Get your bikes revved up and mark your calendar the weekend of April 25-28 when the Wild Hog Motorcycle Rally and Music returns for an 11th engagement. The 2013 lineup was officially unveiled Tuesday night at a special Business After Hours held at the Wild Hog Saloon.
Delbert McClinton, a regular performer at the King Biscuit Blues Festival, will headline this year's Wild Hog Music Festival. A Texas native, McClinton grew up listening to Bob Willis and His Texas Playboys. Some of the masters of blues music served as his tutors including Jimmy Reed, Howlin' Wolf and Sonny Boy Williamson. During a tour of England, McClinton demonstrated a few of his harmonica licks to a young John Lennon.
The lineup card also includes a return engagement by 7 Bridges The Ultimate Eagles Experience, The Return – A Beatles Flashback, Geneva, Grand Theft Audio and Purfek Daze. The times of the performances will be announced at a later date.
Originally from Nashville, Tenn., Geneva and her self-titled band have been touring for several years. They were the first band to perform for U.S. troops in the Middle East at the onset of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Geneva has written, recorded and released 5 CDs featuring songs primarily inspired by their experiences on the bike rally circuit.
Geneva filmed a reality show, “Geneva's Rock –N-Ride”, which airs seasonally on select Fox networks. She has graced the cover of over a dozen mainstream biker magazine covers. This year marks Geneva's 10th anniversary headlining the biker world.
Besides all the live music and full display of motorcycles, all of the usual activities are on tap for this year's festival. They include field events such as the poker run, weenie bite, burn out, slow race, balloon toss and more. There will be a bike parade and bike show plus all the food you can eat.
Other events on the card are the Dyno Shootout, mechanical bull rides, the ever-popular Ms. Wild Hog Beauty Contest and new this year, oil wrestling.
The festival will open Thursday evening April 25 with the traditional early bird and registration party for early registrants, sponsors, volunteers and wild hog riders groups. The event will close Sunday, morning April 28 with a worship service and the blessing of the bikes.