Harley-Davidson has announced that Foo Fighters and Green Day will headline the Homecoming Festival at Veterans Park in July to celebrate the 120th anniversary of America's beloved hogs.
The four-day festival is slated for July 13-16 at venues in the area, including Veterans Park, the Harley-Davidson Museum, Harley-Davidson Powertrain Operations in Menomonee Falls and at local Harley-Davidson dealerships.
Green Day will headline Friday, July 14 while Foo Fighters will rock the next night, Saturday, July 15.
Also on tap are performances by Cody Jinks, Social Distortion, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Phantogram, White Reaper and KennyHoopla.
Veterans Park will also be the site of a family-friendly event with music, entertainment, activities and food.
“We are very excited to announce the Foo Fighters and Green Day as headliners at our Veterans Park festival location,” said Jochen Zeitz, Chairman, president and CEO of Harley-Davidson, on Wednesday.
“We can’t wait to host riders from all over the world in Milwaukee, as we come together as one Harley-Davidson family and welcome everyone to join us. With music at the heart of our festival, I can’t think of two more iconic American rock icons to join our community in celebrating 120 years of Harley-Davidson."
General admission and VIP tickets for both Veterans Park shows are on sale now at H-D.com/HomecomingTickets.
The 20-acre Harley Museum campus will be the festivals central rally point for free events like live music, food and beverage options and skills demonstrations.
Harley-Davidson Powertrain Operations in Menomonee Falls will offer guided tours and offer motorcycle demo rides and product displays.
Six dealerships will also take part with events and entertainment: House of Harley-Davidson (Greenfield), Milwaukee Harley-Davidson, Suburban Motors Harley-Davidson (Thiensville), Uke’s Harley-Davidson (Kenosha), West Bend Harley-Davidson and Wisconsin Harley-Davidson (Oconomowoc).
The weekend celebration will wrap up with a motorcycle parade through Milwaukee on Sunday.
Complete details on tickets, events, lodging and more can be found at H-D.com/Homecoming.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.
He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.
With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.
He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for OnMilwaukee.com and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.
In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.
He has be heard on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories, in that station's most popular podcast.