Portland Walking Tours

Got the Blues? Head to the Waterfront

June 28th, 2011

Summer begins in Portland with the Waterfront Blues Festival, an incredible line-up of well-known and rising talent that occupies Portland’s primo stretch of grass every Independence Day weekend. The festival culminates with an amazing fireworks display over the Willamette River, with choice seating in the very same spot that you’ll watch and listen to the performers all day long in the brilliant warm sun.

In 2011, some EIGHT DOZEN performers rotate among four outdoor stages – plus a couple of indoor stages and a Blues Cruise” – from 1 PM to 1 AM on Friday, 10:15 AM to 1:15 AM on Saturday and Sunday, and 10:15 AM to 10 PM on Monday, stopping just in time for the fireworks displays.

Performers include:

* Six time Grammy winner Buddy Guy
* Robert Cray
* Lucinda Williams
* Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk
* Local star Linda Hornbuckle
* Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears* Rebirth Brass Band

and many more.

Tickets and more information are available at the Waterfront Blues Festival website.