Memphis BikeFest 2015 Rolling In at High Speed Revealing Music Line Up and Onsite Activities
Memphis BikeFest 2015 announces plans for their five day Fest including their music line up and multiple on-site activities set to take place on Tiger Lane at the Liberty Bowl from July 22-26, 2015. The kick off to the event will feature a Wednesday evening parade from Beale Street to the Liberty Bowl in conjunction with both Memphis Mayor A C Wharton and Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell. Later that evening, bikers from all across the city will light a Unity Torch on the main stage on Tiger Lane.
Memphis Bikefest 2015 is a fundraising event for the 501C3 Non-profit “Bikers & Social Clubs for Change”, an affiliation of over 130 motorcycle and social clubs that promotes motorcycle safety, racial unity and community service. Preacha Chambers is the club president. “Our primary goal for the BikeFest is to raise money to assist “at-risk” youth who live in the most dangerous neighborhoods of Memphis with mentoring programs, education scholarships and safe-house resource centers,” said Chambers.
The BikeFest 2015 will feature the legendary band WAR on Saturday, July 25th. The classic funk-rock band has multiple classic songs such as “Low Rider”, and the question we are most asking at this year’s event, “Why Can’t We Be Friends”. Other musical performers include season eight “American Idol” winner Kris Allen on Friday, July 24th, as well as top ten finishers and native Memphians Lil Rounds, Alexis Grace, and numerous other local talent.
Daily activities include seven tons of sand for the first ever “Memphis Beach” with swimming pools and water slides, a motorcycle give-away, a “Ride for a Veteran” motorcycle ride including a Win $10,000 Basketball shot for the winner of the Ride, “Amazin’ Blazin” Buffalo Wild Wings Hot Wing Competition, Drag Racing, Ms. Bike Fest Queen competition, Motorcycle Safety Classes, Car & Bike Shows including a Parade of Lights contest, BBQ Contest, a wonderful photography exhibit by Ernest Withers, inflatables/bouncers for the kids, and much more!
This is a family friendly event with a variety of on-site food and merchandise vendors throughout, plus special dinners for other local charities, including two steak dinners prepared by the award winning Tuscany Italian Steakhouse of Olive Branch, MS. “American Idol” winner Kris Allen will be present Friday which benefits Birthright of Memphis. A repeat performance by Tuscany Italian Steakhouse for Saturday’s special steak dinner with headliner WAR will support “West Tennessee Veterans Home”.
Lasik at Southern Eye presents “Memphis Bikefest 2015” along with Title Sponsors FRS Powersports, Bumpus Harley Davidson, and Yarbrough’s Music. . Other sponsors include The Carter Malone Group, Buffalo Wild Wings, Domino’s, Tan-N-Go, Tuscany Italian Steakhouse, The Joint, TCBY, The Salvation Army Kroc Center, Hutch Entertainment, Control alt Designs, Tony’s Trophy Room, River City Pedaler’s, Sleepy ZZZ’s Mattresses and Champion Tee Shirts. For the full music line up, event activities, and ticket information please visit www.memphisbikefest.com