Great White, Slaughter, Molly Hatchet Playing Bike Week 2017

Posted By on December 10, 2016

Organizers for the 15th Annual Outer Banks Bike Week are stepping up the entertainment lineup significantly in 2017 with a new two-day music festival, headlined by national recording rock bands Great White, Slaughter, and Molly Hatchet live in concert in April.

Known for classic hits like “Rock Me”, “Save Your Love”, and “Once Bitten, Twice Shy”, Great White received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Rock Performance for their 1989 album …Twice Shy.

The current lineup of the band, with lead singer Terry Ilous replacing original front man Jack Russell since 2010, includes founding member and lead guitarist Mark Kendall, as well as drummer Audie Desbrow and guitarist Michael Lardie, who played on all of the band’s biggest hits from the ’80s and early ’90s.

Slaughter hit mainstream stardom with the release of their 1990 debut album, Stick It To Ya, which spawned several hit singles, including “Up All Night”, “Spend My Life”, “Mad About You”, and “Fly to the Angels”.

The current lineup of the band includes original lead singer and rhythm guitarist Mark Slaughter, along with fellow founding member Dana Strum on bass.

Southern rock icons Molly Hatchet are probably best known for their hit single “Flirtin’ with Disaster”, which has become a radio standard since its initial release on their 1979 album of the same name. It has also been featured in movies including Suspect Zero, The Dukes of Hazzard, and Straw Dogs, TV shows including My Name Is Earl, Supernatural, and King of the Hill, and the video games NASCAR 98 and Rock Band.

Formed in the early 1970s in Jacksonville, Florida, the current lineup of the band includes original founding guitarist Dave Hlubek.

Great White and Slaughter will take the stage on Friday, April 28, followed by Molly Hatchet and special guest Christopher Shayne on Saturday, April 29 at Outer Banks Harley-Davidson, located just over the Wright Memorial Bridge in Harbinger, Currituck County, during Bike Week 2017.

General admission tickets are $20 for a single day or $35 for both days, available for online purchase here.

Outer Banks Bike Week 2017 Music Festival, featuring Great White, Slaughter, and Molly Hatchet in concert.

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Posted by Matt Artz

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