Laconia Roadhouse Revs up for Laconia Motorcycle Week 2016
93rd Anniversary of Laconia Motorcycle Week Entertainment Slate Chock Full
Laconia Roadhouse has finalized the entertainment lineup for the 93rd Anniversary of Laconia Motorcycle Week, taking place June 11-19, 2016. As in years past, there will be no shortage of entertainment all day every day for the duration of the rally at the Laconia Roadhouse.
“We had a great lineup already,” says Richard Ray, co-owner of Faro and the Roadhouse. “But with these new additions, my brother Mike and I are beyond thrilled.”
Laconia Motorcycle Week will now feature the Wall of Death motorcycle thrill show, derived from board track racing in the early part of the 20th century, where bike riders perform stunts while traveling at speed in a silo-shaped wooden cylinder. Also new this year, the Cherry Bombs–aka, The Darlings of Rock & Roll–will perform high-energy, provocative dance numbers during shows throughout the rally. Rally goers can also look forward to midget bowling, the burnout pit, and an LMW shuttle bus, which will transport people from event to event.
Presiding over and announcing all this mayhem, legendary emcee Jack Schit will man the main stage at Laconia Roadhouse, introducing live music and overseeing contests and special events. Featuring the best audio production quality during Laconia Motorcycle Week, the main stage will host live music from major regional acts every day, starting at 1 p.m., and the rock won’t stop until the beer runs out. Additionally, the Bud Tent will feature live music daily from 3-6 p.m., where riders can enjoy some of the area’s favorite bands in the shade of the largest beer tent in town.
Returning rallygoers know that, for the duration of LMW, the world-famous wet t-shirt contest goes down every day at 4 p.m. on the Laconia Roadhouse Main Stage, and now patrons can look forward to mud wrestling as well. Newcomers and veterans both can enjoy some adult entertainment after a long day riding through the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
“Laconia Motorcycle Week is about having a good time,” says Mike Ray. “And I’d like to think that Rich and I and everyone on the Laconia Roadhouse team are experts in that field.”
Back for the second year in a row, the Flaunt Girls–billed as “part burlesque, part cirque and all tease”–will take to the Main Stage every night at 8:00 p.m., dazzling the crowd with a fun-filled 45-minute routine including aerials and dance numbers guaranteed to get every biker fired up. If last year’s performance is any indication, everyone will be talking about the Flaunt Girls as they perform exclusively at the Laconia Roadhouse during Laconia Motorcycle Week 2016.
The Laconia Roadhouse complex has always enjoyed a reputation for great ambience and even better meals. Building on the reputation of excellence earned with the Lobster Pound and Laconia Roadhouse, Owner-Operators Richard and Mike Ray have now created a preeminent Italian dining experience.
Faro Italian Grille opened last year and features family recipes and the freshest local ingredients, a wide variety of menu items to accommodate all tastes and dietary restrictions, and large seating and bar areas that allow for the servicing of bigger parties. And a meal at Faro Italian Grille serves as the perfect warm-up to the recreation and enjoyment waiting at the Laconia Roadhouse.
Laconia Motorcycle Week 2016 kicks off Saturday, June 11, and runs through June 19. No dyed-in-the-wool motorcycle enthusiast wants to miss it.