The legacy of the Indian Crossing Casino will come alive Friday and Saturday, Oct. 3-4, at the Chain O’ Lakes Blues Festival.
This year’s line-up includes Howard “Guitar” Luedtke and The Jimmys’ on Friday night and Paul Filipowicz, The Blues Disciples, Jim Liban with Joel Paterson and Tweed Funk on Saturday.
For almost 90 years, the Indian Crossing Casino hosted some of the biggest names in entertainment.
Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Jimmy Dorsey, Les Brown, Lawrence Welk, Beach Boys, Everly Brothers, Woody Herman, Neil Young, Bobby Vinton, Herman’s Hermits and Ricky Nelson were among the musicians and singers who performed on the Chain during the glory days of the Indian Crossing Casino.
They drew large audiences from across the state and the region.
The Chain O’ Lakes Blues Festival seeks to revive the history of the casino as a major entertainment venue by bringing six blues artists over two nights.
Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door for Friday, $20 in advance or $25 at the door for Saturday, and $25 in advance or $30 at the door for the entire weekend.
Advance ticket sales will be available through Monday, Sept. 29.
To order tickets, call 715-258-7343 or 888-417-4040, go to www.ChainOLakesBluesFestival.com or to the Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce, 221 S. Main St., Waupaca.