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Buy your 2018 Waterfront Blues Festival Passes during our presale. Kids 12 and under free (with paid accompanying adult) courtesy of Buick GMC of Beaverton!

Single day passes on sale June 1; $15 advance, $20 at the gate.

The concert deal of the summer begins at just $40 for a 4-day festival pass! The following 4-day passes are offered:

  • Basic 4-Day Pass

  • $40
  • 4-Day Pass
  • Priority Re-Entry
  • Buy Now
  • KGON Buddy Pass

  • $85$75Early Bird Special Extended!
  • 4-Day Pass
  • Priority Re-Entry
  • Early Entry
  • Discounted Access to After-Hours Concerts at the Marriott
  • Commemorative Blues Buddy Button
  • Buy Now
  • Benefactor Pass

  • $350
  • 4-Day Pass
  • Priority Re-Entry
  • Early Entry
  • Admission to After-Hours Shows at the Marriott
  • Access to Centrally Located Shaded Seating
  • Access to Brewery Stage Shaded Seating
  • Parking Pass
  • Four Meal and Drink Vendor Coupons
  • Festival T-Shirt and Poster
  • …and more!
  • Buy Now
  • Patron Pass

  • $1250
  • 4-Day Pass
  • Priority Re-Entry
  • Early Entry
  • Admission to After-Hours Shows at the Marriott
  • Access to Centrally Located Shaded Seating
  • Priority Access to On-Stage Seating at Brewery Stage and Blues Stage
  • Parking Pass
  • Access to VIP Hospitality Pavilion with Catered Buffets and VIP Restrooms
  • Invitation to Patron-Only Function
  • Invitation to July 4th BBQ with River's-Edge Viewing of Fireworks
  • …and more!
  • Buy Now

After-Hours Shows

Join us at the after-party! Catch some of the festival’s biggest acts across the street at the After-Hours shows (Marc Broussard & Nikki Hill) Friday, July 6 and (The Motet & Polyrhythmics) Saturday, July 7 at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront’s Grand Ballroom.

  • With a Blues Buddy multi-day pass, these after-hours shows are only $5! [$15 at the door].
  • Admission to after-hours shows is included with the purchase of Benefactor and Patron passes.
  • After-Hours Shows are 21 and over only.

Blues Cruises

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.
Don’t miss the boat! Purchase your ticket before the festival begins. The popular DME Blues Cruises sell out quickly.
$29 advance afternoon cruises
$39 advance evening cruises

WED July 4
DME Driftin’ Blues Cruise (3-5 pm):
Commander Cody, Larkin Poe, Jimmy ‘Duck’ Holmes

FRI July 5
DME Hoodoo Moon Cruise (11 pm – 1am)
Ranky Tanky, David Vest Band, Ty Curtis, Mary Flower

SAT July 6
DME “Sail on Sister” (3-5 pm)
NW Women in R&B Cruise “Tribute to Denise LaSalle”

DME “Rock the Boat” Dance Cruise (11 pm  – 1 am)
McKinley Moore Band, Kevin Selfe Band w/LaRhonda Steele & Karen Lovely, Jimmy ‘Duck’ Holmes & Mike Munson

General Information on Blues Cruises

  • 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.
  • 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 are open to all ages and board at 2:30 p.m., returning to dock at 5:00 p.m.
  • All evening cruises board at 10:30 p.m., returning to dock at 1 a.m.

DME Blues Cruise tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.

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