Since there’s no festival this year, you can see and hear past festivals on KOIN-TV and KBOO and through the Bluesfest Bandwagon.
There won’t be a Waterfront Blues Festival in 2020. And for the first time since 2010, no OMN booth, comfy or otherwise.
So in order to keep the spirit alive until we’re back next year (we hope), the festival folks are helping us re-live past festivals through internet, TV and radio.
KOIN TV will host a two-hour July 4th TV special celebrating some of the most memorable performances from the Waterfront Blues Festival, capped off with a replay of the awe-inspiring fireworks show over the Willamette River. From the comfort of your living room, the KOIN team (and special festival guests!) will have you reliving some of the magical musical moments from the Waterfront.
- When: Saturday, July 4 from 9pm to 11pm
- Tune in: KOIN 6
- Stream online: www.koin.com
Tune in to KBOO all weekend long as you groove to the Blues Fest On Air. Local Portlanders can catch all the excitement on 90.7 FM and our festival friends across the world can join us through KBOO’s livestream. Blues Fest On Air will feature two full days of crowd-favorites sets and behind-the-scenes stories from the Waterfront Blues Festival throughout the years.
- When: Saturday, July 4 from 12pm to 7pm, and Sunday, July 5 from 12pm to 7pm
- Tune in: KBOO 90.7 FM
- Stream online: https://kboo.fm/listen-now
The Blues Fest Bandwagon will bring live music to driveways, cul-de-sacs, and front porches in the Portland Metro Area July 3 and 4. And guess what? YOU can nominate your favorite friend, frontline hero, or family member to be a part of the socially-distanced fun. We’re working with amazing local musicians to safely hop on the Bandwagon to bring some tunes, happiness and smiles to our community.
Nominations are now closed, and winners will be contacted directly.