Aboard The Rusty Bladen Party Bus!
Bladen kicking off
his biggest show of the year
by Don Ward
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
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
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