Celebration Our 25th Anniversary! July 4th - 8th 2012

Tim "Too Slim" Langford with Duffy Bishop at the 2011 Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival.

Information to help you plan your festival experience

Festival dates and hours
Wednesday, July 4:
Gates - 11 a.m. Music - noon to 10:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 5: Gates - 2 p.m. Music 3 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Friday, July 6: Gates - 2 p.m. Music 3 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 7: Gates - 11 a.m. Music - noon to 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 8: Gates - 11 a.m. Music - noon to 9 p.m.

Questions: Call Oregon Food Bank at 503-383-0555. Please note that OFB will be closed Saturday and Sunday. Staff members will be working at the festival and unable to take calls.

Questions about tickets or passes: Call Ticket Tomato at 503-432-9477.

Helpful links

General info about the festival * Festival rulesDirections to the festivalFestival site mapPerformance scheduleFireworks * Vistor info

Get special access to the festival's 25th anniversary!  

DME Blues Cruise tickets and special festival passes still available

DME Blues Cruises: Cruise the beautiful Willamette River and hear the blues in an intimate setting on the Portland Spirit on one of the 2012 festival's six DME Blues Cruises.

Festival Passes: Get the best seat in the house or other special perks by purchasing a Festival Pass. Benefactor passes are already sold out, and others are going quickly. Like us on Facebook for an early-bird discount promo code for Blues Buddy and Five-Day passes.

After Hours All-Stars: See some of the festival's biggest acts at After Hours All-Stars concerts at the Marriott Hotel Ballroom, across the street from the festival.

Issues purchasing tickets or passes? Please contact Ticket Tomato at 1-800-820-9884.
  Festival vendors fight hunger

Oregon Food BankThe Waterfront Blues Festival is Oregon Food Bank's most powerful fundraiser. A number of festival vendors make donations to OFB to provide additional support.

Dave's Killer Bread will donate a portion of its bread sales at the festival to OFB, up to $3,000.

Ceramic and Glass art sales at the Empty Bowls booth benefit OFB. Empty Bowls is located on the walkway near the festival's main gate.

Bridge City Massage has pledged to donate half of its proceeds to Oregon Food Bank. Bridge City offers chair and table massages at the festival for just $1 per minute. You'll find them at the Health Net Pavilion.

Commemorate the festival's 25th anniversary with special festival merchandise, including T-shirts, sweatshirts, buttons and more. All proceeds from festival merchandise sales benefit Oregon Food Bank.