Here's the lineup for the 16th Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival at Gov. Tom McCall Waterfront Park. The musicians will be playing on four stages, which accounts for overlapping times.


Noon-12:45 p.m. Ð Kid Lopez Band (MS)

Noon-12:45 p.m. Ð Delta blues guitar workshop: Joe McMurrian (HW)

Noon-2 p.m. Ð Journey to Memphis finals: Papa Salty, Blind Rhino, Victor Johnson, Lori Bouck and the Interpreters (FP)

12:45-1:30 p.m. Ð Blueass (CU)

1:30-2:15 p.m. Ð Phil Upchurch (MS)

1:30-2:15 p.m. Ð Blues harmonica for kids: LynnAnne Hyde (HW)

2:15-3 p.m. Ð International Blues Challenge finalist Dylan-Thomas Vance (FP)

2:15-3:15 p.m. Ð Jackie Payne-Steve Edmonson Band (CU)

2:15-3:15 p.m. Ð Joe McMurrian (PS)

3:15-4:15 p.m. Ð Northwest Soul Collective (MS)

3:15-4 p.m. Ð International Blues Challenge winner Fiona Boyes (FP)

3:15-4 p.m. Ð Harmonica workshop: Paul deLay and Mitch Kashmar (HW)

3:30-5 p.m. Ð Afternoon blues cruise with Phil Upchurch, Phillip Walker Band with Paris Slim, Bettye LaVette (PS)

4:15-5 p.m. Ð Too Slim and the Taildraggers (CU)

4:15-5 p.m. Ð Harmonica maintenance and repair: Dean Smith (HW)

4:15-5:05 p.m. Ð International Blues Challenge winner Delta Moon (FP)

5-6:15 p.m. Ð Pinetop Perkins 90th birthday party with Paul deLay Band (MS)

5:20-6:15 p.m. Ð Clarence Bucaro Band (FP)

5:30-6:15 p.m. Ð Blues-jazz guitarist Phil Upchurch (HW)

6:15-7 p.m. Ð Mitch Kashmar with Terry Robb Band (CU)

6:30-6:50 p.m. Ð Harmonica blow-off: Dave Mathes (FP)

7-7:30 p.m. Ð Harmonica blow-off: Randy Chortkoff (FP)

7-8 p.m. Ð Bernard Purdie's Powerhouse (MS)

7-8 p.m. Ð Pinetop Perkins interview (HW)

7-8 p.m. Ð Harmonica blow-off: Dave Peterson (FP)

8-8:45 p.m. Ð Paris Slim (CU)

8:10-8:30 p.m. Ð Harmonica blow-off: Bill Rhoades (FP)

8:40-9 p.m. Ð Harmonica blow-off; Mitch Kashmar (FP)

8:45-10 p.m. Ð Phillip Walker Band with Texas Horns, Bettye LaVette, Pinetop Perkins (MS)

8:45-10 p.m. Ð Gary Meziere and Richard Day Reynolds, unplugged (HW)

9:20-10 p.m. Ð Harmonica blow-off: Paul deLay (FP)

10 p.m. Ð National anthem by Linda Hornbuckle and fireworks (MS)


Noon-12:45 p.m. Ð Rose City Kings (MS)

Noon-12:45 p.m. Ð Slide guitar workshop: Mark Lemhouse (HW)

Noon-1 p.m. Ð KG Jackson with Hudson Rocket Band (FP)

12:45-1:45 p.m. Ð Sean Costello (CU)

1:15-2:10 p.m. Ð Kaz Kazanoff with DK4 (FP)

1:45-2:45 p.m. Ð Michael Burks (MS)

2-2:45 p.m. Ð Blues piano for kids: David Moore (HW)

2:15-3:15 p.m. Ð Dylan-Thomas Vance (PS)

2:25-3:20 p.m. Ð Bryan Lee (FP)

2:45-3:30 p.m. Ð Zydeco Flames (CU)

3:30-4:10 p.m. Ð Zydeco Swamp Romp: dance instruction and demonstration (FP)

3:30-4:15 p.m. Ð Henry Butler (MS)

3:30-4:15 p.m. Ð Brass in the blues: Texas Horns (HW)

3:30-5 p.m. Ð Afternoon blues cruise: Eddie Kirkland, Del Rey and Steve James (PS)

4:15-5 p.m. Ð Terry Evans (CU)

4:15-5 p.m. Ð Zydeco Swamp Romp: Little Malcolm and the Houserockers (FP)

5-6 p.m. Ð Roy Rogers, Norton Buffalo and Steve Miller (MS)

5-6 p.m. Ð Henry Butler presentation (HW)

5:15-6 p.m. Ð Zydeco Swamp Romp: Zydeco Locals (FP)

6-6:55 p.m. Ð Papa Grows Funk (CU)

6:15-7:15 p.m. Ð Zydeco Swamp Romp: Little Malcolm and the Houserockers (FP)

6:55-7:55 p.m. Ð Bettye LaVette with the Texas Horns (MS)

7-7:45 p.m. Ð Blues in the schools: Stu Kinzel and LynnAnne Hyde (HW)

7:30-8:30 p.m. Ð Zydeco Swamp Romp: LaFleur et Basile Band (FP)

7:55-8:50 p.m. Ð Anders Osborne with Monk Boudreaux (CU)

8:45-9:45 p.m. Ð Zydeco Swamp Romp: Zydeco Flames (FP)

8:50-9:50 p.m. Ð Russell Batiste Jr. and March Pero (HW)

8:50-10 p.m. Ð Curtis Salgado with Texas Horns and Friends (MS)

10-10:45 p.m. Ð Mark Lemhouse (PS)

10-11:45 p.m. Ð Reel Blues film: 'Only the Strong Survive' (FP)

11-1:30 a.m. Ð Midnight Mambo Cruise: Papa Grows Funk, Anders Osborne and Monk Boudreaux, Henry Butler, Bryan Lee (PS)


Noon-12:45 p.m. Ð Jake Blair Band with Kristina Michelle, David Vest (MS)

Noon-12:45 p.m. Ð Blues photographers forum (HW)

Noon-12:50 p.m. Ð Acoustic showcase: Joe McMurrian Trio (FP)

12:45-1:45 p.m. Ð Chris Cain (CU)

1-1:50 p.m. Ð Acoustic showcase: Mark Lemhouse and David Lipkind (FP)

1:45-2:45 p.m. Ð Northwest Women in Blues (MS)

1:45-2:45 p.m. Ð Blues history: photos by Dick Waterman (HW)

2-3:15 p.m. Ð Acoustic showcase: Steve James and Del Rey (FP)

2:45-3:45 p.m. Ð Old-time gospel hour with Linda Hornbuckle, Terry Evans, Janice Scroggins (CU)

3:30-4:30 p.m. Ð Mike Barfield Band with Chris Miller (FP)

3:45-4:45 p.m. Ð Jackson-Mills Big Band with Tom Grant, Norman Sylvester, Ellen Whyte, D.K. Stewart (MS)

3:45-4:45 p.m. Ð Music of Memphis Minnie: Del Rey (HW)

4:45-5:45 p.m. Ð Jimmy Hall with Lloyd Jones Struggle (CU)

4:45-5:45 p.m. Ð Jackie Greene Band (FP)

5:45-7 p.m. Ð Susan Tedeschi (MS)

6-6:45 p.m. Ð Robbie Laws and Big Monte (FP)

6-7 p.m. Ð Blues mandolin player Steve James (HW)

7-7:45 p.m. Ð Joanna Connor (CU)

7-8 p.m. Ð Eddie Kirkland Band (FP)

7:45-7:50 p.m. Ð Oregon Food Bank presentation (MS)

7:50-9 p.m. Ð Etta James and the Roots Band (MS)

7:50-9 p.m. Ð Robbie Laws, unplugged (HW)

8:15-9 p.m. Ð Guitar Slingers Shootout: Joanna Connor Band with Big Monte, Chris Miller and special guests (FP)

MS = Miller Stage

CU = Credit Union Stage

FP = A&E Front Porch Stage

HW = House Workshop Stage

PS = Portland Spirit cruise

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