The 30th Anniversary Waterfront Blues Festival starts today and it's got a excellent lineup for five days of music at Tom McCall Waterfront Park.
I'm really looking forward to Saturday and Sunday at the Front Porch Stage with a passel of bands from Louisiana including The Revelers, Pine Leaf Boys, and Chubby Carrier. But there's so much more, including Chris Isaak, Elvin Bishop, and Fantastic Negrito tonight; JD McPherson Saturday; Vieux Farka Toure, Sunny Landreth, and Galactic on Sunday; the Booker T Stax Review, Dustbowl Revival, Corey Henry, and Bokante on Monday; and finishing on the 4th with Curtis Salgado, Canned Heat, Duffy Bishop, and MarchFourth.
Of course, there's lots more. At $15/day it's an amazing bargain for four stages of music going from noon until late. You can also check out the river cruises and after hours shows, too. The weather looks perfect and it's a benefit for the Oregon Food Bank (but you know that!) ... so buy a pass, grab a chair or blanket, and head to Waterfront Park. It doesn't get much better than this!
And you can keep up with what's happening by listening to KBOO for a live feed of the festival, and checking out Oregon Music News for previews, photos, and reviews.
I'm planning to hang out at bit at the Louisiana Pavilion by the Front Porch Stage (my favorite stage), where the Mysti Krewe of Nimbus will be helping out with festival activities. See ya there!