Bringing together awesome boats, live music and more-than-likely great weather, the recently announced Monsoon Festival & Poker Run in Lake Havasu City, Ariz., is scheduled for September 18-19.
Nordic Boats has signed on to sponsor the inaugural Monsoon Festival and Poker Run in Lake Havasu City, Ariz., in mid-September. Photo by Jason Johnson
In conjunction with several sponsors—including Kicker, local boat companies Hallett Boats and Nordic Boats, and Fund the Force, the charitable organization benefitting from the event—the festival is going to include a full lineup of live performances on Friday and Saturday as well as freestyle motocross shows, law enforcement exhibits, monster truck and boat shows, a kids fun zone waterpark and a vendor village and food court.
With the poker run scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 19, and being produced by Jokers Wild Promotions, organizers are expecting a significant turnout for the first-year event that is taking place at Lake Havasu State Park’s Windsor Beach.
According to the event website, which is where you can sign up for the poker run and purchase one- or two-day general admission passes, the headliner of the festival is Moonshine Bandits, a California duo armed with a hybrid arsenal of country and hip hop fusion. Joining the Moonshine Bandits is Jackson Taylor and The Sinners, Hellbound Glory, Safety Orange and a variety of tribute bands to groups such as Alice In Chains, Johnny Cash, Garth Brooks, Heart, Led Zeppelin and Metallica.
A second round announcement with more artists is expected in the near future as is the lineup of performances. According to organizers, the Monsoon Festival is going to be practicing all safety guidelines required by the state of Arizona and the City Of Lake Havasu in reference to COVID-19.