The ThrottleFest Chicago music festival will be staged from June 20-23 at Toyota Park. Coined the Midwest’s Largest 3 Day Bike Rally, the event has become a cultural phenomenon where fans of music and motorcycles assemble en masse. On June 21, Vince Neil headlines, with appearances confirmed by Pop Evil, The Last Vegas and Wayland. On the 22nd, Throttlefest organizer Jesse James Dupree’s Jackyl headlines, with support sets from his son Nigel Dupree and American Motherload. The event will be staged at Toyota Park.
The entire cast of the hit television show on the Tru-TV Network will be on-site for the festivities. Characters including Full Throttle Saloon owner Michael Ballard, his girlfriend Angie and her Flaunt Dancers, Jesse James Dupree, Goat, and others will be featured in the events scheduled. Throttlefest also presents many of the attractions from the legendary club’s Sturgis location including the Wall of Death, the Burn Out Pit, the mechanical bull, Pro Blitz Wrestling, and others alongside a massive gathering of vendors congregating in the Chicagoland area with motorcycle accessories and other items of interest. The Full Throttle Saloon will be erected in Toyota Park, bringing the legendary Sturgis environment to life for Throttlefest.
Organizer and Jackyl front man Jesse James Dupree shares, “Bringing everything that is Full Throttle Saloon to Chicago was such a success last year that I was worried the city officials would outlaw it happening again. Instead, they have made me the honorary mayor and my office will be located at Toyota Park June 20 – 23 for ThrottleFest 2013. This year is going to be one better as we have massive amounts of camping available. Come on…. and bring the party. Puh pow!” The 4-Day VIP Pass is $100, while the 2-Day Week-end pass if $30.00. Doors open Friday at 11 A.M., with single tickets available at $20.00. For Saturday, doors are set for 9:00 A.M., with a $20.00 admission. For more detail, click here: http://www.throttlefestchicago.com/HOME.html
Jackyl recently released Best In Show via Jesse James Dupree’s Mighty Loud label (Fontana). The multi-platimum has long since validated itself as one of America’s most loved rock bands. Specialists in down and dirty blue-collar rock and roll, Jackyl’s legacy of its wild, untamed and uncouth approach to rock ‘n’ roll is well established. The band hit the scene in 1990, and immediately began firing off rock radio hits like “Down On Me,” “When Will It Rain,” “I Stand Alone,” and most notably, “The Lumberjack” during which Dupree performs a chain-saw solo. The introduction of Jackyl’s fifth instrument on album and in concert quickly became one of the band’s many trademarks as the group blazed a path to infamy, sharing the stage with Aerosmith, Kiss, ZZ Top, Ted Nugent and Damn Yankees and working with industry heavyweights such as John Kalodner. AC/DC’s Brian Johnson would go on to lend his vocals to the track “Locked And Loaded” which still stands as his only contribution outside of AC/DC recordings. The band has earned two Guinness Book of World Records citations and the designation “The Hardest working Band in Rock ‘N’ Roll” for performing 100 shows in 50 days as well as 21 shows in 24 hours. Staying true to their working band roots, Jackyl is a staple on the summer festival circuit and maintains their commitment to every show being the sonic equivalent to a man being shot out of a cannon. Dupree shares, “Time flies when you’re having fun, and in the case of Jackyl, time has flown at mach-speed because we have had a fucking blast. We’re as lethal as ever and the party has only gotten bigger. The story continues… Grab the CD, learn all the words, and we’ll see you on the road.”