Harley-Davidson 110th Anniversary Musical Lineup

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Harley-Davidson sure knows how to throw a party. For its 110th anniversary, the Motor Company has spread its celebration through the year and around the world, with events in 11 countries and six continents. Each event drew hordes of Harley faithful and countless V-Twin motorcycles together to celebrate their shared passion.

But the biggest bash will take place where it all started, in Harley-Davidson’s hometown of Milwaukee, Wis., Aug. 29 to 31. Harley-Davidson has lined up more than 60 acts performing on five different stages at the Henry W. Maier Festival Park (also known as the Summerfest Grounds).

The performers cover different musical genres, from classic rock and country to alternative and hip hop. With as many as five different acts going on at any time each day, there’s sure to be live music available to suit anybody’s taste.

Familiar names like ZZ Top, the Doobie Brothers and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts are returning, having performed at Harley-Davidson’s 100th and 105th anniversary parties, while up-and-coming talents like teenaged country artist Kayla Conn provide a new voice. Rappers Common and Lupe Fiasco add a hip hop vibe while Golden Globe winner Katey Sagal will perform with the Forest Rangers, the house band from her television series “Sons of Anarchy”.

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Kid Rock was a highlight at both the 100th and 105th anniversary celebrations.

Harley Owners Group members receive an added bonus with early access to the Summerfest Grounds on Aug. 29 for exclusive performances from Lynyrd Skynyrd to celebrate the organization’s 30th anniversary. Doors open to the rest of the public at 5 pm CT.

Harley-Davidson has also lined up three headlining acts for Aug. 29-31. Unlike the 105th Anniversary party in 2008 where the headliners performed at a different location near the Harley-Davidson museum, the headliners will be performing at the Marcus Amphitheater on the Summerfest Grounds itself.

Kicking things off on the Aug. 29 is country star Toby Keith. With four #1 albums to his credit and 10 on the Country charts, Keith was named Billboard’s top country artist of the last decade.

On Aug. 30, the Marcus Amphitheater plays host to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-band Aerosmith. The legendary Boston band will bring its classic blues-based hard rock sound with the vocals of charismatic frontman Steven Tyler.

Finishing things off on Aug. 31 is Kid Rock and his country-rap-rock fusion style. Rock’s performances were highlights at the 100th and 105th anniversary shows, so it was no surprise he was asked to close off the 110th anniversary party.

Tickets to Harley-Davidson’s 110th Anniversary are still available starting at $95 for three-day access to the Summerfest Grounds. For $102.50, you get extra goodies such as a photo frame, laminated ticket and lanyard, pocket guide, poker chip, guitar pick and collapsible drink Koozie. Marcus Amphitheater headliner tickets are sold separately for $24.50 each.

Aug. 29, 2013

BMO Harris Pavillion H-D Roadhouse U.S. Cellular Connection Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard Miller Stage
1:00pm
Whiskey of the Damned
1:00pm
Deja Vu
1:00pm
Ahvantsoul w/ Jon Pierre Gee & Kat Webb
1:00pm
Danny Miller Band
1:00pm
Bobby Friss Band
3:30pm
RX Bandits
4:00pm
Lynyrd Sknyrd
3:30pm
Kid Cut Up
3:30pm
JJ Grey & Morfo
3:30pm
Alejandro Escovedo
HOG members only before 5:00pm
6:00pm
Chevy Metal
6:00pm
Cowboy Mouth
5:30pm
Nappy Roots
6:00pm
Elvin Bishop
6:00pm
Blue Oyster Cult
7:00pm
Chiddy Bang
9:00pm
Dropkick Murphys
9:00pm
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
9:00pm
Lupe Fiasco
9:00pm
Doobie Brothers
9:00pm
Bret Michaels

Marcus Amphitheater Headliner: 7:30 pm

Toby Keith

Aug. 30, 2013

BMW Harris Pavillion H-D Roadhouse U.S. Cellular Connection Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard Miller Stage
1:00pm
Uncle Lucius
1:00pm
TBD
1:00pm
Maggie Rose
1:00pm
Gabriel Sanchez
1:00pm
The Delta Saints
3:30pm
Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights
3:30pm
Gin Blossoms
3:30pm
North Mississippi Allstars
3:30pm
Mad Mex
3:30pm
ZZ Ward
5:30pm
DJ Devast8
6:00pm
Foxy Shazam
6:00pm
The Whigs
6:00pm
The Dirty Heads
7:00pm
Shooter Jennings
7:00pm
Chance the Rapper
9:00pm
TBD
9:00pm
Common
9:00pm
Buckcherry
9:00pm
The Gaslight Anthem
9:00pm
Sublime with Rome

Marcus Amphitheater Headliner: 7:30 pm

Aerosmith

Aug. 31, 2013

BMW Harris Pavillion H-D Roadhouse U.S. Cellular Connection Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard Miller Stage
1:00pm
Chasin Mason
1:00pm
Trapper Schoepp & The Shades
1:00pm
DB Bryant Band
1:00pm
Substitute: Tales From The Who
1:00pm
The Last Vegas
3:30pm
Kayla Conn
3:30pm
JD McPherson
3:30pm
Soul Asylum
3:30pm
Joe D’Urso & Stone Caravan
3:30pm
KYNG
6:00pm
Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown
6:00pm
Blackberry Smoke
6:00pm
The Hush Sound
6:00pm
The White Buffalo
6:00pm
Moderatto
9:00pm
Brantley Gilbert
9:00pm
ZZ Top
9:00pm
Yellowcard
9:00pm
Katey Sagal & The Forest Rangers
9:00pm
Halestorm

Marcus Amphitheater Headliner: 7:30 pm

Kid Rock

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One Comment

  1. Buzz
    Posted June 22, 2013 at 5:13 pm | Permalink

    I didn’t see Elton John on the list. What the heck?

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