Big Thicket Messenger - April 2007
Two homegrown musicians will take the stage on Saturday, March 31 st for the grand finale of a hot ride and bike show and auction at Pedigo park in Livingston that will benefit the Boys and Girls Club.
Gates open at 4:00 p.m. with the first 1,000 people through the gates casting ballots to help select the People’s Choice award winners, according to Debbie Clack, special event coordinator for the City of Livingston.
Jody Booth and Jason Allen grew up playing for various bands performing in and around Polk County.
The heavy East Texas influence show’s in Allen’s writing. In “Kickapoo Creek”, Allen describes the simple pleasures of fishing at his favorite place down on Kickapoo Creek. The second single from his “Live at Gruene Hall” album is gaining airplay on several radio stations.
Booth’s Polk County roots show through in “Leaving Livingston”, a song he wrote several years ago.
Entries in the car show, Sonic Cruise-In Rod & Bike Run will begin arriving after the gates open at 4:00 p.m., with a live broadcast from KYKS as voting for People’s Choice awards gets underway.
Jody Booth will take the stage at 6:00 p.m. with The Jason Allen Band following.
At 9:00 p.m. Clarke Evans will auction off a list of donated items. All proceeds will benefit the local Boys & Girls Club.
Jason Allen will close the show at about 11:00 p.m.
The Boys & Girls Club will sponsor a food court serving barbecue, burgers, hot dogs and soft drinks.
Several sponsor booths will be set up and event t-shirts will be on sale.
Don’t miss your chance to take a ride on the mechanical bull and take home one of several door prizes – along with a great opportunity to admire some of the areas baddest bikes, fast cars and old mends.
On Sunday, classic cars, trucks and motorcycles will head out for the Rod & Bike Run.
More than 60 trophies will be awarded with 30 of them being the People’s Choice Awards.
Last year more than 130 cars and bikes attended and more are expected to join in the fun this year.
Advance tickets are on sale at Sonic Drive-In for $6.00, or you can get tickets at the gate for $10.00. Children 12 and under are admitted free.
The Rod & Bike Run/Car Show is open to all muscle, sports, classic and antique cars, hot rods, trucks and motorcycles.
To register, dust off your ride and bring a $25.00 registration fee collected at the gate. Registered entries get two free concert tickets.
For more information, call the Main Street Livingston office at (936) 327-4311.