Concert lineup grows, events mount for Harley-Davidson 110th

Publish Date: 
Jul 10, 2013

MILWAUKEE, WIs. – Harley-Davidson is firming up its anniversary celebration concert schedule with announcements that John Fogerty and Uncle Kracker have joined the concert lineup.

Also just announced is a two-day ticket option, created in response to customer feedback. The two-day ticket is $79 plus convenience fees and is available at www.h-d.com/110tickets.  The ticket is good for any two days of the three-day party, Aug. 29 – 31. Harley-Davidson will not offer one-day tickets.

Three-day tickets, available for $95 plus convenience fees, and two-day tickets provide access to the 110th Anniversary party headquarters – the Milwaukee Summerfest Grounds. During the three-day event, fans can see dozens of bands on five different stages ranging from emerging stars to legendary groups, as well as check out police and H.O.G. motorcycle stunts, precision riding shows and special Harley-Davidson product displays and exhibits.

New Talent Added 
In addition to the 60 acts that will take the various stages of the Summerfest Grounds during the 110th Anniversary celebration in Milwaukee, Harley-Davidson will also feature three headlining concerts each night of the event and a UFC fight Saturday night (Aug. 31). 

Country superstar Toby Keith (Aug. 29), Rock 'n Roll Hall-of-Famers Aerosmith (Aug. 30) and Kid Rock (Aug. 31) will each take the stage at Marcus Amphitheater. Tickets for Toby Keith begin at $20, while Aerosmith and Kid Rock tickets start at $24.50 each plus convenience fees – tickets for all three concerts are available at www.h-d.com/110tickets. The Motor Co. has released specifics for the Toby Keith and Kid Rock shows:

•      Country music singer-songwriter Kip Moore will open for Toby Keith. Moore hit the top of the country charts in 2011 with his single "Somethin' 'Bout a Truck," which was followed by the release of his debut album Up All Night.

•      Rocker Uncle Kracker will open for Kid Rock, while music legend John Fogerty will sit in with the American 'Badass' for one set during Kid Rock's concert Aug. 31.

Fogerty, the former lead singer, guitarist and writer for Creedence Clearwater Revival, has the distinction of being named to Rolling Stone's list of "100 Greatest Guitarists" and "100 Greatest Singers." Fogerty's new album, "Wrote a Song for Everyone," debuted in the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at #3 earlier this year, selling 50,000+ copies in its first week. This will be his first on-stage appearance since his new album dropped.

Uncle Kracker's hits include the two-time platinum, multi-format smash hit "Smile;" the Top 5 hit "Follow Me;" as well as "Drift Away," which set the Billboard record for most weeks at No. 1 on any chart. Uncle Kracker met Kid Rock during a turntable competition near Detroit when he was a teenager. He later became the DJ for Kid Rock's Twisted Brown Trucker Band before launching a solo career. His latest album Midnight Special features his upcoming single "Blue Skies."

H.O.G. Celebrates 30th Anniversary
From noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 29, Harley-Davidson will celebrate the 30th anniversary of H.O.G. (Harley Owners Group), the official riding club of Harley-Davidson. The event will feature exclusive early entry for H.O.G. members, live entertainment including Lynyrd Skynyrd and nine other brands, a H.O.G. precision riding competition, a New Orleans-style walking parade and a members-only Muscular Dystrophy Association bike raffle. In addition, there will be the largest-ever H.O.G. member family photo, a "Dream Ride Contest" and a H.O.G. 30th anniversary time capsule, which will be sealed on Labor Day and reopened in 2043.

Posted by Holly Wagner