Portland Blues Experience, July 4-7, 2018

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

Join us as we celebrate the annual Waterfront Blues Festival in supporting the Oregon Food Bank with 4 days and nights of dancing to more than 100 live acts and on our very own Rock the Boat Blues Dance Cruise. This year we will be starting on Wednesday July 4th with special blues programming at the Front Porch Stage, including ‘Bring the Heat’ dance contests. Thursday will feature more Blues and Jazz programming at the Front Porch Stage.

Waterfront Blues Festival Dance Package:

  • A 4-day Festival pass, 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 Wednesday, July 4th, programming for blues and swing dancers all day Thursday, July 5th and Zydeco/Cajun dance programming July 6th and 7th.
  • Admission to Saturday’s “Rock the Boat” Dance Cruise on the Portland Spirit
  • Admission to After-Hours Show at the Marriott Hotel Ballroom Friday, July 6th, with Marc Broussard & Nikki Hill.

Blues Festival Dance Package: $75

Late Night Parties:

In addition to 4 days of Rockin’ Blues, PBEx hosts our own After-Hours Parties where you can dance till dawn! This year’s parties will take place at Vitalidad Movement Arts Center.

Tickets for the After-Hours Parties are sold separately, at the door.

To stay up to date, please join us in our Facebook Group, check  the Portland Blues Exchange 2018 Highlights Facebook Page, and follow us on our Twitter @PBExInfo. We will be updating all of those with the latest information on excursion, bands, dances and other events throughout the festival.

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