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We’re excited to announce that the Waterfront Blues Festival will return July 2-5, 2021 with in-person, limited capacity shows at The Lot at Zidell Yards, Portland’s premier, socially-distanced outdoor performance venue, located less than a mile “Upriver” from the festival’s usual home. Plans, tickets and artists will be announced in late May, so stay tuned! 

2021 Tickets

As a way to thank you for your loyalty, 2020 pass holders will get first access to tickets for the 2021 Waterfront Blues Festival events. Keep an eye out for an email from us in late May with more information. Thank you for showing us so much love and support — we can’t wait to be listening to the blues with you this summer!

Plans, tickets and artists will be announced in late May. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and sign up for our newsletter to get the latest updates.

2020 Ticket Refunds


In an effort to ease the transition to our new venue for the 2021 Waterfront Blues Festival, we are offering refunds for the face value of all 2020 passes. 2020 purchased tickets will not roll over for the 2021 festival. To request a refund, please call Ticket Tomato at 1-800-820-9884 between 10 am – 5 pm PST, Monday through Friday. All customers must speak with a live customer service representative to process your refund. For security reasons, Ticket Tomato does not have your credit information on file, therefore there are no automatic refunds. If you have your ticket order number, great, if not, no problem! Ticket Tomato can look up your account. Please have your credit card handy when you call. If no refund has been requested by May 7, 2021, the face value of your 2020 pass will be considered a donation to the Waterfront Blues Festival.


Do you want to support the rebound of the local music industry and the Waterfront Blues Festival? Be a Blues Fest hero and consider donating the face value of your ticket back to the festival by emailing Ticket Tomato at Your support helps preserve the festival’s future by ensuring that the blues carry on through a world-class event for the community of Portland and beyond. The Waterfront Blues Festival is a locally-owned and produced community festival. Please note that donations are not tax-deductible.

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Portland, OR 97239

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