(Feb. 28, 2020) Kid Rock, and George Thorogood and The Destroyers are slated to headline the Ocean City BikeFest, the annual motorcycle rally that will take place from Sept. 17-20, in Ocean City.
George Thorogood and The Destroyers will perform on Thursday, Sept. 17, and Kid Rock will take the stage on Saturday, Sept. 19, both at the inlet parking lot at 8 p.m.
Event organizer Chase Micheal said that a new, bigger main stage will be built in addition to the old stage, which will be the location for daytime entertainment.
“It’s our 10th anniversary of OC BikeFest and 20th of Delmarva Bike Week,” Micheal said. “We really wanted to do something special.”
Delmarva Bike Week will take place the same weekend with various activities at the Salisbury Arther W. Perdue Stadium.
Micheal said that event organizers have wanted to bring Kid Rock to Ocean City for quite a while.
“It just so happened he was available for this year,” Micheal said. “It’s a big step for us as far as the caliber of entertainment that we’re bringing, so it really is a lot to do with timing.”
Kid Rock rose to popularity in the late 1990s and early 2000s with hits like “Born Free” and “All Summer Long.” George Thorogood, originally from Wilmington, Delaware, became known in the 1980s rock scene with singles like “Bad to the Bone” and “I Drink Alone.”
Ticket prices are: three-day (Thursday through Saturday) event pass, $130; three-day VIP pass, $595; Thursday only, $50; Friday only, $50; Saturday only, $65; VIP Thursday only, $200; VIP Friday only, $225; VIP Saturday only, $295. Children 15 and under get in for $30.
Activities will also take place at the Ocean City convention center on 40th Street, but no tickets are required.
An official cap on available tickets has not yet been set. Micheal said tickets are in early purchase pricing, meaning that they are $10 cheaper for single day and event passes up until April 1. Each pass will get the purchaser into all the activities at the inlet for that day, including the concerts.
VIP ticket holders will have access to a private bar, viewing area, seating and a catered meal. They will also receive drink passes and merchandise.
“Single-day sales are going really well right now,” Micheal said. “They will most likely sell out very soon.”
He anticipates that the single days could sell out within a week and added that single-day ticket holders can always upgrade to the full weekend as more music is announced.
Micheal said that those who plan to attend BikeFest should keep an eye out for more announcements as organizers wait for event clearance from Ocean City.
“We’re absolutely thrilled that we were able to get Kid Rock and George Thorogood,” Micheal said. “They’re obviously very top tier entertainment. We try to promote OC BikeFest every year and they’re a huge step for us.”
For information and tickets, go to ocbikefest.com.