Main stage bands announced for Awesome Biker Nights

2013-02-14T19:03:00Z 2013-02-14T20:31:36Z Main stage bands announced for Awesome Biker NightsALLY KARSYN akarsyn@siouxcityjournal.com Sioux City Journal
February 14, 2013 7:03 pm  • 

SIOUX CITY | Excitement is revving up for this summer’s 14th annual Awesome Biker Nights. The main stage bands have been revealed.

The lineup includes Candlebox and Saliva performing Friday night with Rick Springfield and John Waite on Saturday. The three-day event will return to Historic Fourth Street on June 13.

Organizers for the motorcycle festival hope to provide a full weekend of fun for the community with a sole purpose of serving local charities.

“That’s our whole goal,” said Troy Sonichsen, event entertainment coordinator. “We want to bring the biggest, most fun festival to Sioux City at a minimal cost but still raise significant funds for our charities.

The group of motorcycle enthusiasts has raised more than $870,000 for charities since 2000.

Last year, funds went to organizations such as the Council on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence, S.T.A.R.S. and the St. Florian Fire and Burn Foundation.

Eager event-goers can anticipate more details about the event to come out soon.

“We announced the main stage lineup for the year and more will follow,” Sonichsen said. “We have two other stages to fill, and we’re working on that now.”

One stage has spots reserved for local artists and the other has gone country.

The east stage, which has previously featured a mix of music genres, will give way to acoustic guitars and banjos. Organizers are looking to attract up-and-coming country artists to the event.

“This year, we decided to do an all-country theme (on the east stage) so country music fans can have their fill,” said Andy Phillips, Awesome Biker Nights publicity chairman.

However, country music isn’t quite his taste. He’s looking forward to seeing Rick Springfield, whose best known for his 1981 smash hit “Jessie’s Girl.” His all-time favorite Awesome Biker Nights festival band remains Grand Funk Railroad, but other bands will do.

“I can still rock with the best of them,” he said.

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