Watch For BLUEGRASS LEGENDS EXPERIENCE II Coming August 16-17-18, 2024
Watch For BLUEGRASS LEGENDS EXPERIENCE II Coming August 16-17-18, 2024
New Location! New Experience!
Car, Truck, Jeep, Rat Rod, Motorcycle Show!
Food Truck Rally, Beer Garden
Vendors and Live Mus
Check out this video of the 2023 event
It’s not just about vehicles, it’s about food trucks, vendors, and quality family entertainment. I like to refer to it as the place where Chrome, Custom Paint & Grub Collide with Music & Fun, all while raising funds for the kids at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital! AND IT’S ALL FREE TO SPECTATORS! Yes, NO FEE TO THE PUBLIC!
On Friday, August 18th, Bluegrass Legends will partner with the premier riverfront summer festival in Kentucky, famously known as Friday After 5 in downtown Owensboro. We will have custom car parking, custom vehicles displayed along the waterfront & music themed to move the body & soul of motorsport enthusiast.
On Friday you can participate in a fun cruising route in town, or choose to go to a street vehicle Tech & Tune opportunity at Windy Hollow Dragway where you can run your car on the dragstrip! (For those that choose to be Gear-Heads).
Hello Summer Sunshine on Saturday August 19th
“PUT YOUR SWEETHEART IN THE HOTROD”
“OR GET YOUR LIVE MUSIC BLANKET OUT”
For the first time ever, Moreland Park & the Owensboro Sports Center become home to Bluegrass Legends Experience. Where fans will find a multi style vehicle car show, live music and Lots of Food Trucks with a beer garden! Vendors! Motorsports Displays! and even a “Swap Meet” area.
Get Papaw’s pick-up out of the barn, or grab your girl’s exotic car, or cousin Eddie’s Jeep, shine up the Harley or shake the rust off your rat rod and get them all to the Bluegrass Legends Experience. Enter the show and be eligible for hourly giveaways and specialty awards.
Vendors are reaching out from a long distance to be a part of the Experience. Automotive performance vendors as well as craft/retail vendors will be on hand either outdoor or inside the Air-Conditioned Sports Center. So, you can take a break from the heat.
Oh, and did I mention food trucks, the Experience will have over 30 Food Trucks with lots of tasty options to temp your taste buds. Along with a beer garden to quench your thirst.
Then there is the Swap Meet, where you can clean out your garage and repurpose some of the old parts that have been hanging around. Or you may just find that diamond in the rough you have been looking for to finish your ride.
Saturday Evening “GEAR HEAD FUN”
Fans will be encouraged to visit a historic drag-strip with a long history in Daviess County of Fast Cars! Just about 12 miles from the in-town experience grounds, for a full program of 1/8th mile bracket racing under the direction of WDRA sanctioning body!
Also, on the property of Windy-Hollow Primitive weekend camping will be offered to participants and fans of the Bluegrass Legends Experience, at no additional charge!
“GEAR HEADS/FOODIE & MUSIC FANS GATHER”
And return to Moreland Park & The Owensboro Sports Center Properties for day 2 of CUSTOM CARS, TRUCKS, JEEPS, RAT-RODS & MOTORCYLES, FOOD TRUCKS FROM ALL OVER THE REGION, LIVE MUSIC & VENDORS!
Sunday Morning, there will be an Open-Air Church Service in the park!
National Evangelist Alan Brock with Road Riders For Jesus International Ministry, that minister in 9 countries and have over 6k members globally, this will be a Non-Denominational Worship Service.
Then we OPEN THE FOOD TRUCKS BEER GARDENS & VENDORS!
OH YEA, CAR SHOW AWARDS CEREMONY WILL TAKE PACE IN THE PARK On Sunday afternoon with over 200 awards!
So, for the total Bluegrass Legends Experience Bring Your Ride, Family & Your Appetite! And be ready to experience Owensboro’s
“THE BLUEGRASS LEGENDS EXPERIENCE”
Car Show Entry Fees & Percentage of all festival activities will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital!
Bluegrass Biker News is proud to present this letter of endorsement of our national events, as well a full endorsement of our 2023 event in Owensboro Kentucky by a motorsports announcer/event producer:
The relationship story behind the Army & Jimmy:
During the early 1970’s while growing up and spending summers at Beech Bend Amusement Park located in Bowling Green Kentucky. Jimmy’s parents were both employed by Charlie and Martha Garvin, Founders of Beech Bend, Jimmy was considered an adopted grandson by Charlie and Martha,. During These years Jimmy was taking in every aspect of racing and amusement park operations on and around the property of Beech Bend.
Army was a young up and coming drag racer who ran weekly on the nationally recognized quarter mile dragstrip, in a Volkswagen beetle named “Macon Bacon”
A friendship between Army and Jimmy that was established in 1974 has continued to grow for a lifetime. Jimmy throughout his professional career has learned, watched and admired three motorsports’ commentators:
Army Armstrong, Chris Economaki and Barry Boone and has the privilege to work at varying events with them in a media capacity.
Two of these commentating icons have passed, Chris Economaki 2012 and Barry Boone in 2017 but even today they instill their influence on Jimmy every time he turns on a microphone, plans or attends an event, be it a race, show or media presentation.
Army Armstrong happens to be the last of these legends in motorsports, and Jimmy continues to look to Army for guidance, planning and presenting events and by receiving Army’s letter of recommendation is both proud and honored to work on the 2023 Bluegrass Legends Experience for you.
A commentator’s job is simple and was described to Jimmy in the same way from all the Mentors:
“ It’s our job to tell and explain to everyone in the most colorful way what you see”
Bluegrass Biker News is proud to announce our OVERNIGHT SECURITY TEAM. V.E.T. Veterans Empowered Together a 501.C3 Organization of modern era Veterans will be keeping the Bluegrass Legends Experience Grounds and your Vehicle or Vendor Display Safe And Secure Overnight. From 8pm - 8am Both Friday and Saturday.
Who better than military trained personnel to keep your possessions safe while on display at this event. They will be working in tandem with Owensboro Police Department throughout the night.
Since 1999, when Janie looked at Jimmy and said, “We Can Help” The Bluegrass Biker News Motorsports/Motorcycle/Music Idea was born. From that thought during a charitable event to getting response and support from thousands of people to get out there and attend, hundred of charitable events, concerts, bike nights and car shows have been and will continue to grow.
From an idea, to a three-ring binder and weaving our way through the world wide web using social media and retail business partnerships. Bluegrass Biker News Motorsports/Motorcycle/Music has helped raise thousands of dollars and create hundreds of successful events. Jump on board, but hang on tight, because once you join in our mission to be apart of something bigger and better the Bluegrass Biker News Motorsports/Motorcycle/Music network will keep you informed and wanting to attend the next event on our schedule.