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The 36th annual Waterfront Blues Festival is coming to the beautiful Tom McCall Waterfront Park on July 1, 2, 3 and 4, 2023. Enjoy views of Portland’s famous bridges and waterfront. Relax on the banks of the Willamette River and enjoy four days of music!
The festival is a great showcase for Portland’s local music community. This year it will feature local legends like Curtis Salgado, Liv Warfield and Norman Sylvester. Over 4 days with 4 stages, the festival will have 1,000+ blues, soul, funk and R&B artists. Performers will include
- Buddy Guy
- Los Lonely Boys
- The Mavericks
- JJ Grey & Mofro
- Cory Wong
- Neal Franis
- Amythyst Kiah
- Shemekia Copeland with Special Guest Ruthie Foster
- Rick Estrin & The Nightcats
- CJ Chemier & The Red Hot Louisiana Band
- Sunny War
- Chris Pierce
- Friends of Noise
- Cha Wa
- War & Pierce
- Steve Riley
- The Mamou Playboys
- French Rockin’ Boogie
- Ellen Whyte Plus-Sized Band
- Lo Steele
and many, many more.
Food vendors will be there with delicious dishes, bites and snacks available for purchase. Beer, wine (21+) and nonalcoholic beverages will also be sold. The festival merchandise booth will be carrying Waterfront Blues Festival gear, T-shirts, swag and more.
If you’d like to go to the festival and look the part, here are some great festival T-shirts you can get at good prices.
And, if you’d like to go to Portland for the festival, you should consider the following hotels. They are offering discounted rates that would save you money on your stay. Here are some of the best deals.
- Nordic Inn & Suites – 25% Discount
- Capitol Hill Hotel – 25% Discount
- Dossier Hotel – 24% Discount
- Park Lane Suites & Inn – 20% Discount
- The Royal Sonesta Portland Downtown – 20% Discount
- Woodlark – 20% Discount
- Radisson Hotel Portland Airport – 20% Discount
- Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Portland Delta Park, OR – 20% Discount
- Hotel Lucia – 20% Discount
- Quality Inn Downtown Convention Center – 20% Discount
- Clarion Hotel Portland Airport – 20% Discount
- Comfort Suites Portland Airport – 20% Discount
- Comfort Suites Portland Southwest – 20% Discount
- Sentinel Hotel – 16% Discount
- Moxy Portland Downtown – 15% Discount
- Shilo Inn Suites Hotel – Portland Airport – 15% Discount
- The Hoxton Portland – 15% Discount
- Hotel deLuxe – 15% Discount
- The Hotel Zags Portland – 15% Discount
- Rodeway Inn & Suites Portland Jantzen Beach – 15% Discount
- Econo Lodge City Center – 15% Discount
- La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Portland Airport – 15% Discount
- Econo Lodge Portland Airport – 15% Discount
- REX Portland – 12% Discount
- The Paramount Hotel – 7% Discount
Many people like to go to concerts and festivals in RVs. Don’t have an RV? Then you can rent one. Green Vacation Deals recommends RVshare.
Portland Fairview RV Park is nearby.