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(June 27, 2008) The 2008 Madison Regatta Festival
has many returning events, including the annual parade down Main Street
on Friday night, a Battle of the Bands contest and the popular Waterball
Fight between local fire departments.
Beginning at noon Saturday, June 28, the Little Miss and Miss Pre-Teen
Madison Regatta will be crowned at the Madison Consolidated High School
Auditorium. At 6 p.m., the Miss Teen will be crowned.
on the River
Co-sponsored by Arvin Sango Inc.,
Big O Tire and Madison Music Center
at Firemans Park on the riverfront:
July 3: Radio 96.3 WJAA Battle of the Bands, 7-11 p.m.
Friday, July 4: 95.3 WIKI, 1460 AM WJCP, and
Eagle 99.3 present Young Country at 7:30 p.m. and Whiskey Kiss
at 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 5: WORX 96.7 FM and WXGO 1270
AM present Audible Point (1 p.m.); Assorted Flavors
(3 p.m.); Battle of the Bands winner (5:30 p.m.); Jimmy Davis
Band (7 p.m.); and Same Soul (after the fireworks).
For music events Wed.-Fri., a special $5 button sold at the
gates or an admission wristband will be required for riverfront
entry. Admission is free to the river for the fireworks show and
music on Saturday night.
As of June 22, 11 young women had entered this years
Miss Madison Regatta Scholarship Pageant, sponsored by Xi Beta Upsilon
sorority. The event is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 30, at the
Madison Consolidated High School Auditorium. Doors open at 7. Tickets
are $6 at the door or in advance at River Valley Financial Bank, Steinhardt
Heating and Air Conditioning, and at the Madison Regatta office.
Festival events continue on Tuesday, July 1, with the Indiana-Kentucky
Electric Corp. Bed Race, set for 5:30 p.m. on Main Street in front of
the Jefferson County Courthouse.
The Fillin Station Liquors Waterball Fight begins at 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday on Vaughn Drive and Broadway Street. The WORX 96.7 FM Street
Dance is also Wednesday from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Firemans Park.
This years Radio 96.3 WJAA Battle of the Bands contest
is scheduled for Thursday, July 3, at the riverfront. Live music also
will be on tap from 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Friday, and from 1 p.m.-11 p.m. Saturday.
The annual Madison Courier Firecracker 10K Run-Walk begins at 8 a.m.
Saturday at the high school.
This years Saturday night fireworks show again has been generously
sponsored by the American Legion Post 9.
The fireworks spectacular, held at the riverfront at 10 p.m., is free
to the public. On other nights, a Regatta wristband or button will be
required to access the riverfront.
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