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The Waterfront Blues Festival is an annual event in Portland , Oregon , United States featuring four days of performances by blues musicians. In , the name was changed to the Waterfront Blues Festival. The festival celebrated its twentieth anniversary in , earning the Rose City Award from the Portland Oregon Visitors Association and an official U. Post Office postmark commemorating the festival. Every year there is a new poster for the Waterfront Blues Festival. The artist is Gary Houston , who has been making the iconic poster art for the festival for eighteen years . From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly named the nonprofit supported by the festival. Tens of thousands of visitors attend the multi-day musical festival every Independence Day weekend. The Oregon Food Bank organized the festival for 30 years until , when it handed over management of the event to its longtime production partners , Waterfront Blues Production, LLC. In recent years, the event has supported the nonprofit, The Sunshine Division. It is with heavy hearts that we are announcing that the Waterfront Blues Festival will not take place in The safety of the community is our absolute priority. With attendees flying in from nearly all 50 states and over a dozen countries, the responsible decision is to cancel the event. To better ensure that we can get back together and celebrate next summer here in Portland, we must prioritize the wellness and safety of our community. The music and event industries have been devastated by this global situation.