We loved it when we first got the press release in early May, and now that it's nearly here, we love it even more.
The Ninth Annual Mods versus Rockers Rally, with classic vehicles parked in the Aragon Parking Lot, an outdoor concert featuring Million Quarter Quartet, among others, shows inside and outside the Aragon, a late-night party at Fat Cat and an even later one at Uptown Lounge .... Friday and Saturday.
Here's part of what the original post said: On June 14th and 15th, the Aragon and Uptown will host the Mods vs. Rockers Vintage Motorcycle and Scooter Rally, which this year includes a Hot Rod Rally, Film Fest, Outdoor Rockabilly Concert, Pin-Up Contest, and All-Night Dance Party at Fat Cat. It's the ninth year in Chicago, but the first in Uptown.
According to the press release, "The event will feature more than 1,000 vintage motorcycles, scooters and hot rod vehicles on display in the outdoor Aragon event lot from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., and continues at 6pm with the “Rockabilly Rumble,” live performances by the Reverend Horton Heat, JD McPherson, “Stray Cat” Lee Rocker, and the Supersuckers on the historic Aragon Ballroom stage.
The daytime rally includes an outdoor stage with live performances by “The Million Dollar Quartet,” The Dyes, Bama Lamas, and Krank Daddies. The event also features an outdoor pub, motorcycle film festival and a vintage pinup contest with $500 cash prize. Ballot-determined trophies will be awarded to vehicle owners in 16 categories at 5:30 p.m. Doors for the evening concert open at 6 p.m. Tickets are available at ModsvsRockersChicago.com."
- According to the website, there will be a Mods event (entry $10) from 9pm until 2am at Fat Cat on Friday night.
- Saturday afternoon, the action will be centered on the Aragon parking lot (as well as the one just west of it on Winthrop) between noon and 6pm, with a concert stage; a beer garden; a vintage scooter, motorcycle & hot rod show; a pin-up contest; and a film festival (inside the Aragon). Admission is $10.
- From 6pm to midnight, the action shift inside the Aragon, with the Rockabilly Rumble, featuring Rev. Horton Heat, special guest JD McPherson, “Stray Cat” Lee Rocker, and the Supersuckers. Admission is $30.
- Then there'll be an Afterburner Party right next door at the Uptown Lounge, starting at midnight and going until 5am, featuring Gin Palace Jesters & DJ Killer Diller.
Check the website for more details.