Thursday, June 28th – Monday, July 2nd

Portland Blues Immersion. For further information check out the website and facebook event page.

Wednesday, July 4th 

Blues Festival, Front Porch Stage:

12:00-2:00 pm: Journey to Memphis Competition

2:00-2:30 pm: Dance Lesson and Demonstration

2:30-3:30 pm: Norman Sylvester, Candlelight Tribute,
with special guests DK Stewart, LaRhonda Steele & more

3:30-3:45 pm: ‘Bring The Heat’ Partnered Jazz Dance Contest Prelims
(Jazz Dance competitors check in at 3:20)

3:45-4:45 pm: ‘Bring The Heat’ Partnered Jazz Dance Contest Finals,
with Rent Party featuring Marilyn Keller

4:45-5:10 pm: ‘Bring The Heat’ Solo Dance Contest Prelims
and Funk/Soul Dance Lesson

5:10-6:10 pm: ‘Bring The Heat’ Solo Dance Contest Finals
with Just Friends, featuring Dante Zapata,

6:10-6:35 pm: ‘Bring The Heat’ Partnered Blues Dance Contest Prelims 

6:35-7:35 pm: ‘Bring The Heat’ Partnered Blues Dance Contest Finals
with Muddy Waters Tribute Band

8:00-10:00 pm: Harmonica Blow-off

Blues Festival, Main Stages:

9:00-10:00 pm: Robert Randolph

10:00-10:30 pm: Fireworks!

Vitalidad Movement Center,
116 SE Yamhill Steet:

11:00 pm – 3:00 am: Late Night feat. Dante Zapata and friends. Tamales at midnight!

Thursday, July 5th 

Blues Festival, Front Porch Stage:

11:00 am – 12:00 pm: Blues Dance Lesson and Demonstration

12:00-1:00 pm: Becky Kilgore & the Cowhands 

1:00-1:20 pm: Dance Lesson and Demonstration

1:20-2:30 pm: Okrapong, Ghanaian Drumming & Dance

2:30-2:50 pm: Dance Lesson and Demonstration

2:50-3:50 pm: Jimmy “Duck” Holmes

3:50-4:10 pm: Dance Lesson and Demonstration

4:10-5:10 pm: Bayou Boys

5:10-5:30 pm: Dance Lesson and Demonstration

5:30-6:30 pm: Mel Brown B-3 Organ Group with Saeeda Wright

6:30-6:50 pm: Dance Lesson and Demonstration

6:50-8:00 pm:Curtis Salgado, Alan Hager & Friends

8:00-8:20 pm: Dance Lesson and Demonstration

8:20-9:30 pm: Billy Joe & the Dusty 45’s

9:30-9:50 pm: Dance Lesson and Demonstration

9:50-11:00 pm: The Super Otis Show, featuring
McKinley Moore, singing from the “Otis Redding Song Book”

Vitalidad Movement Center,
116 SE Yamhill Steet:

11:00 pm – 3:00 am: Late Night feat. Alan Hager & Special Guest. Tamales at midnight!

Friday, July 6th

Blues Festival, Front Porch Stage: Zydeco!

Blues Festival, Main Stages:

6:00-7:00 pm: Nikki Hill

7:00-8:00 pm: Curtis Salgado

8:00-9:00 pm: Marc Broussard

9:00-10:15 pm: The Mavericks

Marriott Hotel,
SW Naito & Columbia

9:30 pm – 1:00 am:
After-Hours Show with Marc Broussard and Nikki Hill (21+)

Vitalidad Movement Center,
116 SE Yamhill Steet:

1:00-5:00 am: Late Night feat. Kevin Selfe, Babacar and Rebekah. Tamales at 2:00 am!

 

Saturday, July 7th

10:00 am – 2:00 pm:
Portland State University Farmers Market Excursion

Blues Festival, Front Porch Stage: Zydeco!

10:00 pm – 1:00 am:‘Rock the Boat’ Dance Cruise

Vitalidad Movement Center,
116 SE Yamhill Steet:

1:00-5:00 am: Late Night Dancing feat. McKinley Moore Trio. Tamales at 2:00 am!

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