Blues Fest Cares

Ever since the first note was played on stage in 1988, the festival has been committed to supporting our community. Since its inception, the festival has raised over $10M for local community partners. In addition to hunger relief, the festival also recognizes the need to expand the impact and support the heart of our community – our musicians. 

As we look at the years to come, the festival will continue to respond to the needs of our community and work with our community partners to raise funds and awareness for hunger relief and musician-focused organizations.



Meals on Wheels People has been changing lives, one meal at a time, since 1970. Every weekday they provide 8,000 meals to thousands of older adults in the greater Portland metro area. Their service not only alleviates hunger and social isolation, but allows seniors to live independently with dignity in their own homes. Aging in place reduces depression, falls and hospitalization, as well as the high cost of institutional care.

The Jeremy Wilson Foundation

Since 2010, The Jeremy Wilson Foundation 501(c)3 supports musicians and music industry workers in Oregon and Clark County, WA during times of medical or health-related challenges. Through the JWF Musician Health & Services Program, we provide financial aid grants and guidance by trained Navigators to identify other sources of assistance. Your support makes music!