Portland, OR. The 29th annual Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival has taken over Tom McCall Waterfront Park and will feature over 100 performances over four days. Sunday night will be dedicated to departed music icon, Prince. Frequent Portland performer, Liv Warfield, will take to the stage with members of Prince’s band, The New Power Generation. Warfield will pay homage to one of her mentors. This year, for the first time, organizers are charging for the concert series. In the past, a $10 donation was suggested, now blues fans need to buy a $10 ticket each day. The Blues Festival is the Oregon Food Bank’s largest annual fundraising event. Since its inception in 1988, it has raised $10 million and 815 tons of food to fight hunger in the region. The festival runs from Friday, July 1st, through Monday, July 4th and will culminate in the largest fireworks display in Oregon.
Other Acts this year include:
TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND
DR. JOHN & THE NITE TRIPPERS
JJ GREY & MOFRO
JIMMIE VAUGHAN & THE TILT-A-WHIRL BAND FEATURING LOU ANN BARTON
LIV WARFIELD & THE SPECIAL HORNZ
FEMI KUTI & THE POSITIVE FORCE
CURTIS SALGADO BAND
THE SOUL REBELS
CHUBBY CARRIER & THE BAYOU SWAMP BAND and many more.
Past performers have included a plethora of high energy musicians.
About Waterfront Blues Festival
Liz Warfield, Maceo Parker, Polyrythmics…et. al. were amazing! What a great way to raise support for a great cause and a great organization that helps so many in need. Thank you!