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2005 Madison Regatta

Festival events
to run June 25 - July 3

Staff Report

(June 2005) – Plans are under way for the 2005 Madison Regatta and festival, despite the fact no title sponsor has yet been signed, officials said.

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The race schedule will include a full vintage and Unlimited hydroplane program on Friday through Sunday, July 1-3. The Madison Regatta Festival, meanwhile, is in full swing, with details recently released for festival events running from June 25 to July 2.
One new feature this year will be a Texas Hold’em Tournament Championship, sponsored by Best Western of Madison and held in conjunction with the Madison Indiana Area Chamber of Commerce and Madison Regatta Inc. This exciting and popular event will be held June 11 at the Best Western Hotel in the Regatta Room of the Nex-Dor Lounge. Dealing will begin at 4 p.m. (EST-slow time). A $50 registration deposit will be required.
Deadline to register is Friday, June 10. Cash and Credit Cards only please. A $200 Buy-in, with no re-buy will also be in place. The event will be open to the first 100 paid players to register.

2005 Madison Regatta
Schedule of Events
(All times are EST-slow time)

• Saturday, June 25:
Young Insurance Agency Little Miss & Mr. Pageant. 10 a.m. at the Ohio Theatre, Main Street.
• Saturday, June 25: Cruisin’ Auto 3-on-3 StreetBall Fest. 8 a.m. at the riverfront basketball courts by Crystal Beach.
• Monday, June 27: Xi Beta Upsilon Miss Madison Regatta Beauty Pageant. 8 p.m. at the Madison Consolidated High School Auditorium.
• Tuesday, June 28: Fillin’ Station Liquors Waterball Fight. 6 p.m. on Main Street in front of the Jefferson County Courthouse.
• Wednesday, June 29: River Valley Financial Bank Bed Race. 6 p.m. on Main Street in front of Jefferson County Courthouse.
• Wednesday, June 29: WORX 96.7 FM Street Dance. 8-11 p.m. at the riverfront at Fireman’s Park, foot of Jefferson Street.
• Thursday, June 30: 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 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 30: Radio 96.3 WJAA Battle of the Bands 4-11 p.m.
• Friday, July 1: 95.3 WIKI, 92.7 WJCP, and Eagle 99.3 / 103.1 present the bands Cactus Jack, Southbound and Young Country from 4-11 p.m.
• Saturday, July 2: WORX 96.7 FM / WXGO 1270 AM present the bands Assorted Flavors, Jimmy Davis Band and Audible Point from 4-11 p.m.


• Friday, July 1: Madison Regatta Parade. 6:15 p.m. on Main Street at Jefferson Street.
• Saturday, July 2: 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 2-3: Grote Industries Air Shows. Times TBA at the riverfront.
• Saturday, July 2: Kelsey’s Collectibles Madison Regatta Auction. 6 p.m. at the Brown Gym on Broadway.
•  Saturday, July 2: American Legion Post No. 9 Fireworks Spectacular. 9 p.m. at the riverfront.

Prize money will be awarded to the top five winners. Based on a full house, the prize money will be $8,000 for first; $2,500 for second; $1,500 for third; $1,000 for fourth; and $500 for fifth place.
The Madison Regatta Festival has many returning events, including a Battle of the Bands and a 3-on-3 basketball tournament.
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 30, 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 25. Early bird team entry fee is $60 by June 12, and $70 thereafter. Deadline for entries is June 20. There are several divisions for both men and women from the fourth grade to a 35-and-over for the men and a 19-and-over division for the women. All participants receive a T-shirt.
Applications and game rules can be picked up at the Madison Regatta office, on the Regatta’s website or at the following businesses: Cruisin’ Auto, Best Western of Madison, Chicago’s Pizza, WORX Radio, and Kelsey’s Collectibles.
Meanwhile, Regatta officials say there are still some $5 Limited Edition “Madison” movie premiere buttons left for sale.
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 wristbands are on sale at many area stores and the Regatta office on Vaughn Drive. Advance price is $20 through June 26; $25 thereafter. Children 10-under are free. Fans can purchase tarp spaces, VIP Tent tickets, Hospitality Tents or RV spaces.

• To purchase tickets or any of the above, or to register for contests, visit the Regatta’s website at: www.madisonregatta.com or the Regatta office on Vaughn Drive. Or call (812) 265-5000. Advance admission wristbands also are available for sale at several local stores.

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