Wow! Only 4 GOLD PASSES left and then they are gone. Some of the great perks Gold Pass holders receive: Premium shaded seating near South Main Stage, private bar & restrooms; Premium Central Viewing Area – views of both Main Stages; T-Shirt & Poster; Parking Pass; 4 Food Vendor meal & Beverage Tickets; Free After-Hours Tickets; Priority Festival Re-Entry; Early Entry - 45 Min Tickets: www.tickettomato.com/event_group/230/2019-waterfront-blues-festival... See MoreSee Less
With heavy hearts we share the news that Portland's blues community lost a legend this week. From his early years with Paul deLay and Lloyd Jones in the Brown Sugar Band, his tours and recording with deLay, and his MainStage Waterfront sets with his own band, Jim Mesi was truly a one-of-a-kind, brilliant, genius-level guitarist, whose attack and finesse surprised us in ways that often made us laugh out loud. In this clip, though, he'll make you weep. Not even Albert King could squeeze more life from a note than Mesi does here. RIP good friend.Cryin' blues at its finest. If you've already seen the other two Jim Mesi clips on here, this one will make you weep. Chills. ... See MoreSee Less
2019 Dates: TBA. Touted as one of the best-run festivals anywhere, the Waterfront Blues Festival is committed to providing a world-class event to the community of Portland and beyond that presents diverse musical arts, culture, and entertainment. The festival has been committed to using its broad platform to create awareness and support of hunger relief efforts for 30 years (from Facebook).