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2015 Headliners

Fri., Aug. 7: Rick Derringer
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Sat., Aug. 8: The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band
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Waukesha BluesFest

Waukesha BluesFest is here, Friday, August 7 and Saturday, August 8, 2015!

Join us this Friday and Saturday at beautiful Naga-Waukee Park, located 1/2 mine north of Interstate 94 on Highway 83 in Delafield, with music running from 1:00pm until 10:30pm each day. Also you can get a jump start on the weekend by coming out Thursday, August 6th for the Les Paul 100th Celebration concert from 5pm to 10pm.


Waukesha BluesFest is a celebration of the “Roots” of American Music which includes blues, rock and roll, country, gospel, soul, jazz, folk and so much more! Our mission is to present a widely diverse line up of musical styles that will thrill and entertain any lover of good music and the history behind the music.

Since the debut of the festival we have been proud to present some great national acts including Nikki Hill, The Steepwater Band, Harper, The James Hunter Six, Moreland & Arbuckle, Booker T. and The MG’s, Mavis Staples, Shemekia Copeland, The Holmes Brothers, Ollabelle, Eddie Shaw, Smokin’ Joe Kubek Band featuring Bnois King, Patrick Sweany, Doyle Bramhall, Popa Chubby, The Bel Airs, Bryan Lee, Tarbox Ramblers, Sonny Landreth, Gina Sicilia, Greg Koch, Big James Montgomery, Tommy Castro Band, Chris Duarte Group, Duke Tumatoe & The Power Trio, Samuel James, Shane Dwight, John Mayall, Savoy Brown, Canned Heat, Curtis Salgado, Trampled Under Foot, Selwyn Birchwood and Jim Suhler.

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The Waukesha Rotary Club is proud to announce Kimberly Rouse of Racine, WI as the First Place winner of the Waukesha BluesFest 2015 Poster Contest. The second place winner in the contest is Charlie Xiong of Milwaukee and taking third place is Jessica Skipper also of Milwaukee. Prints of Kimberly Rouse’s poster design will be available at Waukesha BluesFest and she will be on hand during the weekend to sign the purchased poster prints.

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Presented by the Waukesha Rotary Club with proceeds from the Waukesha BluesFest going back into the community through the Waukesha Rotary Club Charitable Fund, Inc. a recognized 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The Waukesha Rotary Club Charitable Fund places highest priority on projects in the following areas:

Arts and culture
Basic needs, such as food, clothing and shelter
Children, youth and families
Reducing isolation of the elderly and maintaining independent living for them
Employment and training
Educational enrichment activities beyond the core curriculum
Environmental conservation, restoration and education
Assisting individuals who lack basic access to health care
Assisting persons with physical or mental disabilities, including addictions

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