HOGS Gone Wild Fan Fest
Shake off your winter blues by joining us at the Hogs Gone Wild FanFest in Dubuque, Iowa on February 23, 2013 at the Five Flags center. Start your day off with a trade show, enjoy a morning of laughter with, Wild Willy Parsons "The Original Biker Comic", Harley fashion show, and finish off your day with live music! There will be shops, restaurants, tattoo shops, pubs, and much more from communities and businesses along the Great River Road!
Five Flags Center
405 Main Street
Schedule of Events
9:00 a.m. Doors Open
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Trade Show
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. REF
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Wild Willy Parsons - The Original Biker Comic
12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Harley-Davidson Race Team
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Sons of Anarchy Cast Appearance – Autograph Session
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Fashion Show by Dubuque Harley Davidson
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. The Breakfast Club Concert
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. EXCLUSIVE VIP After Party in the Mississippi Moon Bar
in the Diamond Jo Casino
10:00 p.m. All Ticket Purchasers will receive free admittance to Club 84
at the Diamond Jo Casino.
**Please Note: Only 1 item per person can be signed during the Sons of Anarchy Autograph Session from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.**
Wild Willy Parsons - The Original Biker Comic:
At first glance, Wild Willy’s biker clad girth could send societies most decadent citizens scampering for their lives. But instead, he sends them home with a fresh and positive outlook about their own misconceptions of the “stereotypical” biker type image.
Wild Willy Parsons is a professional comedian and has been since 1985. He tours the country continuously headlining clubs, colleges and private functions such as children's benefits, Law Enforcement functions and countless biker festivities. He has also made numerous television appearances including: Last Comic Standing, The Carson Daly Show, The Dennis Miller Show, Showtime, MTV, Tracey Ullman Show, Evening at the Improv and Comics Only to name just a few. Willy has opened for acts such as Sam Kinison, Andrew Dice Clay, Richard Jeni, Pauly Shore, Steppenwolf, The Charlie Daniels Band and Buddy Miles. He has also been the comic relief for numerous Easyriders videos which happen to be the best selling ones. His solid, multi-dimensional character has also opened the door of the acting arena by landing roles in movies and television such as: “The Guardian”, “Nothing to Lose”, “Trancers II”, “Vietnam,Texas”, “Matlock”, “Silk Stalkings”, “Down the Shore”, “That 80’s Show” and a couple national beer commercials. Willy has also earned an Emmy award for his television writing.
Wild Willy Parsons appeals to a mass audience from the “upper class” down to “the lowest common denominator” and all points in between. His subject matter ranges from his personal experiences in life with the justice system, societies judgement of one's appearance, current events and even raising a family in today's world.
Wild Willy is a natural performer whose presence onstage evokes laughter from his diverse audience without reaching deep into the slime bag for his material. After seeing him perform, you will never look at a biker the same way again.
Watch Wild Willy Parsons in action!
The Breakfast Club:
The Breakfast Club is a high energy/dance 80's tribute band, whose every song is a hit that brings the house down with spontaneous, exuberant 'I know this song!' singalongs. Moonwalk down memory lane with The Breakfast Club as they spin you right round to all the radical sounds, styles and way cool dance steps from the 1980's in over-the-top retro 80's attire.
Sons of Anarchy Cast:
Kim Coates is Tig Trager, the motorcycle club’s sergeant at arms. Tig fears nothing, much like Kim throughout his career.
Kim has four feature films opening in 2012: Rufus, Ferocious, The Truth which Kim co-produced and starred in alongside Forrest Whitaker and Andy Garcia, and the sports comedy Goon with Seann William Scott, Liev Schreiber and Jay Baruchel.
In 2011, Kim starred in Sacrifice, with Cuba Gooding Jr.; A Little Help, with Jenna Fisher; Sinners and Saints and Robosapien. In the fall of 2010 Kim starred in the blockbuster 3D movie Resident Evil Afterlife, with Milla Jovovich.
Kim’s film career began in 1991 with The Last Boy Scout. Two Warner Bros.’ hits followed: Innocent Blood and The Client. Since that time he has starred in over forty films, including Academy Award winners Black Hawk Down directed by Ridley Scott, and Pearl Harbor directed by Michael Bay. Other film credits include Waterworld and Open Range with Kevin Costner, The Island opposite Ewan McGregor, Grilled with Ray Romano, Silent Hill opposite Sean Bean, Hostage with Bruce Willis, Assault on Precinct 13, Unforgettable, Skinwalkers, and Hero Wanted.
Kim returned to Entourage for its final season as “Carl Ertz,” the sleazy movie producer. His performance garnered so much attention in previous seasons that his return was a direct request. He appeared in a recurring role on CSI Miami. Other prominent guest starring television roles include CSI, CSI NY, Cold Case, and Prison Break. He has had roles in more than 20 MOW’s including the NBC miniseries Hercules, and Disney’s Scream Team. These dramatic turns on television have garnered him Gemini nominations for Best Actor in a Featured Supporting Role for HBO’s Dead Silence and Best Performance in a Guest Role Dramatic Series for The Outer Limits.
In 2008 Kim starred in and executive produced the film The Poet. Before its wide release it won best picture and best director (Damian Lee) at the New York Staten Island Film festival. At the AOF International Film Festival in Pasadena, Kim received the Half Life Achievement Award for acting in 2009. Kim also won best actor for playing “Steve Sorrano” in King of Sorrow.
Kim starred on Broadway as “Stanley Kowalski” in A Streetcar Named Desire, as the title role in Macbeth at the legendary Stratford Theatre, and has appeared in over fifty plays in North America.
He has continually proven himself to be a leading force in the world of acting and his versatile volume of work speaks for itself. His strong acting ethic means that he is an actor who cannot be stereotyped and this has brought him critical acclaim.
Kim currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and their two children.
Theo Rossi – born John Theodore Rossi in Staten Island, New York – studied acting at the prestigious Lee Strasberg Theater Institute in New York where he appeared in numerous theatre productions in his short time there. Since coming to Los Angeles, Theo has showcased his acting versatility, starring in a multitude of hit television shows such as Hawaii Five-O, Lost, Las Vegas, The Unit, Jericho, Bones, Without a Trace, Veronica Mars, NYPD Blue, CSI: Miami, Lie to Me and has recurred on Alcatraz, Heist, American Dreams, Grey's Anatomy and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. His film credits include Codebreakers, House of the Dead 2: Dead Aim, Cloverfield, Red Sands, The Informers, Kill Theory and the upcoming Chris Carter film Fencewalker as well as Meth Head directed by Jane Clark.
In addition to acting, Theo has formed a production company titled "Dos Dudes Pictures," which is currently in development on numerous films and television projects. His company includes his lifelong friends and family.
Theo has also been heavily involved in the support of our men and women of the military. He is an Ambassador for The Boot Campaign, an organization that helps raise money for everything from wounded soldiers to those returning affected with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Throughout the off-season Theo travels to different bases to visit our military men and women on a regular basis to show his support. He has also helped in organizing the yearly Boot Ride with The Boot Campaign, giving fans a chance to spend a day riding with the SONS while raising money for our military.
Check out the unique selection of vendors, ranging from tattoo artists to representatives of various communities and businesses along the Great River Road!
The REF “Mobile Semi”:
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s new mobile training facility, called THE REF (Transportable High-End Rider Education Facility) is designed to reach out to motorcycle riders and to educate and encourage formal rider training. THE REF will go to where the riders are. Designed to be non-intrusive, while still offering the most critical of survival tips, THE REF encourages both riders and non-riders to learn more about sharing the road, crash avoidance, and environmental awareness.
Motorcycles Displayed by The National Motorcycle Museum
The National Motorcycle Museum was founded in 1989 by people who love motorcycling and it thrives today because of their sound plan. Engineers, racers, bike builders, tuners and others as far back as the late 1800′s built the groundwork for what motorcycling has become. The National Motorcycle Museum’s goal is to present their passion, and ours, through fine interpretive exhibitions built around a fine collection of machines and historical objects from around the world.
Harley Race Team:
Come join members of the Harley Drag, Flat Track and XR1200X Race teams. Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines drag racers include Eddie Krawjec, 2008 and 2011 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion, and Andrew Hines, three-time NHRA ProStock Motorcycle champion.
The brand new 2013 line of Harley-Davidson apparel will be revealed during an hour long fashion show. Be sure to head over to Harley-Davidson of Dubuque after the show to purchase these hot items.
You may have heard people say that there is nothing like being on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Now, you can find out for yourself – even if you have no previous experience with motorcycles. The JumpStart Bike combines a Harley-Davidson motorcycle and a specially-designed stationary support stand. You’ll mount the bike, set your boots on the foot pegs and fire up the engine. Give the throttle a twist and hear the unforgettable Harley sound!
$15 Admittance to Hogs Gone
Wild FanFest and Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Available to purchase via phone 1.800.798.8844 or 563.557.9200, in-person at our offices, or at the
event on February 23.
300 Main Street
Dubuque, IA 52001
*General Admission to the event does not guarantee celebrity interaction. *
EXCLUSIVE VIP TICKETS SOLD OUT!
You must be 21 or older to purchase and you will get these amazing perks:
*VIP Party will be held in the Mississippi River Moon Bar at The Diamond Jo Casino*
- Admission to Hogs Gone Wild FanFest and The Breakfast Club
- Admission the EXCLUSIVE VIP AFTER PARTY at The Diamond Jo Casino from 7pm-10pm
- Free Food at the EXCLUSIVE VIP AFTER PARTY
- Meet & Greet with Sons of Anarchy Cast
- Club 84 at EXCLUSIVE VIP AFTER PARTY Sponsored by
The Diamond Jo Casino
Live music at the Mississippi Moon Bar by Menace. For times & details please go to http://www.diamondjodubuque.com/.
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Join the Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism for a unique vendor opportunity at the 2013 Hogs Gone Wild Fanfest! Vendors are encouraged to sell their products and services to enhance this exciting event. Vendors will have access to hundreds of Harley lovers around the tri-states.
10'x20' Booth: $150
10'x10' Booth: $100
Booths may be set up from 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm on Friday, February 22 or from 6:00 am-7:30 am on Saturday, February 23. All vendors must have their booth setup by 8:00 am on Saturday, February 23. Vendors cannot tear down their booth until the Trade show portion of the event is over at 6:00 pm on Saturday, February 23. For additional information or to become a vendor, please contact Tyler Daugherty @ 563.690.9208 or firstname.lastname@example.org