Summerfest 2024 may be in the rearview mirror, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t tons of other music festivals coming up this summer—both in and outside Milwaukee proper.

For an example of the latter, behold the Waukesha Rotary BluesFest! The 17th annual shindig is set to take place (rain or shine) Friday, August 9 and Saturday, August 10 in Naga-Waukee Park (651 State Highway 83, Delafield). Vendors, food and beverage, and, of course, music will be featured. Gates open at 12:30 p.m. Music runs from 1 to 10 p.m. each day.

General admission tickets can be purchased online for $35 (one-day) or $55 (two-day) until August 8. Day-of tickets are $40 (one-day) or $65 (two-day) at the gate. One-day “Elite Experience” reserved tickets can be purchased online for $75 until August 8; the same tickets are $85 at the gate. Get your tickets HERE.

But what about the musical lineup? Glad you asked! Here it is!


1 p.m. Rockonsin 2024 Finalist: The Lightways
2:30 p.m. Trick Bag with Kenny J.
4 p.m. Ohlschmidt, Panosh & Cohen
5:30 p.m. Dave Steffen Band
7 p.m. Tinsley Ellis (solo)
8:30 p.m. Ally Venable


1 p.m. Los Guys
2:30 p.m. Maple Road Blues Band
4 p.m. Sweet Sheiks
5:30 p.m. Buckwheat Zydeco Jr. & The Legendary Ils Sont Partis Band
7 p.m. The Dig 3
8:30 p.m. GA-20

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