Live music and events at Bikes, Blues & BBQ 2019

Jason D. Williams performs during Bikes, Blues & BBQ

Photo: Clayton Taylor

Bikes, Blues & BBQ is set to rumble into Fayetteville this week.

The rally kicks off for the 20th year on Wednesday, Sept. 25. The event runs through Saturday, Sept. 28.

The motorcycle rally includes live music and other performances at several stages around town, including the main stage in the West Avenue parking lot off Dickson Street. Events are also planned at Baum Stadium and on Tyson Plaza in front of the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville.

Music headliners this year include the Dead Metal Society on Friday night, and Missouri-based 90s tribute band The Mixtapes on Saturday night.

The rally will spread out a bit in 2019. Bikes, Blues & BBQ has moved the official campground facilities from the Washington County Fairgrounds to the Benton County Fairgrounds, and the rally will host music events there this year. The annual barbecue competition will take place in Rogers at 3 p.m. Saturday at the new Bikes on the Bricks event in downtown Rogers.

There’s also a car show on Saturday at Arvest Ballpark in Springdale, and helicopter rides will take off from that location Thursday through Saturday.

Other highlights of the rally include the motorcycle village at Baum Stadium, the annual Parade of Power bike parade from the Washington County Fairgrounds to Dickson Street at 3 p.m. on Saturday, and the Battle of the Bikes competition on Saturday morning on Dickson Street.

How about some wrestling? There’s a WCWA Wrestling event at 6 p.m. Saturday at Baum Stadium. During the event, WCWA Wrestling will crown their first ever Ozark Regional Champion.

The Walton Arts Center will host a “Full Throttle Party Patio” on their Tyson Plaza overlooking the street on Wednesday and Thursday evening, and all day Friday and Saturday.

There are also always plenty of vendor booths set up with turkey legs, funnel cakes, meats on sticks, and other street carnival fare if you get hungry at the event.

Also planned are poker runs, demo rides, train rides, a karaoke competition, a Miss BBB pageant, a bull riding exhibition, and more during the four-day event.

A schedule of the music of the rally is listed below. For the full schedule of events, visit

Main Stage on Dickson Street

Wednesday, Sept. 25
5:30 p.m. – Gus Robbins and Relentless
7:30 p.m. – Boston Mountain Playboys
9:30 p.m. – The Mighty Pines

Thursday, Sept. 26
4 p.m. – Gary Hutchison
5:30 p.m. – Akeem Kemp Band
7:30 p.m. – The Mixtapes
9:30 p.m. – Goose

Friday, Sept. 27
3 p.m. – Gary Hutchison
4:30 p.m. – The Juice
6 p.m. – Tyler Kinchen
7:30 p.m. – Fayetteville Funk Factory
9 p.m. – Freddy Mercury Tribute Band
10:45 p.m. – Dead Metal Society

Saturday, Sept. 28
1:30 p.m. – Suade Diablos
2:00 p.m. – Jed Harrelson Band
4:30 p.m. – Leah and the Mojo Doctors
6:30 p.m. – Prince Tribute Band
8:30 p.m. – Goose
10:30 p.m. – The Mixtapes

Bikes Blues and BBQ Campground at the Benton County Fairgrounds

Thursday, Sept. 26
7 p.m. – Jed Harrelson

Friday, Sept. 27
7 p.m. – Morgan Squared
9:30 p.m. – Jarrod Mounce

Saturday, Sept. 28
1 p.m. Karaoke Contest
7 p.m. – Fett’s Folly
9:30 p.m. – Knock Knead Sally

NWA Riding Club (Next to the Washington County Fairgrounds

Thursday, Sept. 26
6 p.m. – Morgan Squared

Friday, Sept. 27
6 p.m. – Bikes, Bulls & BBQ (Bullriding)
9:30 p.m. – Gus Robbins and Relentless

Saturday, Sept. 28
6 p.m. – Randall Shreve
9 p.m. – Suite 25

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