Blues Fest: What to bring, what to leave at home


Avoid hassles by leaving prohibited items at home

The Waterfront Blues Festival brings big names and local talent to the stage. (KOIN)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The Waterfront Blues Festival kicks off Thursday, July 4, with more than 100 performers over 4 days.

What’s OK and recommended to bring:

  • Festival passes
  • Water bottles
  • Canned food donations
  • 16-inch x 16-inch x 8-inch bags
  • 6-foot x 8-foot blankets
  • One chair per attendee (chairs taller than 12 inches off the ground will be required to sit in a designated area)

What’s not allowed

  • DrGlass of any kind
  • Hard-sided coolers or picnic baskets, including Styrofoam
  • Hard-framed bags/backpacks
  • Bags/backpacks larger than 16-inch x 16-inch x 8-inch
  • Beverages other than water
  • Alcohol, cannabis and other controlled substances
  • Carts
  • Umbrellas, tents and canopies
  • Fireworks or weapons
  • Balls and frisbees
  • Location flags/signs on sticks or poles
  • Selfie sticks
  • Professional audio or video recording devices
  • Cameras with a detachable lens longer than 4 inches
  • Animals, except service animals
  • Drones
  • Balloons

Full coverage of the Blues Festival

KOIN TV is a major sponsor of the Waterfront Blues Festival, along with KGON Radio, The Oregonian and Buick GMC of Beaverton

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