The first ever, Lost Highway Festival, will take place on May 30th at San Manuel Amphitheater in Devore, CA and will feature performances from all American country singer, Toby Keith on his “Good Times & Pick Up Lines” Tour presented by Ford F-Series on the festival’s Country Stage. In the rock realm, veteran rock band Social Distortion, will play live on the Quaid Harley-Davidson Stage.
An interesting mix you might think…festival creator, John Oakes, acknowledges the line up and explains, “Social Distortion and Toby Keith wouldn’t normally be on the same show. You never see them touring together…but the motorcycle community reaches so many different people…we want people to come out and take their hard earned money and have a great day,” Oakes said. “Just enjoy themselves and check out amazing bikes and listen to music.”
The inaugural Lost Highway Festival aims to celebrate motorcycle culture Saturday at the San Manuel Amphitheater in Devore with music alongside a showcase of new, custom and classic bikes.
Other acts slated for the motorcyle/music festival include the Eli Young Band, Reverend Horton Heat, Lucero and Lindi Ortega representing a range of country to rockabilly and alternative music. “We don’t play too many shows with the big country artists,” Heath said. “It’s cool; it’s different.”
Festival attendees are guaranteed to experience a lot more than music at the event which is rooted in the tradition and camaraderie of a global destination for motorcycle riders, such as the world-renowned Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally™ which will celebrate its 75th anniversary this August. Friday night, May 29th, begins with camping check-in on the shady, lakeside campgrounds of Glen Helen Regional Park and the official Lost Highway kick-off party for those that purchase weekend Camping or VIP packages.
On Saturday, the San Manuel Amphitheater will open its doors at 1pm and feature a full day of live music plus a motorcycle show and expo showcasing old and new school bikes, ‘UNKNOWN Industries’ team of riders and their freestyle Harley-Davidson riding demos with visual thrills around every corner for attendees.
Other fun happenings will include the House of Kolor’s helmet art show featuring custom-painted motorcycle helmets. The art show will be hosted by world-renowned motorcycle painter Taylor Schultz which will feature eight celebrated painters from California and around the world.
The central core of Lost Highway, a festival unlike any other, is the motorcycle culture experience. Enthusiasts from around the country will bring their stunning custom bikes, which are functional pieces of art bike showcase and the enjoyment of the crowds on the festival grounds.
Watch the LOST HIGHWAY festival trailer here: