KPLU's Red, White & Blues Weekend

Red, White & Blues Weekend at PDX Waterfront Blues Festival 2011

Buddy Guy

Lucinda Williams

Maceo Parker

Robert Cray

Curtis Salgado

Chubby Carrier 

Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk

Black Joe Lewis

KPLU's "Red, White & Blues Weekend"

at the 24th Annual Waterfront Blues Festival in Portland, July 1-4, 2011

KPLU has put together a specially-priced listener package which reflects a 25% discount compared to retail prices!

The trip includes:

  • Roundtrip transportation on Amtrak Cascades between Seattle and Portland (departing July 1 and returning July 4)
  • Three-night accommodations at the Marriott Portland Downtown Waterfront Hotel
  • A complete four-day pass to the Waterfront Blues Festival
  • All After-Hours blues jams in the Marriott Ballroom
  • Saturday afternoon Blue Bayou Cruise on the Willamette River
  • Opening night listener reception at the hotel
  • Bus transportation between the Portland train station and the hotel both ways
A world-class blues lineup will perform against the backdrop of the Willamette River with a view of the glacial peaks of Mt. Hood.  This year's artists include Buddy Guy, Robert Cray, Maceo Parker, Lucinda Williams, Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, Chubby Carrier, Black Joe Louis and the Honeybears, and many, many more.

KPLU's All Blues host John Kessler will lead the listener trip.  The KPLU group will join more than 100,000 blues fans from around the world who descend upon the Rose City's Waterfront Park every year to attend the largest blues festival west of the Mississippi and the second-largest blues festival in the nation. 

Package prices from Seattle-Portland only - including all taxes and fees:
(Prices apply to departure from Seattle, Tukwila, Tacoma, Olympia-Lacey, Centralia, Kelso-Longview and Vancouver, Washington)
Roundtrip, Seattle to Portland - package for two - $979
Roundtrip, Seattle to Portland - one person - $724

July 1 - Amtrak Cascades 513 departs Seattle at 11:20 a.m., arriving Portland at 2:55 p.m.
July 4 - Amtrak Cascades 516 departs Portland at 2:50 p.m., arriving Seattle at 6:20 p.m.

If you are a single traveler and interested in sharing a room, please contact Listener Services at 800-677-5758.


The Waterfront Blues Festival is produced and operated by Oregon Food Bank and raises food and funds to help people who are hungry throughout Oregon and southwest Washington. Listeners participating in KPLU's "Red, White & Blues Weekend" are encouraged to donate canned food or cash to help people in need.

Get more information on the Waterfront Blues Festival.