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The 3rd annual Beach, Bike & Blues Festival returns to Waldport’s Alsea Bayfront on Saturday, May 4, 2024 from Noon to 7:00 p.m.  Presented by PIONEER CONNECT, Beach, Bike & Blues Festival features 6-hours of live blues music, local food from area chefs, and craft beer from Beachcrest Brewing Company.  The venue is the Alsea Bay Bridge Visitor Center & Museum at the south end of the Alsea Bay Bridge.   The venue is dog-friendly and ADA accessibleAdmission is FREE and all ages are welcome.

Our live blues music line-up is set!  At 12:15, sit back and enjoy old time blues featuring Paul Schuytema. Paul has performed in every Festival and is a crowd favorite!  At 2:00, local talent Steve Cook brings together musicians from throughout the area with a tribute to Lozelle Jennings The Purple Cats Band.  Next up at 3:30pm is the multi-talented Ronnie Jay Pirrello and his blend of blues, rock and folk favorites.  Wrapping up Festival is the Cascade Blues Muddy Award-winning trio featuring Sonny Hess, Lisa Mann & Kelly Pierce.  Wear your dancing shoes!
Food & Beverages include Pepsi products and bottled water from Bigfoot Beverages.  Wine, Hard Seltzer & n/a beer from Grocery Outlet. BBQ’d ribs, tri-tip sandwiches and giant hot dogs from Ray’s BBQ.  Sweet treats from Chubby Lil’ Mermaid.  Tasty fish & chips from Fishing Rock Eatery. Locally roasted coffee from The Thirsty Fisherman. Ice cream sandwiches from JillyBeanz Ice Cream.  Award-winning craft beer from Beachside Brewing, too!

Stroll through the venue and visit Cape Perpetua, WaFd Bank, Pioneer Connect, Habitat for Humanity, The Cascade Blues Association, South Beach Manor Memory Care, Friends of Oregon Coast Community College, Brass Foghorn Vintage Saxophones, Siletz Tribal Arts & Heritage Society, Lincoln County Heath & Human Services, Astound Broadband, and 101 Things To Do Magazine and McKinley’s RV Park & Marina.

AND we’re excited to announce the new Beachcomber Day’s Kids Area with games and activities for kids and information about the annual Beachcomber Days scheduled for the weekend of June 15-16.  You can learn more by visiting


Thank you Dahl Disposal, Mayor Greg Holland, Waldport Chevron, Hi-School Pharmacy, Alsea Bay Power Products, Crestview Golf Club, Waldport Realty, Grand Central Pizza, Overleaf Lodge, Coastal Solutions, Angell Job Corps, Orndorff Consulting, and Central Coast Fire & Rescue, too.

Beach, Bike & Blues Festival welcomes more than 800 bike racers and their friends who participate in the 12th Annual Oregon Coast Gravel Epic.  Riders choose either the 38- or 62-mile course that starts in Waldport and traverses through the Siuslaw National Forest.  The routes end at the Pacific Ocean on Hwy. 101 just south of Waldport.  For more information, please visit:

Beach, Bike & Blues is presented by Pioneer Connect, The City of Waldport & Lincoln County.  Volunteers are welcome and you can fill out the form below. Please contact Tom Fullmer for sponsorship opportunities.  503-789-9686 |

Scroll on down to see photos and descriptions.


Enjoy this Feature article published in April 30 Edition of YachatsNews:
Volunteer Rhonda D’Amico & Rick Hill from Green Bike Co-op
The Beachcrest Brewing Team
Festival friends enjoying the sun
Curtis Colt & Steve Cook
Logo in the Sand by Karen Chalmers
Lisa Mann
Amy Anderson from JillyBeanz Ice Cream
The Thirsty Fisherman goodies
Ribs from Ray’s BBQ
Fish & Chips from Fishing Rock Eatery
Thank you to our Signature Sponsor, South Beach Manor!
Locally crafted beer from Beachcrest Brewing Co.
Bike riders take off from Waldport for the Oregon Coast Gravel Epic.
Ronnie Jay Pirrello
Brass Foghorn Vintage Saxophones from Marty Ondricka
Siletz Tribal Arts & Heritage Society
Paul Schuytema
Old time blues featuring Paul Schuytema
Bring the kids and furry friends, too!
Festival merchandise for sale in the Visitor Center all day
Thank you Lincoln County Public Health for First-Aid Services
Check out the Louis Southworth Bronze Sculpture created by Pete Helzer in honor of Waldport’s new Louis Southworth Park
Get your cool stuff at The Waldport Welcome Center & Gift Shop!
Thank you Bigfoot Beverages for providing Pepsi products and bottled water!
Beachcomber Days is June 15-16! Check out their website for schedules & activities.
Thank you Donna McCrea for donating wine, seltzer & n/a beer!
These happy people enjoy McKinley’s RV Park and Marina! Check them out for your next stay: