Balloons and Blues is BACK!!

Hot Air, Hot Blues, and Cool Brews

After taking a one year break, the Balloons and Blues festival is returning to Monroe June 17-18. The festivities will be held at the Green County fairgrounds with a great line up of locally and internationally known Blues Bands and about 12-15 balloon pilots interested in attending again. Bands in the lineup are Bird Dog Blues Band, Left Wing Bourbon, Brent Johnson and the Call Up, Nick Moss and of course the locally known band The Jimmys.

The weekend includes a variety of food and beverage vendors, a craft show and the car show on Saturday. The event will also sport a bicycle ride to help support cancer treatment in Green County. The event this year is being put on by Arc of Green County, whose mission is to provide funding for area handicapped and disabled citizens.

Arc of Green County is looking for businesses and/or individuals to sponsor the balloons. Balloon sponsors will have the opportunity of crewing a balloon. Names of all supporters and sponsors will be highlighted at the event. To inquire about support and sponsor levels, contact Nick Faessler at 608.214.3852.



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Hot Air Balloon Ascent

Hot Air - Ascent

Hot Air – Hot Blues Guitar

Hot Air - Hot Blues Guitar

Blues Music!

Just a small sample of the quality Blues music you can enjoy at the Monroe Balloon & Blues Festival. This was Reverend Raven and the Chain Smoking Alter Boys who played at the Festival in 2012. See this year’s lineup of the SIX outstanding bands by clicking here.

Photo Gallery of Monroe Balloon Festival

Here are some photos we thought you would enjoy as we await this year’s Balloon & Blues Festival on June 17th & 18th.