Your Guide to Arizona Bike Week 2022’s Concert Series: Tickets, Bands, and More

A word to the wise: A massive amount of bikers will be invading north Scottsdale in the coming days and nights. And, no, we’re not referring to all the Harley lovers and chopper riders who congregate at spots like the Dirty Dogg Saloon.

Thousands of bikers will be revving up their rides and heading up to WestWorld of Scottsdale for this year’s Arizona Bike Week, which runs from Wednesday, April 6, to Sunday, April 10. The event, which attracts upwards of 70,000 people each year, celebrates motorcycles and biker culture and features five days of vendors, attractions, group rides, parties, stunt shows, and other activities.

There’s also a great deal of live music at Arizona Bike Week each year, including performances by local rock and country bands, as well as well-known headliners.

This year’s Bike Week festivities, for instance, will feature performances by metal/horror icon Rob Zombie, punk legends Social Distortion, and Southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd.

What else is happening at the event? Check out the following guide we’ve put together, which includes detail about Bike Week’s various concerts, as well as everything else you need to know.

When and Where Is Arizona Bike Week 2022 Happening?

The five-day event runs from Wednesday, April 6, to Sunday, April 10, at WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16601 North Pima Road. Gates will open at noon on Wednesday and Thursday, and at 10 a.m., Friday through Sunday.

How Much Are Tickets?

It depends on what you’d like to see and do at the event. Admission to just the PowerYard – the outdoor expo area that features a variety of vendors and the bulk of Bike Week’s attractions and activities, including games, stunt shows, concession stands, bars, demos, and bike displays – is $12 in advance and $15 at the event.

Tickets for the headlining concerts each night, which will take place in the RockYard arena are $50 for Thursday (featuring Social Distortion), $56 for Friday (with Rob Zombie), and $57 for Saturday (featuring Lynyrd Skynyrd). An “all concert pass” covering all three nights is $102 per person. (Admission to the PowerYard is included with each option.)

Are There Age Limits?

Nope. Bike Week is an all-ages event and children 12 and under can get into the PowerYard events for free. Access to concerts in the RockYard, though, will require the purchase of a ticket. Keep in mind, though, the music tends to get loud, so ear protection might be a good idea.

What’s the Weather Going to Be Like?

According to the forecast, it will be typical spring weather for the Valley with sunny skies each day and temperatures in the 90s. Basically, you’ll want to don a short-sleeved shirt and leave your leather jackets at home.

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The scene at Arizona Bike Week at WestWorld of Scottsdale.

Courtesy of Arizona Bike Week

What Will the Parking Situation Be Like?

There will be plenty of spaces available at WestWorld, but according to the Bike Week website, it will be $10 for regular vehicle parking and free for motorcycles.

Will There Be Food and Drinks?

Yes. Food trucks, vendors, and concession stands will have items available for purchase. Soft drinks and water will also be available for sale, as will adult beverages like beer and wine (although you’ll have to be of legal drinking age). Seating will be available at a number of picnic tables around the perimeter of the RockYard that will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Where Else Can I Get Water?

Unopened bottles of water may be brought into the event.

When and Where Will the Concerts Take Place?

It depends on which concert you’re talking about. The nightly headliners will perform in the RockYard outdoor arena, which will open at 6 p.m. Opening bands will perform at 6:30 p.m. followed by the headliner at 9 p.m. Performances by local DJs and rock bands will happen in either the Kickstar Bar or the HandleBar Saloon, both of which are located in the PowerYard.

click to enlarge Social Distortion is scheduled to perform on Thursday, April 7, at Arizona Bike Week. - DANNY CLINCH

Social Distortion is scheduled to perform on Thursday, April 7, at Arizona Bike Week.

Danny Clinch

What’s the Schedule for Concerts?

Here’s a rundown, according to the Arizona Bike Week website, of when bands and musicians will perform throughout the event.

Wednesday, April 6:

Kickstand Bar
11 a.m. – DJ J20 (rock ‘n’ roll)

HandleBar Saloon
2 p.m. – Alice Cooper’s Solid Rock Night feat. Jenna Rae, Djimon, Eden Cislo, Awake at Midnight, Abby Walker, Palomas, Eleeza, Isaiah Tilson, Jordy Alejandro, Breaklot, The Sintrics, The Darn Kids, and more (rock)
8:30 p.m. – CO-OP (rock)

Thursday, April 7:

Kickstand Bar
11 a.m. – DJ J20

HandleBar Saloon
1:30 p.m. – Skarlett Fever
5:30 p.m. – Stereo Rex

6:30 p.m. – The Rev
9 p.m. – Social Distortion

Friday, April 8:

Kickstand Bar
11 a.m. – DJ J20

HandleBar Saloon
11 a.m. – Bench Warrant
2:30 p.m. – Whiskey Dogz
5:30 p.m. – Black Horse

6:30 p.m. – Soundmankillz
9 p.m. – Rob Zombie

click to enlarge Arizona Bike Week invades WestWorld of Scottsdale in April. - ARIZONA BIKE WEEK

Arizona Bike Week invades WestWorld of Scottsdale in April.

Arizona Bike Week

Saturday, April 9:

Kickstand Bar
11 a.m. – DJ J20

HandleBar Saloon
11 am. – Ripple Affect
2 p.m. – I Don’t Know: An Ozzy Osborne Tribute
5 p.m. – Happy hour/comedy hour with Rob Maebe
6:30 p.m. – Southbound Rider Band

6:30 p.m. – Christopher Shayne Band
9 p.m. – Lynyrd Skynyrd

Sunday, April 10:

Kickstand Bar
11 a.m. – DJ J20

HandleBar Saloon
11 a.m. – Jaded Jukebox
2:30 p.m. – The Arizona Highwaymen

What Can I Bring?

A government-issued ID, a fully charged cellphone, a bag for your items, and all forms of sun protection (ranging from hats and sunglasses to sunblock). Every vendor will accept credit cards, but bringing some cash wouldn’t be a bad idea (since it speeds things up). When it comes to biker gear, items like chain wallets are also allowed. It’s also cool if you want to sport your colors, cuts, or other biker regalia.

What Can’t I Bring?

Weapons aren’t allowed inside the event. Neither are outside food and drink, drugs or other illegal substances, or anything else potentially dangerous or disruptive.

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