Each year, music lovers and motorcycle enthusiasts flock to the ESho for one of the most fun and philanthropic festivals on the Gulf Coast. This event is the main fundraiser for the Rileigh and Rayleigh Foundation. This organization provides financial assistance for families that have children with unforeseen health problems. Since its inception, the Rileigh and Rayleigh Foundation have granted assistance to over 853 applicants. The Angel Ride has grown exponentially over the years, and this year’s festival promises to be bigger and better than ever.
Things will get kicked off on Thursday night with a free “Kickstart Party” featuring the old school country sounds of Gretsch Lyles & the Modern Eldorados.
Friday night will begin with a flashback to the Big Band craze with a set from Big Swing & the Ballroom Blasters. The festival will take music lovers to the other part of the musical spectrum with the rock sounds of Fly By Radio.
Departure will get things going on Saturday, as they pay tribute to Journey. The Tayo Reed Band will get the crowd jumping with a repertoire of party favorites from across the decades. Black Jack Billy will be the weekend’s big headliner. This up-and-coming indie country band made a name for themselves with their debut single “The Booze Cruise.” Since introducing the public to their “Redneck Rock,” Black Jack Billy continues to gather fans with each performance.
12th Annual Angel Ride
Date: Oct. 31-Nov. 2
Venue: Oak Hollow Farm, 14210 S. Greeno Rd. (Fairhope), www.angel-ride.org
Tickets: $25 available at Oak Hollow Farm or the Angel Ride website