The Waterfront Blues Festival has been here for you, our fans, for 32 years, and the decision to cancel this year’s event was not taken lightly. 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. We know that the Waterfront Blues Festival will play an important role in the recovery and healing, and we are grateful knowing that our festival family will rally around all of us as we look to brighter days ahead. Our hearts are with all of you and the folks that financially rely on the festival – our musicians, local businesses, vendors, suppliers, crews, neighboring hotels and restaurants. We also hurt for our fellow festivals and events that have had to make these extremely difficult decisions as well.