IRISH HILLS, Mich., April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- An unprecedented lineup of classic artists highlight the premiere of Thrills in the Irish Hills Bike Festival (July 12-14), to be held in beautiful Southern Michigan's Jackson County and surrounding areas. The unmatched talents of Ted Nugent and Ace Frehley blast off Friday night, with Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Lynyrd Skynyrd and classic rock icon Paul Rodgers bringing a memorable close to Saturday. Tickets are on sale now at ThrillsintheIrishHills.com, with discounts and package options available.
The incomparable guitar genius and fire-breathing intensity of Ted Nugent have carved a permanent place among rock legends. Classics like "Stranglehold," "Cat Scratch Fever" and Damn Yankees "High Enough" continue to sell out venues around the globe. "Ace" Frehley is known as a founding member and lead guitarist for the legendary rock band KISS. He masterminded the persona of "SpaceAce" when the band shocked the planet with costumes and theatrics. He continues to thrill audiences performing a rotating mix of his KISS classics, Frehley's Comet, and solo hits.
Beyond the tragedy, the history, the raging guitars and the killer songs, ultimately, Lynyrd Skynyrd is about an indomitable will. With their latest release (God & Guns), Lynyrd Skynyrd remains a cultural icon that appeals to all generations. Paul Rodgers is passionate about writing and performing music. His credits include multi-platinum awards, Grammy nominations and millions of records sold. He formed and led three bands to worldwide success (Free, Bad Company and The Firm).
The Thrills Bike Festival is held in collaboration with The Wheels of Thunder, a rally in honor of the Armed Services and Veterans. Spanning across several communities in and around Jackson County, Michigan, the Festival closes each evening at the Jackson County Fairgrounds with concerts and festivities. Winners of events will be announced and awarded prizes that include concert tickets and a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.
Thrills in the Irish Hills Bike Festival is planned as an annual event that will benefit in part local communities, charities, schools, police and fire departments.
SOURCE Thrills in the Irish Hills, Inc.