The 3rd Annual Route 49 Biker Rally is a family friendly rally and will be held June 6-8, 2014 at the Diamond Don RV Park in Jefferson, Texas.
The weekend will begin on Friday evening with a meet and greet BBQ for Pre-registered guests, and concerts by Ms. Laci Carpenter and Chris LeBlanc. Laci Carpenter has been performing since she was 4, but on the violin/fiddle for 16 years. She studied classical music from Dr. Jane Saber, Dr. Jennifer Dalmas, and Dr. Isador Saslav. Although she is classically trained, she enjoys playing Celtic, Bluegrass, Western Swing, Old Time, and Texas Swing fiddle and don’t forget Rock! In fiddling, she has learned from the greats like Johnny Gimble, Randy Elmore,Valerie O’Brien, Mark Wood, Jim Ivy, Buddy Spicher, Judy Hyman, Bruce Molsky, and many more!
Chris LeBlanc has been a mainstay on the Louisiana music scene for over 20 years. He’s recorded and released 4 CD’s since 1995 on his own label Sweetroll Records and sold over 25,000 copies combined. In 2012 Chris played a whopping 244 shows to crowds from all over. He plays regional shows traveling the U.S., including Alaska as well as going to Europe 6 different times. Chris has been billed with such artist as: ZZ Top, Hank Williams Jr., Buddy Guy, Dr. John, BB King, Vince Gill & Brett Michaels to name a few.
Saturday evening we will have Jake Gill from NBC – “The Voice”. His music is best described as a red dirt / rock fusion… He is a 3rd Round Finalist for NBC’s The Voice from Auditions held in Dallas in August 2012… Jake’s influences arise from many artists, most recently singer/songwriters like Eric Church, Josh Thompson, and Brantley Gilbert. You can hear the influence in his music from these talented musicians. A few of his songs will bring a hint of Kenny Chesney to the forefront.
Come and enjoy some great music, vendors and friends for the evening. The Beer Garden will be open to provide refreshments during the concerts. Everyone is welcome and The Beer Garden is open to 21 over only.
Saturday Evening Concerts will feature Mr. Jake Gill & Chris LeBlanc Band – The vendors and concerts will be located inside and around the beer garden, close to all of the activities.
The major events will start on Saturday morning and run throughout the day and evening with a Poker Run, Bike Show, Biker Games and Concerts. Other bands still to be determined. Concerts will run back-to-back for a full afternoon and evening of enjoyment. This year, a day pass will be offered for $15 per person (DAY PASS WILL INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:ACCESS TO THE BEER GARDEN, CONCERTS & VENDOR ROW ONLY; the weekend ticket is $25 per person. (Only the pre-register people will be part of the meet and greet BBQ on Friday Evening.) The “VIB” Very Important Biker Pass is available again for $100.00. This package will be well worth the money and will have benefits that others will envy. Sponsorships and advertising opportunities are also available.
The RV Park is a perfect venue for this Rally, just one mile from downtown Jefferson. Participants will enjoy some great concerts and food under a large pavilion. There will be a variety of music during the weekend, sure to bring people together. Meet some new friends or catch up with old ones.
Route 49 has invested in a bus that will be used during the rally for transportation to and from locations in Jefferson for those that would like to park and ride.
On Sunday Morning, a devotion and Blessing of the Bikes will be part of the events to be held at 9:00 a.m. led by Steve Wise Ministry (www.SteveWise.com). Wise succeeded in motorcycle racing beyond his wildest dreams. He has traveled around the world sharing his faith in Christ at various churches, racetracks and special events.
A portion of the proceeds from the Rally will benefit Children’s Medical Center of Dallas. The Center in Dallas, TX is ranked nationally in ten pediatric specialties. The Rally donation will support the Children’s Medical Center of Dallas Cardiac Care Unit for children born with heart defects. There will be many ways for attendees to make contributions during this event to make a difference in the lives of deserving children.
The support of City of Jefferson Office of Tourism and Merchants makes this weekend a success. Save the date for the Rally on June 6-8, 2014 at Diamond Don’t RV Park in Jefferson. This event will offer something for everyone, whether you come on a bike, in the Rally bus or in your car.
Jefferson is nestled deep in the Piney Woods of East Texas and seems frozen in time. It is a charming town and an elegant reminder of a bygone era. There are over a hundred buildings in the city with historical markers. Many historic homes offer bed and breakfast accommodations. Dozens of other historic buildings house museums, craft and antique shops and restaurants.