Muskego - Jammin' on Janesville is living up to its name, with the July 6 event jamming even more activities and food into a four-mile stretch of Janesville Road.
In addition to the activities from 5 to 9 p.m. and more $1 menu items sponsored by this year's 90 business sponsors, the July entry in the monthly summer series includes a record number of bands for the event, a new discount program to make it all cheaper for attendees and an extended schedule beyond 9 p.m.
New things to enjoy
Discounted specials will be offered to those wearing a Jammin' on Janesville T-shirt ($10) or pin ($5), available while supplies last at the chamber office, W16894 Janesville Road, during regular business hours or at the chamber's booth during Jammin'.
Jammers will find another convenience: The new sidewalk has now been completed on the south side of Janesville Road, said Tina Weiss, executive director of the Muskego Area Chamber of Commerce that is holding the outdoor festival.
A record 14 bands will be packed into the schedule, which runs from 5 to 9 p.m., at locations all along Janesville.
New activities include dock diving for dogs at Animal Doctor Holistic Veterinary Complex.
Usual fun, too
A few of the many activities offered at the June Jammin' on Janesville that will return for the July celebration include pint-sized spa treatments, wine and beer tasting, bull rides, bingo, "Christian Critters" puppet show, face-painting, a kids workshop at The Home Depot, car-related activities, a free-throw contest with Bango of the Milwaukee Bucks and a hard-hat giveaway.
Maps with all the activities and dollar food items and more will be available at various places along the route and on the free shuttles. (The shuttles run from 5 to 9:30 p.m. all along Janesville Road from Lincoln Pointe Center at Moorland Road to the west end of the Jam at Racine Avenue.)
The Muskego food pantry will be the charity to benefit from the July Jam. Food barrels will be available throughout the event route to collect nonperishable donations. Financial donations will also be accepted for the Muskego food pantry at Sandoval Dental Care, located in Lincoln Point Shopping Center on the east end of Janesville Road.
Jammin' After Hours
It all doesn't end at 9 p.m., either.
Jammin' After Hours will start with Movie Night at Veterans Memorial Park across from the City Hall, S8200 Racine Ave., sponsored by the Muskego Parks and Recreation Department. The movie will be "The Adventures of Tintin," which is free with a donation of one item per person to the Muskego food pantry. (Audience should bring their own chairs.)
While the movie will be for the whole family, other Jammin' After Hours offerings will be just for grownups - discounted specials will be offered to those wearing a Jammin' on Janesville T-shirt or pin at several establishments including High Tide, Tress Locos, Sauced Sports Bar & Pizzeria, Marx Pioneer Inn, and the Texas Roadhouse.
The goal of Jammin' on Janesville is to help people remember to patronize Janesville Road businesses during the two-year Janesville Road widening project which started this year. Jammin' on Janesville was held on the first Friday evening of the month in June, July and August last year and will be held on first Fridays again this year.
- Jane Ford-Stewart
BANDS AT A GLANCE
B-Side Messenger at Muskego Tire & Auto
Rock Solid at Lincoln Point
Spare Change Trio, Lunch Money Bullies both at Tres Locos
Harmonic Strehlow at San Laurio
Rock, Country, Blues
Mean Jake at DeWinter Eye Care
Brass Band, Until the End, Larry Mankowski and his band all at Bethel Lutheran Group
Eric Bean at High Tide
Donny Casper at Johnny's Petroleum
Acoustic Pop Rock
Michael Cameron at Associated Bank
Ian and the Dream at Associated Bank
1970s and '80s
Kool Grey at Muskego Dental Office of Dr. Mary Llanas
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