The Bacon Brothers
, featuring musical duo Kevin Bacon and his brother Michael, are performing at the 25th annual Ride for Life
for an exclusive concert to help celebrate a quarter century of support for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
The Bacon Brothers will perform at the 25th annual Ride for Life to benefit the MDA.
With an eclectic mix of folk, country and rock music, the Bacon Brothers tell a story with their music through self-expression and humor. The band is set to perform for hundreds of motorcycle enthusiasts on Saturday, May 5, 7:30 p.m., at the Levitt Pavilion at SteelStacks in Bethlehem, Pa.
“We are thrilled to have the Bacon Brothers perform at the 25th anniversary of Ride for Life," said Brian Bentley, dealer principal of Brian’s Harley-Davidson and head of the Ride for Life steering committee. "Kevin and Michael Bacon's hometown roots are in this area. These Philly boys are going to give Ride for Life attendees a show to remember."
A special finale moment is planned to wrap up the concert onstage with the Bacon Brothers and former MDA National Goodwill Ambassador, 13-year-old Abbey Umali. Umali will be on-site at Ride for Life XXV, representing MDA families for a fourth consecutive year. She has Charcot-Marie Tooth disease. More details on the finale moment are expected to be released closer to the event date.
Tickets are not for sale for the Bacon Brothers concert — it is exclusively for Rife for Life participants. Anyone who wants to join the fun must pick up a fundraising packet from a participating Harley-Davidson dealership. For more information about the event or for details on packet pickup, visit mdarideforlife.org
or call the call the local MDA office at (610) 557-4403
About Ride for Life XXV
Thousands of motorcycles will roar through southeastern Pennsylvania on May 5 and 6 for the 25th annual Ride for Life, presented by the Eastern Harley-Davidson Dealers Association (EHDDA) to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
The two-day event kicks off Saturday, May 5, 1 p.m., at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks in Bethlehem, Pa., where participants can enjoy live music, courtesy of the 95.1 WZZO FM Band Showcase. The showcase will feature four live bands throughout the day. Additional event festivities include bike shows, scenic rides, a Harley-Davidson motorcycle giveaway, food and beverage vendors, and of course, the exclusive Bacon Brothers concert.
Day two, Sunday, May 6, begins with the parade of motorcycles. Staging begins at 8 a.m. at the Penn State-Lehigh Valley Campus, and will depart at 10 a.m. to the SteelStacks ArtsQuest Center where Ride for Life festivities will resume. Visit MDARideforLife.org
for a full schedule of events.
Ride for Life is the nation’s highest netting Harley-Davidson
fundraising event and has raised nearly $16 million and had more than 50,000 participants since it began in 1988.
The money raised from the event stays in the five-state area (southern New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware and northern Virginia) to benefit MDA families affected by muscle diseases.
Ride for Life organizers encourage all riders and non-riders to join the traditional event for a great cause.
For more information about the 25th annual Ride for Life event, contact MDA Regional Director of Business Development Vicki Berkowitz at (610) 557-4403
. For up-to-date information about Ride For Life XXV, follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/mdarideforlife
) and Twitter (@MDARide4Life
MDA is the nonprofit health agency dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research. The Association also provides comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy and education.
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