Chasing Hot Air Balloons

Did you make it to the Monroe Balloon Rally in year’s past? Even if you did, you might want to check out this video ErikEMedia put together in 2016!


Chasing Hot Air Balloons from ErikEMedia on Vimeo.

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Helicopter Rides…Yes you heard that Right!

Helicopter Rides will be available near the eastern end of the fairground.

Flight Time:

  • Friday evening 5PM to dusk
  • Saturday Noon to dusk.

Cost:  $40 per rider (2yrs and older).

Vendor will accept cash and credit cards.

Flights are 5 – 6 minutes but riders may purchase additional time to fly over their homes for pictures

The Jimmys

The Monroe Balloon & Blues Festival is proud to announce that the The Jimmys will be playing live Saturday June 16th 4:30-6:00pm

The Jimmys have been ripping up stages with their blend of blues, soul, funk and R&B for nearly 10 years. Award-winning keyboardist/singer/songwriter Jimmy Voegeli has put together an all-star lineup: Perry Weber, veteran blues guitarist/singer/songwriter; Mauro Magellan, of the Georgia Satellites; John Wartenweiler with his powerful bass lines and deep groove; the Amateur Horn Stars – Pete Ross, Saxophone; and Mike Boman, trumpet – combine 40+ years’ experience touring the world with Clyde Stubblefield, the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Youngblood Brass Band, B.B. King and his All Stars, and many others.

With multiple awards and a growing legion of fans you gotta get yourself to their next show to find out what everyone’s hollerin’ about.

Keep up to date here and on Facebook & Twitter for tour dates, pictures, and video from the road.

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Recent Awards:
2017 Blues Song of the Year, MAMA Award
2017 Blues Album of the Year, MAMA Award
2017 Blues Performer of the Year, MAMA Award
2017 Brass Instrumentalist of the Year, MAMA Award
2017 Keyboardist of the Year, MAMA Award

2016 Best Albums of 2016, Downbeat Magazine
2016 Blues Performer of the Year, MAMA Award
2016 Blues Album of the Year, MAMA Award
2016 Blues Song of the Year, MAMA Award
2016 Keyboardist of the Year, MAMA Award
2016 Woodwind Instrumentalist of the Year, MAMA Award
2016 Blues Band, Gold Winner, Best of Madison
2016 Best Swing Band of the Year, WAMI Award

2015 Keyboardist of the Year, WAMI & MAMA Award
2015 Blues Performer of the Year, MAMA Award
2015 Blues Band, Gold Winner, Best of Madison
2015 Brass Instrumentalist of the Year, MAMA Award
2015 Woodwinds Instrumentalist of the Year, MAMA Award

2014 Artist of the Year, MAMA Award
2014 Blues Artist of the Year, MAMA Award
2014 Blues Song of the Year, MAMA Award
2014 Bassist of the Year, MAMA Award
2014 Brass Instrumentalist of the Year, MAMA Award

Check them out at:

Web: https://www.thejimmys.net/home