Category: Cascade Blues Announcement

Johnny Wheels & The Swamp Donkeys Take Home J2M Honors

Johnny Wheels & The Swamp Donkeys

Every July means the Waterfront Blues Festival, and that means on the fourth the Cascade Blues Association holds its finals for the Journey to Memphis competition. This year found three bands competing for the title and the right to represent

2020 Best Self-Produced CD Competition Entries Now Being Accepted

2020 Best Self-Produced CD Competition

Since 2005, The Blues Foundation has annually held a competition to recognize excellence in independent blues recordings. The Best Self-Produced CD competition is open to affiliated blues societies from around the world to submit one entry each, preferably selected by

Thank You Waterfront Blues Festival Volunteers!!

Thank You Volunteers

Huge thanks to the following 2019 WBF CBA Merchandise Booth volunteers! Kurt Marion, Pat Oshea, Dan and Robbie Naser-Josue, Coila Ash, Terry Nolan, Gary Frogge, Sandie Wilkins, Cheryl Crosley, Rawleigh Pate, Bryan Olson, Jack and Karen Hamil, Robert Freeman, Shelly

August’s General Membership Meeting

August General Membership Meeting

The summer is in full swing and the Cascade Blues Association has been present at a number of happenings all over the city this year. One spot that you can always count on us being at is our own monthly

CBA Sponsors Two Speical Artists at the Waterfront Blues Festival

CBA Sponsors Two Speical Artists

  The Cascade Blues Association is proud to sponsor the appearances of Shemekia Copeland and Vanessa Collier at this year’s Waterfront Blues Festival. Funds for this were made possible from a generous donation to the CBA from the William Schauer

June General Membership Meeting

August General Membership Meeting

What a terrific turn-out we had for our initial General Membership Meeting at The Eagles last month — so many people we have not seen for a long time and many first timers, too. Bringing music back to inner South

Journey To Memphis Finalists To Move On To The Waterfront

2019 Journey To Memphis

On May 10 and 11, the Cascade Blues Association hosted its first round of Journey To Memphis contestants vying to travel to Memphis to participate in the International Blues Challenge. Sixteen acts played twenty minutes each before three judges who

Menucha Blues In The Gorge Workshops 2019

Blues In The Gorge Workshops

Immerse yourself in a long weekend of classes and jams with four world class blues players and teachers. During your stay, take up to 12 classes, enjoy exceptional meals, and in your free time explore the Columbia River Gorge National

2019 Waterfront Blues Festival Preview

2019 Waterfront Blues Festival

By Don Campbell By all accounts, last year’s Waterfront Blues Festival was a smash – another beautiful Fourth of July weekend run along the Willamette River. What many don’t know is the underlying turmoil that nearly closed the gates for

Volunteers Needed for the Waterfront Blues Festival

Volunteers Needed for the Waterfront Blues Festival

It’s again time to volunteer for this year’s Waterfront Blues Festival, July 4-7. Many of you volunteer year after year, and we appreciate your dedication to the CBA and the festival. If you’d like to join us again this year,