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Monroe Balloon and Blues Festival announces lineup
Heat wave in the forecast for mid-June event
Balloon fest
Pilots light up twilight at the Green County Fairgrounds during the first glow of the annual Monroe Balloon and Blues Festival June 15, 2018. A launch was planned for 6 p.m. during last year’s festival, but wind speeds made flying unsafe. - photo by Marissa Weiher
MONROE — The long-term weather forecast for June 14 and 15 in Monroe is hot; hot air and hot blues are on tap for the 2019 Balloon and Blues Festival, with two days of color in the sky, fire on the ground and a smokin’ lineup on stage.