$15 – $25

2nd Annual Bowling and Blues!

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Schwoegler Park Towne Lanes

444 Grand Canyon Drive

Madison, WI 53719

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Come support the Madison area blues community and have fun too! Amateur and expert bowlers welcome! Teams of 4 bowlers have the opportunity to bowl with local blues musicians who will rotate throughout the lanes. There is something for bowlers and non-bowlers at this family-friendly event. The Packers game will be in the screens above the lanes and in the bar. There will also be 50/50 raffles, a couple of prizes, drink specials and a local blues band will play in the bar after the Packers game. Come join us!

Don't have enough people for a team? That's completely fine! We know fun people who need team members! Just register under the "Solo" registration. Last year about 50% of the bowlers were solos and everyone had a fantastic time. That's how we roll! (Get it?)

A portion of the money raised will go towards the Madison Blues Society Scholarship fund. The rest supports our mission of increasing awareness, understanding and appreciation of Blues music in America’s musical heritage. MBS works to expand the presence and vitality of the Blues in the Madison area through promotional events, educational programs, and strengthening links between the community and local musicians.

HOW IT WORKS:

1. Form a team of 2 to 4 people – Friends, co-workers, family, or anyone you’ll have fun with! If your friends aren't cool enough to bowl with you, then just add signup as a solo and we will pair you up with other blues and bowling enthusiasts to bowl with you.
2. Make up a cool team name and give it to the rest of your team.
3. Register your team or have each person register themselves. MAKE SURE to add your team names in the notes.
4. Bowl & have fun! – Come to the event and have a ball! There will be music, prizes, raffles, and more!

REGISTRATION

If registered after January 20, 2020:

MBS members: $20.00
Nonmembers : $25.00
Kids 10 and under: $12.00 - NO SHIRT

Day of event:
$35 for everyone
Kids 10 and under $20

12 to 2 PM: - Men's Badger basketball game in the bar with 50/50 raffles.
1:30 PM: Bowling Registration
2:00 PM to 4 PM: Bowling
4:15 PM: Birddog Blues Band and then a Blues Jam afterwards


INCLUDED IN REGISTRATION:

Designated team lane
Two hours of bowling (all games end at 4:15 pm)
A rented pair of stylish bowling shoes per bowler
Opportunity to meet Madison area blues musicians
Buy One Get One Half off admission coupon for the Knuckle Down Saloon.

FAQ's

Ummm, bowling?
YES! Bowling! You always have more fun bowling that you think you at going to, so come bowl and raise some money Madison Blues Society at the same time. Amateurs and experts are welcome to participate. Honest. It’s not a tournament. It’s a reason to come out and celebrate blues music and bowling in the Madison area. Not a trained expert on blues music? It’s OK, we want you to come and get a taste of the blues vibe in Madison. We promise there is something for everyone.

Not a trained expert on blues music? It’s OK, we want you to come and get a taste of the blues vibe in Madison. We promise there is something for everyone.

Bowlers and musicians had so much fun last year, that we decided to do it again!

Is this event family friendly?

Yes! Families are welcome to bowl! We even have super fancy electronic bumper bowling available for kids (and most drummers!) Kids under 17 can bowl with a parent or guardian. Everyone will need to sign a waiver at check-in.

Rumor has it that musicians will be bowling with us. What gives?
Each team of 4 bowlers will actually have a 5th bowler per team. Several Madison area blues musicians have volunteered their time to come out and bowl with our participants. They will bowl a frame for one team and then rotate throughout the lanes. This is a fabulous way for musicians to meet blues enthusiasts and impress people with their bowling skills (or lack of them).

We only have 2 people who want to bowl, can we form a team?
Every team needs 4 people. But we have a hard working individual that will help match up individuals with others looking to bowl. Just register individually and write in your team name as {Super Solo} and we will match you up with other pairs and individuals looking for teammates. Please note: this is not a dating service, nice try, though!

Will there be event day registration?
Yes. Registration will be available on event day, but the fees are $35 per person. Space is limited and not guaranteed. We urge you to register early!

What other activities will be present on event day?
A 50/50 raffle and silent auction will take place in addition to a fun day of bowling. The Packers game will play on the monitors above the lanes and on a giant screen in the bar for non bowlers. Then Birddog Blues Band will play in the bar after the Packer game. Bring your friends and family! There is something for everyone.

Will food and beverages be provided?
Food and beverage will be available for purchase through Schwoeglers and a special “blues drink” will be available with a dollar of each purchase going to Madison Blues Society.

How do I register bowlers for my team?

1. Online – through EventBrite - Some processing fees will be added.

2.Via snail mail and a paper registration form. No judgment.

Ooopsie – can I cancel?
Sorry there are no refunds, but you can certainly transfer your registration to someone else. If you do this, just email info@madisonbluessoiciety.org with the name change, so we can appear to know what we are doing at onsite check in.

Can I have more than four bowlers on my team?
There is a limit of 4 bowlers per team.

Can I have more than four bowlers on my team, pretty please?
No. We love you, but no, no, no.

Where does the money go?

The Madison Blues Society is a Nonprofit Organization that helps keep the Blues a vibrant part of the local music scene.

Our mission is dedicated to increasing awareness, understanding and appreciation of Blues music in America’s musical heritage. MBS works to expand the presence and vitality of the Blues in the Madison area through promotional events, educational programs, and strengthening links between the community and local musicians.

For more information contact Julie Ethridge at 608-513-9619 or via email.


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Schwoegler Park Towne Lanes

444 Grand Canyon Drive

Madison, WI 53719

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Refunds up to 30 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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