Portland’s annual 4th of July Waterfront Blues Festival is the largest Blues Festival east of the Mississippi and this year it will be broadcast live on Lincoln County’s community radio KYAQ, 91.7FM. The festival runs for 4 days, July 2 – 5.
Music at this year’s festival will cover a broad range from blues to rock, soul, New Orleans R & B, Zyedeco, roots rock, rockabilly and probably more. Performers who will be broadcast live on KYAQ include the Gregg Allman Band, Devon Allman Band, Stone Foxes, Allen Toussaint, Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin,
This live broadcast will originate at KBOO in Portland and be carried by select Community Radio stations around the state. KYAQ, Lincoln County’s Community Radio Station, is proud to bring this legendary event to local airwaves. You can hear the live broadcast on KYAQ, 91.7 FM, Thursday and Friday, July 2nd and 3rd, from 7 pm to 10 pm and on Saturday, July 4th and Sunday, July 5th, from noon until 10 pm or whenever, the bands stop playing.
For more information on this broadcast, go to www.kyaq.org
The Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival is owned and operated by Oregon Food Bank, a charitable nonprofit. 100 percent of gate donations and proceeds from ticket and pass sales go directly to benefit Oregon Food Bank’s work to eliminate hunger and its root causes.
The festival began in 1987 and has grown steadily in size and reputation; it is recognized as the nation’s premier blues festival. Since 1988, the festival has raised more than $10 million and 815 tons of food to benefit Oregon Food Bank. The 2014 festival raised $1.1 million to fight hunger in Oregon and Clark County, Wash.
Local listeners who want to support the mission of the Waterfront Blues Festival can make donations to Food Share of Lincoln County at www.foodsharelincolncounty.org.