Southern Thunder Harley-Davidson in Southaven, Miss., recently announced a fundraising event, Staytona Bike Weekend, scheduled for March 9-10, 2019. The proceeds will benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Staytona Bike Weekend was conceived as a nod to Daytona Bike Week, which kicks off the same weekend in Florida and draws motorcyclists from across the country. Southern Thunder Harley-Davidson is providing an alternative “staycation” option for those who can’t make the trek from the Mid-South region to Daytona.
The beach-themed weekend will feature a variety of entertainment options and activities for motorcycle enthusiasts and those simply looking for a weekend escape, the highlight of which will be a free concert on Saturday by Sounds of Summer: A Beach Boys Tribute from 5pm – 7pm. Based in Indiana, Sounds of Summer: A Beach Boys Tribute tours the U.S. performing dozens of Beach Boys classics and was featured on AXS TV’s “World’s Greatest Tribute Bands” in 2016.
Admission to all on-site activities is free to the general public, while contest, vendor show and ride participants will be asked to donate a nominal fee, the proceeds of which will go entirely to Shriners Hospitals for Children.
“We are extremely excited to host this event and free concert for the Mid-South community and are especially pleased that we’ll be able to do so while raising funds for Shriners Hospitals for Children, an organization which has touched the lives of so many of our local families,” said Jessica Anderson, general manager at Southern Thunder Harley-Davidson.
Several local businesses are supporting Staytona Bike Weekend, with Racks BBQ, Burgers & Brews, located next to Southern Thunder Harley-Davidson, offering beach-themed food and drink specials all weekend, as well as a live musical performance Saturday night; The Hollywood Café opens from 12pm – 3pm on Sunday and offers lunch for participants in Sunday’s scenic Blues Trail ride; and the Hampton Inn Memphis/Southaven offers a special room rate for out-of-town attendees.