Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Toby Keith, Social Distortion headline Lost Highway fest in Southern California

Lost Highway - a weekend-long motorcycle, camping and music destination festival - will be held Friday, May 29 and Saturday, May 30 at San Manuel Amphitheater with camping at the adjacent Glen Helen Regional Park in Devore, Calif. (near San Bernardino).

The event will feature live performances on multiple stages from country and rock artists. The weekend will feature performances from Toby Keith with Eli Young Band and more on the festival’s Country Stage.

In the rock realm, Social Distortion, Reverend Horton Heat, Lucero, Lindi Oretga and others will play live on the Quaid Harley-Davidson Stage. Early Bird Festival GA tickets are available for $19.50 and will be on sale this Friday, March 20 through Ticketmaster; all the info is at

Watch the festival trailer here:  

Attendees are primed to experience a lot more than music at the event which is rooted in the tradition and camaraderie of a global destination for motorcycle riders, such as the world-renowned Sturgis Motorcycle Rally which will celebrate its 75th anniversary this August.

Friday night begins with camping check-in on the shady, lakeside campgrounds of Glen Helen Regional Park and the official kick-off party for those that purchase weekend camping or VIP packages.

On Saturday, San Manuel Amphitheater will open at 1pm and feature a full day of live music plus a motorcycle show and expo showcasing old and new school bikes, UKNOWN Industries’ team of riders and their freestyle Harley-Davidson riding demos, and a stunning freestyle Motorcross show, with visual thrills around every corner for attendees.

Other fun happenings will include the House of Kolor’s helmet art show featuring custom-painted motorcycle helmets. The art show will be hosted by world-renowned motorcycle painter Taylor Schultz which will feature eight celebrated painters from California and around the world.

"What more could you ask for? Nice bikes, California weather and great rock n roll. I'm in!!!” says Mike Ness of Social Distortion.

The central core of Lost Highway is the motorcycle culture experience. Enthusiasts from around the country will bring their stunning custom bikes, which are functional pieces of art bike showcase and the enjoyment of the crowds on the festival grounds. The world’s top custom Motorcycle magazines - Hot Bike, Baggers and Street Chopper - will host the show. 

Editors from these magazines and other publications will be onsite to judge the custom creations and award trophies, cash and prizes. In addition, every “Best In Show” winner will receive a magazine feature both in print and online from one of the motorcycle publications.
Building on the strong sense of community between motorcycle enthusiasts, the expo will also showcase top-tier motorcycle professionals including builders, parts and accessories manufacturers, riding gear creators, custom leathersmiths and jewelry designers/makers in the vendor village.

Lost Highway will host two motorcycle rides through the San Bernardino National Forest on Saturday leaving the festival site throughout the day. Riders can pre-register for the “Infinite Hero Ride,” to be led by our U.S. Service Men and Women and designed to raise awareness for the Infinite Hero mission that combats the most difficult issues - both mental and physical--facing our returning military heroes and families. 

The second ride will bring the mayor of the City of Sturgis, SD, Mark Carstensen to the festival to host the first-ever “Southern California Sturgis Mayor’s Ride.” Motorcycle enthusiasts will be able to join Mayor Mark Carstensen and Grand Marshall Freestyle Motorcross legend Carey Hart, as well as Seth Enslow and other celebrity guests on this special ride with a portion of proceeds to benefit Sturgis

Tickets are on sale Friday, March 20 through Ticketmaster. All info, limited quantities of Early Bird Festival General Admission Discounted tickets and camping packages are available while supplies last at

VIP Packages go on sale Friday, March 20 at 10:00 AM PT. A limited number of VIP packages will be available which include early entrance into the show, all-day access to the Lost Highway VIP Lounge and Backstage Beer & BBQ Party, seating in the front sections of the amphitheater for the concerts as well as exclusive merchandise bundles and more.

Campground check-in will begin at 4:00pm on Friday, May 29 in Glen Helen Regional Park adjacent to the venue’s VIP area. The proximity of the campground to the venue allows campers to walk to the free pre-show kick-off party, the motorcycle show and concerts as well as relax in a campsite afterward to avoid the ride home. Camping spots are very limited offering both RV camping with full hookups and tent camping, with amenities from electricity to bathrooms and showers.

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