The Waterfront Blues Festival presents its 2021 program


PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – The Annual Report Blues festival by the water released its lineup on Friday!

The Waterfront Blues Festival “Upriver” 2021 is delighted to bring music lovers and fans together again at the beginning of July. The annual festival will be held in person at a different location than usual this year – The Lot at Zidell Yards – and will still have COVID-19 security measures in place.

While some things are different this year, festival organizers say the caliber of blues artists remains high.

Program of the Waterfront Blues Festival 2021:

July 2nd: Samantha Fish • Little Village Foundation: Sonny Green, Tia Carroll & The Greaseland All-Stars • Northwest Women in Rhythm & Blues • Karen Lovely and Ben Rice • River City Riot! Fanfare

July 3: Marc Broussard • Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble • Bayou Boyz / Soul Cookin ‘Throwdown • Trop Loose Cajun Zydeco Band • Northwest Bone Gang

4th July: March 4 • Johnny Rawls • Outer Orbit with Sarah Clark with special guests LaRhonda Steele and Arietta Ward • Kevin Selfe • Norman Sylvester • Bloco Alegria

July the 5th: Ghost-Note • Jubu Smith • Tony Coleman’s Tribute to the Three Kings • Hillstomp • BrassRoots Movement

Program of the Waterfront Blues Festival 2021

Each day will have two separately ticketed shows – an afternoon show from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and an evening show from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Both shows will have the same programming.

All tickets will be sold as seating modules for 2, 4 and 6 people, which go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. on June 1. Presale tickets are now available for Waterfront Blues Festival 2020 pass holders.

Find more information about this year’s festival online here.


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