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MADISON BLUES SOCIETY
BLUES NEWS
SUMMER-FALL 2010
Check out the Madison Blues Society at
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for calendar, bands, venues and information

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or (snail) mail us at P.O. Box 3202, Madison, WI 53704
BLUES NEWS IN THE MADISON AREA

WI AREA BLUES FESTIVAL GUIDE 2010


MADISON AREA NEWS

BIG BULL FALLS BLUES FEST 2010
WAUSAU'S FERN ISLAND PARK, AUGUST 19,20,21
From the land of the Great Northern Blues Society

The Big Bull Falls Blues Fest is held on Fern Island Park in Wausau, which creates an intimate and unique atmosphere for blues fans to enjoy national and local blues artists. Mingle with other blues fans in the beer garden and enjoy festival style foods.

NEW FOR 2010!! Thursday, August 19 is Sound Check Night - "Battle of the Bands". We are looking for the next up and coming Blues Band in the Midwest. Click here for more details!

Thursday, August 19th

Friday, August 20th

Saturday, August 21st

Tickets: Friday only: $10, Saturday only: $20
2 day pass (before 8/10): $20, 2-day pass (after 8/10): $25
See all the details in the WI AREA BLUES FESTIVAL GUIDE

BYRON CROSSROADS BLUES FEST 2010
BYRON, IL - SATURDAY, AUGUST 28
Inaugural Blues Fest of the Crossroads Blues Society

The home of the newest blues festival! Brought to you by the Crossroads Blues Society of Northern Illinois, The Byron Tavern Owners Group and the City of Byron, Illinois! Festival proceeds go in part to Crossroads Blues Society's Blues in the Schools Program. The Byron Crossroads Blues Fest is held on the "Crossroads" of Union Street and Second Street Just a block off of Blackhawk Drive/Illinois Routes 2 and 72t in Byron, IL.

Check out this lineup!

Tickets only $5 in advance, $10 at the door and free for accompanied children 5 and under. Music 2:00 PM to 11:30 PM, Gates open at noon. You can read all about it in the Crossroads Blues Society Newsletter.

PARAMOUNT BLUES FEST, GRAFTON, WI
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 & 18
Brought to you by the Grafton Blues Association

5TH ANNUAL PARAMOUNT BLUES FESTIVAL will be held at beautiful Lime Kiln Park in Grafton, Wisconsin on Friday, September 17th and Saturday, September 18th, 2010 featuring top blues talent from the area and around the nation!

Friday, September 17 - gates open at 5:00pm, music starts at 5:30pm

Don't miss the Friday After Festival Party at the Bridge Inn with the Bel Airs!

Saturday, September 18 - gates open at 11am, music starts at noon

Don't miss the Saturday After Festival Party with the Robert Allen Jr. & the Zootsuits, location TBD.



BLUES TRAIL MARKER:
Grafton will be honored as the original home of 1920's and 30's Paramount Studios, originally part of the Wisconsin Chair Company. Grafton was the destination for bluesmen of the time to make some of the very first records of the blues. The Grafton Blues Association worked over the past year with the Mississippi Blues Trail organization to make this happen. See all the details in the PRESS RELEASE.

TICKETS:
Coming out for the entire weekend or just Saturday? Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the gate Advance tickets available in Grafton at Kohler Credit Union, The Bridge Inn, The Grafton Ale House, The Paramount Grille & Bakehouse and Port Washington State Bank.

Only making it on Friday? $10 at the gate (no advanced sales) BUY NOW!      Download the program HERE.

MADISON AREA MUSIC AWARDS 2010
WINNERS ANNOUNCED
The MAMA's puts instruments into the hands of kids!
Madison Area Music Awards
Madison Area Music Awards

The 7th Annual Madison Area Music Awards took place Saturday, May 8th in the beautiful Capitol Theater located in the Overture Center. This event celebrates Madison's local music across numerous genres, from punk to classical. Over sixty awards were given out this year. Fourteen musical acts graced the Capitol Theater stage for this signature Madison-area event.

This is the MAMA's 7th season in their drive to get musical instruments into kids hands. Their program makes an enormous impact on the music education of our children, especially in these times of shrinking school music programs. The MAMA's mission explains what the program is all about. Check out becoming a Member.

THE BLUES WON BIG!

Blues musicians, bands and supporters took home 8 awards at the MAMA's including Artist of the Year!

And the best RADIO STATION FOR THE BLUES WORT 89.9 FM won Best Local Radio Station of the Year.

Check out the complete 2010 MAMA's Awards List.

Big thanks goes to the MAMA's for their support of local music and our kids!