2024 Waterfront Blues Festival
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Waterfront Blues Festival

2024 Waterfront Blues Festival

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Thu Jul 4 2024
Sun Jul 7 2024
  • Gates: 11:00 am
  • Start Time: 12:00 pm
  • Age Restriction:  All Ages

About the Event

Waterfront Blues Festival is a cornerstone event of the Pacific Northwest, and one of the most dynamic music events in the world, hosting legendary performers and up-and-coming artists pushing the boundaries of blues, soul, rock, funk, bluegrass, Americana, R&B and beyond. Join us in downtown Portland on the banks of the Willamette River July 4-7, 2024 to celebrate music, blues and our community.


All 4-Day passes will be offered at three ticket price tiers - Early Bird, Tier One and Tier Two - so buy early for the best blues for your buck.


• February 15: All 4-Day passes on sale at Early Bird pricing


• February 29: Last day of Early Bird pricing for 4-Day passes


• March 1: Initial lineup announcement! All 4-Day passes move into Tier One pricing


• May 9: All 1-Day tickets on sale at Tier One pricing


• June 1: All 4-Day passes and 1-Day tickets move into Tier Two pricing


Blues Cruises and Wellness Classes are on sale now.


Thanks to our partners at Buick GMC of Beaverton, children 12 and under are FREE at the festival (one child per paid accompanying adult).


By purchasing a ticket, the buyer understands that all tickets are non-transferable, non-refundable, and non-tax deductible. All sales are final. The show goes on rain or shine. Artists and lineup subject to change.


Layaway payment plans available.


New this year - no outside food or beverage allowed. Please review the festival's FAQs page for all festival policies, including new bag restrictions.

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Four days. Four stages. All the music.

GA 4-Day Pass Tiered Ticket Class. You can select tickets from the active tier.

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$150.00

Four days. Four stages. All the music.

• Priority festival re-entry
• 4-Day festival admission

Early Bird - $99 | Tier One - $125 | Tier Two - $150
  • Early Bird

    $99.00

    Sold Out
  • Tier One

    $125.00

    Sold Out
  • Tier Two

    $150.00

    Onsale
GA+ Early Entry 4-Day Pass Tiered Ticket Class. You can select tickets from the active tier.

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$240.00

Early access to snag your spot for four days of Blues Fest fun.

• Commemorative WBF pin
• Early entry at 10:30 am (30 min before GA) to the festival
• Priority festival re-entry
• 4-Day festival admission

Early Bird - $180 | Tier One - $210 | Tier Two - $240
  • Early Bird

    $180.00

    Sold Out
  • Tier One

    $210.00

    Sold Out
  • Tier Two

    $240.00

    Onsale
Gold VIP 4-Day Pass Tiered Ticket Class. You can select tickets from the active tier.

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$495.00

Awesome VIP perks and comforts to enjoy the festival in style.

• Up-close, prime viewing and seating area in front of the South Stage, including access to VIP bar and restrooms
• Up-close, prime viewing in front of the Buick GMC of Beaverton Blues Stage
• Bank of America VIP Patio access — central reserved seating area with prime view of both main stages and a VIP bar
• Exclusive invites to pop-up performances and pre-event festivities
• Daily vehicle parking at a downtown garage
• 4 complimentary drink tickets
• Limited-edition commemorative poster and voucher for festival merch
• Early entry at 10:15 am (45 min before GA) to the festival
• Priority festival re-entry
• 4-Day festival admission

Early Bird - $390 | Tier One - $450 | Tier Two - $495
  • Early Bird

    $390.00

    Sold Out
  • Tier One

    $450.00

    Sold Out
  • Tier Two

    $495.00

    Onsale
Platinum VIP 4-Day Pass Tiered Ticket Class. You can select tickets from the active tier.

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$1,400.00

On-stage seating and premium VIP perks and comforts for the ultimate Blues Fest experience.

• Exclusive on-stage seating on both main stages
• Exclusive Hospitality Lounge access featuring VIP bar with preferred pricing, complimentary meals and restrooms
• Up-close, prime viewing and seating area in front of the South Stage, including access to VIP bar and restrooms
• Up-close, prime viewing in front of the Buick GMC of Beaverton Blues Stage
• Bank of America VIP Patio access — central reserved seating area with prime view of both main stages and a VIP bar
• Exclusive invites to pop-up performances and pre-event festivities
• Daily vehicle parking at a downtown garage
• 8 complimentary drink tickets
• Limited-edition commemorative poster and voucher for festival merch
• Early entry at 10:15 am (45 min before GA) to the festival
• Priority festival re-entry
• 4-Day festival admission

Early Bird - $1,150 | Tier One - $1,300 | Tier Two - $1,400
  • Early Bird

    $1,150.00

    Sold Out
  • Tier One

    $1,300.00

    Sold Out
  • Tier Two

    $1,400.00

    Onsale

Pick your day to come party!

GA 1-Day Ticket - Thursday 7/4 Tiered Ticket Class. You can select tickets from the active tier.

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$50.00

Pick your day to come party!

• 1-Day festival admission
• Festival entry at 11 am
• No re-entry

July 4 Lineup Highlights
St. Paul & The Broken Bones • Diggin Dirt • Jackie Venson • MarchFourth • Hillstomp

Tier One - $45 | Tier Two - $50
  • Tier 1

    $45.00

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  • Tier 2

    $50.00

    Onsale
GA 1-Day Ticket - Friday 7/5 Tiered Ticket Class. You can select tickets from the active tier.

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$50.00

Pick your day to come party!

• 1-Day festival admission
• Festival entry at 11 am
• No re-entry

July 5 Lineup Highlights
Lucinda Williams • Margo Price • Say She She • Bombino • Leyla McCalla

Tier One - $45 | Tier Two - $50
  • Tier 1

    $45.00

    Sold Out
  • Tier 2

    $50.00

    Onsale
GA 1-Day Ticket - Saturday 7/6 Tiered Ticket Class. You can select tickets from the active tier.

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$50.00

Pick your day to come party!

• 1-Day festival admission
• Festival entry at 11 am
• No re-entry

July 6 Lineup Highlights
Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals • Bobby Rush & North Mississippi Allstars • Charlie Hunter with Jubu Smith • Lost Bayou Ramblers • Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble

Tier One - $45 | Tier Two - $50
  • Tier 1

    $45.00

    Sold Out
  • Tier 2

    $50.00

    Onsale
GA 1-Day Ticket - Sunday 7/7 Tiered Ticket Class. You can select tickets from the active tier.

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$50.00

Pick your day to come party!

• 1-Day festival admission
• Festival entry at 11 am
• No re-entry

July 7 Lineup Highlights
Greensky Bluegrass • Curtis Salgado • Dustbowl Revival • Cris Jacobs • The Rumble

Tier One - $45 | Tier Two - $50
  • Tier 1

    $45.00

    Sold Out
  • Tier 2

    $50.00

    Onsale
Gold VIP 1-Day Ticket - Thursday 7/4 Tiered Ticket Class. You can select tickets from the active tier.

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$175.00

Awesome VIP perks and comforts to enjoy the day in style.

• Up-close, prime viewing and seating area in front of the South Stage, including access to VIP bar and restrooms
• Up-close, prime viewing in front of the Buick GMC of Beaverton Blues Stage
• Bank of America VIP Patio access - central reserved seating area with prime view of both main stages and a VIP bar
• Vehicle parking at a downtown garage
• 2 complimentary drink tickets
• Limited-edition commemorative poster
• Early entry at 10:15 am (45 min before GA) to the festival
• Priority festival re-entry

July 4 Lineup Highlights
St. Paul & The Broken Bones • Diggin Dirt • Jackie Venson • MarchFourth • Hillstomp

Tier One - $150 | Tier Two - $175
  • Tier 1

    $150.00

    Sold Out
  • Tier 2

    $175.00

    Onsale
Gold VIP 1-Day Ticket - Friday 7/5 Tiered Ticket Class. You can select tickets from the active tier.

Sale starts on

$175.00

Awesome VIP perks and comforts to enjoy the day in style.

• Up-close, prime viewing and seating area in front of the South Stage, including access to VIP bar and restrooms
• Up-close, prime viewing in front of the Buick GMC of Beaverton Blues Stage
• Bank of America VIP Patio access - central reserved seating area with prime view of both main stages and a VIP bar
• Vehicle parking at a downtown garage
• 2 complimentary drink tickets
• Limited-edition commemorative poster
• Early entry at 10:15 am (45 min before GA) to the festival
• Priority festival re-entry

July 5 Lineup Highlights
Lucinda Williams • Margo Price • Say She She • Bombino • Leyla McCalla

Tier One - $150 | Tier Two - $175
  • Tier 1

    $150.00

    Sold Out
  • Tier 2

    $175.00

    Onsale
Gold VIP 1-Day Ticket - Saturday 7/6 Tiered Ticket Class. You can select tickets from the active tier.

Sale starts on

$175.00

Awesome VIP perks and comforts to enjoy the day in style.

• Up-close, prime viewing and seating area in front of the South Stage, including access to VIP bar and restrooms
• Up-close, prime viewing in front of the Buick GMC of Beaverton Blues Stage
• Bank of America VIP Patio access - central reserved seating area with prime view of both main stages and a VIP bar
• Vehicle parking at a downtown garage
• 2 complimentary drink tickets
• Limited-edition commemorative poster
• Early entry at 10:15 am (45 min before GA) to the festival
• Priority festival re-entry

July 6 Lineup Highlights
Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals • Bobby Rush & North Mississippi Allstars • Charlie Hunter with Jubu Smith • Lost Bayou Ramblers • Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble

Tier One - $150 | Tier Two - $175
  • Tier 1

    $150.00

    Sold Out
  • Tier 2

    $175.00

    Onsale
Gold VIP 1-Day Ticket - Sunday 7/7 Tiered Ticket Class. You can select tickets from the active tier.

Sale starts on

$175.00

Awesome VIP perks and comforts to enjoy the day in style.

• Up-close, prime viewing and seating area in front of the South Stage, including access to VIP bar and restrooms
• Up-close, prime viewing in front of the Buick GMC of Beaverton Blues Stage
• Bank of America VIP Patio access - central reserved seating area with prime view of both main stages and a VIP bar
• Vehicle parking at a downtown garage
• 2 complimentary drink tickets
• Limited-edition commemorative poster
• Early entry at 10:15 am (45 min before GA) to the festival
• Priority festival re-entry

July 7 Lineup Highlights
Greensky Bluegrass • Curtis Salgado • Dustbowl Revival • Cris Jacobs • The Rumble

Tier One - $150 | Tier Two - $175
  • Tier 1

    $150.00

    Sold Out
  • Tier 2

    $175.00

    Onsale

Cruise the beautiful Willamette River and hear the sweet sounds of the blues on the decks of the Portland Spirit.

Blues Fest Kickoff Cruise - Wed 7/3

$75.00

Presented by Kona Big Wave

Doors: 7 pm | Cruise: 7:30 to 10 pm | Portland Spirit

Duffy Bishop • Reggie Houston's Krewe de Blues • Curtis Salgado & Alan Hager

Advance: $75 | Day-of: $80

Festival admission is not included or required with a Blues Cruise ticket.
Rollin' on the River Blues Cruise - Thurs 7/4

$55.00

Presented by Kona Big Wave

Doors: 2:30 pm | Cruise: 3 to 5 pm | Portland Spirit

Diggin Dirt • Vintage Soul with Lloyd Jones • Ellen Whyte & Garry Meziere

Advance: $55 | Day-of: $60

Festival admission is not included or required with a Blues Cruise ticket.
Bayou Blues Cruise - Fri 7/5

$55.00

Presented by Kona Big Wave

Doors: 2:30 pm | Cruise: 3 to 5 pm | Portland Spirit

Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble • Bon Bon Vivant • QuEasy Gumbo

Advance: $55 | Day-of: $60

Festival admission is not included or required with a Blues Cruise ticket.
Sail on Sister Blues Cruise - Sat 7/6

$55.00

A Blues Fest Cares Cruise, benefiting The JWF Musician Health & Services Program • Presented by Kona Big Wave

Doors: 2:30 pm | Cruise: 3 to 5 pm | Portland Spirit

Northwest Women Rhythm & Blues • Mary Flower Trio • Taylor Newville & Ty Curtis

Advance: $55 | Day-of: $60

Festival admission is not included or required with a Blues Cruise ticket. Net proceeds from this Blues Fest Cares Cruise will go to our friends at The JWF Musician Health & Services Program.
Rock the Boat Blues Cruise - Sun 7/7

$55.00

A Blues Fest Cares Cruise, benefiting Meals on Wheels People • Presented by Kona Big Wave

Doors: 2:30 pm | Cruise: 3 to 5 pm | Portland Spirit

The Chris O'Leary Band • Dustbowl Revival • Tevis Hodge Jr. & Johnny Ward

Advance: $55 | Day-of: $60

Festival admission is not included or required with a Blues Cruise ticket. Net proceeds from this Blues Fest Cares Cruise will go to our friends at Meals on Wheels People.

In partnership with Knot Springs, Wellness On The Waterfront offers two morning wellness classes at the Front Porch Stage.

Wellness: Power Flow Yoga - Sat 7/6

$17.00

Knot Springs Wellness on the Waterfront • Saturday, July 6 • Power Flow Yoga with Aurora

Doors: 9 am | Class: 9:30 to 10:30 am | Front Porch Stage

This class connects breath to movement through flow-based sequencing. Flow Yoga builds body awareness and strength for students looking for faster-paced yoga. All levels welcome! Bring your mat if you have one (we’ll also have a few on hand for you to borrow!).

Festival admission is not included or required with a Wellness Class ticket.
Wellness: Cardio Dance - Sun 7/7

$17.00

Knot Springs Wellness on the Waterfront • Sunday, July 7 • Cardio Dance with Linda

Doors: 9 am | Class: 9:30 to 10:30 am | Front Porch Stage

Cardio Dance gives you an opportunity to connect with your body, move with your breath and raise your heart rate. Start with mindful warm-ups and evolve to choreographed movement matched with song. Throughout this guided class, you will feel empowered to move in ways that feel powerful to you. No previous dance experience needed; simply bring a pair of shoes you can move in.

Festival admission is not included or required with a Wellness Class ticket.
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