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Dierks Bentley Motorcycle Ride and Concert Canceled

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Dierks Bentley signed autographs at the Harley Davidson dealership in Columbia to make amends to fans. Dierks Bentley signed autographs at the Harley Davidson dealership in Columbia to make amends to fans.

By Emily Luxen

NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Dierks Bentley's annual Music & Miles for Kids motorcycle ride and concert was canceled due to the threat of severe weather.

The annual event normally includes an hour long motorcycle ride and a concert at Riverfront Park in downtown Nashville.  This year, musicians such as Sheryl Crow, Chris Young and Brantley Gilbert were all scheduled to perform.  All of the money raised goes to the Monroe Carrell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.

"It's definitely a bummer," said musician Dierks Bentley. "This is something I look forward to every year.  We had a great lineup, but at least we can still raise some money for Children's Hospital."

A large crowd of riders still gathered at the Harley Davidson dealership in Columbia. To make amends to fans, Bentley turned the dealership into a concert venue.  There was music, and he greeted fans and took pictures and signed autographs.

"I just wanted to say hi and thanks to all these riders," said Bentley. "This is where it begins.  These folks came out in spite of the weather to be here and be a part of this."

Fans traveled in from all across the country.  Many said they were disappointed, but realize event organizers were just being cautious.

"It's not a total loss, but it would have been nice to have the ride and concert and everything," said Jessica Buday, who came in from Pennsylvania for the concert.

Event organizers have yet to say if the event will be rescheduled.

The Battle of the Food Trucks event at Greer Stadium was also canceled Sunday due to weather.  No word on when it may be rescheduled.

 

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