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Basin Street Boys take to stage for next Concert on the Square
Jazz and Dixieland music from New Orleans will be played by The Basin Street Boys for the next Main Street Monroe Concert on the Square on Thursday. (Photo supplied)
MONROE - From trombone to sousaphone and woodwinds of all flavors, downtown Monroe will be filled with the sounds of New Orleans when The Basin Street Boys roll in for the next Main Street Monroe Concert on the Square at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The performance marks the sixth of eight big shows, all sponsored by Colony Brands.

The Basin Street Boys are an award-winning Dixieland group that plays jazz standards from the 1920s and 1930s and modern tunes in the Dixie style. No matter what your taste in music is, The Basin Street Boys will have you stomping your feet, clapping your hands, and up on the dance floor in no time. Get ready for tunes like Ice Cream, Shake That Thing, and The Basin Street Blues - made famous in a recording by Louis Armstrong back in 1928.

Main Street Monroe and the Monroe Fund-Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin would like to give a special invitation to all area senior citizens to join in the fun at the July 30 concert. Local residents are encouraged to bring older neighbors and relatives with them to enjoy the show. Folding chairs will be available for use (first come, first served) for those who don't want to carry in lawn chairs. Concertgoers with mobility issues can be dropped off and picked up on the inner lane of the southwest corner on the downtown Square (the area closest to the clock tower of the Historic Green County Courthouse). From there, wheelchairs can quickly be located for a clear view of the stage.

Special intermission entertainment for the evening will be provided by the Kalaanjali School of Indian Dance. Intermission entertainment is courtesy of John and Katie Baumann Inspiration Project.

The featured non-profit group for the evening is Green County Aging and Disability Resource Center. ADRC works with elderly and disabled residents throughout the county to connect them with the appropriate services, resources and information. Specialists are on staff to assist with needs related to nutrition, wellness, personal finance, transportation, dementia care, housing and caregiver support. Last year ADRC delivered more than 25,000 meals. Volunteers are always needed to assist in the kitchen and with deliveries.

There is still time to sign up to win the "Best Seat in the House" contest with comfortable seating courtesy of Genthe's plus a dining, beverage and swag package. Registration is at Heartland Graphics. Winners are drawn prior to each show.

A variety of food vendors will be downtown with everything from pizza by the slice to pulled pork sandwiches. In addition to sno-cones at the Main Street Monroe booth, concertgoers can enjoy delicious chocolate chip cookies at the show Thursday. To show support for the concert series, purchase one of this year's concert T-shirts.

In case of rain, the entire event moves to SLICE. For the latest updates follow "Downtown Monroe Events and News" at or visit

Upcoming concerts include Wheel House (Americana and Country) on Aug. 14, and The Mascot Theory (Alt-Folk and Americana) on Aug. 27.

A significant portion of the Main Street budget is derived from sponsors. To make a tax-deductible donation to support the Main Street Monroe program or for more information, contact Main Street Monroe director Jordan Nordby at 608-328-4023 or