Popovic will headline Waukesha Bluesfest on
- The 11th annual Waukesha BluesFest, “An American
Music and Art Festival,” is celebrating the roots of
American music with acts ranging from blues, rock
‘n’ roll and country to gospel, soul, jazz and folk.
headliner embodies the classic sound of Chicago blues.
Legendary blues harp player Charlie Musselwhite made his
way alongside heavy hitters like Muddy Waters, Howling
Wolf and Buddy Guy in the 1960s blues scene on the South
Side of Chicago.
Saturday, Serbian-born Ana Popovic will make her debut
performance at BluesFest. A singer and guitar player,
Popovic was recently nominated for the third time as
Contemporary Blues Female Artist at the Blues Music
Awards in Memphis, Tenn. She was also featured in this
year’s Experience Hendrix, a concert series
celebrating the music of Jimi Hendrix.
addition to a bevy of blues, the festival features food
from popular local restaurants Delafield Brewhaus, CafŽ
Esperanza, Koepsell’s Popcorn, a full selection of
beverages, and an art show with regional and locally
event will be held rain or shine under a large festival
tent with ample seating provided.
Musselwhite, right, and his band play at 8:30 p.m.
can bring fold-out chairs and blankets or sit outside on
the adjacent grassy areas. Festival goers can leave the
event but ticket stubs are required for re-admission.
There will also be a limited amount of camping available
at Naga-Waukee Park.
following items will not be allowed: carry-in food or
beverages, coolers, backpacks, pets, weapons, and audio
and video recording devices.
tickets through today are $22 for one day and $35 for
two days. Prices at the gate will be $25 for one day and
$40 for two days. Children 8 and younger get in free
with a paying adult. Tickets are at www.
and also in person through today at Almont Gallery in
downtown Waukesha, all Waukesha State Bank locations and
all White House of Music locations, as well as at the
gate during the festival. Parking is free.
“Elite Experience” seating option offers numbered
seats on a first-come basis for $55 each day. They
include admission to the grounds, parking, two
complimentary beverages and a souvenir festival art
poster, which can be obtained at the Merchandise Tent.
BluesFest runs Friday and Saturday at Naga-Waukee Park
in Delafield, one-half mile north of Interstate 94 on
open at 12:30 p.m. with the art show and music running
from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
p.m. to 2 p.m. - “Rockonsin” 2017 band finalist:
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. - The B-Side Band
p.m. to 5 p.m. - Starkweather Bay Blues Band
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. - Blues Harp Jimmie Band
p.m. to 8 p.m. - Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials
8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. - Charlie Musselwhite
p.m. to 2 p.m. - Steve Cohen & Little Maddie
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. - Ol’ Style Skratch
p.m. to 5 p.m. - Altered Five Blues Band
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. - The Paul Nelson Band
p.m. to 8 p.m. - The Kinsey Report
8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. - Ana Popovic