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Portland Blues Cruise 2018
Portland Spirit
Portland, OR
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Portland Blues Cruise 2018
The Blues Party of the Year on water!

An afternoon of the best in Portland blues on every level of the Spirit featuring the Journey to Memphis All Stars.

Buy a general ticket at $30 or bring two and get it for $25 each.  Three special VIP packages also available that assures you your own table.

Last year, the Portland Spirit was alive with music on every floor and dancing almost to capacity.  This year will be no different!  More acts, more music!

October 6, 3pm-5pm (boarding at 2:30pm, boat cruises from -5pm)
Portland Spirit, Waterfront Park, Portland

(2018 Winner Journey to Memphis - BAND)
(2018 Winner Journey to Memphis - SOLO/DUO)
With special guest Gaddis Cavenah (Semi-Finalist IBC)
(2017 3rd Place Winner, International Blues Challenge, Muddy Award Best Female Vocalist & 2017 Best Contempora)

Over 250 acts from around the world, come to compete with the best of the best for this once in a lifetime opportunity for these musicians.

Your ticket purchase for this not to be missed afternoon of music on the Willamette River will go to help send current Journey to Memphis winners to Memphis and will help provide airfare, lodging and meals to all of their band members at the upcoming January 2018 IBC.



Hall of Fame Muddy Award Winner for Best Female Vocalist (Cascade Blues Association), Rae Gordon started in the piano bars and comedy clubs of Los Angeles, and her ability to engage an audience dates back to those roots. They have played the big and little stages of northwest's favorite clubs, dance floors and festivals helping to mold their signature sound.  Their debut album Blue Lemonade hit the Billboard Blues Charts at number 10, a spot they held for 2 weeks.  She ws the 2017 Journey to Memphis band winner and followed that up with a 3rd place in the finals in Memphis at the International Blues Challenge.And other acts to be announced.

Every year, blues organizations from around the world hold local contests to send their winning acts to the renowned International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee (  Cascade Blues Association, the local Portland blues organization, holds their own "Journey to Memphis" contest every year at the Waterfront Blues Festival in downtown Portland.

Ticket $30.  Drawings for certificates from local eateries and blues clubs. Silent Auction Baskets.  Food and drink will be available for purchase directly on the boat

To learn more about the Cascade Blues Association and the International Blues Challenge, please go to

To learn more about the International Blues Challenge and the Blues Foundation, please go to

Hosted by the Rae Gordon Band.


Portland Spirit (View)
Salmon Springs Boarding
Portland, OR 97204
United States


Arts > Dance
Food > Beer, Wine, Spirits
Music > Blues
Music > Jazz

Minimum Age: 12
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Rae Gordon Music
On BPT Since: Aug 18, 2014
Rae Gordon


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McMinnville, OR United States
Oct 06, 2018 12:05 AM
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McMinnville, OR United States
Oct 06, 2018 12:05 AM
Alice M.
PORTLAND, OR United States
Oct 05, 2018 9:15 PM
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Portland, OR United States
Oct 05, 2018 5:34 PM
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Portland, OR United States
Oct 05, 2018 5:34 PM
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Lake Oswego, OR United States
Oct 05, 2018 12:41 PM

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