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Put on your walking shoes and join us as we walk the Grafton Parade. Meeting near the corner of Beech and 5th… we have candy and music to give!

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Autumn Blues Bash

Get ready! Friday night at the Hemmens in Elgin, IL. Catch them again in Port Washington on Saturday!!!

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Kinsey Report comes to Tosa!

OCTOBER 1, 2016 – @ Red Dot in Tosa  The Kinsey Brothers

The Kinsey brothers, vocalist/guitarist Donald, drummer/vocalist Ralph, and bassist/vocalist Kenneth, enjoyed enormous success throughout the 80s and 90s recording, and touring first with their late father, Lester “Big Daddy” Kinsey. The Kinseys arrived on the blues scene in 1985 with a winning formula, joining forces with their father to create a signature sound that mixed the traditional with the contemporary. The Kinseys return to the studio is a celebration of family. The songs on Standing (I’ll Be) are a loving tribute to their musical past, nurtured in the gospel and blues of their father and grandfather.

The Kinsey’s don’t play WI very often, and we are hoping to change that.  Come support this incredible show, become awestruck at their blues power and see what you have been missing!

Opening Act: Starts at 5:30

Harvey Westmoreland blues band.  Once the drummer for Little Milton, Harvey is also an exceptional vocalist and showman.  Born in Mississippi, he also sang in choirs and soul entertainment groups. The group is local to Milwaukee and is a fantastic addition for any music festivals!  This group is Knee Deep into the blues.  You may pay via Check, Cash or Paypal in advance, due to potential sellout.    Contact justinthomasbrown@yahoo.com




11th Annual Paramount Music Festival!



Things you need to know:  YES tickets will be available at the door – $20 daily, Sunday is FREE for everyone.

Shuttle buses are free and will run Friday & Saturday – regular route in Port Washington, stops will include:  Country Inn & Suites and the Park and Ride next door to the hotel, N. Wisconsin & Whitefish, N. Wisconsin & W. Main Street, Walmart Parking lot on Hwy. 33 just off hwy. 43 in Saukville – these will be regular pickup locations and you can expect up to a 20 min wait.  We also offer WILL CALL shuttle service from the 2 Grafton Hotels, Hampton and the Comfort Inn and the Motel 6 in Saukville on Saturday night. See the front desk for the phone number – expect to wait up to 40 mins for the bus to arrive.                                                                                         There is NO parking in the park.                                                                                                                                                               There is no handi-cap parking. We do offer a free in-park shuttle from the front of the park to the admission gate courtesy of Schmit Bros.                                                                                                                                                                                                             No carry in of food or beverages is allowed.   Children (infant – highschool) are free with an adult. Sunday admission is free.                   This years event stage will be covered with some seating available under cover. We will also offer a few shade tents for those that don’t want to or can’t be in the sun.  This park has very little shade, plan accordingly. Umbrellas are welcome but will be asked to be used in the back or along the sides of the main viewing area.  Pop up tents are welcome as well and will be put behind the main viewing area.           Please see the festival page by clicking the link at the top of the page that says Paramount Music Festival for further details including food and drink options that will be available at the park.   If you have further questions it is best to EMAIL US at info@paramountmusic.org.  Calling us after Wednesday will most likely result in a no answer due to the busy schedule. Email is much easier for us to respond to.   Thank you and we hope you enjoy the extended weekend and our new location!


Hotels – Country Inn & Suites 262-284-2100 in Port Washington and on the shuttle bus route
Grafton – Hampton Inn 262-474-1000 & Comfort Inn 262-387-1180 – call ahead shuttle, only on Saturday
Saukville – Motel 6 also on the regular shuttle bus route 262-284-9399
Belgium – Rodeway Inn 262-285-3566
Mequon – Baymont Inn & Suites 262-241-3677

Spring Blues Bash!

The Paramount Music Association presents:

Spring Blues Bash!

Where: Kochanski’s – 37th & Burnham – Milwaukee, WI
Doors open at 1:00pm
Music starts at 2:00pm and runs until 6:00pm
Plenty of room at the bar and tables inside, as well as a patio outside!

We have 3 bands that will be playing a set for the fundraising event: Katz Sass, Altered Five Blues Band and Shonn Hinton & Shotgun! $15 cover at the door.

Join us for an afternoon of rock-and-soul-infused blues and help support the Paramount Music Association and the events & festivals we bring to southeastern WI!


2016 Paramount Blues Challenge Winners

Congrats to our 2016 Paramount Blues Challenge Winner:

*** Shonn Hinton & Shotgun ***

Second Place: Big N Tasty Blues Band

Third Place: Lil Davy Max

People’s Choice: Katz Sass

Thanks to this year’s judges, all of the participating bands and especially the fans who came

out to show their support!

2016 Paramount Blues Challenge Line-Up Announced

7 acts – $20 at the door, $15 in advance. Reserved tables of 6 are available.

Click here to visit our store to get your tickets in advance.

Doors open at 5:00pm


5:30pm – JB Jefferson (solo act)
6:10pm – Big N Tasty Blues Band
6:50pm – Katz Sass
7:30pm – Lil Davy Max
8:10pm – Ralph Jr. and the Blackjack Blues Band
8:50pm – Starkweather Bay Band
9:30pm – Shonn Hinton & Shotgun

Each act performs a 30-minute set.

Discounted hotel rooms are available! Call Country Inn & Suites (adjacent to the Lakeview Conference Center) in Port Washington and ask for the BLUES CHALLENGE RATE!

Country Inn & Suites by Carlson
350 East Seven Hills Rd
Port Washington, WI 53074
Phone: (262) 284-2100

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 .

– See more at: http://www.blues.org/international-blues-challenge

We will post more information in the fall.

Welcome to our new site. We, the Grafton Blues Association, have changed our name to the Paramount Music Association. We are diversifying our support to all genres of music, as the Wisconsin Chair Company pressed on the Paramount Label. We will continue our focus on the Blues, and add other elements into our events in the future. We hope you will appreciate this change in mission and support the new PMA!