Thunder in the Valley - June 25-28, 2015

American Motor Drome Co. presents Vintage Live Thrill Show--The Wall of Death: America's Original Extreme Motorcycle Thrill Show. Real American daredevils riding American machinery, Indian and Harley-Davidson motorcycles working for a living on a vertical board wall 14 feet off the floor.

ILLConduct Stunts

ILLConduct has one mission: Push motorcycle stunt riding to new limits and promote the sport/industry and their sponsors through cutting-edge shows, world record breaking events as well as appearances and exposure around the world. In 2011, ILLConduct hit the streets again, entertaining hundreds of thousands of people in almost every state across the country as well as overseas. Plus, they appeared in national magazines, on television and radio shows. Visit them at www.illconduct.com

ABATE Thunderbash 2015! Official Thunder Welcome Party

Thurs., June 25: Gates open at 5 PM. Battle of the Bands. Fri., June 26: Gates open at 11 AM. 3 PM-6 PM Van Walen; 6 PM-9 PM Bite the Bullet; 9 PM-12 AM 13 Stories. Sat., June 27: Gates open at 11 AM. 3 PM-6 PM Wicked; 6 PM-9 PM Inside Out; 9 PM-12 AM Octane.

Friday and Saturday: Flight 93 Ride-registration at 11 AM, ride leaves at 1 PM

Admission and motorcycle parking is free. Adult refreshments and entertainment, tattoo artist. Motorcycle tent camping only. No one under 21 admitted! ID required!

Windber Hotel Thunder Events

Featuring Celestial Rotations Fire Dance Spinners, Tattoo Show by Kink'd Ink, Slow races every day, Cornhole Tournament everyday to benefit Windber Football Boosters, AntiTeam Stunt Riders, Taser demos

Windber Hotel is located at 502 12th St. in Windber, PA via Rt 56. Visit www.thewindberhotel.com for more info

The Stickers—Country

The band started off in January with a glowing review in Billboard. They then broke into New York with their first Arena show paired up with Country Superstar and Dancing With The Stars Champion Kellie Pickler.  The Stickers next major accomplishment came in March when they were invited guests at the iconic Grand Ole Opry. Amongst these landmark accomplishments, the band charted a new single in the US and it climbed to number 6 on the Europe hot country charts. Only three months into the year and the band is just getting started.

Also in March, The Stickers inked a major sponsorship agreement with Mike's Hard Lemonade to be the premier product promotion of the summer. One lucky consumer can text in to win the band to come and perform a free concert at their house compliments of Mike's. TEXT “mikesparty” TO  95577. The band’s partnership not only is generating a huge response for the brand it also brought the Chicago company to Pittsburgh to hold their national launch which was good for The Stickers and good for the region.

But the fun doesn’t stop here! The Stickers were a featured act on the 2014 CMA Festival in Nashville for the 3rd consecutive year. They performed to capacity crowds including a live performances at the Country Music Hall Of Fame and on the Fan Fair floor which was broadcast live on AT&T UVerse system and will be placed on demand.

The Stickers will release their highly anticipated new music June 27th. They have spent the past year and a half writing and recording in Nashville TN with some of country music’s top talents. The first single called Country Proud has already been picked up by several US Country Radio Stations and is climbing up the charts.

The band has racked up an impressive list of accolades!  Come down to Thunder In The Valley on June 28th, see what the buzz is about, be one o the first to pick up the new record, and show these guys your support!

Visit them online at www.thestickers.com and on facebook at: facebook.com/TheStickers

Saturday, June 27 from 7:30 PM-9:30 PM at Peoples Natural Gas Park.

 

Jimmy Adler Band—Blues

“Guaranteed excitement for fans of straight-ahead blues guitar” is how Blues Revue describes the Jimmy Adler Band. The band knows how to excite a crowd and Adler is a live-wire entertainer who packs passion and energy into every performance! Their refreshing original music is steeped in a traditional blend of Chicago Blues and West Coast Jazzy Jump.  Passionate, powerful vocals compliment the spirited playing. The elegant phrasing and clean fat guitar tone is supported by bassist Mike Sweeney, drummer Joe Cunningham, and the fluid keyboard of John Burgh. The songs are deeply rooted and lyrically expressive of the human condition.  Adler's charismatic stage presence is both engaging and entertaining.  Jimmy Adler always delivers great performances in a professional manner!  He is a great entertainer and easy to work with.  In April 2012, Jimmy had a week of performances in France and returned to Pittsburgh to win the Blues Society of Western Pennsylvania's regional competition that sent the band to compete in Memphis in January 2013 where they performed two nights at B. B. King's Blues Club on Beale Street.

www.jimmyadler.com

Saturday, June 27 from 4:40 PM-6:30 PM at Peoples Natural Gas Park

 

Norman Nardini —Rock
 In 1971, while living in Boston and attending the Berklee School of Music, Nardini spent a week playing guitar for music legend Big Mama Thornton and George "Harmonica' Smith at The Jazz Workshop. In 1975,  as bass player for rock band "Diamond Reo", he got his first national release and toured extensively through 1978 performing  shows with Ted Nugent, Aerosmith, Canned Heat, Kansas, Rush & Kiss. After two more releases, 1976’s “Dirty Diamonds” on the Kama Sutra label and 1978's “Ruff Cuts” on Mad Dog Records. Norman left the band to start "Norman Nardini & The Tigers", his first shot as lead singer, lead guitar and chief song writer.
The 1981 release "Eatin Alive", recorded live at Cleveland’s legendary Agora Club, received a 4 Star Review from Rolling Stone’s record guide. The Tigers toured together through 1986. 1983 saw the CBS release of "Norman Nardini and The Tigers", which featured Norman’s longtime friend, Jon Bon Jovi, on background vocals. In 1987, CBS released "Love Dog" which featured Rick Derringer, Dr. John and Paul Schaeffer. Throughout the 90's, Norman continued touring and released 3 CDs on the New York City custom label “Circumstantial”. 1991’s "This Ole Train" brought Norman over to Germany for a tour with the Blues Brothers, 1994’s, "Breakdown In Paradise" and 1996’s, "It's Alive". In 1998, Moondog Records released "There Was A Time". Through the years, Norman has continued to develop his guitar playing, song writing skills and stage persona. At this time, Norman is proud to present "Redemption". This brand new recording of 16 Norman songs written between 1977 – 1988 features longtime drummer/singer (24 years), Whitey Clyde Cooper and longtime bass player,/singer Harry Bottoms (17 years). Also, Herman Granti appears as special guest on keyboards along with Phil Brontz on Tenor Sax. ..."Norman Nardini is the epitome of rock'n'roll. He lives it and breathes it. The greatest compliment anybody can pay a player is that he lives it. God bless him for it.." ~Jon Bon Jovi 

www.normnardini.com

Thursday, June 25 from 7 PM-9 PM at Jagermeister Stage, Train Station

Jagermeister Mechanical Bull
Come take a ride! Jagermeister is bringing their mechanical bull to Thunder 2015. Presented by DJ Josh Boggs and Jagermeister

Hot Nights/Cool Lights Night Parade—Scalp Ave. to Main St.
Location TBD
Thurs., June 25: Pre-party begins at 7 PM at Location TBD.  Lineup begins at 8 PM and parade begins at 9:30 PM and proceeds into downtown Johnstown. All makes and models welcome, but bikes must have LED and after-market lights on board.

Grand Thunder Parade—Main St.
Sat., June 27: Lineup begins 11 AM at Commerce Center, Broad St. Parade begins at 12 PM at Point Stadium and proceeds down Main St. Features vintage and custom motorcycles. Everyone and all groups welcome!