PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Around 87,000 people attended the 2016 Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival which helped the Oregon Food Bank reach its goal.
Ticket sales, special passes and blues cruise tickets brought in $1,043,571 for the Oregon Food Bank.
“We can’t thank our attendees and sponsors enough for their generous support; without them we could not have reached our goal,” Oregon Food Bank CEO Susannah Morgan said in a release. “The funds raised will provide millions of meals for families and individuals struggling with hunger in Oregon and Clark County, Washington.”
Fans were treated to a mixture of veteran and venerable blues musicians, including Maceo Parker, as well as the fresh sounds from ZZ Ward, Ty Curtis, and Samantha Fish.