2006 Madison Regatta

Regatta committee announces
festival, race schedule despite
having no title sponsor

Staff Report

(June 2006) – Plans are under way for the 2006 Madison Regatta and festival, scheduled for June 24 to July 2. No title sponsor has been signed, however, Budweiser has signed as an associate sponsor.

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2006 Madison Regatta
Schedule of Events
(All times are EDT-fast time)

• Saturday, June 24: Young Insurance Agency Little Miss & Mr. Pageant.10 a.m. at the Ohio Theatre, Main Street.
• Saturday, June 24: Cruisin’ Auto 3-on-3 StreetBall Fest. 8 a.m. at the riverfront basketball courts by Crystal Beach.
• Monday, June 26: Xi Beta Upsilon Miss Madison Regatta Beauty Pageant. 8 p.m. at the Madison Consolidated High School Auditorium. Tickets $6.
• Tuesday, June 27: Fillin’ Station Liquors Waterball Fight. 6 p.m. on Main Street in front of the Jefferson County Courthouse.
• Wednesday, June 28: River Valley Financial Bank Bed Race. 6 p.m. on Main Street in front of Jefferson County Courthouse.
• Wednesday, June 28: WORX 96.7 FM Street Dance. 8-11 p.m. at the riverfront at Fireman’s Park, foot of Jefferson Street.
• Thursday, June 29: MainSource Bank Media Party & Madison Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours. 4 – 6:30 p.m. at the VIP Tent at the riverfront. (Open to the media, race drivers, team owners, race officials, chamber members and their guests only.)
• Music on the River, sponsored by Arvin Sango Inc., Big-O Tires, Mom’s Music, Papa John’s Pizza, & Ponderosa Steakhouse at Fireman’s Park on the riverfront. 7-11 p.m.
• Thursday, June 29: Radio 96.3 WJAA Battle of the Bands 7-11 p.m.
• Friday, June 30: 95.3 WIKI, 92.7 WJCP, and Eagle 99.3 present the live music with bands TBA, 4-11 p.m.
• Saturday, July 1: WORX 96.7 FM / WXGO 1270 AM present live music with bands TBA, 7-11 p.m.
• Friday, June 30: Madison Regatta Parade. 6:15 p.m. on Main Street at Jefferson Street.
• Saturday, July 1: The Madison Courier Firecracker 10k Walk/Run. 8 a.m. walk; 8:30 a.m. run, beginning at the Madison Consolidated High School.
• Saturday-Sunday, July 1-2: Grote Industries Air Shows. Times TBA at the riverfront.
•  Saturday, July 1: American Legion Post No. 9 Fireworks Spectacular. approximately 10 p.m. at the riverfront.

Advance wristbands: $20 (through June 25); $25 at gate. Children 10-under free.
Purchase online at: www.madisonregatta.com
Information: (812) 265-5000

The race schedule will include vintage, 2.5 stocks and Unlimited hydroplane racing programs on Saturday and Sunday, July 1-2. The Madison Regatta Festival, meanwhile, is in full swing, with the tentative schedule recently released.
The Xi Beta Upsilon Miss Madison Regatta Pageant is set for Monday, June 26, at the Ohio Theatre, with the entry deadline now extended to June 10.
The pageant is for women ages 18-26. Entrants must have turned 18 by June 1. The event is limited to the first 12 entries. The entry fee is $75. For information on entry, contact Linda Ralston at (812) 866-2416.
Entry information also is available for musicians wanting to compete in this year’s “Radio 96.3 WJAA Battle of the Bands” contest, scheduled for Thursday, June 29, of Regatta week at the riverfront. To enter the contest, bands must submit a demo tape and contact information to Mom’s Music, 114 E. Main St., Madison. Or call Mom’s Music at (812) 273-0366 and ask for event organizer Jimmy Davis.
Applications are available for the Cruisin’ Auto Madison Regatta 3-on-3 StreetBall Fest, set for 8 a.m. Saturday, June 24. Entry fee is $60 per team. Deadline for entries is June 12. Applications may be downloaded from the Madison Regatta website.
This year’s Saturday night fireworks show again has been generously sponsored by the American Legion Post 9. The fireworks spectacular, held at the riverfront, is free to the public. On other nights, a Regatta wristband or button will be required to access the riverfront.
Advance admission wristband are on sale at many area stores and the Regatta office on Vaughn Drive. Advance price is $20 through June 25; $25 thereafter. Children 10-under are free. Fans can purchase tarp spaces, VIP Tent tickets, Hospitality Tents or RV spaces.

• Watch for RoundAbout’s Madison Regatta Guide, to be distributed throughout the area in late June. It will contain race and festival information and feature stories.

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