The Fifth Annual RIDE FOR RONNIE Motorcycle Ride and Concert, set for this Sunday, May 5, 2019, will be a day of music and fun for the entire family! Benefiting theRonnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund (www.diocancerfund.org), the event is comprised of a motorcycle ride originating at Harley-Davidson of Glendale and culminating with a concert at Los Encinos Park in Encino where all ages are welcome. The RIDE FOR RONNIE will raise awareness and funds for cancer prevention and research for a cure for this dreaded disease that has touched all of us in some fashion.
Don’t ride? Join the fun at the park for the concert portion, which will once again be hosted by radio and television personality Eddie Trunk. A group of stellar rock musicians under the banner of Eddie Trunk’s All Star Band will headline the afternoon of live music with six additional music acts on the bill to provide something for everyone.
Riders will assemble for a continental breakfast at Harley-Davidson of Glendale with kickstands up at 11:00AM. Celebrity riders will include actor Star Fields (Sons of Anarchy) and Faster Pussycat‘s Taime Downe. The procession will travel around the northern edge of the San Fernando Valley to Los Encinos Park in Encino, where they will be treated to music, a raffle, silent and live auctions, food trucks and much more.
The afternoon of live music in the Park feature: the primal, melodic rock n’ roll of Sadie & The Tribe (https://www.instagram.com/SadieAndTheTribe/), fronted by renowned fitness and yoga instructor Sadie Nardini; the popular DIO cover band DIA https://www.facebook.com/pg/
Eddie Trunk’s All Star Band will close out the afternoon concert with an All-Star Jam. Among the participants will be Dewey Bragg (Kill Devil Hill, Day of Errors); Jimmy Burkard (West Bound, Billy Idol); Mike Dupke (Dee Snider, WASP); Dicki Fliszar (Jack Russell’s Great White); Abby Gennet (Slunt, The Riot Brides); Ace Von Johnson (Faster Pussycat, LA Guns); Sam Bam Koltun (Budderside, Knee High Fox); Johnny Martin (LA Guns, Adler’s Appetite); actor/musician Sean McNabb (Lynch Mob, Dokken); Jerry Montano (Hellyeah, Danzig), Keith Nelson (Buckcherry); Michael Oliveri (Leatherwolf); Joey Scott (Lizzy Borden); Neil Turbin (Bleed the Hunger, Anthrax); Chris Turbis (Boys of Summer, Mr. Crowley); Scott Warren (Dio); Black Star Riders‘ Ricky Warwick and Robbie Crane; Chas West (West Bound, Bonham, Lynch Mob); Simon Wright (Dio, AC/DC, UFO), and Randy Rhoads’ brother singer Kelle Rhoads along with Kelle Rhoads Band members Nikki Lane Taylor and Gregory Alan Coates.
As always, a silent auction booth will have many amazing items available to bid on throughout the afternoon, while live auctions, featuring one-of-a-kind rock collectibles, will be held from the stage between artist performances.
Staff from Kapoor Medical along with members Dr. David Wong’s team from the UCLA School of Dentistry will be on hand to field questions about the latest innovations in cancer prevention and screening. Their simple, non-invasive saliva test for the early detection of cancer known as EFIRM (electric field-induced release and measurement) technology, has just received regulatory approval.This cutting-edge research will enable thousands of people to get screened for previously hard to detect cancers. UCLA has received financial support from the Dio Cancer Fund for the past four years. The Dio Medical Booth will also feature its skin cancer awareness and prevention program and will be distributing complimentary sunscreen. Early detection saves lives!