Waterfront Blues Festival 2024 | Meals on Wheels People

Waterfront Blues Festival 2024


Thu, July 04, 2024 — Sun, July 07, 2024
12:00 AM to 11:59 PM


The festival takes place at Tom McCall Waterfront Park, just to the north and south of the Hawthorne Bridge on the west bank of the Willamette River, with the main festival entry located at 1400 SW Naito Parkway, Portland, OR 97201.

Downtown Portland’s largest and longest running music festival, Waterfront Blues Festival, will once again take place at Portland’s Tom McCall Waterfront Park, July 4-7, 2024. Waterfront Blues Festival has raised over $10 million dollars for local community organizations. In 2024, Waterfront Blues Festival continues this tradition by partnering with Meals on Wheels People and the Jeremy Wilson Foundation.

Rock the Boat Cruise

3-5 p.m. Sunday, July 7, 2024

The Waterfront Blues Festival Rock the Boat Blues Cares Cruise, presented by Kona Big Wave, is happening Sunday, July 7, from 3 to 5 p.m. aboard the iconic Portland Spirit, and tickets are on sale now. 100% of net proceeds from this Blues Fest Cares Cruise go to Meals on Wheels People. This is your call to embark on a scenic cruise along the Willamette River, enriched with the vibrant sounds of the blues, sunshine, and the spirit of community.

This cruise is not just about the music. With every ticket purchased, you’re helping to ensure that no older adult in our community goes hungry or feels alone. A full bar and food are available for purchase.

Imagine cruising with a cool drink in hand, basking in the glorious sun, all while being serenaded by the finest blues musicians. We’re thrilled to announce an all-star lineup for the afternoon, featuring the likes of Northern Californian roots dance party band Dustbowl Revival, Levon Helm band alumnus and harmonica ace Chris O’Leary, and guitarist/vocalist Tevis Hodge Jr. across three immersive stages.

Don’t let this ship sail without you. Secure your tickets today and let’s set sail for good times, great music, and a great cause. Together, we can rock the boat and make a difference.

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