Photos: 2019 Waterfront Blues Fest Artists


Award-winning blues artist Shemekia Copeland is among the featured artists at this year's Blues Fest

Feufollet, based out of Southwest Louisiana, blends Cajun, honky-tonk and string-band music together for a one-of-a-kind sound. Photo credit: Allison Bohl Dehart

Arietta Ward’s diverse musical background and versatility has allowed her to be able to perform in various configurations and platforms with many artists such as Esperanza Spalding, the late Obo Addy, Linda Hornbuckle, Thara Memory and Curtis Salgado, as well as starting out with her beloved mother, Northwest’s very own Janice Marie Scroggins. (Photo credit: Adrian Adel)

Performing at the Blues Fest on the heels of their recently released second album, Memphis-based Southern Avenue fuses soul, blues and R&B together for a dynamic sound. (Photo credit: David McClister)

Ty Curtis and Dave Scher will perform at Blues Fest on July 6 at 4 p.m. (Photo credit: Rachel Boettcher)

Timothy James is a 17-year-old singer/songwriter/guitarist from Mulino, Oregon. This year's Blues Fest will be the third time James has played at the annual event.

Harpdog Brown & The Uptown Blues Band will perform twice on July 5 at the Waterfront Blues Fest. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Harpdog's last performance at Waterfront, when he won the coveted Muddy Award, and remains the only Canadian to win. (Photo credit: Mark Maryanovich)

Vintage Trouble has been performing its signature blend of rock, blues, R&B and pop since 2010. (Photo credit: Lee Cherry)

The Norman Sylvester band All-Star Review will feature a tribute to the memories of local musicians who "joined Heaven's band this year," according to Oregon Music Hall of Fame member Norman "Boogie Cat" Sylvester.

Lucious Spiller's music is rooted in blues and gospel, but blends it together for a new and unique sound (Photo: Paul Jehasse)

Mary Flower will be playing at the 2019 Blues Fest with Doug Cox

Sister Mercy, which has won the Cascade Blues Association Journey to Memphis 2015 and 2017, is taking the Blues Fest stage this year. (Photo: Paul Twibell)

Samuel E-M and The Joyful Noise will perform at the 2019 Waterfront Blues Festival. (Photo: Sophia Stella)

Too Slim and the Taildraggers latest release "High Desert Heat" was nominated for Blues Rock Album of the Year at the 2019 Blues Music Awards (Photo credit: Carla Ciuffo Photography)

Georgia-raised and Nashville-based sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell's band Larkin Poe are set to release their fourth album this November. (Photo: Robby Klein Photography)

Kevin Selfe and The Portland Blues All Stars will be hitting the Front Porch Stage on July 4 at 2:30 p.m.

Curley Taylor and the Zydeco Trouble will be jamming on the Waterfront Blues Fest's Front Porch Stage. (Photo: Gabriel Photography)

MarchFourth is one of this year's featured acts at the 2019 Waterfront Blues Fest. (Photo: Backstage Flash)

Karl Denson's Tiny Universe will perform Friday night at the Blues Fest (Photo credit: Backstage Flash)

The Robert Cray Band will perform July 4 just before the fireworks show. (Photo credit: Backstage Flash)

St. Paul and the Broken Bones are slated to perform Saturday, July 5. (Photo: Backstage Flash)

Andy Stokes and the Brothers in Black are performing at the 2019 Waterfront Blues Fest. (Photo: Carlos Imani)

2019 marks the first time Saeeda Wright takes to the Waterfront Blues Fest stage as her own band leader.

Seattle-based Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints will perform at the 2019 Blues Fest. (Photo credit: Jesse Codling)

Portland-based BrassRoots Movement will be at the Waterfront Blues Fest on Saturday morning and will be on the Blues Cruise later that afternoon.

Oregon-based Curtis Salgado, a Northwest blues legend, and his band are playing at this year's Blues Fest (Photo credit: Alligator Records/Odaglas LLC)

The Terry Robb Quartet will be playing on the South Main Stage Saturday, July 6. (Photo credit: NiaSounds)