Madison Regatta Announces Bands and New Deal with Racing League

February 8, 2018


After their recent board meeting, the Madison Regatta has released two points of big interest for the boat racing organization and the many fans of spending Fourth of July Weekend in Jefferson County.

Not only will the 2018 H1 Unlimited Race be a points game (unlike last year), but the group has listed who the musical acts for their concerts will be.

As far as the points race, The Regatta reached in principle an agreement with H1 for a National High Points race with a minimum of six and possible eight unlimiteds for the July Midwest Tube Mills Indiana Governor’s Cup.

The 2017 Governer’s Cup was a non-points race with four unlimiteds taking part and this year the hope is that fans of that aspect of the classic race come back. Apparently, negotiations with H1 Unlimited included a fee that is comparable to other such races.

The louder, Grand Prix World Series, which occurred last year with a points race will be back this year again.

And in musical News, the Madison Regatta concerts, being pushed as a bigger deal this year than previous years, with music fans now having the opportunity to purchase just concert tickets if they’re not as in to the boats, have names to the spectacle it’s going along with.

Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band

Friday’s night’s headliner will be the Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band. They played the event last year and according to fans and the band, the time had was amazing.

Turnpike Troubadours

The Saturday Night headliner will be the Turnpike Troubadours. They are a country band from Oklahoma who have released five albums, one hitting #17 on the Billboard Charts.

Other bands, including the roots band Quiet Hollers and the rock band High Divers will play the concert series, which has been rebranded and titled the Madison Regatta Roostertail Music Festival.

As noted previously, adult tickets are $35 for both the boat races and the concerts, or $20 for just one event.

Passes are available for purchase now.

For more information and for more updates as we get closer to July 6th, 7th and 8th, fans can visit