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Main Street Monroe Concerts on the Square start June 7
Dave Mosher of Monroe, right, and his granddaughter Julia Keehn dance at a previous years Concerts on the Square in downtown Monroe.
MONROE - Main Street Monroe is bringing a lineup from disco to folk-country rock for the 2018 Concerts on the Square series starting in June.

Following is the list of upcoming concerts. Shows run from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on the downtown Square.

June 7: "Smile: You're in Cheese Country"

Bella Cain kicks things off with high-energy top country hits. This band has shared the stage with Nashville legends Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town. The Cheese Days Ambassador and Green County Fairest of the Fair will share cheese samples with the audience to celebrate June Dairy Month and the local cheese industry.

June 22: "Mascot Night"

The Mascot Theory brings its high-energy Americana folk-country rock to the Square for the second show of the season. In honor of the band's name, Main Street Monroe has invited some mascots to join the fun. Since June is Accordion Awareness Month, organizers arranged for a special event at intermission.

July 13: "Space Landing 2018"

The band Reloaded will perform on the Square, and audience members are invited to dress in costume, such as aliens and astronauts, to reflect the summer theme of "Space: Mission Downtown Monroe." Theme sponsors will be recognized on stage. Back by popular demand for intermission is "Echoes of Camp Randall," with students from the University of Wisconsin Band. Wear a favorite Bucky Badger shirt.

July 27: "Mad for Plaid"

Pop singer/songwriter Gabe Burdulis plays the show. This young musician has played big gigs from New York to Chicago to Nashville. In honor of Bagpipe Appreciation Day, look for three pipers piping at intermission. Show spirit by wearing anything plaid; bonus points for kilts.

Aug. 17: "Dance Party"

Madison's favorite disco superstars are guaranteed to fill the floor for a dance party in downtown Monroe. The band V05 has as much staying power as the hairspray they were named after. Children are invited to wear princess or superhero costumes in conjunction with Monroe Parks and Recreation's "Princesses Have Landed on the Square" event. Look for special intermission entertainment by returning favorite the Handphibians.

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Main Street Monroe's concert series is underwritten by Colony Brands. A variety of food booths will be available, and the Main Street beer garden will be open for business. Intermission entertainment and other activities are sponsored through the John and Katie Baumann Inspiration Project.

A special bonus "Community Night" concert is also planned for Sept. 13 as a kick-off to the Cheese Days Festival, presented in partnership with Main Street Monroe and Green County Cheese Days. Cookie and the Real Deal will be on the main stage on the south side of the Square from 6 to 9 p.m. The Cheese Days beer stand and select food vendors will be open.

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