Looking forward to another year of great music under one roof... Will have more information shortly.
3:30 - 4:30 PM
Terry has his signature fingerpicking style earned him international fame. He has incorporated elements from Delta blues, ragtime, country swing and jazz that builds his unique sound. 2017 received the Muddy Award for Lifetime Achievement award and 2020 Blues Music Award for his latest album, Confession My Dues.
4:30 TO 5:30PM
Vintage Soul brings a well-seasoned mix of blues, funk, r&b and soul to the table, stirred up like gumbo, served with authenticity. Backed by one of Portland's most iconic rhythm sections who've been the go-to unit with countless regional and touring artists for over three decades, drummer Brian Foxworth and bassist Ben Jones prove that there are no bounds to their deep musical connection as they illustrate mastery over an extensive range of rhythmic feels. Enter Louisiana piano
5:30 TO 6:30PM
Franco with his strong vocals and his harmonica influences with sounds with Sonny Boy Williamson, Paul Butterfield, James Cotton to mention a few, gives him a unique “Franco” sound. Franco has shared the stage with Jim Mesi, Peter Dammon, Terry Robb, Doug Rowel, Robbie laws and many more.
Portland’s Old School/New School Soul extravaganza brings you Kris' originals plus Stax/Motown/Atlantic soul hits and rarities from the 60’s and 70’s. This 9-piece band is led by powerhouse vocalist Kris Deelane and includes several Oregon Music Hall Of Fame recipients and CBA Muddy Award winners. With her dancing backup singers - “The Ladyparts”, plus horn section ‐ it's all here.
7:30 TO 8:30PM
Michael was the lead guitarist for 13 years with John Lee Hooker, and his song Spellbound was featured on Hookers Album and won 1998 Grammy Award. He has backed, recorded or played with Bonnie Raitt, Albert Collins, Karen Lovely, Guitar Shorty, Robert Cray, Bill Rhoades, Curtis Salgado to name a few. He has been nominated by the Cascade Blues Association for best blues guitarist. And once for the cd release of Touch tone.
8:30 - 10:00 PM
Sugaray just won the B.B. King Entertainer of the year and Soul Blues Artist of the year. (For 2 straight years). Combining classic soul melodies with funky R&B grooves, raw blues power and mashed up with modern sensiblilities brings a sound that’s undeniably fresh and inspired.
Thank you everyone that supports the Winter Music Festival! See you Next year
I am so looking forward to 2023! Amazing Talent is blessing us on the stage this year! It will be the best year yet! Hope you will all join me to celebrate the last days of Winter and to bounce into Spring! Let's Dance and Reunite! If the first time, I guarantee you will have a good time! See you all soon and Happy Holidays!
The "Winter Blues" Music Festival was conceived in November, 2011. It started like most good things, with a glass of wine. Why don’t we start something new in Portland, Oregon? Let’s have an indoor Music Festival in the winter while we wait for the summer to return.
Three months later the first "Winter Blues" Music Festival was born -- February 18 & 19, 2012. An amazing core group of 10 members donated a lot of their time to plan this event in a very short time. "Winter Blues" wouldn’t have happened without the sponsors who graciously helped support us for our first year.
We were very proud of our first Festival and much of our success was thanks to the following musician groups: Lisa Mann and Her Really Good Band, Knuckleheads with Satellite Malone, Woodworks, The Love, Franco Paletta & The Stingers, Rae Gordon Band, Chance Hayden and Shelly Rudolph, Stan Ruffo Band, Madman Sam, Tongue & Groove, Suburban Slim & Jim Wallace as well as Return Flight. They all participated in this fantastic event.
My Goal for the Winter Blues Music Festival is first most, how to give back to the community. That's easy starts with a few musicians, that I get within the west coast area, have a fabulous charity like past years, Children's Healing Project, United by Music North America, and now Youth Music Project. We also help the hungry by having everyone bring in canned goods for the Oregon Food Bank.
After years have gone by, I keep thinking this is the last year, but you the people keep this festival going by telling your friends and asking is there a Winter Blues Music Festival this year.....
So Thank you all for keeping this Music Festival alive!
Winter Music Festival has 6 bands that play in one day. We have 2 stages, and amazing large dance floor, with 2 bars and food available. I have had amazing musicians, from local artist Rae Gordon, Lisa mann, Kevin Selfe, to Janiva Magness, Kara Grainer, and past legend Smokin Joe Kubek, plus many others.....
Want to be part of the festival?
Please contact me below with a short description of how you would love to be part of the Winter Blues Music Festival .