Inaugural Event Raises Awareness for Grady Health Foundation & Gold Shield Foundation
On Saturday, June 25, people came from all over the state to the packed Peachtree Street which was shut down for the Grady Health Foundation’s “Rock-N-Ride” presented by AirTran Airways. The event, benefiting Grady Health Foundation and Gold Shield Atlanta was a rousing success, honoring Georgia’s First Responders and closing historic Peachtree Street for the first time in Atlanta’s history.
More than 450 riders were ready at 11:00am to get their engines roaring on the start of their journey from Killer Creek Harley-Davidson in Roswell, to the Hard Rock Café in downtown Atlanta. When the hogs arrived at the “Party on Peachtree – MusicFest”, the afternoon festivities began with a performance by Six Shot Revival. The crowd roared when Atlanta’s own Yacht Rock Revue took the stage, singing along to the popular smooth sounds of the 70s. Mother’s Finest headlined the music festival on the main stage – the popular Atlanta band brought out fans from near and far and rocked the crowd.
Attendees sampled the flavors of Big Boys Smokin’ BBQ, Jamaican Flavors and the Sugar Shack while they shopped the artists market and checked out the performances at Hard Rock Café’s Velvet Underground Stage. Philanthropy was a key theme throughout the event and Atlanta proved to be a very generous city with folks eager to give back and say thanks to the men and women who put their lives on the line each day.
Photos of the event are available for viewing at http://www.modernluxury.com/the-atlantan/scene/grady-health-foundation-rock-n-ride/img17894, courtesy of Modern Luxury.
Rock-N-Ride 2011 is sponsored by AirTran Airways, Hard Rock Cafe, Southland’s Full Throttle Magazine, Killer Creek Harley-Davidson, Q&A Events, Lawbike.com, 97.1 The River, WSB‐TV, Budweiser, Bank of America and Wells Fargo.