MILWAUKEE (August 20, 2010) -
Later this month, action sports fans, thrill seekers and families won't have to turn on ESPN to see some of the biggest names and coolest stunts in extreme sports. Instead, they'll have the incredible opportunity to see them live and in person at the Harley-Davidson Museum.
On Saturday, August 28 and Sunday, August 29, in honor of the "True Evel: The Amazing Story of Evel Knievel" exhibit currently on display now through Labor Day, the Harley-Davidson Museum will proudly host "Generation: EVEL - The Next Generation of American Stuntmen." The two-day event will feature 2010 X-Games gold medalist, Chad Kagy, bronze medalist Brian Kachinsky, and several of the world's best action sports athletes. In addition, there will be live music by a variety of bands, food and drink and tons of giveaways. Music highlights include national recording artist Quietdrive headlining on Saturday night at 8 p.m. and Verona Grove performing Sunday at 3:15 p.m. and 5:15 p.m.
Other athletes performing at Generation: EVEL include X-Games and Dew Tour announcer, Zack 'Catfish' Yankush, Hollywood stuntman Mike "Rooftop" Escamilla (LA Ink, Paul Blart Mall Cop), Jeremiah Smith and Drew Bezanson. They'll be riding a course designed and built by X-Games course designer, Nate Wessel.
A group of these athletes visited Iraq last September and this past June for a "Bikes Over Baghdad" tour, performing shows for U.S. and Coalition Forces across Iraq and Kuwait. They documented the experience and will share it with attendees of Generation: EVEL. The "Bikes Over Baghdad" video and program will be presented inside the Museum's experience gallery each day (4 p.m. on Saturday; 3 p.m. on Sunday), and all who attend will receive a special edition Evel Knievel helmet sticker.
The BMX shows will take place at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. each day, and in between shows, the athletes will be available for photos and autographs.
Admission to "Generation: EVEL" includes entry into the event, the Harley-Davidson Museum and the featured "True Evel: The Amazing Story of Evel Knievel" exhibit that will end on September 6. The extensive and exciting exhibit walks visitors through the life and career of the World's Greatest Daredevil, telling his story through an impressive array of artifacts and possessions, including bikes, helmets, his signature leathers and canes, personal letters and photographs, collectors' toys and memorabilia, x-rays of his broken bones, and the 16-foot half-motorcycle, half-rocket SkyCycle he used to jump the Snake River Canyon.
Admission is $16 for adults, $10 for children aged 5-17, and $12 for students, military and seniors (65+.) Kids who come on Sunday, which is Family Day at the Museum, dressed in a super hero cape get in for free, and anyone who shows up in a cast or on crutches will receive $4 off regular admission.
About the Harley-Davidson Museum
The Harley-Davidson Museum is located in downtown Milwaukee at 400 West Canal Street and is open year-round. For more information on the Museum's galleries, exhibits, special events, tickets, hours, and more, visit www.h-dmuseum.com.