Festival passes selling briskly
Passes required for Sensational Sunday, July 7, 2013
Waiting to get your pass to the 2013 Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival? You’re in luck. The festival has extended early-bird pricing through May 31. But hurry. Passes are selling briskly, and prices increase June 1.
The 2013 Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival, presented by First Tech Federal Credit Union, will feature more than 125 performances on four stages, plus Fourth of July fireworks, seven Delta Music Experience Blues Cruises on the Willamette River, a full-day Zydeco Swamp Romp, Swing Dance Competition, After Hours All-Stars concerts at the Marriott Grand Ballroom, workshops, dances and more.
Entry on the first three days of the festival – July 4, 5 and 6 – remains a suggested donation of at least $10 plus two cans of food per person per day.
New this year
Due to space limitations, a festival pass is required to attend the high-powered Sensational Sunday, July 7. That sensational day will include legendary gospel and blues singer Mavis Staples; Grammy Award-winning Taj Mahal Trio; “sacred steel” virtuoso Robert Randolph & the Family Band; and, for the closing act, former Led Zeppelin vocalist and songwriter Robert Plant presents the Sensational Space Shifters. Read more.
Festival passes give you access to the entire festival, including Sensational Sunday, featuring Robert Plant presents Sensational Space Shifters, Mavis Staples, Taj Mahal Trio, Robert Randolph & the Family Band and more, plus a variety of additional benefits.
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DME Blues Cruises allow fans to experience blues in an intimate setting as the Portland Spirit sets sail on the beautiful Willamette River. A no-host hors d’oeuvres buffet and full bar are available on all cruises.
Buy DME Blues Cruise tickets.
At Waterfront After Hours All-Stars concerts, you'll dance the night away to a selection of the festival's biggest acts at the Marriott Hotel Ballroom, directly across the street from the festival.
Buy Waterfront After Hours All-Stars tickets.
The Waterfront Blues Festival is owned and operated by Oregon Food Bank, a nonprofit hunger-relief organization. The festival is OFB's most powerful fundraiser to help fight hunger.
100 percent of gate donations and proceeds from ticket and pass sales directly benefit Oregon Food Bank's work to eliminate hunger and its root causes. Learn more about Oregon Food Bank