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2012 OC BikeFest Heads to Ocean City

Tuesday, August 28, 2012
OC BikeFest.
Catch the spectacle at the 2012 OC BikeFest set for September 13-16 in Ocean City, Maryland.
The highly anticipated OC BikeFest presented by Rommel Harley-Davidson of Annapolis and Rommel Harley-Davidson of New Castle and Smyrna, Delaware rolls into Ocean City for its second exciting, jam-packed, year this Sept. 13-16. OC BikeFest will treat Delmarva Coast motorcycle enthusiasts to four days of fantastic music and thrilling entertainment at the Inlet, Convention Center and Jolly Roger Park.

OC BikeFest will take place on the same grounds and setup as Sunfest, including its two stages that will play host to three classic rock headliners. Jackly with Jesse James Dupree will rock the stage Sept. 13, 5:30 p.m., hop on the Grand Funk Railroad Sept. 14, 5 p.m. and get your fiddle on with the amazing Charlie Daniels Band Sept. 15, 5 p.m.

You can also find even more music at the Convention Center location where Jackyl and 38 Special will rock the Jack Daniel’s stage. Other acts throughout the weekend at both locations include The Rowdy Johnson Band, Kashmir - the nation's #1 Led Zeppelin tribute show and Messenger.

In addition to great music other attractions include, TRU TV’s Full Throttle Saloon’s Michael Ballard and Angie Carlson, the Jack Daniel’s Experience, a mobile museum bringing a little of the distillery from Lynchburg to Ocean City.; The Wall of Death, an extreme motorcycle thrill show; Ball of Steel stunt show and the Adrenaline Crew, an American stunt team out of Los Angeles, and the Extreme Trials Showcase featuring Tommi Ahvala.

Attendees (21 years and older) of the 2012 OC BikeFest are eligible to enter Loaded Gun Customs, Custom Vintage Bike Giveaway. The drawing will take place following the Charlie Daniels Band concert on the Ocean Stage at the Inlet on Sept.15. The motorcycle is on display at the main entrance of the Casino Ocean Downs.

OC BikeFest.
OC BikeFest will happen simultaneously with the DelMarva Bike Week in nearby Salisbury, Maryland.
Happening simultaneously with the DelMarva Bike Week, which annually attracts more than 120,000 motorcycling enthusiasts to Salisbury – the OC BikeFest offers visiting bikers and many others, an opportunity to head down to the ocean to enjoy stunt shows, custom bike builders, a motorcycle vendor mall, food tents, Budweiser and Jack Daniel’s Pubs, shops, rides and the fabulous bars and restaurants in Ocean City.

OC BikeFest organizer Cliff Sutherland says he hopes to attract families and motorcycle enthusiasts who are ready for a good time. Sutherland is quite familiar with the Maryland beach, as he has vacationed in Ocean City for 40-plus years. A frequent participant in Delmarva Bike Week, he became concerned over the event’s western migration, so Sutherland met with Ocean City officials and brought the inaugural rally to the coastal city in 2011.

“What we’ve done is created a high-end event for Ocean City,” he says. “Our rally will probably be 60 percent motorcyclists and 40 percent other folks,” Sutherland adds. “We do all types of music not just your ‘traditional biker’ music. We aim to attract everyone.”

He says the average biker is 52 years old and makes about $94,000 a year. He adds that their bikes don’t come with trunks and attendees will spend most of their dollars in local restaurants, retail stores and hotels. Sutherland says he is expecting at least 20,000 visitors this year.

Hours vary by location and can be found at www.ocbikefest.com.

Advance passes are available at Rommel Harley-Davidson and Rommel’s ACE stores. Admission allows attendees to come and go as they please for all four days. A 4-day pass for adults is $25 and a one-day pass is $15. Children’s 4-day pass is $15. Sunday is Family Day, adults pay $10 and children $5. Purchase tickets at http://www.tixonlinenow.com/ocbikefest/shopdisplayproducts.asp.

Additional information is available online at www.ocbikefest.com.

Ocean City BikeFest Schedule of Events
ALL EVENTS, ACTIVITIES AND TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE


AT THE INLET
OC BikeFest Gates Open
September 13 11AM – 7:30PM
September 14, 15 10AM – 7:30PM
September 16 10AM – 5PM Family Day Reduced Admission

Vendor Mall & Food Tent Open
September 13 11AM – 7:30PM
September 14, 15 10AM – 7:30PM
September 16 10AM – 5PM

Budweiser and Jack Daniel’s Pub Stands Open
September 13 11AM – 7:30PM
September 14, 15 10:30AM – 7:00PM
September 16 NOON – 5PM

Extreme Trials Showcase featuring Tommi Ahvela - Sponsored by Best Western & Sea Bay Hotel
September 13 11:45AM, 2PM, 5PM
September 14, 15 11:30AM, 1:15PM, 4:30PM, 6:30PM
September 16 NOON, 4:00PM

Wall of Death - Sponsored by Carousel Oceanfront Hotels & Condos
September 13 Noon, 1:15PM, 2:45PM, 4PM, 5:30PM, 7PM
September 14, 15 11:15AM, 1PM, 2PM, 3:30PM, 5:15PM, 6:45PM
September 16 11:30AM, 1PM, 2:45PM, 4:15PM

LIVE MUSIC Ocean Stage
September 13 2PM – 3:30PM The Rowdy Johnson Band - Sponsored by The Commander Hotel
5:30PM – 7PM MAIN ACT: Jackyl w / Jessee James Dupree - Sponsored by The Original Greene Turtle
September 14 1:30PM – 3PM Kashmir - Led Zeppelin - Sponsored by BJ's on the Water
5PM – 6:30PM MAINT ACT: Grand Funk Railroad - Sponsored by Ocean City Hotel-Motel Restaurant Association
September 15 1:30PM – 3PM The Rowdy Johnson Band - Sponsored by Rider Insurance
5PM – 6:30PM MAINT ACT: Charlie Daniels Band - Sponsored by The Lazy Lizard
6:30PM Drawing for Loaded Gun Customs Custom Vintage Bike Giveaway - Sponsored by Casino at Ocean Downs

LIVE MUSIC Boardwalk Stage
September 13 3:30PM – 5PM Kashmir - Led Zeppelin - Sponsored by Francis Scott Key Family Resort
September 14 3PM – 4:30PM The Rowdy Johnson Band - Sponsored by Hoopers & Sneaky Petes
September 15 3PM – 4:30PM Kashmir - Led Zeppelin - Sponsored by Boardwalk Hotel Group
September 16 1PM – 4PM Messenger - Sponsored by TRI Supply & Equipment

Blessing of the Bikes at St Luke & St Andrew Parish 100th Street
September 15 NOON - Sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council # 9053 and Pope John Paul II Assembly #2454

AT JOLLY ROGER PARK
Vendors and Food Court Open
September 13 11AM – 7PM
September 14, 15 10AM – 7PM
September 16 10AM – 5PM

Blessing of the Bikes at St Luke & St Andrew Parish 100th Street
September 15 NOON - Sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council # 9053 and Pope John Paul II Assembly #2454

AT THE CONVENTION CENTER
Gates Open
September 13 11AM – 7PM
September 14 10AM – 8PM
September 15 10AM – 9PM
September 16 10AM – 5PM Family Day, Reduced Admission

Vendors & Food Court Open
September 13 11AM – 7PM
September 14 10AM – 8PM
September 15 10AM – 9PM
September 16 10AM – 5PM

Budweiser and Jack Daniel's Pub Stands Open
September 13 11AM – 7PM
September 14 10AM – 8PM
September 15 10AM – 9PM
September 16 NOON – 5PM

Jack Daniel’s Experience Open
September 13 11AM – 7PM
September 14 10AM – 8PM
September 15 10AM – 9PM
September 16 10AM – 5PM

TRU TV’s Full Throttle Saloon Display and Merchandise - Meet Michael Ballard and Angie Carlson - Sponsored by Clarion Fontainebleau
September 13 11AM – 7PM
September 14 10AM – 8PM
September 15 10AM – 9PM
September 16 10AM – 5PM

Jack Daniel's Stage
September 13, 14 NOON - 6PM
September 15 NOON - 7PM

Yamaha Demo Rides
September 13, 14, 15, 16 9AM - 5PM

LIVE MUSIC Jack Daniel's Stage
September 13, 14 2PM - 5PM Messenger - Sponsored by Galaxy 66 Bar and Grille
September 15 NOON - 3PM Messenger - Sponsored by Shenanigans Irish Pub and Grille
3:30PM - 6:30PM The Rowdy Johnson Band - Sponsored by The Beach, Big Classic Rock & Hot Country

LIVE MUSIC Jack Daniel's Stage
September 14 6:30PM – 8PM MAIN ACT: Jackyl w Jessee James Dupree - Sponsored by The Grand Hotel & Spa
September 15 7:30PM – 9PM MAIN ACT: 38 Special - Sponsored by the Budweiser

The Famous Ives Family Ball of Steel Stunt Show - Sponsored by Fish Tales Bar & Grill
September 13 1PM, 3:30PM, 6:30PM
September 14 Noon, 2PM, 4PM, 6PM
September 15 11AM, 1PM, 3PM, 5PM, 6:30PM
September 16 11AM, 1PM, 3PM

Adrenaline Crew Stunt Team
September 13 Noon, 2:30PM, 5:30PM - Sponsored by The Atlantic Hotel
September 14 1PM, 3PM, 5PM, 7PM - Sponsored by Wild Bill's
September 15 Noon, 2PM, 4PM, 6PM, 7PM - Sponsored by The Atlantic Hotel
September 16 Noon, 2PM, 4PM - Sponsored by Wild Bill's

Blessing of the Bikes at St Luke & St Andrew Parish 100th Street
September 15 NOON - Sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council # 9053 and Pope John Paul II Assembly #2454

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