Be a part of the 27th annual
Waterfront Blues Festival
July 3 - 6, 2014
Festival fans donate record-breaking $1.3 million to fight hunger
PORTLAND, Ore., (July 9, 2013) – Perfect festival weather, a high-powered lineup, committed sponsors, enthusiastic volunteers and generous blues fans helped make the 2013 Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival a sensational success.
The Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival, presented by First Tech Federal Credit Union, raised a record-breaking $1,315,000 through donations at the gate as well as purchases of special passes and DME blues cruise tickets, exceeding the festival’s $1 million goal.
In addition, blues fans contributed 78,198 pounds of food, and the Oregon Potters Association raised close to $16,000 for Oregon Food Bank through sale of pottery at its Empty Bowls booth.
As in past years, entry to the festival for the first three days, July 4, 5 and 6, remained a suggested donation of $10 and two cans of food. But, this year, for the first time, entry to Sensational Sunday,
July 7, required a festival pass. Read more.
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