Keeping the blues alive by offering community events and celebrating the rich music history is what the Paramount Music Association
has been doing since 2006. As an all volunteer, 501c3 organization
, we do all we can to continue sharing the Paramount record label story and music, as well as supporting live music
around the world. The Paramount Music Festival is one way we celebrate the music.
Your donation, no matter the amount, will allow us to continue offering these events. When we reach our goal, we will use part of the money to install a Blues Trail Marker in Port Washington, and the remaining money will be used too secure the continuation of the association and the Paramount Music Festival, as well as other programming.
Much of the blues music in late 1920's - early 1930's was recorded at the Wisconsin Chair Factory. Musicians including Charley Patton, Son House, Ma Rainey, Skip James, Louis Armstrong, and many more, traveled to Wisconsin to record for the Paramount label
In this video, Kamel King talks about the Blues Trail Marker at the Paramount Centennial Celebration
A Blues Trail Marker was installed in 2008 in the Village of Grafton thanks to the organizations efforts, as well as local business and Village support. These markers bring travelers to the area, as people from around the world follow the blues trail. The markers also educate the public on the important history of the area in which they are installed.
Below is one side of the marker that will be placed in Port Washington, WI
Being an all volunteer organization
, we put as much time and energy into telling the story as we can. We have held many community events and support music related needs
over the years including: Senior Blues
(music provided at no cost to assisted living/long term health care and senior community centers), music scholarships
, funeral expenses to families of musicians, free community concert
s, offer the opportunity to Wisconsin musicians to participate in the International Blues Challenge, Blues for the cu
re to raise money to help women fighting breast cancer
, and our annual Paramount Music Festival.
The photo below shows the 2016 Paramount Music Festival in Port Washington, WI
The Paramount Music Association is a volunteer run organization and a 501c3
, and is funded by donations.
Please help us continue our efforts by making a donation today. Please contact us if you have ANY questions. Thank you for your time. firstname.lastname@example.org
PMA PO Box 566, Grafton WI 53024