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UPDATED: 2016 Waterfront Blues Festival lineup announced

By Scott Cunningham // Festival passes now on sale

UPDATED to reflect newly added artists on 4/4/16

Additional artists were announced today for the festival. In addition to the acts listed below, some of the artists announced today include Jimmie Vaughn & the Tilt-A-Whirl Band Featuring Lou Ann Barton, Ben Hunter and Joe Seamons, Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble, 24th Street Wailers, and Samantha Fish.

We'll be covering all things festival, so be sure to keep an eye on Oregon Music News for photos, features, and more leading up to the event. Festival details and additional performers are available on the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival website.

Special bonus coverage: Be sure to check out Tom D'Antoni's interview with festival talent buyer Peter Damman.

Original story posted on 3/28/16

On Friday, headliners for the 2016 Safeway Albertsons Waterfront Blues Festival were announced and include Tedeschi Trucks Band, Maceo Parker, JJ Grey & Mofro, and Curtis Salgado. Be sure to check out the Tedeschi Trucks Band Tiny Desk Concert from last week, video is below.

Other performers include ZZ Ward, Soul Rebels Brass Band, California Honeydrops, and The Record Company. Additional artists will be announced over the coming weeks.

This year's event runs from Friday July 1 through Monday July 4 at the Tom McCall Waterfront Park in downtown Portland. Proceeds benefit the Oregon Food Bank. Passes for the event are now on sale.

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