KPOV to Air Live Simulcast of Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival


(Photo of concert attendees at the 2015 Waterfront Blues Festival by Brit Forbes | courtesy of Waterfront Blues Festival)

Celebrate Independence Day with KPOV, as the local community radio station presents a live simulcast of the Oregon Food Bank Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival this weekend in Portland, Oregon.

The Oregon Food Bank Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival is the second-largest blues festival in the nation, and the largest blues festival west of the Mississippi. The festival is Oregon Food Bank’s largest annual fundraiser.

The festival starts in Portland at noon Friday July 1 and continues through 10 p.m. Monday July 4. This year’s Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival, owned and produced by Oregon Food Bank, will feature such classic blues bands as Tedeschi Trucks Band, Jimmie Vaughn and the Tilt-a-Whirl Band featuring Lou Ann Barton, Maceo Parker, Dr. John and the Night Trippers, and Curtis Salgado. More than 120 performances are scheduled for the festival.

KPOV will carry the live broadcast beginning Friday July 1 and running through Monday July 4. Specific broadcast times each day are available at KPOV is one of several members of Oregon Community Media to broadcast the blues festival live. Oregon Community Media is a network of Oregon community radio stations created in 2013 to strengthen independent stations serving audiences from Florence to Fossil. All share a commitment to community service and keeping local voices alive on the radio dial.

For more information about the Blues Festival and the performance schedule, visit

KPOV is a listener-supported, volunteer-powered community radio station broadcasting at 88.9 FM and streaming live at The full schedule of KPOV’s local and syndicated programs, including information about each show, is available at the website.

Archived shows are also available at the KPOV website, along with information on how listeners can tune in on their iPods and iPhones.

KPOV broadcasts more than 40 locally produced programs of music and talk that are not heard on commercial or public radio stations in our area. KPOV programming includes local news and commentary and the most diverse musical programming in Central Oregon. Syndicated programs like Democracy Now, Bioneers and Free Speech Radio News also are unique to KPOV.

Underwriting is available at KPOV and is affordable for nonprofit organizations and local businesses.
KPOV strengthens community and democracy through grassroots participation in independent, non-commercial radio.  For a program schedule, underwriting information, to donate or to volunteer, call (541) 322-0863, visit, or visit the studio at 501 NW Bond Street, Bend, OR 97701.


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