Paramount Music Festival Itinerary

FRIDAY SEPT. 1 – gates open at 4:00pm

4:30 – Lil Davy Max

5:30 – Matthew Curry

7:00 – Marquise Knox

8:30 – Greg Koch/Marshall Trio with special guests Jim Liban, and Billy Flynn

ALL TIMES ARE APPROXIMATE – TIMES AND ARTISTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

SATURDAY, SEPT. 2  Gates optn at 11:30

Noon – Starkweather bay band

12:30 – Cathy Grier

1:30 – Jonny T-Bird

2:00 – Blues Trail Marker dedication

2:15 – Joe Filisko & Eric Noden

3:15 – Jonny Millard & Friends

3:30 – Alex Wilson band

4:30 – The Katz Sass

5:00 – Davy Knowles

6:15 – Water Street Hotshots

6:45 – Shemekia Copeland

8:30 – Billy Branch and the Sons of Blues with : John Primer, Corky Siegel, Eddy Clearwater and Sam Lay

ALL TIMES ARE APPROXIMATE – TIMES AND ARTISTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

SUNDAY, SEPT. 3  gates open at 12:30

1:00 – Ozaukee Kids

1:30 – The Muddy Crows

2:45 – Big Al & Jonny T-Bird

3:15 – Reverend Raven & the Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys with Westside Andy

4:45 – Sue DaBaco & Double Down

5:45 – Nelson Street Revival

7:15 – Whiskey of the Damned

8:30 – Starset

 

ALL TIMES ARE APPROXIMATE – TIMES AND ARTISTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

Visit Grafton Saturday & Sunday

take a free shuttle ride starting at 10:30 from Coal Dock Park to Grafton. See the Blues trail marker, do the walking tour, visit the Paramount Plaza.  Live entertainment both days

Saturday – The Benedon Boys

Sunday – 11 – Noon – Historian Gayle Dean Wardlow

12:15 – 1:15 – Cathy Grier

Sunday – Paramount Progressive Brunch

You do not need a festival ticket to join in on the great food!  Mainstreet businesses will offer samplings of food and drink from 10:00am – 1:00pm. Start your tour at Sir James Pub where you will trade your $15 prepaid voucher in for the official wristband, then head out and enjoy the food the businesses have to offer.

 

Music Cruise

Set sail on a tall ship!  The Denis Sullivan will have cruises and deck tours all weekend.  Saturday we will have music by Paul Kaye on board the 10am cruise.

2017 Blues Challenge – April 1

SATURDAY APRIL 1 – TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR

DOORS open at 4:45 for advance ticket holders, 5:00pm for general public.  Tickets are $20 at the door for adults. All ages welcome, kids 15 and under are $10

WHERE:The Country Inn & Suites, Port Washington, WI (see image above)

The hotel has a special rate for the Blues Challenge. Ask for the Blues Challenge rate  262-284-2100 , 350 E. Seven Hills Rd. Port Washington, WI

2017 LINE UP:

5:30pm – The Benedon Delta Set
6:15pm – Cathy Grier
7:00pm – Jonny T-Bird & The Mps                                                                                   7:45pm – Starkweather Bay Band
8:30pm – Lil Davy Max
9:15pm – Big Al Dorn & the Blues Howlers         ALL TIMES ARE APPROXIMATE

Shonn Hinton & Shotgun – International Blues Challenge Performances!

February 1, 2017   IBC   BB Kings Blue Club, Memphis TN

Live from BB s on Beale street in Memphis

Posted by Terry Jeanes Jr. on Wednesday, February 1, 2017

February 2, 2017   IBC   BB Kings Blue Club, Memphis TN

Shonn Hinton & Shotgun at the IBC in Memphis - BB Kings

Shonn Hinton & Shotgun at the IBC in Memphis - BB Kings

Posted by Paramount Music Association on Thursday, February 2, 2017

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.