Volunteers make Bikes, Blues & BBQ possible, Fayetteville rally organizers say

Posted: September 21, 2017 at 1:08 a.m.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE Chelsea Arenado of Bentonville reaches into an ice-filled container of drinks Wednesday while serving people in the main beer garden near the performance stage in the Walton Arts Center parking lot during the annual Bikes, Blues & BBQ motorcycle rally in Fayetteville. Arenado was volunteering to sell drinks to benefit Open Avenues in Rogers, a charitable organization helping adults with intellectual differences.

Every Bikes, Blues & BBQ attendant handing out beer garden bracelets, controlling the flow of bodies in and out of the lots or cleaning up the remnants from the night before volunteers for the job.

Today

Police will close Dickson Street from St. Charles to Gregg avenues and West Avenue from Spring to Watson streets. Closings will start at 4 p.m. today and are subject to change. Only motorcycles will be allowed through the barricade.

For more information, go to bikesbluesandbbq.org.

Venue hours

• Dickson Street Beer Garden: 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.

• Baum Stadium Motorcycle Village: 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

• Washington County Fairgrounds Saloon: Noon to midnight

• Monster Experience Venue at Arvest Ballpark in Springdale: Beer sales 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Event schedule

• 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Factory demo rides, Baum Stadium

• 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Commorative Air Force AirPower History Tour, Arkansas Air and Military Museum, 4290 S. School Ave., Fayetteville

• 9:30 a.m.: Bikes on the Bricks guided ride

• 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.: HOG registration and pin stop, Baum Stadium

• 10 a.m.: Whataburger VIP guided ride

• 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.: Military appreciation event, Arvest Ballpark

• 8 p.m.: Mr. Bikes, Blues & BBQ — Washington County Fairgrounds

Music

Main Stage on Dickson Street

• 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.: Gary Hutchinson

• 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.: Funk Factory

• 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.: Oreo Blue

• 9:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.: Earl and Them

Blues Alley Saloon at Bikes, Blues & BBQ Campground

• 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.: Brickfields

Source: Staff Report

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