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You'll see plenty of Harley-Davidson bikes during the Milwaukee Rally.

Milwaukee Rally: Aug. 28-Sept. 1


The signature sound of rumbling Harley-Davidson V-twin engines signifies the start of this year's Milwaukee Rally – the Midwest's largest free motorcycle rally, featuring events at several venues across the region.

Where: Events will be held at five Milwaukee-area Harley-Davidson dealer locations, as well as other locations scattered across the area, including the Harley-Davidson Museum, Water Street and North Avenue.

Participating dealers include:

  • Milwaukee Harley-Davidson / Buell, 11310 W. Silver Spring Rd., Milwaukee
  • Hal's Harley Davidson / Buell, 1925 S. Moorland Rd., New Berlin
  • Suburban Motors, 139 N. Main St., Thiensville
  • House of Harley-Davidson / Buell, 6221 W. Layton Ave., Milwaukee
  • Wisconsin Harley-Davidson, 1820 Blue Ribbon Dr., Oconomowoc

Hours: The event begins Aug. 28 at 9 a.m. and runs through Sept. 1 at 5 p.m. Hours for events vary by day and venue. Festivities actually begin the night before – Thursday, Aug. 27 – at an official Bike Night at Hal's Harley Davidson, running from 5 until 11 p.m.

Admission: Free.

Highlights: In addition to the musical entertainment at various sites – including Miller Lite Bike Nites on Water Street and North Avenue – rally attendees will enjoy five giant vendor villages, free live music, bike nights, street parties, tattoo contests and more.

This year's musical lineups, by location, include:

Hal's Harley Davidson
Thursday, Aug. 28: Crossfire, 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 29: Matt Meyer, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Alex Wilson Band, 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Greg Koch & The Tone Controls, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 30: Rudy & Vee, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; Chris Schmidt Acoustic, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.; Katie Mack & The Moan, 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Bobby Friss, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 31: Chicken Wire Empire, 10 a.m. to noon; Carpetbaggers, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.; Cowboy Mouth, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 1: Dirty Boogie, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

House of Harley-Davidson
Saturday, Aug. 30: Step 9, 1:30 p.m.; Rachel Timberlake, 4 p.m.; Chasin' Crazy, 7 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 31: FM Rodeo, 4 p.m.

Suburban Motors
Friday, Aug. 29: Family Tradition, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 30: Flatland Harmony Experiment, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Tangle Foot, 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.


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