Cinderella's Keifer Joins Throttle Fest

Thursday, August 20, 2015

The band lineup for Throttle Fest Memphis powered by Fun Ford Series has been finalized and Tom Keifer of Cinderella will headline on Friday night August 28 to complement Jackyl serving as the star attraction on Saturday night August 29 at Memphis International Raceway (MIR).

"Memphis is a city with such amazing music history and has always been one of my favorite places to play,” Keifer said. “It's been a while since I've played there and I can't think of a better way to come back. Throttle Fest combined with the rock fans of Memphis will be nothing short of a killer event! The band and I are so looking forward to rocking with you all!"

Keifer has fronted Cinderella since its inception and has toured with the band around the world supporting its four studio albums and several live and “best of” releases.

"Michael Ballard and I are very excited to have Tom Keifer with us at Throttle Fest Memphis,” said Jesse James Dupree of the Full Throttle Saloon. “You do not realize the full extent of Tom's pipes until you see his live show and it is hit after hit. We are honored to have him as part of the Full Throttle family as he has played several Throttlefest events with us now and he kills it every time."

Keifer will cap off a wild night scheduled for Friday when he is scheduled to take the stage at 10 p.m. Before that The Dirty Streets will play at 8 p.m. and EMN (Every Mother’s Nightmare) will play at 9 p.m.

If those three bands aren’t enough to get the adrenaline flowing, the “Wall of Death” motordrome, a circular arena in which skilled riders defy gravity to perform motorcycle stunts, will join the Full Throttle Rockstar Bartenders in the Full Throttle Saloon area certainly will. Midnight Madness will be the cherry on top thanks to drifting with Traction Optional, an open car show and the chance to race your own car on the drag strip.

Saturday brings a full day’s worth of fun and excitement that starts with the Fun Ford series with FocusFest taking part in autocross, drag racing and an all-Ford car show sponsored by Crutcher Insurance Group of Collierville. The Wall of Death and the Full Throttle Saloon will be in action throughout the day as well. When the sun starts going down, the music will heat up with Nuttin Fancy Band playing at 7 p.m., Full Devil Jacket at 8 p.m., Wayland at 9 p.m. and Jackyl capping the weekend at 10 p.m.

The vendor midway will be open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sunday to give fans the opportunity to buy last minute merchandise from the event. Admission that day is free.

Throttle Fest Memphis powered by Fun Ford Series is presented Rock 103, iHeart Media, Full Throttle S’loonshine and Jesse James American Outlaw Bourbon Whiskey.

A two-day ticket for Throttle Fest Memphis is just $35. Single day tickets are $20 on Friday and $25 for Saturday. Children 12 and under are $10 each day. Advance tickets are on sale now at RaceMIR.com. For fans wanting to make a weekend of it, there are a limited number of trackside RV spots that will be available for presale until Wednesday, August 26. Call 901-WOW-RACE for more information and pricing.



Throttle Fest Schedule

Friday, August 28

3 p.m.: Gates open. Vendor Midway and Full Throttle Saloon open

8 p.m.: Racetrack activities begin. Drag racing, drifting, open car show.

8 p.m.: The Dirty Streets – Main Stage

9 p.m.: Every Mother’s Nightmare – Main Stage

10 p.m.: Tom Keifer of Cinderella – Main Stage

Midnight: Track activities close

Saturday, August 29

8 a.m.: Gates Open for Fun Ford Series and FocusFest Participants Spectators. Vendor Midway opens.

8:30 a.m.: AutoCross Registration Begins

9 a.m.-3 p.m.: AutoCross

10 a.m.-noon: FocusFest and all class time trials

Noon: Class Time Trials Begin

12:30 p.m.: First Qualifying Run Bracket Classes

1-2 p.m.: FocusFest Time Trials

2 p.m.: Fun Ford Series Opening Ceremonies

2:30 p.m.: First Round Ford Racing Eliminations

3 p.m.: All Ford Car Show Judging / Awards

5 p.m.: Final Eliminations

7 p.m.: Nuttin Fancy Band – Main Stage

8 p.m.: Full Devil Jacket – Main Stage
9 p.m.: Wayland – Main Stage
10 p.m.: Jackyl – Main Stage

Sunday, August 30
10 a.m.-2 p.m. – Throttle Fest Vendor Midway Open. Free admission

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