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Headliners Announced for 27th annual Waterfront Blues Festival
Gregg Allman, Los Lobos, Los Lonely Boys, Maceo Parker, Lee Fields & the Expressions and John Nemeth & the Bo-Keys to headline nation's second-largest blues festival July 3 - 6 at Waterfront Park in Portland, Ore.
Portland, Ore. (March 3, 2014) -- Oregon Food Bank announces today the featured lineup at its 27th annual Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival presented by First Tech Federal Credit Union on July 3 - 6, 2014. Headlining artists Gregg Allman, Los Lobos, Los Lonely Boys, Maceo Parker, Lee Fields & the Expressions and John Nemeth & The Bo-Keys join more than 100 blues acts on four stages over the July 4th weekend event to benefit Oregon Food Bank's mission of fighting hunger and its root causes.
"We are very pleased that these legendary artists are performing at Portland's hallmark music event to support our ever-important cause of raising funds and awareness for hunger relief in Oregon and Clark County, Washington," said Laura Golino de Lovato, director of development, marketing and communications at Oregon Food Bank. "Sunday, July 6 will be admission by pass only. We'll be announcing additional blues acts in the coming months that will round out our four-day festival, as well as information on passes in late March." Read more.
2013 Waterfront Blues Festival, a sensational success
Festival fans donate a 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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