Hey there rally fans! I can’t believe our motorcycle rally is only 58 days away. Roadshows Inc. has delivered the check due to the city and enjoyed a great meeting with Chief Westerick. The 70th Anniversary Independence Rally is gearing up to be great.

There are more than 90 vendors slated to be here offering all things biker, as well as a wide variety of food and beverages. Our celebrity host Eric Estrada will be here on Friday June 30th. Also the Southern rock band Skynnyn Lynnyrd will be taking the main stage along with Lucky Tongue and Cruella. The date hasn’t been fixed yet, but the Miss Hollister competition is on too.


On Saturday July 1st, Mike Corbin is sponsoring the International Master Bike Builders Association sanctioned bike show. And, The Shanks, a premier classic rock cover band will rock the party. Also on Saturday, Caravanserai and their sounds of Santana will have you dancing along with, Cougrzz and the Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers bands.

Charlie Bretchel and bikers go hand in hand.



On Sunday-Funday, July 2nd, Charlie Bretchel and his world-renowned biker band will rock the main stage. Johnny’s is proud to be his sponsor and we’re teaming up for some great bonuses. Charlie will be raffling off two Buffalo Chip passes that will get you into all of the concerts as well as back stage passes to hang out with Charlie’s band. If you are planning to go to Sturgis you’ll want to get your name in this drawing worth $800.00. He’s also raffling off a $400.00 sound system for your motorcycle. Johnny’s has a raffle prize too but we have to save some surprises for the next post. We have a soft spot for Good Time Charlie at Johnny’s because he included us in his upcoming movie, Rebel on the Highway, which will be released in August. Yours truly, Charisse Tyson, even has a cameo in it. Joining Charlie on the main stage on Sunday are Fog City and Swampers. What a finish to an awesome party!

And here’s a real shocker folks, Marriot’s, Fairfield Inn & Suites Hollister will be open for business. With 40 suites and 37 rooms we can finally keep more of our visitors in town. The new hotel boasts a 968 square foot meeting room, free breakfast and wifi, and onsite free parking. This has been a long time coming and we at Johnny’s couldn’t be happier. The folks at Hollister Taxi love giving our patrons round trip rides so that there’s no need to risk drinking and driving.

Needless to say your Johnny’s crew is looking forward to hosting a visit from thousands of beautiful people from all over the world. I’d like to personally thank Chief Westrick. Without your support and faith in this rally it wouldn’t be taking place. Prayers for the safety of you and your great crew as well as Hollister residents and visitors will be ongoing. God bless you all. Be sure to stay tuned in for more rally news, including the Johnny’s raffle surprise. 

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