About This Event
It is with heavy hearts that we are announcing that the Waterfront Blues Festival will not take place in 2020.
The safety of the community is our absolute priority. With attendees flying in from nearly all 50 states and over a dozen countries, the responsible decision is to cancel the event.
Our hearts are with all of you and the folks that financially rely on the festival – our musicians, local businesses, vendors, suppliers, crews, neighboring hotels and restaurants. We also hurt for our fellow festivals and events that have had to make these extremely difficult decisions as well.
2021 will provide us all with an opportunity to come together again to celebrate our community, listen to live music on the grassy lawn of Waterfront Park and put our dancing shoes back in action.
Recognized as one of the world's premier blues festivals and largest celebration of blues, jazz, funk, zydeco, and soul, the Waterfront Blues Festival is a 4-Day celebration spanning the July 4th holiday including a spectacular fireworks display. Attendees flock near and far to enjoy a long weekend filled with amazing performances across four stages surrounded by delicious food and drink, dancing, a kids area, riverboat cruises, after-hours shows and more.
The 2019 Festival hosted 81,000 attendees, presented 80 acts, 125 performances, totaling 6,675 minutes of amazing music.
Willamette Week's 2019 Best of Portland Readers Poll - Best Music Festival and Best Outdoor Event
Sunset Magazine's - Best Places to see 4th of July Fireworks
Oregon Festival and Events Association - Ovation Award for Oregon's Best Festival, Civic Celebration or Community Event
Essential Travel Magazine UK - Listed as one of the top ten festivals in the United States
Outside Magazine - Named one of the best outdoor music festivals
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Past or Current Sponsors and Vendors
GOLD SPONSORS: 10 Barrel Brewing Co., Bud Light, Buick GMC of Beaverton, KOIN 6, Oregonian | OregonLive, & Radio.com
SILVER SPONSORS: Bud Light Seltzer, 10 Barrel Brewing Co. Soft Core Hard Cider, Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters, Pioneer Waterproofing, PrintWorks, Sunshine Division, & Union Wine Co.
Ice is available for purchase on-site.
Approved Exhibitors will provide a Certificate of Insurance to participate.
Exhibitor’s booth space comes with the following:
Canopy, sidewall, (2) 8ft tables, power & overhead light.
Order additional tables within the ‘Add-Ons’ section of the application.
Power limits are listed within the contract of approved applicants.
Additional power may be arranged at the Exhibitor’s sole expense with the contracted provider, Hollywood Lights, upon giving reasonable prior notice to Waterfront Blues Production.