Category Archives: Blues Music

Blues Bands

Friday, June 17th

7:00-8:00pm: The Leman Quartet
Bird_Dog_Blues8:30-10:00pm: Bird Dog Blues Band: our own Bird Dog Ken Olufs bringing on the blues harmonica to our stage!





Saturday, June 18th

Left-Wing_Bourbon2:30-4:00pm: Left Wing Bourbon Bandout of Chippewa Valley will bring on their style of blues.



jimmys-group-24:30-6:00pm: The Jimmys take the stage next and we love the Jimmys! The Jimmys have with their new CD-Hot Dish has national and international fans!




Brent Johnson and The Call Up 26:30-8:00pm Next upBrent Johnson and the Call Up. Brent after being Bryan Lee’s guitar player for over 10-years is going to take our stage next bringing on Guitar-based blues with a little folk, funk and a taste of New Orleans R&B.


BB1019_TimeAintFree_lo8:30-10:00pm: Our last band is none other than Nick Moss Band bringing on some Chicago Blues and ROCK AND ROLL WITH SOUL AND BLUES WITH A GROOVE –Featuring the amazing vocals of Michael Ledbetter, (Descendant of the Great Ledbelly) and the blazing inventive fretwork of guitar master Nick Moss.

Dance, like nobody is watching! Drink ‘mo Beer!

Balloons and Blues is BACK!!

Balloon & Blues Festival Starts:

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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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