There’s no better way to celebrate the summer than with free concerts – am I right? Between the periodic happenings in Centennial Olympic Park and the ah-mazing Park Tavern Sunday evenings with beers and bands, the weather’s perfect for hearing some live music.
This Saturday, head downtown to check out some of the city’s best artists at Grady Health Foundation’s Rock-N-Ride: Atlanta staple Yacht Rock, the effervescent Pelvis Breastlies (all female Elvis cover band… no joke), Six Shot Revival (I’ve seen them, they’re decent), and more.
It’s an awesome way to spend a Saturday afternoon – check the bands out at 3pm and get a gander at all the hot rod hotties who will have just taken a motorcycle ride through the city for charity. Ladies, whether you’ll find someone you’d like to rock-n-ride is a toss-up, but your odds will be good.
CELEBRATE ATLANTA’S FIRST RESPONDERS ON SATURDAY, JUNE 25
Grady Health Foundation’s Rock-N-Ride is a Party from Start to Finish
ATLANTA – Warm weather, music and motorcycles and a great cause all in one spot could only mean one thing: Grady Health Foundation’s “Rock‐N‐Ride” presented by AirTran Airways is right around the corner. On Saturday, June 25 motorcyclists will gather at Killer Creek Harley‐Davidson in Roswell to kick off the event that benefits Grady Health Foundation and Gold Shield Atlanta.
Ride registration begins at $40 and includes a commemorative Rock‐N‐Ride T‐shirt, a ride pin and complimentary bike parking downtown at the festival. The event starts at 11:00am with entertainment by RATL at Killer Creek Harley‐Davidson in Roswell. Kickstands up at 2:00pm and the group will head downtown for the “Party on Peachtree” – MusicFest ‐ which begins at 3:00pm.
Don’t ride? Don’t worry you can join in the fun at 3 p.m. on Peachtree Street which will be shut down between Harris Street and Ellis Street for the first time ever. You won’t need a ticket to get in, so stop by and shop at the local artist market, purchase your exclusive Rock‐N‐Ride merchandise, eat drink and be merry and do it all with a light heart knowing that a portion of the proceeds from this public event will benefit the two organizations.
In addition, the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department will also be out hosting a boot drive, so make sure to bring a little extra cash and say thanks to those who put their lives on the line each day for our states resident’s. The event honors first responders from across Georgia and supports traumatic injuries treated at Grady Health System, metro Atlanta’s premier Level 1 Trauma Center. Gold Shield Foundation is dedicated to assisting surviving spouses and dependent children of law enforcement officers and firefighters inured in the line of duty.
ROCK-N-RIDE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
11:00am – 1:30pm:
Ride Registration and Pre-Ride Party at Killer Creek Harley-Davidson featuring RATL
Ride leaves Killer Creek Harley‐Davidson for MusicFest
Rock‐N‐Ride MusicFest Opens**
Six Shot Revival – Main Stage
Pelvis Breastlies ‐ Velvet Underground Stage*
Yacht Rock – Main Stage
Stonerider ‐ Velvet Underground Stage*
Mother’s Finest – Main Stage
Ledfoot Messiah ‐ Velvet Underground Stage*
*Velvet Underground is located inside the Hard Rock Café
Don’t delay, head to Hard Rock Café and register for your chance to win a Punta Cana trip giveaway valued at $4,000. You can bask in the sun at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Your trip includes airfare and is the perfect getaway for two. Anyone is invited to come out and register and the winner will be announced live on stage at MusicFest.
Rock‐N‐Ride 2011 is sponsored by AirTran Airways, Hard Rock Cafe, Southland’s Full Throttle Magazine, , Killer Creek Harley‐Davidson, Q&A Events, Lawbike.com, 97.1 The River ,WSB‐TV and Budweiser. For more information on registering for the ride or donating to the event, please visit www.gradyhealthfoundation.org/good‐causes/rock‐n‐ride/.
About Grady Memorial Hospital:
Grady Health System has grown considerably from its original three‐story, 110‐bed facility and now stands as one of the largest and most technologically advanced public health systems in the United States. Grady continues to maintain its strong commitment today to the healthcare needs of the underserved while offering a full range of specialized medical services for all members of the community.
** MusicFest is located on Peachtree Street between Harris Street and Ellis Street