Purpose & History of Roar on the Shore®

In 2007, the Manufacturer & Business Association created the Roar on the Shore® Bike Week to raise funds for a worthy charity each year. Now entering its 12th year, the rally has seen unprecedented growth, drawing tens of thousands of people from across the country, injecting more than $30 million into the local economy each year – and donating more than $880,000 to worthwhile charitable organizations.


2018:   165,000 People (est.) July 18-22

Charity: Sarah A. Reed Children’s Center

Grand Marshal: “Pawn Stars” star Rick Harrison

Headline Concerts:
                                                      Wednesday…    ZOSO

                                                      Thursday…        LA Guns

                                                      Friday…             Outlaws

                                                      Saturday…         Tom Keifer – Cinderella

2017:   160,000 People

Charity: Mercy Center for Women

Grand Marshal: TV/Movie Actor Danny Trejo

 Headline Concerts:
                                                      Wednesday…    Jackyl

                                                      Thursday…        Molly Hatchet

                                                      Friday…             Great White

                                                      Saturday…         RATT

2016:   10th ANNIVERSARY: 165,000 People

Charity: St. Martin Center New Playground Project

Grand Marshal: “American Chopper” Star Paul Teutul Jr.

Headline Concerts:
                                                      Wednesday…    Jackyl

                                                      Thursday…        Vixen

                                                      Friday…             Mötley Crüe’s Vince Neil

                                                      Saturday…         Quiet Riot

2015:   150,000 People

Charity: Erie Homes for Children & Adults’ Project First Step

Grand Marshal: Jackyl Frontman Jesse James Dupree

Celebrity Attractions: Pittsburgh Steeler Louis Lipps, singer DMC (Darryl McDaniels)

Headline Concerts:
                                                      Wednesday…    L.A. Guns

                                                      Thursday…        Jackyl with Special Guest DMC

                                                      Friday…             April Wine

                                                      Saturday…         Dokken

2014:   125,000+ People

Charity: Saint Patrick’s Haven (homeless shelter)

Grand Marshal: Danny “The Count” Koker

Celebrity Attractions: Tim Smith from “Moonshiners,” Pittsburgh Steeler Louis Lipps

Headline Concerts:
                                                      Thursday…        Count’s 77 (Danny Koker Band)

                                                      Friday…             John Kay & Steppenwolf

                                                      Saturday…         Dee Snider (Twisted Sister) Live

2013:   100,000 People

Charity: Boys & Girls Club of Erie

Grand Marshal: Kyle Petty

Celebrity Attractions: Danny “The Count” Koker, Jason Britton Stunt Show

Headline Concerts:
                                                      Thursday…        Firehouse

                                                      Friday…             Jackyl

                                                      Saturday…         Queensrÿche

2012:   85,000 People

Charity: Perry 200 Commemoration

Grand Marshal: Vanilla Ice

Celebrity Attractions: Rick Fairless from “Strokers Dallas,” Trevor Vines Stunt Show

Headline Concerts:
                                                      Thursday…        Great White

                                                      Friday…             Slaughter

                                                      Saturday…         Kix

2011:   65,000 People

Charity: Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa.

Grand Marshal: Country Music Star Darryl Worley

Celebrity Attractions: Pittsburgh Steeler Hall of Famer Rocky Blier

Headline Concerts:
                                                      Thursday…        Darryl Worley

                                                      Friday…             Mustang Sally

                                                      Saturday…         Locash Cowboys

2010:   50,000 People

Charity: SafeNet’s Big Backyard Children’s Garden

Grand Marshal: Robbie Knievel

Celebrity Attractions: Legendary bike builders Arlen and Cory Ness

Headline Concerts:
                                                      Thursday…        Skid Row

                                                      Friday…             Blackfoot

                                                      Saturday…         Molly Hatchet

2009:   35,000 People

Charity: Local Iraqi and Afghanistan veterans

Grand Marshal: Bret Michaels of Poison

Celebrity Attractions: SPEED Channel Host Michele Smith, Bike builder Arlen Ness

Saturday Rock N’ Roar Concert: Warrant

2008:   25,000 People

Charity: Shriners Hospitals for Children – Erie

Grand Marshals: Dee Snider of Twisted Sister and Ami James of Miami Ink

Celebrity Attractions: SPEED Channel Host Michele Smith

Saturday Rock N’ Roar Concert: Blue Öyster Cult

2007:   Inaugural: 10,000 People

Charity: John Kanzius Cancer Research

Grand Marshal: Peter Fonda

Saturday Rock N’ Roar Concert: Edgar Winter

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