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Waterfront Blues Festival raises more than $1 million

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Waterfront Blues Festival 2016 (Source: KPTV) Waterfront Blues Festival 2016 (Source: KPTV)
Fireworks for Waterfront Blues Festival 2016 (Source: KPTV) Fireworks for Waterfront Blues Festival 2016 (Source: KPTV)
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

With the fantastic weather, amazing artists and generous fans, this year's Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival was a big success.

The Oregon Food Bank teamed up with the festival to raise $1,043,571 in ticket sales this year. An estimated 87,000 people went over the four-day event.

All of the funds raised will provide meals for people struggling with hunger in Oregon and Clark County.

"We can't thank our attendees and sponsors enough for their generous support; without them we could not have reached our goal," said Susannah Morgan, CEO of Oregon Food Bank.

Blues fans were treated to more than 100 acts including Tedeschi Trucks Band, Liv Warfield, JJ Grey & Mofro, Maceo Parker, Samantha Fish, Soul Rebels, Indigenous, Curtis Salgado, Christone "Kingfish" Ingram, The Record Company, Femi Kuti, California Honeydrops, Liz Vice, Leo "Bud" Welch, Ty Curtis and ZZ Ward.

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