Bikes, Blues And BBQ: What You Need To Know

FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) -- The world’s largest charity motorcycle rally starts tomorrow and there are some things you need to know beforehand.

First of all, Tuesday (Sept. 20) is the biggest construction day for Bikes, Blues and BBQ and crews will be setting up for the event. The stage, some tents and food vendors are already popping up on Dickson street, but be aware that there is more to come. Most outside vendors and sponsors will be moving their things in on Tuesday.

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Dickson Street is the center of the event and is where it all started, but now Bikes, Blues and BBQ is expanding to Arvest Ballpark as a full four day venue.

Monster energy drink is joining in on the fun and is bringing a BMX Motocross stunt team, celebrity guests, and much more to the ballpark.

In the past Arvest has been used as a one-day venue, but there will be events all week long.

Tommy Sisemore, executive director of Bikes, Blues and BBQ, said first-timers need to go to Dickson Street because that’s where it all started.

“Baum stadium is a great area to go see the latest and greatest from every manufacturer that's coming to town," said Sisemore.

He also said Arvest Ballpark will have all the best events this year.

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Dickson Street and Washington County Fairground will also host events and live music everyday.  The Veterans Association flu clinic will also be set up at Baum Stadium and will be offering free flu shots to veterans.

Things kick off tomorrow (Sept. 21) at Arvest Ballpark at 11a.m. and on Dickson street at 5p.m.

A full list of the event schedule is listed below.

Wednesday, Sept. 21 Events

All Day – Factory Demo rides in the Baum Motorcycle Village Baum Stadium Venue

Main Stage on Dickson Street

5:30-7 p.m. – The Boss Tweeds

7:30-9 p.m. – Arkansauce

9:30-11 p.m. – Leah and the MoJo Doctors

The Blues Alley Saloon at the Bikes Blues and BBQ Campground

5:30-8:30 p.m. – The Buddy Shute Band

9-12 p.m. – Trick Bag

Thursday, Sept. 22 Events

All Day – Baum Stadium Venue

Factory Demo rides in the Baum Motorcycle Village

10 a.m.–6 p.m. – Harley Davidson Village

H.O.G. Registration and Pin Stop

Springdale (Arvest Ball Park)

1 p.m.  -- BMX Exhibition at The Monster Experience

3 p.m. -- BMX Exhibition at The Monster Experience

5 p.m. -- BMX Exhibition at The Monster Experience

7 p.m. -- BMX Exhibition at The Monster Experience

Main Stage on Dickson Street

4-5 p.m. – Gary Hutchison

5:30-7 p.m. – The Nace Brothers

7:30-9 p.m. – Oreo Blue

9:30-11 p.m. – Joe Giles and the Homewreckers

The Blues Alley Saloon at the Bikes Blues and BBQ Campground

5:30-8:30 p.m. – Blew Reed and the Flatheads

9 p.m. -12 a.m. – Down Town Live Wires

 

Friday, Sept. 23 Events

Whataburger Jalapeno Eating Contest – 4:15 p.m. in the beer garden on Dickson St. Dickson Street

Fayetteville Firefighters’ Poker Runs -- Last bike must leave at 10 a.m. and the last stop closes at 5 p.m. The ride begins at Baum Stadium west side starting point.

7 p.m. -- Lawn Mower Pulls in the riding arena at the Washington County Fairgrounds Campground

Main Stage on Dickson Street

3-4 p.m. – The Ocie Band

4:15-4:30 p.m. – Whataburger Jalapeno Eating Contest

4:45-6 p.m. – The Uncrowned Kings

6:30-8 p.m. – Earl and Them

8:30-10 p.m. – Members Only

10:30 p.m.-12 a.m.– Jason D. Williams

 The Blues Alley Saloon at the Bikes Blues and BBQ Campground

6-9 p.m.– Art Bentley

9:15-9:45 p.m.– The Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys Miss BBB Prelims

10 p.m. -1 a.m. – Knock Kneed Sally

 

Saturday, Sept. 24 Events

7:00 a.m. -- Registration begins for Stokes Air "Battle of the Bikes"

7:30-10:30 a.m. -- Hog Country Breakfast Benefitting Lifesource. Tickets are $8 for adults; $4 for kids (ages 4-10); and 3 & under eat free. Tickets include a hearty all you can eat breakfast (i.e. eggs, ham, pastries, biscuits & gravy, pancakes, bacon, sausage, fresh fruit, juice, & coffee.)  For your convenience, a spacious parking lot is available at the breakfast and parking is free. The breakfast will be at Lifesource.

8 a.m. - 2 p.m. -- Bike Show/Battle of the Bikes

Fayetteville Firefighters’ Poker Runs -- Last bike must leave at 10 a.m. and the last stop closes at 5 p.m. The ride begins at Baum Stadium west side starting point.

4 p.m. -- Parade of Power Sponsored by Heritage Indian of Northwest Arkansas. Staging begins at Washington Co Fairgrounds Campgrounds  at 3:30 p.m.

7 p.m. -- Lawn Mower Pulls in the riding arena at the Washington County Fairgrounds Campground

 Main Stage on Dickson Street

3-4 p.m. – Fayetteville School of Rock

4:30-6 p.m. – Divas on Fire

6:30-8 p.m. – Dead Metal Society

8:30-10 p.m. – Full House

10:15 p.m. – The Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys Miss BBB Contest

10:30 p.m. -12 a.m. -- Barrett Baber

The Blues Alley Saloon at the Bikes Blues and BBQ Campground

5-8:30 p.m. – 412 West

9 p.m.-1 a.m. – Connie Hawkins and the Blues Wreckers

 

RALLY-LONG ATTRACTIONS

Baum Stadium Venue

Factory Demo rides in the Baum Motorcycle Village

H.O.G. Registration and Pin Stop

Wednesday-Saturday – 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Harley Davidson Village

1 Comment

  • RickeyD

    Questions that every Arkansan should be asking Governor Hutchinson and Attorney General Rutledge regarding the Fayetteville Bikes, Blues, BBQ Motorcycle Rally – or every citizen living on the routes to and from any motorcycle rally in the United States – are you aware that your civil liberties and Civil Rights are violated during these rallies – do you care – have you done anything to correct the unacceptable situation?

    It’s so very nice that the BBB Rally does such wonderful things for charity, but permit me to ask these question please.

    1) Why must the Rally be attended by motorcycles that are illegally equipped, illegally LOUD and in direct violation of Federal Law and Arkansas State Law, 27-37-601, which specifically requires that every motor vehicle operated on the roadways of Arkansas be equipped with the quiet “factory-installed muffler” or a muffler conforming to the specifications of the factory-installed muffler?

    2) Why does Mayor Jordan and Police Chief Tabor invite the Loud Biker Cult[ure] into Fayetteville (BY THE THOUSANDS) knowing full well that 60% to 80% of the motorcycles in attendance will be illegally equipped and emitting decibel levels that are four-to-eight times+ the legal total motorcycle noise emissions (logarithmic scale) of 80 dB(A) as required and restricted by the US EPA = that 80 dB(A) being the “minimum” level of motorcycle noise emissions protection for the general public?

    When Mayor Jordan and Chief Tabor invite these LOUD motorcycles into their jurisdiction, they know full well that every municipality on the routes to and from the BBB Rally will be bombarded by the illegal noise that has been proven to be detrimental to our health and welfare, especially the health and welfare, the quality of life of our children, our elderly, our handicapped – those most sensitive to this illegal noise nonsense. Why does AG Rutledge permit these violations to our civil liberties and our Constitutional protections to continue year after year? Permit me to ask another question.

    3) What exactly transpires at the BBB Rally that could not transpire with the motorcycle participants atop a legal motorcycle, with the US EPA compliant, quiet, factory-installed muffler affixed to said motorcycle?

    4) Why must illegal motorcycle NOISE be involved in what is advertised as a philanthropic endeavor/family friendly event? Why is the Loud Biker Culture permitted to usurp the rule of law specifically enacted for the protection of our health and welfare and our quality of life?

    5) One final question please. How has the Mayor and Police Chief of Fayetteville not been held Constitutionally liable/culpable seeing that for years they have opted to trade the civil liberties and civil protections of the citizens of Arkansas for profit – for political expediency? You say…Oh..it’s for charity – really?

    How has the Mayor and Police Chief been complicit in violating the law? By conspiring to NOT enforce the State Muffler Law and local ordinance regulating the dangerous and intrusive motorcycle noise present in overwhelming numbers at the BBB Rally and throughout the State of Arkansas, yet these “law enforcement officers” provide police protection services for the law breakers i.e. the Loud Biker Cult[ure] who run slipshod over the rights and protections of the tax-paying citizenry. How can this be? Why is this permitted to continue?

    I personally performed a Freedom of Information Request for vehicular noise citations issued by the Fayetteville PD over a six-month period of time in 2015 – a time period surrounding the 2015 BBB Motorcycle Rally where many thousands of illegally LOUD, illegally equipped motorcycles were traversing the roadways of Fayetteville and the State of Arkansas – after having been invited into our area by Mayor Jordan. Guess how many vehicular muffler citations were written and related arrests made by the Fayetteville PD over that entire six-month period for violations of the State muffler law and the Fayetteville City Ordinance? Come on and guess…

    NOT A SINGLE CITATION WAS ISSUED though Chief Tabor published a BBB Rally “Chief’s Letter” several years ago on the Internet/BBB Rally Website where he clearly articulates that the #1 problem – the #1 complaint during the BBB Rally is complaints by residents regarding the MOTORCYCLE NOISE – yet the Chief and his law enforcement community have done NOTHING!

    The Fayetteville PD and Mayor Jordan are complicit in violating the law and the 14th Amendment/USC 1983…and what has been done to correct this egregious, criminally complicit violation of our Constitutional rights? NOTHING!

    It’s a good thing that monies from the BBB Rally go to support charity…but must that good deed be tainted with illegal, complicit, Constitutionally violative/tortious behavior on the part of those responsible for protecting and serving our families?

    Rick Holtsclaw, Houston PD/Retired
    Concerned Citizens Against Loud Motorcycles – Facebook, YouTube and WordPress

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