They bring noise to the table, and ShrinersFest officials say it's that noise that brings people down to Evansville's riverfront.
"When those window panes downtown start rattling and people's homes, they know the Angels are here," Dale Thomas said.
But this year, there's a possibility the Blue Angels may not come. Several shows across the country, including the Indianapolis Air Show have canceled events this year because of the looming sequester. The Blue Angels are scheduled to be in downtown Evansville this July. ShrinersFest spokesman, Dale Thomas says they have not gotten any word of a cancellation. They did say if the Blue Angels do not perform, they will have five other air show acts.
"You never book just, put your eggs in one basket. We'd love to have the Blue Angels here, we hope the government works that out so that they can be here. I think it's a bit premature because even if sequestration takes place as they are expecting it to this week, there's always the chance that they'll work things out," Thomas said.
The Blue Angels issued this statement, "The Blue Angels are aware of the current fiscal environment and are working to accomplish our mission while preserving resources. Our 2013 show schedule approved; we will continue to plan and present aerial demonstrations until directed otherwise."
"I mean the Blues really bring it to the table, they really do. And we hope they come, but if they don't it isn't the end of the earth for us," Thomas said.
He says their goal is to have a sustainable summer festival for Tri-Staters with or without the Blue Angels.
Thomas says the Blue Angels are just part of the festival. He says there will be several new events this year including a night air show and professional wrestling.