COUNT DOWN TILL THE 7TH ANNUAL WAYLON RUN!
For the Run to Waylon’s grave we will be rallying at 10:30 am at Los Santos MC’s clubhouse located at 1746 E Madison St #5 Phoenix, AZ 85034. Pack leaves at 11:30 am to head to the Mesa Cemetery to pay our respects to Waylon. From there, we will ride up to Chilleen’s on 17 in Black Canyon City to party and listen to some awesome outlaw country music!
The party and music start at 2:00 pm at Chilleen’s on 17 located at 33150 S Coldwater Rd Black Canyon City, AZ 85324. This year Waylon’s Grandson,Whey Jennings, is headlining the show! Gethen Jenkins and the Freightshakers and Tommy Ash are the opening bands. There is free camping as well at the venue. Or if you feel like bringing your RV there is plenty of space in the parking lot for RV’s. This venue has it all!
Line up for 2016
Whey Jennings can be found criss-crossing the United States with his band , The Unwanted (Nick Giese-Guitar, Jack Dempsey-Bass, Mark Stacey White-Drums) performing show after show for fans near and far, many who discovered his music on YouTube or simply respect him for following in the footsteps of his famous Grandfather. Check out his website at http://www.officialwheyjennings.com/
“Modern day honkytonk heroes, Gethen Jenkins and The Freightshakers, deliver high octane classic country music with an outlaw stance. With David Gilliard on upright bass, Gary Brandin on pedal steel, Dale Daniel on drums and Jeremy Long on everything else, you’re already havin a good night, add the unparalleled baritone of lead singer Gethen Jenkins and they will have to kick you out at closin time! These boys take the myth making and truth telling that is outlaw country music to a higher level in a good ole honkytonk kinda way.”
Check out their website at http://thefreightshakers.com/
The Tommy Ash Band is right here in Phoenix, AZ! She was actually born and raised here too. Some of us saw her open up for Dwight Yoakam in Tucson not to long ago, and they were awesome! We’ve seen her perform many times here in AZ and were honored that she down to play at The Waylon Run. Her influences include Dwight Yoakam, Wanda Jackson, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, Dale Watson, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Jerry lee Lewis and many more. You know its gonna be good. Check them out at http://tommyashband.com/
James Parks is a close friend of ours and we’re psyched he is gonna be playing this years Waylon Run. Last year at the Waylon Birthday Bash he performed on stage with the amazing Jessi Colter. It was epic. James loves riding his motorcycle and plays awesome country music. He’s one rad dude and we’re honored to have him play this year. Check him out at his site http://www.jamesparksmusic.com/
A Benefit for Motofam
Every year we donate a portion of the proceeds from the Waylon Run to a charity or non-profit organization. This year we have decided to donate to an amazing organization called Motofam. Seeing as how we’re all motorcyclist this choice just made sense. Their mission as stated on their website is “The biker community commonly refers to fellow riders as family. Our mission is to pull this “moto fam” together to raise funds for riders that have been hurt in a motorcycle related accident, or the family of a fallen rider. We’re also committed to improving road safety.” We think this is an awesome mission and we’re more than happy to try and help out as much as we can. To learn more about the awesome things Motofam does do yourself a favor and checkout their website at http://www.motofam.org/