Blues Friday

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BLUES, BBQ, BREW on a BOAT!

The annual WXPR Blues Cruise down the Wisconsin River leaves the dock, Saturday, August 19th, at 6:00pm.  We’re excited to welcome Robert "One Man" Johnson this year as our entertainment.

Tickets are $35.00. The ticket price includes a reserved sit-down dinner, concert and two hour cruise down the Wisconsin River.   There will be a cash bar available.  

The annual WXPR Blues Cruise down the Wisconsin River leaves the dock, Saturday, August 27th, at 1:00pm.  We’re thrilled to welcome Blues guitarist, singer, songwriter and harmonica player, Paul Filipowicz to the boat. 

Peg Arnold

The annual WXPR Blues Cruise down the Wisconsin River leaves the dock, Saturday, August 22nd, at 1:00pm. 

We’re welcoming back Eric “Scrappie” Hughes. “Scrappie” Hughes is a delta blues man direct from Memphis. He’s a fixture every week on Beale Street, playing world-famous clubs like BB King’s and The Rum Boogie Café. 
 

Peg Arnold

 

This festival season Blues Friday host, Dale Zimmerman, celebrates the great musical heritage of New Orleans.  Learn how the beat of the street—from 100 year old jazz-funeral brass marching bands to Mardi Gras Indian parades—remains closely tied to the rhythms of everyday life in the Crescent City. Tune in February 20th, 7-8 pm, on Blues Friday. 

Grammy nominees, Aaron Williams and the Hoodoo will kick off the WXPR Concert Series at Nicolet College on Friday, September 26th at 7:30 P.M. 

Aaron Williams and the Hoodoo are described as "real American music at its core and at its best". What emerges from this powerhouse trio is a unique fusion of blues, roots, and rock music that earned them second-round Grammy nominations in 2011 for "Blues Album of the Year" and "Best New Artist."  

Tickets are $20.00 in advance or $25.00 at the door. 

Peter Firminger

Join WXPR Blues Friday Host, Dale Zimmerman, Friday, September 5th at 7 P.M. for a one hour feature on “Railroad Blues”.  Blues music belongs to the railroad; the swaying of the train, a lonesome whistle, the clickety-clack of the rails.  If you love blues, and if the visceral sounds of the old stream trains invigorate your imagination and soul, come on board the "Railroad Blues". Choo Choo Ch'Boogie!