Portland Blues Festival – The Blues Cruise
Shot by Julian Chadwick / PDX Pipeline
I shot this video three years ago from the Hawthorne Bridge and it looks like a fantastic party. I still haven’t been on one of these wonderful cruises, but you can win a pair Rock the Boat Dance Crusie tickets from Pipeline ($70!, withporterdavis, Alan Hager & Albert Reda, and Bridgetown Sextet with Marilyn Keller,Saturday, July 3, 10:15pm-1:15 am).
To win: Join our email list and then comment here on why you would like to attend. Don’ worry, we only send out one SWEET email a week with discounts, prizes, tickets and weekend event info. It will soon become your favorite email of the week. I’ll draw the winner on Monday and email you. Oh…and if you win, take me? Deal? :)
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From Press Release:
Join Blues fans from around the world at Waterfront Blues Festival,
Portland, Ore., July 2-5, 2010
Festival passes and DME Blues Cruise tickets selling fast
Taj Mahal * Little Feat * John Mayall * Booker T.
Bobby Rush * Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen
Curtis Salgado * Galactic with Cyril Neville * JJ Grey & Mofro
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue * Walter Trout * Baskery
Michael Burks Band with Lucky Peterson * Chris Thomas King
Cedric Burnside & Lightnin’ Malcolm * Moreland & Arbuckle
Super Chikan & the Fighting Cocks * Mingo Fishtrap
PorterDavis * Norton Buffalo’s Knockouts * Janiva Magness
Paul Cebar * Kara Grainger * Sultans of Slide
NW Women in Rhythm & Blues *
Zydeco Swamp Romp with Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble, Donna Angelle &
Zydeco Posse, Corey Ledet & his Zydeco Band, Andre Thierry & Zydeco Magic
… and that’s just the beginning
Imagine grooving to the best blues in the world while relaxing on the grassy banks of the beautiful Willamette River, viewing the glacial peaks of Mt. Hood to the east and the stunning Portland skyline to the west — all the while smiling at the thought that you are also helping to fight hunger.
No wonder more than 100,000 blues fans from throughout the world will head for the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival, July 2 to 5, 2010, in Portland, Oregon. Now in its 23rd year, the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival, presented by First Tech Credit Union, is the largest blues festival west of the Mississippi and the second- largest blues festival in the nation.
Blues fans will enjoy more than 120 stellar performances on five stages, plus artist interviews and workshops, five Delta Music Experience Blues Cruises on the Willamette River, activities for kids, dances, After-Hours Blues Jams at the Marriott Ballroom, fireworks and more.
Line-up of headliners:
- Friday, July 2, 3 to 10 p.m.: Taj Mahal, John Mayall with his Bluesbreakers,Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Walter Trout, Moreland & Arbuckle, porterdavis
- Saturday, July 3, noon to 10 p.m.: Booker T., Bobby Rush, Michael Burks Band with Lucky Peterson, Cedric Burnside & Lightnin’ Malcom, Super Chikan & the Fighting Cocks, Paul Cebar, NW Women in Rhythm & Blues, Zydeco Swamp Romp with Curley Taylor, Donna Angelle, Andre Thierry, Corey Ledet
- Sunday, July 4, noon to 10 p.m.: Fireworks! Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen, Curtis Salgado, Janiva Magness, Mingo Fishtrap, Norton Buffalo’s Knockouts, Kara Grainger, Sultan’s of Slide, Harmonica Blow-off
- Monday, July 5, noon to 9 p.m.: Galactic with Cyril Neville, Little Feat, JJ Grey & Mofro, Chris Thomas King, Baskery.
All-day music not enough? When festival gates close, just walk across the street to After-hours Blues Jams at the Downtown Marriott where the music continues until 1:30 a.m. Or take a Delta Music Experience Blues Cruise down
the Willamette River. Visit www.waterfrontbluesfest.com for more information.
Benefit to fight hunger
Touted as one of the best-run festivals anywhere, the Waterfront Blues Festival remains a grassroots festival, produced and operated by Oregon Food Bank, a nonprofit, charitable organization, with the help of a thousand volunteers. The festival raises food and funds to help people who are hungry throughout Oregon and southwest.
Entry is a suggested donation of only $10 (or more) plus two cans of food (or more) per person per day, making this festival one of the great entertainment bargains of the summer. 100 percent of gate donations go to Oregon Food Bank. The festival also offers four levels of special passes with special perks and access: Individual Sponsor, Blues Benefactor (SOLD OUT), Four-Day Festival Pass and Blues Buddy Pass. Festival passes and Delta Music Experience (DME) Blues Cruise tickets are available at www.waterfrontbluesfest.com or www.ticketsoregon.com.