The Waterfront Blues Festival returns July 2-5, to a new location, less than a mile upriver, at The Lot at Zidell Yards. The 2021 Festival is an in person, distanced event that will also be livestreamed.
Featured artists are Samantha Fish • Northwest Women in Rhythm & Blues • River City Riot! Brass Band • Marc Broussard • Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble • MarchFourth • Johnny Rawls • Kevin Selfe • Norman Sylvester • Bloco Alegria • Ghost-Note • Hillstomp • BrassRoots Movement and many others.
Each day is two separately ticketed shows – the afternoon (12-4 pm) and the evening, (6-10 pm) each with the same lineup. There are no multi-day passes or individual tickets this year, and seating pod sales for the general public open at 10 am, June 1 at a limited capacity, in accordance with state and county health guidelines.
Tickets will be sold as two, four and six-person seating pods. Pods will be marked and distanced with at least six feet between each pod. Each pod has chairs and a side table where you are free to dance, sip on a cold beverage and enjoy the music. See waterfrontbluesfest.com.
The Lot at Zidell Yards, 3030 S. Moody Ave., is a new venue with a full stage, large format LED screen, sound system and on-site food and beverages. They are presenting a diverse lineup of live music, movies and events this summer and tickets for these shows are on sale now.
Their June music calendar features: June 3 – Jenny Don’t and the Spurs • June 4-5 – The Dandy Warhols • June 12 – Cardioid with an opening set by Nick Delffs • June 18-19 – Summer Brass with Members of the Oregon Symphony • June 20 – Ashleigh Flynn & The Riveters. Coming, in July – Ural Thomas & The Pain, Y La Bamba and more.
The complete music and movie schedule along with tickets, are at thelotatzidellyards.com.
Ghost-Note will be at BluesFest