to run June 25 - July 3
(June 2005) Plans are under way for the 2005 Madison Regatta
and festival, despite the fact no title sponsor has yet been signed,
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 Holdem 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.
(All times are
Schedule of Events
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 Firemans Park, foot of Jefferson
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, Moms
Music, Papa Johns Pizza, & Ponderosa Steakhouse at Firemans
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: Kelseys 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 years 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 Moms Music, 114 E. Main St., Madison. Or call Moms 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 Regattas website or at the following businesses:
Cruisin Auto, Best Western of Madison, Chicagos Pizza, WORX
Radio, and Kelseys Collectibles.
Meanwhile, Regatta officials say there are still some $5 Limited Edition
Madison movie premiere buttons left for sale.
This years 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 Regattas 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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