FAYETTEVILLE [KFSM] - Since the first day of Bikes, Blues & BBQ, local and out-of-town bands have been entertaining large crowds on Dickson Street at the beer garden.
Little Rock band Steve Hester and Deja Voodoo performed around 5 p.m. Saturday. Keyboardist Chip Goodwin said their style of music fits right in with the theme of the rally.
"It's really blues oriented, kind of on the heavy side, a little more rocky, like if you're familiar with Kenny Wayne Shepard," Goodwin said.
Vocalist and bass guitarist Steve Hester said having thousands of people listen to his band's music is big for their career.
"Oh it's huge, I mean from what I understand this is the second biggest bike rally in the United States now so it's huge, huge," Hester said.
He said the band is made up of drummer David Bishop, keyboardist and slide guitarist Chip Goodwin and Zach Hawkins on guitar. He said being on the main stage Saturday night means everything for his band.
"It's a great kick start for us, I mean we are going in January to the Sun Dance Film Festival, and then we are going to work our way back to Georgia and Florida after that, and then up the East Coast so this is a huge start for us."
Once the rally ends, Goodwin said they will get back to writing and recording.
"We're going to the studio next week to cut a new CD," Goodwin said.
Steve Hester and Deja Voodoo is one of twenty bands that performed on the main stage since the rally began on Wednesday.