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Waterfront Blues Festival “Upriver,” July 2-5
July 2 @ 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 12:00pm, repeating until July 5, 2021
The Waterfront Blues Festival brings music fans together again July 2-5 for the “Upriver” edition, returning as an in-person and socially-distanced event at The Lot at Zidell Yards, 3030 S. Moody Ave., Portland. This year’s festival home features a full stage, a large format LED screen, a site-specific sound system and an on-site food and beverage program.
Here’s the day-by-day line-up:
July 2: Samantha Fish • Little Village Foundation: Sonny Green, Tia Carroll & The Greaseland All-Stars • Northwest Women in Rhythm & Blues • Karen Lovely & Ben Rice • River City Riot! Brass Band
July 3: Marc Broussard • Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble • Bayou Boyz / Soul Cookin’ Throwdown • Too Loose Cajun Zydeco Band • Northwest Bone Gang
July 4: MarchFourth • Johnny Rawls • Outer Orbit featuring Sarah Clark with special guests LaRhonda Steele & Arietta Ward • Kevin Selfe • Norman Sylvester • Bloco Alegria
July 5: Ghost-Note • Jubu Smith • Tony Coleman’s Tribute to the Three Kings • Hillstomp • BrassRoots Movement
Each day of the festival will include two separately ticketed shows — an afternoon show from noon to 4 p.m. p.m. and and Evening Show from 6 to 10 p.m. The afternoon and evening shows on the same day will have the same lineup. There are no multi-day passes or individual tickets available this year. Livestream access will also be available.
Tickets will be sold as 2, 4, and 6-person seating pods. Seating pods will be clearly marked and socially-distanced with at least 6 feet between each pod. Each pod will come furnished, with chairs and a side table. All 2020 Waterfront Blues Festival pass holders will be contacted directly by Ticket Tomato to reserve their seating pods.
The festival will follow state and county health guidelines. More information on Waterfront Blues Festivals’ safety protocols can be found at www.waterfrontbluesfest.com. The festival’s nonprofit partners are Meals on Wheels People and The Jeremy Wilson Foundation.