Count down to the 10th Annual Paramount Blues Festival








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Tickets will be available at the gate both days – $20 each day

Friday gates will open at 4:30 music will start at 5:00pm

Saturday gates will open at 11:00 am, music will start at noon

Click here to view the festival program online!

SATURDAY – DO NOT MISS a questions and answers session with GAYLE DEAN WARDLOW. This is a FREE lecture. Get answers to your questions and learn about Delta Blues/Paramount History!

WORKSHOPS  located in the building

12:30 Guitar Workshop with ERIC NODEN

11:30 Harmonica Workshop with JOE FILISKO – Joe will be in the South end of the building, Eric will be in the North End of the building.

The workshops and the Gayle Dean Wardlow are supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.    Wisconsin Arts Board



You can carry in chairs, blankets, cameras – ALL bags are subject to inspection


Do NOT bring coolers, food or beverages or video camera or recording devices.


Grafton has 2 hotels, The Hampton Inn & Suite and the Comfort Inn & Suites – we offer free shuttle to and from both. We also offer shuttle to and from Country Inn & Suites in Port Washington and Motel 6 in Saukville.  Shuttle may take as long as 40 mins to get to you….please plan accordingly. First pick up is 4:00 in Port Washington on Friday and 11am in Port Washington on Saturday.

2015 Blues Sunday Funday!

On August 30, 2015 the GBA will be at the American Legion Rose-Harms Post 355

The cost is $10 and goes to the performers. We will be on hand with information on the 2015 Paramount Blues Festival as well as other items



Stormcellar is a band from Australia that will be in the states for the Crossroads Blues Festival in Rockford Illinois.  Don’t miss the chance to see them while they are in the states!

Reverend Raven needs no introduction – you KNOW you don’t want to miss him & the boys whenever they are in town!

2015 Grafton Blues Challenge Results

Altered Five


Congratulations to ALTERED FIVE BLUES BAND – 2015 Grafton Blues Challenge winner.

We had a great line up this past weekend, the judges had their work cut out for them because all the bands sounded fantastic.  Results for the top 3 are Altered Five Blues Band – Winner,  The Blues Disciples – 2nd, Lil Davy Max 3rd.  Peoples Choice went to The Blues Disciples



The 32nd (2016) International Blues Challenge will be held January 26-30, 2016 in Downtown Memphis, Tennessee in the Beale Street Historic District.

The 32nd International Blues Challenge will begin Tuesday night (Jan 26) with the International Showcase. Wednesday and Thursday night (January 27-28) quarter finals will be conducted. Youth Showcase and Semi Finals will be held Friday evening (Jan 29). Saturday (Jan 30) IBC will conclude with Finals in the beautiful Orpheum Theatre .

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We will post more information in the fall.

Blues Challenge – THIS SATURDAY March 28!

The Grafton Blues Challenge is THIS Saturday, March 28.  Online ticket sales end Thursday March 26.  YOU CAN GET TICKETS at the door for $15.00.  Remember to come hungry, Saz’s will be on hand with a great food offering for purchase. Bring your dancing shoes, we have room for dancing.  Some rooms are still available as well at the venue – Country Inn & Suites – Port Washington – See you saturday!


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