Wausau Gets the Blues

The keyboard is playing, the trumpets are blowing and the lines for jambalaya stretch far through the trails of Fern Island Park.
It must be time once again for the annual Big Bull Falls Blues Fest. Now in its 22nd year, its a festival that has people coming back year after year.

That is especially true for Alison Shepherd and her husband, who have made this a yearly tradition.

"We always like to come out here every year to hear the music, relax, just have a drink and hear the music." Shepherd says.

Event Director Kari Rasmussen says this year's turnout has been great.

"I think the weather we have been blessed with this weekend has really brought a really great crowd out. People are pouring in right now and we are really happy to see it." she says.

From hard core blues fans to the casual listener, the fest is for everyone.

"I think we have two different types of people who come here. We have a good blues fan crowd here in the Wausau area and then there are just people who enjoy being outside and the live music." Rasmussen says.

The Big Bull Falls Blues Fest runs through Saturday night. Admission for the event costs $35.

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