In a press release, organizers said, "It is with heavy hearts that we are announcing that the Waterfront Blues Festival will not take place in 2020."
Stating the safety of the community, and attendees flying in from nearly all 50 states and over a dozen countries, they called the cancellation as the only responsible decision.
Representatives from The Waterfront Blues Festival said to better ensure that the community can get back together and celebrate next summer here in Portland, they must prioritize the wellness and safety of our community this year.
Organizers say the Waterfront Blues Festival will play an important role in the recovery and healing, and they 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," the press release stated.
Purchased passes for 2020 will be honored for the 2021 festival to be held July 2-5, 2021. For questions or more information contact Ticket Tomato at 1-800-820-9884 or [email protected].
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The festival's press release signs off with, "Our hearts are with you all. Be kind to each other and be safe. We look forward to seeing you all in 2021."