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Full Throttle Saloon and The Johnny Dare 20th Anniversary Bash to Stage Throttlefest in Kansas City August 22-24


Appearances Confirmed by Jackyl, Shinedown, Theory of a Deadman, Ugly Kid Joe, Papa Roach, Pop Evil, In This Moment, Nigel Dupree, Aranda, The Cast of the Hit Tru-TV Television Show and More

Legendary Sturgis Establishment to Be Erected in Berkley Riverfront Park for 3-Day Event

The ThrottleFest Kansas City Music Festival will be staged from August 22 to 24 at Berkley Riverfront Park. On August 22, the gathering kicks off with a Worth Harley-Davidson bike giveaway featuring a performance by Pop Evil.  On Friday, August 23, headliner Jackyl will be joined by Theory of a Deadman, Ugly Kid Joe and Aranda.  On Saturday, August 24, Shinedown closes the festivities, joined by Papa Roach and In This Moment.  Additional artists will be added to the line-up in the coming weeks.

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The entire cast of the hit television show on the Tru-TV Network will be on-site for the festivities.  Characters including Full Throttle Saloon owner Michael Ballard, his wife Angie and her Rock Star Dancers, Jesse James Dupree, Goat, and others will be featured in the events scheduled.  ThrottleFest also presents many of the attractions from the legendary club’s Sturgis location including the Wall of Death, the Burn Out Pit, the mechanical bull, Pro Blitz Wrestling, and more alongside a massive gathering of vendors congregating in the Kansas City area with motorcycle accessories and other items of interest.  The Full Throttle Saloon will be erected in Berkley Riverfront Park, bringing the legendary Sturgis environment to life for Throttlefest.

Throttlefest Kansas City is produced by Full Throttle Saloon owner Michael Ballard and Jesse James Dupree.  Co- Organizer and Jackyl front man Jesse James Dupree shares, “I cannot think of a more lethal combination than the Full Throttle Saloon’s ThrottleFest event coupled with Johnny Dare’s 20th Anniversary Celebration. Combined together will be nothing less than explosive. What could possibly go wrong?”  98 The Rock’s Johnny Dare adds, “Twenty years in radio is unheard of. Over the years, we’ve made a lot of really great friends and we’re bringing them all to this party. I think it’s safe to say someone’s going to jail. Most likely it’s us.”

The pre-sale goes live on July 10 at 10am and ends July 11 at midnight.  The public on-sale begins on Friday July 12 at 10am.  Tickets will be available through   The week-end pass is available for $40 and gains entry to all events.  Individual tickets for Friday and Saturday night are $25.  Camping will be available.  For more information, click here.