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Waterfront Blues Festival Dance Package

July 4-7, 2019

Doors Open: 11 am
Event Begins: 12 pm

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

The 4-day Festival Admission offers 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 4, programming for blues and swing dancers all day July 5 and Zydeco/Cajun dance programming July 6 and 7.

Ticket includes admission to:

  • Friday After-Hours Show (California Honey Drops w/ Karl Denson's Tiny Universe "Eat Lots of Peaches" Allman Bros Tribute)
  • Saturday "Rock the Boat" Dance Cruise (over 21) (Brother Yusef, Dan Nash and other acts TBA)

Admission Info for After-Hours Show at the Marriott Hotel Ballroom Friday, July 5

  • Featuring California Honeydrops w/ Karl Denson's Tiny Universe
  • Doors open: 9:30pm, music begins: 10:30pm

BOARDING INFO for Saturday's "Rock the Boat" Dance Cruise on the Portland Spirit:

  • Boarding begins at 10:30 pm, sails at 11:00 pm and returns to dock at 1:00 am
  • All 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.
  • The cruises will head south up the Willamette River to Oregon City, and/or north past the Port of Portland docks.

Blues Fest Cares
The Waterfront Blues Festival is committed to providing a world-class event to the community of Portland and beyond that presents diverse musical arts, culture, and entertainment. The festival has been committed to using its broad platform to create awareness and support of hunger relief efforts. We have been supporting organizations that focus on music and fighting hunger insecurity since 1988.


Date / time July 4 - July 7, 2019 Buy Tickets

Venue info Waterfront Blues Festival 1301 SW Naito Pkwy
Portland, OR
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