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EVENT: Rock'n The Rally
DATE: Aug. 6 - 10, 2006
DESCRIPTION: A new music festival Rock'n The Rally is debuting
in Sturgis featuring a weeklong line-up of A-list entertainment, such
as Aerosmith, Big & Rich, Sammy Hagar, Cowboy Troy, Keith Urban, Cheap Trick, Gregg Rolie and many others.
The concerts will take place at a new live-music amphitheatre at the Glencoe CampResort.
LOCATION: Sturgis, S.D.
TICKETS/INFO: $50-70 / www.starticketsplus.com / www.GlencoeCamp.com
NEW ‘ROCK N THE RALLY’ MUSIC FEST TO SHAKE UP STURGIS
Organizers Build $11 Million, 34-Acre Amphitheatre with Plans to Hold Music Fest Through 2016
Sturgis, S.D. — From its humble beginnings to its meteoric rise as one of the top motorcycling events in the world, Sturgis Bike Week will now be considered one of the world’s leading concert destinations with the premier of Rock'n the Rally, a new live-music amphitheater opening in 2006 at the popular Glencoe CampResort.
At this year’s 66th Annual Sturgis Bike Week rally in August, Rock'n the Rally will become the world’s largest outdoor amphitheater, complete with seating on natural grass for 120,000 fans. Construction started last September at Glencoe and more than 1.2 million yards of soil have been moved to create a 34-acre music venue to rival even the most unique entertainment complexes in the world today. The project is estimated to cost around $11 million.
At the inaugural debut of Rock’n the Rally, Aerosmith, American’s all-time rock and roll group, will head a five-day line-up of more than 20 nationally acclaimed acts. Other signed acts include Steve Miller, Keith Urban, Big & Rich, Steppenwolf, Deep Purple, REO Speedwagon, Foghat, Cheap Trick, Fabulous Thunderbirds, Georgia Satellites, Gregg Rolie of Santana, Shooter Jennings, and Cross Canadian Ragweed.
Organizers will be adding bands daily. A complete list of show times and updates can be found at www.GlencoeCamp.com. Tickets will range from $50-70 and will can be purchased at www.starticketsplus.com.
Rock’n the Rally at Glencoe is the brainchild of music festival producers Joe Bufalino, Pat Wood, and Mark Russo of Albuquerque-based Dork Fish Inc, who started developing the idea two years ago with Gary Lippold, owner of Glencoe CampResort in Sturgis.
Current plans include holding the music fest in Sturgis through 2016. This would mean an enormous economic investment for Sturgis over the next 10 years.
“Without a doubt, Rock’n the Rally is staged to be the biggest rock and roll extravaganza ever to hit Sturgis Bike Week,” said Lippold.
Bufalino, who has 35 years of experience producing festivals, added “We are going to create one massive music fest that will transform the entertainment landscape in Sturgis forever. And our goal is to make Sturgis Bike Week a major national tourist entertainment destination on par with a Mardi Gras or the Super Bowl.”
The music line-up includes acts that start at 4:30 p.m. each day. A preliminary schedule includes:
Sunday, Aug. 6………………BIG & RICH w/ COWBOY TROY, Keith Urban, Shooter
Jennings, Cross Canadian Ragweed
Monday, Aug. 7……………..THE STEVE MILLER BAND, Cheap Trick, Fabulous
Thunderbirds, Gregg Rolie
Tuesday, Aug. 8……………. TO BE ANNOUNCED
Wednesday, Aug. 9………… AEROSMITH, Deep Purple, Foghat, Georgia Satellites
Thursday, Aug. 10…………. SAMMY HAGAR, REO Speedwagon, John Kay with
Steppenwolf, .38 Special
About Dork Fish Inc.
Dork Fish Inc. is owned by President Pat Wood, an investment and banking consultant and lobbyist, and partners Mark Russo and Joe Bufalino. Bufalino has been producing concerts for 35 years and has acted as tour manager, promoter, agent, and manager throughout his career. Mark Russo has spent 30 years in the industry and has been Lighting Designer, Stage Designer, and Production Manager for acts like Cheap Trick, Tim McGraw, The Judds, and 3 Doors Down. Also onboard is music agent Bobby Lee and product branding and marketing powerhouse Liaison Entertainment Group.
About Glencoe CampResort
Glencoe CampResort, Inc. through its subsidiary Sturgis Bike Week Productions (SBW) is a full service event planning, property management and promotions firm based in Sturgis and specializes in creating and managing unique venues to entertain the hundreds of thousands of riders that attend the famed motorcycle rally every August.
Besides running the 1,000-acre Glencoe site, the rally’s premier campground celebrating its 24th year, privately-held SBW manages and promotes other popular Sturgis venues and properties that include Thunder Road, Kickstart Travel Center, Sturgis Dragway, Sturgis Bike Week Inc, the Sturgis Rally News, three permanent downtown stores, and various vending lots in Sturgis. Billed as the “Glencoe Nation,” it currently employees more than 100 local people that work year round on Sturgis Bike Week activities.
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VANCIL EARNS HIS SECOND AHDRA VICTORY AT THE STARTING LINE AT GATEWAY INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY
Erik Ryder Starts a New Winning Streak in Destroyer
MADISON, Ill. (May 8, 2006) – From the starting line at Gateway International Raceway just outside the St. Louis city limits, riders can see the famous Arch, the 'Gateway to the West.' They can also see the St. Louis skyline and feel the humidity of the nearby river that divides Illinois and Missouri. To say the least, there are plenty of distractions to be found for the riders when it comes to making a pass down the Gateway surface.
You wouldn't know it by the performance turned in Sunday by the Top Fuel class of the Screamin' Eagle AHDRA Championship Series. Doug Vancil earned his second victory of the season, using a quicker reaction time at the start to trump Mike Romine’s quickest pass of the weekend in the final round of competition.
Vancil rode his Vance & Hines Nitro Harley-Davidson to a 6.404-second pass at 208.14 mph to top Romine's quicker-but-losing 6.392 at 220.26 at the Gypsy Rendezvous Nationals Presented by Drag Specialties – the fourth event of the Screamin' Eagle championship season. The race was decided by the .080 reaction time turned in by Vancil versus Romine's .101.
Vancil qualified in the No. 1 spot for eliminations as well, using a 6.429 pass. Romine rode his Salt Lake City-sponsored Harley into the No. 3 spot in qualifying with a 6.494, behind Tak Shigematsu's 6.455.
Erik Ryder took the win in the Destroyer category, ending a two-race winning streak for Tripp Nobles. Ryder beat Don Stratton Jr. in the final round with a 9.237 pass at 140.49, beating the 9.319 at 137.53 by Stratton. Ryder was the No. 1 qualifier of the event as well, turning in a 9.224.
Greg Best earned the victory in the SEP category Sunday. Best turned in an 11.502 to top Dan Norlin's 11.443.
Bon Pannell wowed his hometown crowd, taking the victory in the ET category. He got the win at the starting line after a red-light foul by opponent Jon Binns, and went on to make an 11.709 pass.
The next AHDRA event is the Stone Mountain Harley-Davidson Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, Ga., May 27-28.