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Hosted by the Paramount Music Association, this year’s big (and socially-distanced) music celebration takes place in Belgium, Wisconsin. It’s called the Belgium Blues Bash, and it celebrates the remarkable music history of the area. There’s a reason neighboring towns Grafton and Port Washington are the northernmost locations on the Mississippi Blues Trail, after all. A nice lineup is on deck, and there will be plenty of room for social distancing.
The Belgium Blues Bash is this year’s big music event that the Paramount Music Festival typically hosts. The whole idea is to celebrate Paramount Records, where artists during the 1917-1932 era – typically African-American – would come to a Wisconsin chair factory and record music in a studio the company had built. The songs would be distributed on Paramount Records, which is increasingly being recognized as one of the early trailblazers in Blues, R&B, Gospel, and even Country music. Get more background from our episode covering this fascinating story and topic on the State Trunk Tour Podcast.
Belgium Blues Bash Schedule:
FRIDAY AUGUST 28
6:00pm – The Jay Stulo Band
8:00pm – The Jimmys
SATURDAY AUGUST 29
12:30 – Luke Cerny
2:00 – Tommy Bentz Band
4:00 – Alex Wilson Band
6:00 – Shonn Hinton & Shotgun
8:00 – Stephen Cooper & the Nobody Famous
Reserved tables are SOLD OUT, but you can reserve a spot for a 10×10 pop up tent OR a 10×10 grass space. For $25, you can reserve a space that holds up to six people, and you get it for the weekend. A map of the grounds is available on their website.
The Belgium Blues Bash is FREE to attend in the general admission area. Food and drink will be available using tickets that you can purchase upon arrival; tickets are good for both days. Purchase your tickets when you arrive and they are good both days. You can pre-buy tickets at ParamountMusic.org.
Food available for purchase will include burgers, brats, Pulled Pork, meatballs, Tacos by Lunas Taqueria. Vendors will have products you can shop, too!
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