146. Jon Ostrom June 26, 2018 at 3:29 pm #

    My brother is driving down from Bellingham and I would love to have us experience this truly unique Portland gem of a festival.

  147. Angela June 26, 2018 at 4:00 pm #

    Good luck everyone =) this would be a blast!!!

  148. Michael Moreno June 26, 2018 at 4:39 pm #

    Free tickets are better than kayaking across the river to get in for free, thanks PDX Pipeline!

  149. Courtney June 26, 2018 at 4:46 pm #

    I’ve lived in Oregon all my life but new to Portland. Would love to take my bro!

  150. Bruce traaen June 26, 2018 at 4:49 pm #

    Great party

  151. Liz June 26, 2018 at 5:17 pm #

    Yes, please!

  152. BEN LARSEN June 26, 2018 at 5:22 pm #

    This would be a dream come true!

  153. kati bates June 26, 2018 at 7:18 pm #

    never been, looking forward to it this year ❤️

  154. Timothy Baxter June 26, 2018 at 7:42 pm #

    Always wanted to go could never afford it!

  155. Doug Child June 26, 2018 at 8:23 pm #

    Great lineup this year! I’d love to win tickets!

  156. Diana June 26, 2018 at 8:24 pm #

    I haven’t been to this in a couple of years and would love to go this year!

  157. Kendra M June 26, 2018 at 11:00 pm #

    Never been!

  158. Karen King June 27, 2018 at 7:31 am #

    Omg!! Yes PLEASE!! FINALLY I DONT HAVE TO WORK!! oh.. i would LOVE to go!

  159. Cassandra Spain June 27, 2018 at 7:33 am #

    My father in law visits portland every year during this time and every year we try to do something new with him. He would absolutely love this!

  160. Katie June 27, 2018 at 8:13 am #

    Pick me so I can take my bestie for her belated bday weekend!

  161. Sarah Rae June 27, 2018 at 8:32 am #

    Must go because I got soul and I’m super bad.

  162. Brad June 27, 2018 at 8:59 am #

    Blues Fest is Summertime fun!

  163. Lucy June 27, 2018 at 9:49 am #

    I went to the Blues Fest for the first time last summer, it was an incredible way to spend the 4th of July: Blues, Booze, Sunshine, and Fireworks. I would love to go again this summer for the full four days this time!

  164. Brett Welches June 27, 2018 at 10:10 am #

    I’ll be the lonious person if I don’t win these tix!! :)

  165. Z swigart June 27, 2018 at 11:22 am #

    Holy crap a lot of people want these tickets

  166. Cara June 27, 2018 at 3:18 pm #

    The only thing good about the 4th.

  167. Johanna Maclean June 27, 2018 at 7:18 pm #

    I’ve always wanted to dance around the grass to blues music under the Portland sky!

  168. Shaylene Stewart June 27, 2018 at 7:57 pm #

    Sounds like I would get a great opportunity to hear some new music. Lately I’ve wanted to hear everyone’s music so I get constant new stuff. Exactly what I’m looking for.

  169. Tara Keitz June 27, 2018 at 7:58 pm #

    It doesn’t get any better than blues! Please pick me for this one:)

  170. Kalani Achong June 27, 2018 at 10:10 pm #

    In my 18 years here in Portland I have never been too the blues fest and I know I am truly missing out. My birthday is around the corner and couldn’t think of anything better than good food and drink with amazing music!

  171. Bonnie Craigie June 27, 2018 at 10:40 pm #

    My 73 year old mother loves to dance and loves Commander Cody, anything bluesy and zydeco. I would love to surprise her with tickets to the blues fest!

  172. Erica Person June 27, 2018 at 10:44 pm #

    Trying to surprise our Mom with a bday gift that all the kids will attend.

  173. Nicole McCabe June 28, 2018 at 12:13 am #

    This would be a once in a lifetime chance for me and my daughter to make some great memories. She just graduated college at Oregon State and has recently moved to Portland. I am flying up June 28th to assist in the move and decorating of the new place. It would mean so much for us to win this. We both love music, love to dance and love people.

  174. Nicole McCabe June 28, 2018 at 12:17 am #

    This would be a once in a lifetime chance for me and my daughter to make some great memories. She just graduated college at Oregon State and has recently moved to Portland. I am flying up June 28th to assist in the move and decorating of the new place. It would mean so much for us to win this. We both love music, love to dance and love people. I so excited to enjoy Portland with her.

  175. Stacy Homsley June 28, 2018 at 2:24 pm #

    Pick me, pick me! Would love to take my son to hear music and see the fireworks, would be a great way to spend the day!

  176. Becky Hope June 28, 2018 at 2:27 pm #

    What an amazing way to celebrate the 4th! I’d love to go!!

  177. Kristen June 28, 2018 at 2:29 pm #

    This would be a great date day (kids out of town)!

  178. Christy June 28, 2018 at 2:32 pm #

    This is my fav summer event and I love the blues! Would be most excellent to be picked a winner!

  179. Hayley June 28, 2018 at 2:54 pm #

    Send me and I promise to make the bluesiest of blues faces while enjoy the tunes.

  180. Taylor P June 28, 2018 at 2:54 pm #

    I can’t go home this year to celebrate the 4th with my family, which has been a life-long tradition. I would love to be able to create a new tradition!

  181. Robyn Klopp June 28, 2018 at 3:08 pm #

    We’d love to get to go to Blues Fest again, dancing is so much fun!

  182. Kai June 28, 2018 at 3:13 pm #

    Oh please, please?!? :)

  183. William J Stewart June 28, 2018 at 3:47 pm #

    My daughter and I would both love this <3

  184. Brad June 28, 2018 at 4:37 pm #

    I would love to attend.

  185. Kim Becic June 28, 2018 at 5:03 pm #

    So much fun! What a line up! My dance moves are ready, bring on the music!

  186. Marianne Silva June 28, 2018 at 5:31 pm #

    Would love to win! Jazz, 4th of July, summer!!

  187. Jessica Lindstrom June 28, 2018 at 5:46 pm #

    Would love to win! Traveling 24+ hours for the 4th of July in Portland!!

  188. Kate June 28, 2018 at 5:53 pm #

    Grad student who can’t afford to go! My very new husband and I would absolutely love to rock out! Love blues, love bands, love fireworks, love the waterfront!

  189. Christi Cooper June 28, 2018 at 6:12 pm #

    My birthday is the 6th, would love to celebrate at the Blues Fest!!!!

  190. Douglas Merrow June 28, 2018 at 7:06 pm #

    Just because I love the Blues!

  191. Eboni June 28, 2018 at 8:04 pm #

    My mom comes to town and I go every year! We make it our mom and daughter annual outing. I would love to win these passes and surprise my mama!

  192. Douglas Merrow June 28, 2018 at 9:10 pm #

    I love the Blues!

  193. Janelle Grizzard June 28, 2018 at 10:17 pm #

    I would love to see a lot of the artists playing.. but especially Beth Hart

  194. jeanne subotnick June 28, 2018 at 10:27 pm #

    Hi, I’ve volunteered at the Food Bank and it is an amazing organization a pleasure to join the production lines and help fill a gazillion food boxes it’s fun and makes you feel good. The Blues Festival is the perfect event. Get in-donate food to a really worthy agency-step into the masses and go hunting for a place to park your fanny-once accomplished head straight into all the incredibly delicious food Venders-make a decision for Pete’s sake (it’s very serious business for foodies)–find someone to hold your food while you find a place to pee. (should have done that before getting food!) Find where you left your food and pray you can remember where you put your blanket- Ahhh, kick back and let the music carry you…yeah that’s livin’ the good life…

  195. JoVonne Mason June 29, 2018 at 1:02 am #

    Winning these tickets would be beyond amazing. I have a friend who will be visiting Portland from DC for the first time & this would enable us to attend the festival. I want him to enjoy Portland so that he’ll come back to visit again & this would be the icing on the cake!

  196. Rochelle Monson June 29, 2018 at 1:25 am #

    This would be amazing to attend!
    In the past I was working the entire time (driving shuttle bus, taking the performers where they needed to be), therefore was unable to actually enjoy the festival.
    I am not driving this year and would LOVE to see it!

  197. Teresa June 29, 2018 at 7:00 am #

    Would love to take my six kids to this wonderful festival! This would be an amazing gift for them.

  198. Teresa June 29, 2018 at 7:29 am #

    I would love to take my husband and six kids to this event. It would be an amazing experience for my family!

  199. Diane McLaughlin June 29, 2018 at 10:58 am #

    Haven’t been in years but love it! Pick me!

  200. Susan June 29, 2018 at 11:25 am #

    Why I wanna go?
    Cause music moves my soul.
    Them blues are in me deep down
    Them blues are healing me.
    I’ll sit downtown
    and hear that music uplift me.

  201. Bonnie June 29, 2018 at 11:32 am #

    Can’t wait to go.

  202. Christie June 29, 2018 at 12:47 pm #

    Would love to attend!!

  203. S Davis June 29, 2018 at 3:01 pm #

    The 4th of July is my birthday!! I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than with taking in the Blues Festival with the four day line-up of amazing artists.

  204. Samantha June 29, 2018 at 3:27 pm #

    For the first time in years I don’t have my kids for the 4th of july and still no plans! this event would do wonders for my single mom soul!!!!!

  205. DOTTIE PASSMORE June 29, 2018 at 6:00 pm #

    One of my favorite memories I have with my dad is attending the Red White and Blues Festival in Corvallis while I was in college. He is up here visiting and I would love to take him to this!

  206. Karl jacobson June 29, 2018 at 7:27 pm #

    Yes please and thank you!

  207. Victoria June 30, 2018 at 10:28 am #

    Any blues fest is worth winning tickets to, PDX is no exception! Would love to go through a win

  208. Dawn June 30, 2018 at 3:56 pm #

    4th of July, Waterfront Blues Fest. a natural thing to do for this born and raised Oregonian!

  209. Galen July 1, 2018 at 12:22 am #

    Sign me up for the win!

  210. Danny U July 2, 2018 at 2:29 pm #

    I would love to show my fiancé how beautiful PORTLAND is and how culture is appreciated and welcomed. She needs to feel the vibe out here. Please Bless us

  211. Haskell July 2, 2018 at 3:29 pm #

    Hello Portland! This is our first 4th of July in Portland! We traveled from east coast to study Traditional Eastern Medicine at OCOM! Thanks, so good.

  212. Kristin Poulton July 3, 2018 at 10:03 am #

    Hi Portland! On a road from Denver, Colorado and visiting for my first time! I’ve been following the PipeLine for awhile! Love to attend this event! Sign me up!! ❤️❤️

  213. Andy July 3, 2018 at 12:56 pm #

    I can think of nothing better than beginning July with the Blues

  214. Lindsay B July 3, 2018 at 2:04 pm #

    I would love to bring my two kiddos to enjoy this even this year!!

  215. Scott R Thompson July 3, 2018 at 3:30 pm #

    Everyday i get the blues

  216. Laura July 3, 2018 at 3:37 pm #

    Can think of nothing better to celebrate the holiday than by attending the festival! It’s amazing year after year.

  217. Ruth July 3, 2018 at 3:53 pm #

    The lineup sounds wonderful, would love to go with my partner!

  218. Charles July 3, 2018 at 6:28 pm #

    Out of town guests from Maine would really like to have tickets to this. Thanks!

  219. Donglai yang July 4, 2018 at 6:47 am #

    We came all the way from new orleans Portland just to visit this concert. We got have the ticket. We are big fans of blues. You know in New Orleans blues is the number one music.


  220. Deborah O'Brien July 4, 2018 at 8:57 am #

    My heart and soul has always been brought to life and depth with the sound of old blues legends such as Sippy Wallace, Muddy Waters, John Mayall, Bonnie Raitt, Buddy Guy and local Portland blues artists such as Curtis Salgato, Paul Delay, and Paul Whistler. When I was a single mother living the blues on the Oregon coast raising my three girls we would karoake sing Bonnie Raitt songs. I’m rebuilding my life sharing Reiki healing after the 2008 recession took our coastal home when the real estate market crashed and I couldn’t sell real estate anymore. Tickets to this event would make my heart sing! Blessings of love, Deborah

  221. Samantha July 4, 2018 at 9:49 am #

    Just moved to Oregon and heard so much good on events and would love to win tickets and research Oregon <3

  222. Jamie Ashford July 4, 2018 at 10:27 am #

    Cuz I drink alone!! Would love to see this!!!

  223. Gagandeep Singh July 4, 2018 at 4:04 pm #

    “Waterfront Blues Festival” Yes, this is The event, I have been hearing about since I moved to portland in march 2016. As told, there is no other match to this event around. Celebrating the Independence holiday with Tom Mccall waterfront Park. Free Tickets WHAT MORE I CAN ASK FOR”

  224. Jen Phillips July 5, 2018 at 11:14 pm #

    Wow so many people want to go! Pick me I’ll smile..I’ll go be thrilled..pick another I’ll still smile and be thrilled…but hey pick me!!

  225. Robin July 6, 2018 at 10:04 am #

    I wanna go!

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