July 4th - July 7th, 2018

Waterfront Blues Festival Dance Package Waterfront Blues Festival

DOORS OPEN: 11:00 am
EVENT BEGINS: 12:00 pm

Online tickets-sales for this show are closed at this time. If tickets are provided at the door, arrive at the venue before the show.

Venue Information

Waterfront Blues Festival

1301 SW Naito Pkwy
Portland, OR 97201


Waterfront Blues Festival Dance Package

July 4th-7th, 2018

Doors Open: 11:00 am
Event Begins: 12:00 pm

Dance your way through the Waterfront Blues Festival with the Portland Blues Experience, a dancer-run weekend bringing Blues Dancing to all generations. 

4-day Festival Admission offering early entry and priority re-entry, allowing you to come and go as you please (single-day passes do not offer re-entry). Highlights on the region's largest outdoor dance floor at the Oregonian Front Porch Stage include three dance competitions on July 4th, programming for blues and swing dancers all day July 5th and Zydeco/Cajun dance programming July 6th and 7th.

Ticket includes admission to:

  • Friday After-Hours Show
  • Saturday After-Hours Show
  • Saturday "Rock the Boat" Dance Cruise

Admission to Saturday's DME "Rock the Boat" Dance Cruise on the Portland Spirit

  • Boarding begins- 10:30pm, Sails at 11:00pm and returns to dock at 1:00am
  • All DME Blues Cruises board from the seawall at S.W. Salmon and Naito Parkway, in front of Salmon Street Springs Fountain, just north of the Oregonian Front Porch Stage.
  • All passengers must present photo ID upon boarding. All carry-on bags are subject to inspection, and passengers may be photographed. Passengers under age 21 will be wrist banded for non-alcohol drink service.
  • The cruises will head south up the Willamette River to Oregon City, and/or north past the Port of Portland docks.

    Admission to After-Hours Show at the Marriott Hotel Ballroom Friday, July 6th

  • Featuring Marc Broussard and act TBA
  • Doors Open- 9:30pm, Music Begins- 10:30pm

The Waterfront Blues Festival has been fighting hunger for 31 years. The 2018 festival benefits the Oregon Food Bank and the Sunshine Division.


Online tickets-sales for this show are closed.