It rained off and on yesterday, but that did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm of the performers or the crowd. I’ve never seen a crowd like that. Huge! When the papers report crowds upwards of 100,000, they aren’t joking. I don’t know that this is how many were in attendance yesterday, but there were a lot of people. And it was all fantastic. The music was incredible, the people were having fun, and the weather kept things interesting.
The cruise afterward was amazing. Super Chikan, Michael Burks and Lucky Peterson, Moreland & Arbuckle, and Colin Lake all performed on board and kept the crowd going. The jam at the Marriott, well, I’d missed all that while on the boat. I hear, however, that Walter Trout, John Mayall, and Trombone Shorty had the place rockin’.
As for the performers during the day yesterday, I loved them all. Trombone Shorty, Lisa Mann, Moreland & Arbuckle, and Cedric Burnside & Lightnin’ Malcolm were amongst my favorites. Better still, meeting some of the vendors brought a smile to this gal’s face. Of special note: United by Music‘s booth. I’ll be writing more about them in the future. For now, though, just know that music touches many lives and gives special needs people a vital outlet to express themselves. One of the young men impacted by United by Music touched my life yesterday and there will be more information about this to follow.
Since activity kicks off a bit earlier today, it’s a rush out the door and off to see what magic the day holds.
Update: Currently listening to Ty Curtis, who’s rockin’ up right. Lovin’ his sound and his presence.
Here’s today’s lineup:
Time Stage Performance
12:00PM – 11:00PM OS Zydeco Swamp Romp , presented by Cascade Zydeco Association.
12:00PM – 12:45PM OS Zydeco Swamp Romp: dance demonstration/class: Roland & Janine Jemerson
12:00PM – 12:45PM WS Eric Tweed
12:00PM – 12:45PM MS Dudley Taft
12:45PM – 01:30PM CU The I-5 Nine: Healy, Miller, Bott, Pain…et al
12:45PM – 01:45PM OS Zydeco Swamp Romp: Corey Ledet & his Zydeco Band
01:30PM – 02:15PM WS Blues Guitar 101: Walter Trout
01:30PM – 02:15PM MS Ty Curtis Band
02:00PM – 03:00PM OS Zydeco Swamp Romp: Capt. Leroy & The Zydeco Locals
02:15PM – 03:00PM CU Terry Robb Band
02:25PM – 04:30PM BC DME Blue Bayou Cruise: Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound
02:30PM – 04:30PM BC DME Blue Bayou Cruise: Cedric Burnside & Lightnin’ Malcolm
02:30PM – 04:30PM BC DME Blue Bayou Cruise: Donna Angelle & Zydeco Posse
02:30PM – 04:30PM BC DME Blue Bayou Cruise: David Vest
03:00PM – 04:00PM WS Cigarbox guitars: Jerry Zybach
03:00PM – 04:00PM MS Northwest Women in Blues, w/ special guests Tahoe Jackson and Nicole Fournier
03:15PM – 04:15PM OS Zydeco Swamp Romp: Andre Thierry & Zydeco Magic
04:00PM – 05:00PM CU Lucky Peterson with: Michael Burks , presented by the Boeing Company.
04:30PM – 05:30PM OS Zydeco Swamp Romp : Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble
05:15PM – 06:15PM WS Boogie Woogie piano:: David Vest
05:15PM – 06:15PM MS Super Chikan & the Fighting Cocks
05:45PM – 06:45PM OS Zydeco Swamp Romp: Capt. Leroy & The Zydeco Locals
06:15PM – 07:15PM CU Juke Joint Duo: Cedric Burnside & Lightnin’ Malcolm
07:00PM – 08:00PM MS BOOKER T. , presented by FedEx.
07:00PM – 08:00PM OS Zydeco Swamp Romp: Donna Angelle & Zydeco Posse
07:15PM – 08:15PM WS Super Chikan’s Chiktars and Diddly Bows: Super Chikan & the Fighting Cocks
08:15PM – 09:15PM CU Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound
08:15PM – 09:15PM OS Zydeco Swamp Romp: Corey Ledet & his Zydeco Band
09:00PM – 10:15PM WS Electric Blues Guitar 102 and 103: Michael Burks with: Lucky Peterson
09:00PM – 12:00PM H50 Atomic Gumbo: Steve Kerin & Friends
09:15PM – 10:15PM MS Bobby Rush , presented by Karolyn H. March, attorney.
09:30PM – 11:00PM OS Zydeco Swamp Romp: Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble , presented by Cascade Zydeco Association.
10:15PM – 01:15AM BC DME “Rock the Boat” dance cruise: Bridgetown Sextet, with special guest Marilyn Keller
10:15PM – 01:15AM BC DME “Rock the Boat” dance cruise: Alan Hager & Albert Reda
10:30PM – 01:15AM BC DME “Rock the Boat” dance cruise: PorterDavis
10:30PM – 11:45PM MH After-hours Blues Jam: BOOKER T.
11:55PM – 01:15AM MH After-hours Blues Jam: Bobby Rush
H50 = H50 Bistro at Hotel 50
RE = Rafati’s Encore 310, University Place Hotel
TMWP = Tom McCall Waterfront Park
OS = Oregonian Stage
MS = Miller Stage
MH = Marriott Hotel
TBA = Stage To Be Announced
CU = Credit Union Blues Stage
BC = DME Portland Spirit Blues Cruise
WS = FedEx Workshop Stage