Live music is a big part of the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival every year. This year, all musical acts are FREE! Enjoy the music of many of the area's top performing acts on the Chevy Dealers of the Ozarks Entertainment Stage in Park Central Square. The Aaron Sachs stage, located at McDaniel St. and Jefferson Ave., will feature local and regional acts. The complete lineup for 2022 will be taking shape over the next few months. Confirmed acts thus far are listed in the schedule below.

Featured Artists

The 2-day music festival in Motorcycle Village will feature:

  • Thursday Night: Rockin’ the Route 66 Kickoff Concert and street party featuring the number one cover band in America – the Emerald City Band
  • Saturday Night: SIXWIRE featuring Derek St. Holmes, former guitarist and vocalist for Ted Nugent; John Elefante, former lead singer of Kansas and Steve Augeri, former lead singer of Journey

Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022

8:00 p.m. New this year! The Rockin’ the Route 66 Kickoff Concert and street party will feature the number one cover band in America – the Emerald City Band – and will attract new interest to the festival and provide an opportunity for diverse entertainment for all ages. This Thursday night concert will also provide a chance for community members and visitors alike to celebrate coming out of the pandemic and set the stage for future economic vitality and recovery efforts to be promoted during and following the highly anticipated festival. | Aaron Sachs Stage, Motorcycle Village

Emerald City Band


Friday, Aug. 12, 2022

7:00 p.m. Machine Gun Symphony | Aaron Sachs Stage, Motorcycle Village
9:00 p.m. Sixwire | Aaron Sachs Stage, Motorcycle Village
10:15 p.m. Sixwire (Set 2) | Aaron Sachs Stage, Motorcycle Village

Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022

12:00 noon Nathan Bryce and the Loaded Dice | Aaron Sachs Stage, Motorcycle Village
1:50 p.m. Sequel Dose | Aaron Sachs Stage, Motorcycle Village
3:40 p.m. The Rosy Hips | Aaron Sachs Stage, Motorcycle Village
5:45 p.m. Rosy Hips (Set 2) | Aaron Sachs Stage, Motorcycle Village
6:50 p.m. Dirty Saints | Aaron Sachs Stage, Motorcycle Village
8:55 p.m. Sixwire with Derek St. Holmes, former vocalist and guitarist for Ted Nugent; John Elefante, former lead singer of Kansas; and Steve Augeri, former lead singer of Journey | Aaron Sachs Stage, Motorcycle Village