The Waterfront Blues Festival in Portland, Oregon is an exciting weekend of blues music in the Tom McCall Waterfront Park, just beneath the Hawthorne Bridge, and has been going strong for almost 30 years. While it is always a great time to go and see these performances on site – and the Festival itself is a fundraiser for the Oregon Food Bank – getting to the festival is not always possible. And it happens July 1st – 4th, from noon to 10 PM, time usually spent with the family. It’s not always possible to do both.
That is why KMUZ is working with Oregon Community Media to bring you the entire Waterfront Blues Festival, live on our airwaves. KBOO has been bringing the festival to listeners for years, but in 2013, over 20 Oregon Radio Stations formed the OCM, where programming like this – and other shows – are available to member stations to play. You can listen to all these incredible blue artists, from the comfort of your own home, here in the mid-valley, while people all over Oregon are hearing the same thing you are. And, why not drop off some of those canned goods to the Oregon Food Bank, and BBQ to the sounds of The Waterfront Blues Festival. With programming like this, you can just leave KMUZ on the entire weekend, and you are guaranteed to hear summertime blues that will work fantastically for those family get-togethers.
Listen to KMUZ Friday July 1 through Monday July 4, from Noon to 10 PM, and hear the Blues Festival as it happens. It’s just another one of the great ways KMUZ gives back to our listeners for being dedicated to both blues music, and Community Radio.