All Aboard The Rusty Bladen Party Bus!

Rusty Bladen kicking off
his biggest show of the year

Staff Report

Rusty Bladen

Photo by Don Ward

Rusty Bladen of Madison is known for his "Homegrown Rock 'n Roll."

Rusty Bladen, a singer-songwriter from Madison Ind., is known for his "Homegrown Rock-n-Roll" and is organizing several bus trips to his upcoming concert at the Lawrenceburg Fall Festival on Sept. 25 in Lawrenceburg, Ind.
The Round-trip transportation will take his fans to his biggest show of the year. He will open the evening program at 5 p.m. (EST-slow time) for nationally known country music stars Blake Shelton and Diamond Rio.
The Madison bus will depart from Big Lot's parking lot, Hwy. 62, at 2 p.m.; the Seymour, Ind., bus will depart from The Funkey Monkey, Third and Mill streets, at 2:30 p.m.; the Bedford, Ind., bus will depart from Big Lot's, Hwy. 50, at 1:30 p.m.; the Salem, Ind., bus will depart from Washington County Fairgrounds at 1 p.m.; and the Indianapolis bus will depart from Gallagher's II, Southport Road and Hwy. 37, at 1 p.m. All buses will return to their departure points at around 1 a.m.
"A lot of my fans like to have fun and don't want to worry about driving home late from the show," Bladen said. "The Party Buses take a big load off their minds. They'll ride safe and comfortable, and they can really cut loose, not to mention the great show of support for my music with five bus loads of screaming fans. I feel very fortunate."
Bladen's latest CD was recorded with John Mellencamp band members and features the original song "Ride That River," which is the official theme song of the Madison Regatta and is due to appear on the soundtrack of the movie "Madison," a soon-to-be-released major motion picture.
Bladen has released five CDs and sold more than 15,000 copies of his first four CDs: "Are You Happy Now?," "Live at the Hoosier Theatre," "Everything for Everybody," and "Rocking Your Houseparty." He has performed at the Verizon Music Center, opening on the side stage for such mainstream artists as Train, Hootie & the Blowfish, Don Henley, Tim McGraw, and Kenny Chesney. Several Midwest radio stations are currently playing his music. More than 30 Midwest radio stations have featured Bladens' music and had him perform live in the studio.
This show and all other Rusty Bladen shows are sponsored by Budweiser.
Following Bladen's show, Shelton will perform at 6:30 p.m. and Diamond Rio at 8 p.m.
Tickets for the Party Bus are $25 and still available at Mom's Music, Fine Line Office Supply, and Ford Auto, all in Madison. Admission to the festival is free.
Fans may bring coolers and lawn chairs on the Party Bus. Food booths and a beer garden will be available at the concert.

• For more information, call (812) 265-3075 or visit: www.rustybladen.com.

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