2016 Waterfront Blues Fest headliners announced

Waterfront Blues Fest set for July 1-4, 2016

The Tedeschi-Trucks Band in a photo released by the Waterfront Blues Festival, March 25, 2016
The Tedeschi-Trucks Band in a photo released by the Waterfront Blues Festival, March 25, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Blues will blast from along the banks of the Willamette River once again this July featuring the Tedeschi-Trucks Band, Maceo Parker and ZZ Ward.

Those are just some of the highlight acts at the 29th annual Safeway Albertsons Waterfront Blues Festival set for July 1-4. Once again, KOIN is a proud sponsor of the festival.

Complete details on the Waterfront Blues Festival website

Other top acts announced include the Curtis Salgado Band, Femi Kuti, Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band, Kingfish Ingram, Grace Love & the True Loves and the California Honeydrops.

Artistic director Peter Dammann said, “Performers from Africa and Brazil as well as Mississippi, Texas, Chicago and the Pacific Northwest” will be on the stages along the Willamette.

About 100 acts will perform on the 4 stages over the July 4th weekend in a benefit for the Oregon Food Bank.

Four-day passes are now on sale: a basic 4-day pass, the Blues Buddy pass, the Benefactor pass and the Patron pass.

Tickets are also available for the DME Blues Cruises and the After-Hours concerts at the Marriott Grand Ballroom

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