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Saturday, July 6, 2019

Boards: 2:30 pm
Departs: 3 pm
Returns: 5 pm


All Ages

Pam Taylor •  NW Women in R&B “Tribute to Sister Rosetta Tharpe” • Sister Mercy

Sonny Hess and NW Women in R&B pay tribute to the pioneering gospel/blues singer and guitarist, Sister Rosetta Tharpe. South Carolina’s up-and-coming Pam Taylor melds Americana-roots, country, and reggae influences into a modern take on the blues.  Portland’s SISTER MERCY, fronted by mesmerizing vocalist April Brown, serve up high-energy rockin’ blues.

Cruise the beautiful Willamette River and hear the blues in an intimate setting on the Portland Spirit. A no-host hors d'oeuvres buffet and full bar are available on all cruises.

  • 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.
  • PLEASE BRING YOUR PHOTO ID. All passengers 18 years of age and older 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.
  • Afternoon cruises boards 2:30 pm, returning to dock at 5 pm (all ages).
  • Single-Day Ticket holders will be given a pass allowing festival re-entry after the cruise.

Don’t miss the boat! Purchase your ticket before the festival begins. These popular Blues Cruises sell out quickly.

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.

All tickets are non-transferable, non-refundable, and non-tax deductible. 

Date / time Sat, July 6th, 2019 Doors open: 2:30 pm Event begins: 3:00 pm Buy Tickets

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