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Bluesfest brings blues fans to Wausau


Thousands of people have already joined in on the Big Bull Falls Bluesfest and one couple is back this year to celebrate a milestone.

The music is loud at Fern Island Park.

The Big Bull Falls Bluesfest has brought eight bands to Wausau, strumming their guitars, playing their drums and filling the crowd with energy.

"It's right to your soul, it is, it's really deep, you get the feel of relaxation basically," said Joe Scherer.

People from across the region gathered at the park Friday to hear their favorite blues bands.

Organizers expect more than 6,000 people this weekend.

Deb Scherer and her husband, Joe, have made it a tradition to come every year for the past 15 years.

"The intimacy of it, it's a small venue, there's not too many people," said Joe Scherer.

But this year is even more special for the couple.

As they listen to the music, they're also celebrating their 31st wedding anniversary and remembering what brought them here in the first place.

"Somebody else was going, so we went along and met up with everybody here," said Joe Scherer.

Over the years, they said they've seen some great acts.

"The blues is something that just touches my heart," said Deb Scherer.

"I couldn't even tell you for sure, there's so many of them," said Joe Scherer.

They said this festival brings them closer to the music and to friends and family.

"There's a lot of people from our area, the Fox Valley that come here, it's kind of a get together for everybody," said Joe Scherer.

This year, they're glad to be back, celebrating their anniversary with plenty of blues music.

Tickets for Saturday's shows are $35.

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