By Wendy Holdren
Don’t miss Beckley Renaissance’s annual June Motorcycle and Car Show from 5 to 8 p.m. today in uptown Beckley.
West Virginia’s birthday is the theme this year and will be celebrated with cake, live music and a cornhole tournament.
Vehicle entry fees are $15 and the first 75 to register will receive free T-shirts. Registration will be from 5 to 6 p.m.
Specialty trophies and door prizes will be given, and food vendors and children’s activities will be onsite.
Illusionary Field Unit will perform from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The band, comprised of Andy Duncan, Josh Bibb, John Bill Ashley, Larry Tucker and Kira Claussen, performs a blend of music from rock to jazz to originals.
Generation Beckley will host a cornhole tournament to benefit the United Way.
Individual entries for the tournament are $5 per person or $10 per team.
Director of Beckley Renaissance Jill Moorefield said she expects a great turnout this year.
In addition to Illusionary Field Unit, Moorefield said the winner from the Texaco Country Showdown, Krista Hughes, will also perform at the event at 6:30 p.m.
Hughes also won the local contest four years ago, and Moorefield said she will advance to the state competition in Parkersburg in August.
Free visitor parking is available in the parking lot beside Jim Word Memorial Park on Neville Street.
Streets that will be blocked and reserved to display show vehicles are Neville Street, Woodlawn Avenue, and parts of Heber, Main and Fayette streets.
The event is sponsored by Barton Premium Pre-Owned Vehicles, ACT Auto Parts, Detailing by ME, McDonald’s, Groovy 94.1, Sweet Frog Yogurt and Beckley Renaissance.
Also, don’t miss the movie “Matewan” at the Raleigh Theatre after the Motorcycle and Car Show at 8:15 p.m.; the Backtimers band will perform at McBee’s Irish Pub at 9 p.m.
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