The Waterfront Blues Festival and The Lot at Zidell Yards are committed to the health and safety of all attendees, performers, and staff. We are excited to bring live events and entertainment back to Portland and we also recognize the responsibility that comes along with it. We have created a thorough safety plan that focuses on risk mitigation, guided by the most recent information provided by the Oregon Health Authority and Multnomah County Health Department.
For now, we will be requiring all guests to continue to wear masks when not seated in your designated pod regardless of vaccination status. We appreciate your cooperation.
Seating capacity will not exceed current state and OHA guidelines for Outdoor Entertainment Establishments. Venue seating pod accommodations in July at The Lot at Zidell Yards will allow for 600 attendees.
Socially-distanced seating pods (see FAQs for pod details)
Touchless ticket scanning upon entry
Ample walkways throughout the venue to allow for safe passage
Numerous hand-washing and sanitizing stations at venue
Restrooms will be sanitized by a restroom attendant
Thorough sanitization of seating pods before each show
Pre-event communications and on-site posted signage with instructions, reminders and venue protocols
Staff, Crew & Performers
Prohibited from working if experiencing Covid-19 symptoms. Symptoms include, but are not limited to: fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, and fatigue
Trained on Covid-19 safety and sanitation procedures
Mandated to practice regular hand-washing, sanitization, and social-distancing protocols
Must stay home if experiencing Covid-19 symptoms. Symptoms include, but are not limited to: fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, and fatigue
Required to follow social-distancing guidelines and maintain a 6-foot distance from those not in their seating pod
Requested to wash their hands and use hand sanitizer stations throughout the venue
PLEASE NOTE: An inherent risk of exposure to Covid-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By attending Waterfront Blues Festival “Upriver,” you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to Covid-19 and you agree to hold Waterfront Blues Festival and The Lot at Zidell Yards ownership, operators, promoters and all related parties harmless from any claims related to Covid-19.