Upcoming Events

  1. 2016 Paramount Blues Challenge

    April 2 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  2. Crossroads Blues Festival

    August 27 @ 11:00 am - 9:30 pm

Recent Facebook Posts

The Blues Foundation

IBC 2016 Finalists are posted. Even though they didn’t advance to the final round, It was a fantastic run for Altered Five Blues Band making..

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International Blues Challenge update: Altered Five Blues Band is heading into the semi-finals! They’ll be playing at 9:40pm at Alfred’s this..

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Good luck to Altered Five Blues Band as they represent the Paramount Music Association at the 2016 International Blues Challenge! They are performing..

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Timeline Photos

Altered Five Blues Band tearing it up!

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Timeline Photos

Katz Sass is playing to a packed room!

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Member Band Jukebox

Things have changed…

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!

Announcements

Road to Memphis Fundraiser

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Help us help Altered Five with expenses as they represent the Paramount Music Association and the state of Wisconsin at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN

$10 at the door gets you a fantastic night of music, all proceeds at the door will go to the traveling musicians.

Doors open at 7:00PM music starts at 7:30PM
Shonn Hinton and Shotgun
Katz Sass
Altered Five Blues band

Show your support for the band and live music. Cash bar available, and you can order from the Milwaukee Ale house or carry in some food. No carry in of drinks however.

Attention Bands: Enter the 2016 Paramount Blues Challenge!

Want to enter your band in the 2016 Paramount Blues Challenge?

Click HERE to go to the form online!

Bands who wish to participate in the Paramount Blues Challenge do NOT need to be supporters in order to enter. All you need to do is fill out the application and send your entry fee. All details are listed on the form to enter.

2015 Annual Organizational Meeting

We will be holding an informational meeting on Monday, December 14th, 2015 in Grafton at the Water Street Brewery. 7:00pm. The meeting is open to the public. We will be discussing exciting changes coming to the organization! Past, current and future supporters are encouraged to attend. If you’re on Facebook, please join the event to let us know you’re coming so we can plan to accommodate everyone attending.

JOHN NEMETH comes to town!

We are hosting a blues bash on Sunday November 22 in Port Washington! Don’t miss this one, folks! Doors open at 4:30pm and GBA supporters THE BLUES DISCIPLES will start things off at 5pm. Hover over the image below and click the “Buy Online” button to order tickets. Tickets at the door will be $25.

This event is a fundraiser to help us cover unexpected expenses at the festival. We will have merchandise on sale and will do a few drawings for music etc.

Please share the news!

PARAMOUNT BLUES FESTIVAL

INFORMATION FOR FESTIVAL WEEKEND

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

 

WHAT CAN I BRING IN?

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

WHAT CAN’T I BRING?

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

WHERE CAN I STAY?

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

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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

 

IntlBluesChallenge

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.

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!