Because the Valley’s music venues and festivals stay in limbo with the pandemic stretching into its seventh month, one distinguished native occasion will characteristic concert events by notable bands.
Arizona Bike Week, the annual competition and rally celebrating bikes and biker tradition kicks off at present at WestWorld of Scottsdale and runs by Sunday, October 11, and can characteristic 5 days of stay music by native and touring rock acts. (This yr’s lineup consists of units by Evening Ranger, Blackberry Smoke, and Texas Hippie Coalition.)
It’s one of many Valley’s largest live performance occasions since mid-March, and organizers say it is being staged with security in thoughts. Based on a recent Facebook post, they’ve acquired a particular allow from the town of Scottsdale to placed on the occasion and are following native and nationwide tips.
Arizona Bike Week, which was initially set to occur in April earlier than being rescheduled due to the pandemic, would require obligatory masks utilization by patrons and have social distancing throughout concert events. The general capability of the occasion may even be restricted and several other of Bike Week’s hottest actions, like its bike and stunt exhibits, gained’t be taking place.
So why did Bike Week’s organizers need to go ahead with this yr’s occasion? It’s partly as a result of a motorbike rally wasn’t one thing that may very well be staged just about, they are saying.
“The [spectator-less] model of sporting occasions and concert events, just about streamed, to be watched out of your sofa, doesn’t work for us,” they are saying. “So we’ve give you a model of our rally that meets all of the well being and security tips which might be at present in place.”
Organizers additionally say that whereas some people is probably not into carrying masks proper now, they seem to be a necessity through the pandemic.
“Similar to with bars and eating places, the accountability falls on us to implement,” organizers say. “All of us hate masks, we get it. Whether or not you could have chosen to assist your native institutions and observe the principles has been your selection, simply as whether or not you attend ABW this yr is your selection.”
What else is in retailer for Arizona Bike Week 2020? We’ve assembled a information to the occasion, which incorporates security tips, particulars about its concert events, and different vital info for anybody contemplating attending.
When and The place Is Arizona Bike Week 2020 Occurring?
It runs from Wednesday, October 7, to Sunday, October 11, at WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16601 North Pima Street. Hours are midday to 11 p.m., Wednesday by Friday; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday; and 10 a.m. to six p.m., Sunday.
How A lot Are Tickets?
It will depend on the day. Admission might be $45 per individual from Wednesday by Friday, $52 per individual on Saturday, and free on Sunday. Admission to the concert events is included. Tickets can be found on the Bike Week website. The variety of tickets every day might be restricted as a consequence of capability and security issues.
Are There Age Limits?
No. It is an all-ages occasion and youngsters 12 and below get in free.
What’s the Climate Going to Be Like?
It will likely be heat and sunny every day of the occasion with temperatures both within the low 100s or excessive 90s. In different phrases, it is just about shorts and short-sleeves type of climate.
What Will the Parking Scenario Be Like?
It will likely be utterly free to park at WestWorld through the occasion, and loads of areas might be obtainable.
Are Masks Required to Attend Arizona Bike Week?
Sure. The occasion’s web site states that everybody is required to put on a masks always whereas contained in the gates. They are often eliminated whereas sitting at a desk, although.
When and The place Will the Live shows Take Place?
Native bands will carry out every afternoon contained in the Kickstand, a bar that might be arrange inside a tent on the grounds of WestWorld. The principle concert events will occur at The RockYard, the occasion’s outside live performance space. Opening acts begin at 5:30 p.m. every night, with the headliner following at 9 p.m.
Blackberry Smoke are scheduled to carry out on Thursday, October 8, at Arizona Bike Week.
What Bands Are Acting at Arizona Bike Week 2020?
The Arizona Bike Week live performance lineup kicks off on Wednesday with southern steel act Jackyl and a gap set by Threefold Destiny. The metalheads of Texas Hippie Coalition take the stage on Thursday, with locals Stereo Rex as openers. Nation-rock band Blackberry Smoke and the locals of Moonshine Voodoo Band carry out on Friday, with Evening Ranger and Drop Diezel closing issues out on Sunday.
What Will the Setup Be Like for Live shows?
Based on Bike Week organizers, The RockYard will characteristic a collection of sections separated by safety limitations and no less than 6 toes of distance. Teams of as much as 9 folks might be allowed in every and a high-top desk might be obtainable.
Will There Be Meals and Drinks?
Sure. Each might be obtainable to buy from distributors and concession stands all through the occasion. Patrons may even be allowed to usher in sealed bottles of water. Organizers say that seating might be obtainable at plenty of picnic tables across the perimeter of the RockYard that might be obtainable on a first-come, first-served foundation.
Will There Be Common Distributors?
Sure, in keeping with Fb posts by organizers, they may have “a ton of distributors” at this yr’s Arizona Bike Week. We’re guessing it can embrace a big number of motorcycle-related companies.
What Bands Will Carry out at The Kickstand?
The lineup of locals scheduled to carry out will embrace Ripple Have an effect on on Wednesday, October 7; AZZ Prime on Thursday, October 8; Organ Grinder on Friday, October 9; Invoice Dutcher Trio and Black Horse on Saturday, October 10; and Ozzy Osbourne tribute act I Do not Know on Sunday, October 11.