It seems live music is quickly becoming the latest trend in motorcycle rally entertainment. Naturally, it was only a matter of time before a motorcycle rally found a home in Music City. For the second straight year, the annual Music City Motorcycle Rally returns to Nashville, Tennessee, June 28–July 1. And this free motorcycle rally has found quite the venue to call home.
The rally site is at the Fontanel Complex, featuring the Fontanel Mansion. Built by country music legend Barbara Mandrell in 1987, the 27,000-square foot mansion is considered to be the largest log cabin in the world. From 1988 to 2002, the Mandrell family shared 20 rooms, 13 baths, two kitchens, five fireplaces, an indoor swimming pool that converts to a dance floor, and an indoor shooting range. Two investors bought the 178-acre property in 2002, and developed it into a world-class entertainment center and tourist destination. They even created a live music performance facility on the event grounds.
Carl Black Chevy Woods Amphitheater
The Carl Black Chevy Woods Amphitheater is a unique place to enjoy a concert. The 4,500-seat outdoor amphitheater is a high-tech music performance facility surrounded by a wooded park-like environment. After a long day of riding and rallying, it’s a special treat to sit back, be surrounded by nature, and enjoy the sounds of live music. This year’s Music City Motorcycle Rally offers three nights of entertainment, featuring:
- Molly Hatchet
- The Guess Who
More than music
Of course, this is a motorcycle rally and there’s plenty of great riding to be found in north-middle Tennessee. The rally also offers many of the traditional rally features. While they’re adding new events as the weekend approaches, here’s some of what you can expect:
- The Ives Brothers Wall of Death
- Michele Smith
- Custom bike show
- Demo rides
- Motorcycle shopping mall
- Core charity ride—Ride to Riviera
Music City Rally
June 28–July 1, 2018
4125 Whites Creek Pike
Nashville, TN 37189
Till next time, ride safe!
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