Upcoming Events

  1. Blues Cafe

    March 11 @ 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  2. Paramount Blues Challenge

    April 1

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100 yrs of Paramount #3: Paramount was pressing records for other labels as they struggled to break even. One of these labels was Black Swan…

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Before…..sound check done, come out and eat, drink, dance, support the band!!!! See you here at 7!!!!

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100 yrs of Paramount #2: I believe it’s essential to display the state of recording, prior to the successes. Below are some recordings of orchestras,..

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Alberta Hunter - Daddy Blues

Paramount Records was founded in 1917 by the Wisconsin Chair Company. This year will mark the 100th anniversary and will be celebrated as such..

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Paramount Music Association

There is still time to make a donation for 2016! We need your help to continue expanding and telling the story of Paramount Records. The PMA..

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Member Band Jukebox

100 Years of Paramount – #1

Paramount Records was founded in 1917 by the Wisconsin Chair Company. This year will mark the 100th anniversary and will be celebrated as such at the annual Paramount Music Festival over Labor Day weekend! With pure excitement for this event, the team intends to post information related to Paramount Records and it’s history on a weekly basis. We hope you enjoy these fun facts and artifacts, while sharing back to us!
Below  is the first number release from the 12000 Race Records series – 12001 Alberta Hunter, a link to the movie My Castle’s Rockin’ – 1988, and link to video of Alberta Hunter “Don’t Pan Me” from the album Alberta Hunter.


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

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!

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!