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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

Madtown Mannish Boys

The Monroe Balloon & Blues Festival is proud to announce that the Madtown Mannish Boys will be playing live Friday June 15th 6:30-8:00pm

The Madtown Mannish Boys are a Madison-based Blues band who are steeped in Chicago-style Blues, including artists like Muddy Waters, Junior Wells, Otis Spann, Paul Butterfield, and Little Walter. They play harmonica-driven tunes with gritty fervor and dynamic energy, and perform with raw exuberance and driving rhythms that make you want to boogie!

Andy Smith has a powerful and soulful voice, reminiscent of some of the greats from Blues and R&B. Paul Schwoerer wields his harmonica with a chip on his shoulder and plays with nimble intensity while Jesse “Honey Boy” Steinberg injects flurries of guitar riffs into the lively grooves laid down by Jesse Olson (piano), Tim Payne (bass), and Nate Morenek (drums). Jason Schultz (trombone) and Dan Resnick (saxophone) frequently join the Boys on stage.

The Mannish Boys have played at a variety of joints and festivals, including AtwoodFest, Bos Meadery, Blooze Krooze: Classic Car & Blues Festival, Brink Lounge, Bacon, Beer, & BBQ Festival, Capital Brewery, Chief’s Tavern, Club Tavern, Come Back In, Concerts at the Portage, Crystal Corner Bar, Edgewater Hotel, Fiery Foods Festival, Flatted Fifth, Frequency, Kochanski’s Concertina Beer Hall, Knuckle Down Saloon, Liliana’s, Live In the Park Concert Series in Waunakee, Me & Julio, Mr. Roberts, Nakoma Golf Club, Nomad World Pub, North Street Cabaret, Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Orchard Lawn, Riverfront Rondezvous Festival, Tyranena Brewing Company, Up North Bar, Verona Concerts in the Park, Vintage Brewing Company, Wisconsin Brewing Company, Woodshed Ale House, and WORT Festival.

We’ve been getting rave reviews. For example, Chris Kalmbach (owner of the Knuckle Down Saloon) recently wrote: “It is a very rare thing, and more rare as the years go by, to have a new Blues Band come on the scene with such energy, purpose and talent. I haven’t seen such a thing in many, many years. All of these guys have have very involved lives outside the band, but still throw everything they’ve got into every show. These days we always seem to be looking for new champions to take up the torch for our precious brand of music. These guys wear that mantle like it was made for them. Madison’s Blues scene owes these guys a debt of gratitude. Please support them wherever they play.”

If you can’t make the Monroe Balloon & Blues Festival, please check out their Upcoming Gigs page to get groovin’ with them.

Check them out at:

Web:  madtownmannishboys.com

Facebook:  facebook.com/madtownmannishboys/

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.

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