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Four-day passes are on sale for the 28th annual Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival, presented by First Tech Federal Credit Union. Passes can be purchased at TicketTomato.com.  

Your best bet is the Blues Buddy pass, which allows for early-entry every day, priority re-entry when we close the gates due to capacity, and admission to both after-hours concerts.

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Single-day entry is a minimum $10 suggested donation per person at the gate. This is first-come, first-served until the gates close due to capacity. 

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Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Joins the Lineup!  

Oregon Food Bank adds Big Bad Voodoo Daddy to the lineup for its 28th annual Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival, presented by First Tech Federal Credit Union, on July 2 - 5, 2015 at Tom McCall Waterfront Park.  

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, known for its vibrant swing music, is scheduled to perform on Saturday, July 4 at the After-Hours Show at the Marriott, as well as at the festival’s main stage on Sunday, July 5. The best way to catch both shows is to purchase a Blues Buddy Pass

2015 festival headliners are:
BUDDY GUYGREGG ALLMANGALACTIC with MACY GRAYBIG BAD VOODOO DADDYALLEN TOUSSAINTCHARMAINE NEVILLEPHIL & DAVE ALVIN THE PALADINSDEVON ALLMANCHUBBY CARRIER

Additional acts include:
Jaimoe's Jasssz Band • Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas • Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds • Turkuaz • Jelly Bread • Stone Foxes • Con Brio • Jarekus Singleton • Christone "Kingfish" Ingram • Terry "Harmonica" Bean • Jimmy "Duck" Holmes • Corey Ledet & his Zydeco Band • Dog Hill Stompers • Rosie Ledet & the Zydeco Playboys

Regional acts to be announced...

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Oregon Food Bank's Hallmark Event

Oregon Food Bank

Oregon Food Bank has produced the Waterfront Blues Festival since 1988 to raise necessary funds and awareness to fight hunger in Oregon and Southwest Washington.  This Portland hallmark event has become a treasured tradition for locals and visitors alike. 

The Waterfront Blues Festival is Oregon Food Bank’s largest fundraising event -- thanks to our sponsors, our longtime attendees and the contributions of more than 2,000 volunteers each year.  With your dedication to this unique festival and our ever-important cause, we are able to help 1 in 5 of our neighbors who face hunger.

The 2014 Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival, presented by First Tech Federal Credit Union, raised $1,114,004 through donations at the gate, as well as purchases of special passes and DME blues cruise tickets, exceeding the festival’s $1 million goal. 

Thank you for supporting Oregon Food Bank!  We look forward to seeing you this July as we all rally to end hunger through this 4-day festival and celebrate a 4th of July Blues weekend tradition.