July 1st-4th, 2016Rock The Boat!

More than a blues exchange; it’s a blues experience

Join us as we celebrate the annual Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival — to support the Oregon Food Bank.

Portland Blues Experience (PBEx) collaborates with the Waterfront Blues Festival to offer four days and nights of dancing to over 100 live bands and your favorite DJ’s, as well as a DME Dance Cruise down the Willamette River.

In addition, the Portland Waterfront Blues Festival is proud to include ‘Dance Kids’, the family friendly addition to the multitude of fantastic booths in the Louisiana Pavilion. The Louisiana Pavilion is located opposite the Oregonian Front Porch Stage (north of the Hawthorne Bridge). You will also find information on local dance organizations at our ‘Will Dance For Food’ booth, also located in the Louisiana Pavilion.

These events, along with all the amazing dancing and excursions that you have come to know and love promise to make 2016 the most inspiring and eventful Portland Blues Experience yet.

To stay up to date, please visit us on our facebook group page and on twitter @PBExInfo. We will be updating both with the latest information on excursion, bands, dances and other events throughout the festival.

Get your Waterfront Blues Festival special Dancer Package
And then sign up for the PBEx After Hours Late Night Pass for the dancer parties packed with more live music that continue into the wee hours of the morning.

You get 4 days of live music including ZZ Ward, Maceo Parker, Leo Bud Welch, California Honeydrops, JJ Grey, and over 100 live acts you won’t want to miss!
Our DME ‘Rock The Boat’ Dance Cruise features three deck of live music, also included in your special dancer package.
And on top of all that they’re throwing in Sunday night’s double header at the Marriott with JJ Grey and California Honey Drops!
Go online and get your passes now! These are special discounted packages for dancers!!!

Whoa, look at all of these bands.

TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND
JJ GREY & MOFRO
JIMMIE VAUGHAN & THE TILT-A-WHIRL BAND
MACEO PARKER
ZZ WARD
FEMI KUTI & THE POSITIVE FORCE
CURTIS SALGADO BAND
THE SOUL REBELS
SAMANTHA FISH
CHUBBY CARRIER & THE BAYOU SWAMP BAND
CALIFORNIA HONEYDROPS
INDIGENOUS
THE RECORD COMPANY
STEVE RILEY & THE MAMOU PLAYBOYS
LIZ VICE
CHRISTONE “KINGFISH” INGRAM
LEO BUD WELCH
POLYRHYTHMICS
LOS STRAITJACKETS
AYRON JONES & THE WAY
GRACE LOVE & THE TRUE LOVES
AND MANY MORE TBA!

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