Are you planning to ride to the Homecoming party at H-D headquarters in Milwaukee this summer? If so, you should know that the musical lineup is mostly revealed, and tickets go on sale this week.
Last year, Harley-Davidson celebrated 120 years in business with a new sort of homecoming event, which was called just that—Harley-Davidson Homecoming. The idea was, MoCo faithful from all over North America would ride back to where their bike was built, in Milwaukee (well—at least some of the bikes, anyway). There, they’d party with other Harley enthusiasts, taking trips to local dealers and generally have fun at the city’s Veterans Park and other locations, with riding skills demos, stunt shows, good food… and lots of music.
The big headline last year was a concert with the Foo Fighters headlining, along with Green Day and other acts. This year, it’s kind of the same idea, with H-D announcing the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jelly Roll and HARDY will play at Homecoming. And lots of other acts, too; the PR says “In addition… , artists scheduled to appear include: Warren Zeiders, Priscilla Block, Hueston, and Shaylen on Friday, July 26th; and The Offspring, Cypress Hill, Destroy Boys, Otoboke Beaver, and Irontom on Saturday, July 27th. The full performance schedule will be announced at a later date. All events are designed to be family friendly and open to all fans.”
There’s also supposed to be a celebration of the life and accomplishments of the legendary Willie G. this year: “As the son of former Harley-Davidson president William H. Davidson and the grandson of Harley-Davidson co-founder William A. Davidson, Willie G. Davidson grew up among Harley-Davidson motorcycles and worked for the company for 49 years before retiring as Chief Styling Officer in 2012.”
Homecoming runs over July 26-27 this year, and while many events are free to attend, others will require paid admission. Tickets are scheduled to go on sale on January 18. For more details, keep an eye on HDHomecoming.com.