The festival is the major annual fund-raiser for Oregon Food Bank, a nonprofit, hunger-relief organization serving Oregon and Clark County, Wash. One-hundred percent of admission—a daily donation of $10 and two cans of food—benefits Oregon Food Bank's mission to fight hunger and its root causes.
A group of generous and committed sponsors, including Safeway, First Tech Credit Union, iQ Credit Union, The Oregonian A&E, 101.9 KINK, FedEx and Delta Music Experience underwrites production and talent costs.
Thanks for helping to make this one of the nation's great blues events!
How to apply for the Waterfront Blues Festival
If you are interested in performing at the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival, submit your application to the address below. Include your biography, photograph and CD. Because of volume of applications, we are unable to return submission materials.
Electronic press kits
We also accept electronic press kits online through Sonicbids. If you are not yet a Sonicbids member and want to submit online, visit www.sonicbids.com and sign up for the Sonicbids Combo Package (includes your submission and a discounted Sonicbids membership). If you are already a Sonicbids member, log on to your account and visit the Promoter Drop Box to submit.
Competition is fierce for the few slots reserved for out-of-region artists who are unknown in the Portland market. Promotion packets arrive daily from bands across the United States, Canada and Europe. If we have an appropriate slot, we will contact you. Keep in mind that our budget is limited.
We are looking for unusual collaborations, showcases and all-star lineups, rather than discrete, established bands who appear regularly in area venues. Artists with creative proposals may contact us at the numbers below.
Peter Dammann • Artistic Director
Keeping The Blues Alive Award
Blues Promoter of the Year
Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival
P.O. Box 25542 • Portland OR 97298
phone: (503) 283-3225 • fax: (503) 289-2836