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. At the heart of its mission, dedicated staff and volunteers serve and deliver nutritious meals, human connection, and social support to over 10,500 older adults and other nutritionally at risk-populations across Multnomah, Clark, and Washington, counties each week. Thanks to donors, Meals on Wheels People has been among the top 10 largest senior nutrition programs in the country and one of the very few that has never had a waiting list for meals.

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!

Our 2024 Blues Fest Cares partners are hosting an epic raffle, and you can buy your raffle ticket today! Get the chance to win two Alaska Airlines flights to any of their destinations, major VIP concert experiences, hotel stays, spa visits, and more. The best part? All proceeds benefit two amazing causes making our community better. Don’t miss out — support our partners and join in on the excitement!