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Portland 4th of July Weekend: 2018 Waterfront Blues Festival Schedule & Info | 100+ Acts on 4 Stages, Fireworks, George Thorogood & the Destroyers, Beth Hart & More!

July 6, 2018
12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
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Tom McCall Waterfront Park
SW Naito Pkwy
Portland, OR 97204 United States
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Waterfront Blues Festival
Gates open at 11 a.m. | All Ages
More info: http://waterfrontbluesfest.com

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—starting at just $30 for an early bird 4-day pass.”
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: waterfrontbluesfest.com.

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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