Emmi Roth USA “Crown Sponsor” for the 2017 Monroe Balloon and Blues Festival!

Announcing Emmi Roth USA of Monroe, Wisconsin, as “Signature Crown Sponsor” for the 2017 Monroe Balloon and Blues Festival!

The crown is at the very top of a hot air balloon. Emmi Roth‘s cheese Grand Cru Surchoix is at the very top of the world, as winner of the 2016 World Championship Cheese Contest.

Monroe Balloon and Blues is presented by The Arc of Green County – a non-profit organization devoted to opportunities and advocacy for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


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Until Next Year

Although weather did not cooperate for the balloons this year, we all did have a great time and appreciate all of items that did go very well.

As each year comes, we pray for weather like we had last year (2016) and many other years in the past, where scheduled flights take off every day/time and the glows are just a down right gorgeous site to see.

We had some of the greatest Blues Bands around playing awesome music all weekend, the beer was fresh and cold, and we had plenty of great food to choose from.

Not to mention the incredible Classic Car show!

We hope you take the time to thank all of the volunteers and businesses who spend time and donate funds to keep the event FREE!

A sampling of study materials for Balloon Pilots & Crews.

Getting Ready!

Question has been asked and here is the answer: Yes the weather forecast is calling for some rain and maybe a few thunderstorms over the weekend, but that will not stop the Monroe Balloon & Blues Festival!

As in Year’s past we always have always “Weathered” the weather and had a great time!!!

With all of the activities, there is no reason we will stop.

  1. Blues Band stage is in a tent and of course FREE.
  2. A little water does not slow down the Classic Car Show with a special visit from the Planter’s Nutmobile & Oscar Meyer Wienermobile.
  3. Midway will be full blast with unique food, crafts, vendors and activities for the kids.
  4. The Balloon launch may be postponed for a time and called off if there is a danger to people, pilots or the balloons.
  5. Balloon Glow can and has been previously modified to an awesome Fire Show, if wind is too strong.

We will do everything that we can as long as people can remain safe. In short, there may be a few modifications here and there for safety, but we will proceed with the event.



In Case You Missed It – Blues Bands Lineup

 2017 LINE-UP

Friday, June 16th, 2017


6:30-8:00pm: Aaron Williams and the Hoodoo
WAMI (Wisconsin Area Music Industry) Award Winner
“Best Blues Performer”

8:30-10:00pm: Rev Raven and the Chain Smokin Altar Boys
WAMI (Wisconsin Area Music Industry) Award Winner
“Best Blues Performer”

Saturday, June 17th, 2017


2:30-4:00pm:  Paul Filipowicz
“Chicago Blues Hall of Fame Guitarist”

4:30-6:00pm: The Blues Disciples
WAMI (Wisconsin Area Music Industry) Award Winner
“Best Blues Performer”

6:30-8:00pm: Paul Kaye and the Blues Cartel

8:30-10:00pm: Chris O’leary Band

Flying High