Key Milwaukee

September 2013

An A-Z visitors guide to Milwaukee Wisconsin. Sponsored by Key Magazine Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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blues Festival brings greats to where recording began THE PARAMOUNT Blues Festival Friday, Sept. 6, and Saturday, Sept. 7, brings internationally known blues entertainers to Grafton, where blues music was first recorded nearly a century ago. This is the eighth year for the festival in the city just 20 miles north of Milwaukee. The Grafton Blues Association launched the event to honor the village's links to blues music and the musicians who recorded for the historic Paramount Records label. Friday, Sept. 6 • Jonny TBird & the MPs • Blind Dog Hopkins • Donnie Pick & the Road Band • Charles Walker Band Saturday, Sept. 7 • Co-Dependents • Blues Disciples While the festival is held in Lime Kiln Park, Grafton's downtown is a "must visit" for its reflection on the area's blues heritage, with a Walk of Fame, fountain and concert area. Along with music, the event features vendors and food and beverage stands. Music lovers of all ages are invited to a free harmonica workshop led by the acclaimed Joe Filisko Saturday, Sept. 7. Register at You do not need to purchase a festival ticket for the workshop, which is open to the public. Explore Grafton's exciting past & present Paramount blues Festival V.I.P. tickets, while available, are at Artists and times are subject to change. Check the website for updates. Discover the flavors of Milwaukee's most delicious & historic neighborhoods. Walking Tours - Brady St., Historic Third Ward, Bay View, Cedarburg, Bus Tours - Pizza Bus, Churches & Chocolates, Christmas Bakery Bus Advance purchase required tours often sell out. Food & drinks adds up to a generous meal. __________________________________________________________________________________________ Use promotional code KEY2013 to receive $5 OFF your purchase! Get information, check availability, and buy tickets at 30 at 1-800-979-3370. September 6 - 7 General admission to the festival of $20 includes Friday and Saturday and is available only at the gate. Admission for a single day is $10. Or call our ticketing company, • Kevin Purcell & the Nightburners • Leroy Airmaster •Reverend Raven & the Chainsmokin' Altar Boys • Jim Liban with Stokes & Milwaukee Slim • Janiva Magness • John Nemeth Grafton Pumpkin Fest October 11 - 12 Pumpkin bike Cross Races October 12 • Riverwalk • Free music concerts • Paramount Records blues heritage • Walk of Fame & walking tour • Dining & entertainment • Shopping 262-377-1650

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