Key Milwaukee

September 2012

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

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Grafton's Paramount Blues Festival offers fans true 'American roots music' PARAMOUNT Blues Festival Friday, Sept. 7- Saturday, Sept. 8, brings internationally known blues entertainers to Grafton, where blues music was first recorded nearly a century ago. This is the seventh year for the festival in the city just 20 miles north of Milwaukee. The Grafton Blues Association launched the event to honor the vil- lage's links to blues music and the musicians who recorded for the historic Paramount Records label. While the festival is held from 4:30-10 p.m. Friday and 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday in Lime Kiln Park, Grafton's downtown is a "must visit" for its reflec- tion 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 harmon- ica workshop led by the acclaimed Joe Filisko at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8. Register at www.grafton- You do not need to purchase a festival ticket for the workshop, which is open to the public. Weekend general admission to the festival is $10, includes Friday and Saturday, and is available only at the gate. V.I.P. tickets, while available, are at General admission seating is first come, first served, and audience members must bring their own chair or blanket. Pets, video cameras, carry-in beverages or food are not allowed. 6:15 p.m. Tweed Funk 7:30 p.m. Katz Sass 8:45 p.m. The Bel Airs FRIDAY, SEPT. 7 5 p.m. SATURDAY, SEPT. 8 Noon 1 p.m. 2:15 p.m. Lizzie Neal Band 3:30 p.m. Kilborn Alley 4:45 p.m. Nick Moss 6:15 p.m. Albert Cummings 8 p.m. Alan Mock Alex Wilson Ana Popovic Artists and times are subject to change. Check the website for updates. To reach Lime Kiln Park, exit I-43 at Hwy 60 (Grafton exit) and follow the signs. Soul Kitchen 22

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