The blues not only looks sadness in the face, but has been engaged in the world's saddest staring contest for more than a century. Make eye contact with today’s GrouponLive deal to the Waukesha BluesFest at Naga-Waukee Park in Delafield on Friday, August 12 and Saturday, August 13. Gates open at 12:30 p.m. each day of the festival, and music runs from 1 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. each day. Choose between the following options:
- For $8, you get one single-day pass, good for your choice of Friday, August 12 or Saturday, August 13 (a $15 value).
- For $12, you get a weekend pass, good for both Friday, August 12 and Saturday, August 13 (a $25 value).
The 5th annual Waukesha BluesFest celebrates an expansive swath of music and art in two days swollen with 14 prime blues, soul, and roots acts, along with a wealth of locally made handicrafts. The festival plays host to a rollicking roster of bluesy virtuosos, who bend notes like sonic origami under a large festival tent that protects melodies from exposure to ultraviolet rays. Headlining Friday’s septet of song-sluggers, legendary Bluesbreaker John Mayall takes flight at 9 p.m., showcasing the skills that made him a godfather of British blues and Eric Clapton’s emergency contact. Saturday’s parade of 12-bar bolstering concludes with another collection of musical Redcoats, as steam-powered British mavericks Savoy Brown treat fans to sweet hunks of marinated boogie-woogie.
Perforating the festival’s payload of abundant notes, the daily Art Show lets eyes feast on a dazzling display of affordable local artwork, pottery, and jewelry. Festival-goers are encouraged to bring a fold-out chair or blanket if they prefer to sit in the grass, or if the festival tent stirs up unwanted memories of clown college. Read all the festival rules online.
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