Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers lead Whiskey Off-Road entertainment
Music, beer and more to accompany bike races
As the mountain biking community rolls in for the 16th annual Whiskey Off-Road event this weekend, there’s quite a lot of entertainment planned from Friday to Sunday, April 26-28.
The Bike & Gear Expo opens at noon Friday and at 7:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, featuring industry brands showcasing new products and sharing exciting developments happening with their brands. That includes Alta Racks, Construction Zone Racing, Moosejaw, Pit Viper Sunglasses, Giant Bicycles and Tailwind Nutrition. Other groups that aren’t industry brands are also part of the expo such as the Yavapai County Food Bank, Save the Dells, Prevent Child Abuse AZ, the Prescott High School Mountain Bike Team and Phoenix Children’s Hospital.
The Four Peaks Brewing Company Beer Garden opens on Cortez St. at 2 p.m. Saturday. In the past, Epic Rides President Todd Sadow said that mountain bikes and craft brews are two-thirds of the mountain biking community’s trifecta with the final third being dogs.
Then there’s the music — the Four Peaks Brewing Company Concert Series, featuring a full day of music beginning at 11:30 a.m. Saturday. It begins with South of Winslow, Cross-Eyed possum at 1 p.m., Vacation Day at 2:30 p.m., the Haymarket Squares at 5 p.m. and Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers as the 7 p.m. headliner.
Dubbed the “Springsteen of the Southwest,” Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers recently released their 10th studio album in 20 years, called “Native Heart” and have left a legacy of their unique American Southwest rock and roll sound, according to a news release from Epic Rides Marketing Coordinator Treynor Tetik.
“After making several previous appearances at the Whiskey Off-Raod, (Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers are) back to rock Prescott’s historic Whiskey Row in 2019,” the release states. “Arizona’s own (Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers) has become a crowd favorite thanks to their unique blend of rock and roll, roadhouse Americana and the soulful sounds of the southwestern United States that gets the audience up and out of their seats and dancing.”
Throughout the past 25 years, Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers have toured around the world, had eight albums reach the top of the Billboard Internet Sales Chart, launched a music festival in Mexico and started their own line of ultra-premium tequila. Their music was even featured as the theme to the animated television show “King of the Hill.”
It’s exciting to be able to bring Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers back to Prescott, Sadow said in the release.
“Roger and his bandmates have always brought the party when they performed, and considering Arizona is their home state over the last two decades they’ve forged a unique connection with the Prescott community that other bands can’t match,” Sadow said.
All the entertainment at the 16th annual Whiskey Off-Road is free. For more information, visit www.epicrides.com or www.rogerclyneandthepeacemakers.com.
By Jason Wheeler, follow him on Twitter @PrescottWheels, reach him at 928-445-3333 ext. 2037.