Category: Cascade Blues Note

Oregon Music Hall Of Fame Announces 2017 Recipients

Oregon Music Hall of Fame

On Tuesday, July 11, the Oregon Music Hall of Fame held a press conference at Tony Starlight’s to announce the recipients for their 2017 induction honors. Amongst these selected were four individuals directly associated with the state’s blues community. Louis

Thank You CBA Volunteers!!

Thank You

The Cascade Blues Association occasionally holds events where it is necessary for extra hands to assist in making sure everything runs smoothly. That is never more true than at the Waterfront Blues Festival where we have a merchandise booth that

CBA 30 Concert A Success Because Of You!!

CBA 30

The Cascade Blues Association celebrated thirty years of supporting, promoting, and preserving the blues in the Northwest with a huge show at the historic McMenamins Crystal Ballroom on Sunday, May 21. Our members and blues lovers came out in force

William Chapin – Guitar Superman

William Chapin

He’s like a super hero — guitar builder by day and guitar player by night. That’s the life of William Chapin, who has been playing music professionally for over 30 years. “I always loved music, but really was struck with

Curtis Salgado The Night’s Biggest Winner at 38th Blues Music Awards

Benefit Performance & Fundraising Site For Curtis Salgado

Local blues icon Curtis Salgado received three nominations for this year’s prestigious Blues Music Awards and walked away with all three, making him the most awarded artist of the night. Salgado received recognition as Soul Blues Artist of the Year,

Mark your Calendars — First Annual CBA Member Concert @the Crossings slated for August 6th 

Annual CBA Member Concert

The CBA now has a new format for its annual member picnic. Mimicking the local Concerts in the Park style, we will hold the 2017 member concert on August 6 at Columbia Crossings located at 515 N. E. Tomahawk Island

Thank You Volunteers!!

Thank You

The Cascade Blues Association occasionally holds events where it is necessary for extra hands to assist in making sure everything runs smoothly. We want to thank the following individuals for helping us out at the CBA 30, Journey To Memphis,

Celebrate “30 years of Feeding the Human spirit” with Waterfront Blues June 30 – July 4

Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival 2017

Join blues legends, up-and-comers, and local acts to mark the 30th Anniversary of the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival, presented by First Tech Federal Credit Union, June 30 – July 4, 2017 at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. This year’s festival will

Cascade Blues Association Schedules Extravaganza For Its 30th Anniversary Celebration

Cascade Blues Association 30th Anniversary Celebration

In December 1986, a small group of Portland area blues fans decided to form a society to help support, promote, and preserve the blues and related music. It was named the Cascade Blues Association as it was the only blues

Musical Inspiration: Honoring Jimmy Mak – All-Star Line-up Performs Tribute Concert

Jimmy Makarounis at Jimmy Mak's

Musical Inspiration: Honoring Jimmy Mak will take place on Sunday, April 23 at The Roseland Theater. This tribute concert honors Jimmy Makarounis, the late owner of Portland’s premier jazz club Jimmy Mak’s. The three set program will feature noted musicians