Vintage Boogieman Rockin’ Jason D. Williams to Perform on October 17 at Garage Party
IRVINE, CA – October 15, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – The American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo), in conjunction with Ace Cafe Orlando, announced today that Memphis rockabilly artist Rockin’ Jason D. Williams will perform at the “Saturday Night Rock Up” concert, part of the inaugural AIMExpo Garage Party, on October 17. The concert will take place on the AIMExpo show floor inside Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center (OCCC). All AIMExpo attendees with either an admission ticket or a show badge are welcome to attend the performance.
The rock ‘n’ roll history of Memphis looms large in Williams’ world. He recorded for RCA and Sun Records in the 1980s and ’90s, returned to the recording fold in 2010, and has continued steady ever since. A wild man onstage, Williams accredits influences like Jerry Lee Lewis, Moon Mullican, Memphis Slim, and Al Jolson for helping to develop his vast repertoire and seemingly endless energy.
Williams will take the AIMExpo stage at 6:30p.m. EST for an exciting 90-minute set of his greatest hits.
“I have always welcomed the comparisons [to other musicians], and my influences were some of the greatest entertainers ever to be seen,” says Williams, who does more than 160 shows a year. “The Ace Cafe had one of the first jukeboxes ever in London, and you can bet every one of those records in that box had an affect on me.”
Williams has spent a lifetime behind the piano, connecting with rock ‘n’ roll and country greats while creating a persona that’s 100-percent original. “Don’t Get None Onya,” released in 2004, captured the power of his blend of Memphis rock ‘n’ roll and honky-tonk country, and was the birth of his own label.
“Rockin,” “Killer Instincts,” and “Recycled” soon followed. The latest album “Hillbillies and Holy Rollers,” produced by fellow honky-tonker Dale Watson, has been so well-received that Sirius XM’s Outlaw Country channel is featuring Jason D on its first-ever cruise this February.
“Ace’s ‘Saturday Night Rock Up’ show is a part of the Garage Party showcase, and having Jason on it, well, let’s just say he’s going to blow the doors off the place,” said Steve Glum, Chief Marketing Officer for Ace Cafe North America. “The moment you see Jason hit those keys, you’ll understand why he’s been called the second coming of the ‘The Killer’ himself.”
Ace Cafe, the legendary British hub for bikes, cars, and rock ’n roll events, is on track to open its first U.S. location in downtown Orlando in early 2016. The Ace has been a featured exhibitor since the inaugural AIMExpo in 2013, providing an impressive collection of vintage motorcycles & cafe racers, celebrating the Speed Thrills culture, as well as showcasing the world-famous Ace Cafe London retail apparel. This year’s concert again cements the partnership between AIMExpo and the Ace, following up last year’s performance by “The Stray Cats” Lee Rocker, and serves to further solidify the cafe’s presence stateside.
“Ace Cafe continues to be a great partner for AIMExpo, and has been here with us since the beginning,” said Larry Little, AIMExpo Vice President and General Manager. “Providing great, live rock ’n roll shows is now becoming a tradition and provides something new and exciting to the show each year.”
For more information on the Rocker Jason D. Williams, visit rockinjasondwilliams.com.
About American International Motorcycle Expo
The American International Motorcycle Expo’s (www.aimexpousa.com) purpose is to serve as the catalyst to bring together industry, press, dealers and consumers in a single arena that creates a grand stage for motorcycling and powersports in the U.S. and North America, and delivers an efficient and energetic market-timed expo platform for B2B and B2C in the greater powersports industry. AIMExpo is the single most important event of its type in the North American market and has international impact within the motorcycling and powersports community. AIMExpo was recently honored in Trade Show Executive Magazine’s Fastest 50, recognizing the fastest growing trade shows in the U.S. AIMExpo is produced by the Motorcycle Industry Council (www.mic.org).
About the Motorcycle Industry Council
The Motorcycle Industry Council exists to preserve, protect and promote motorcycling through government relations, communications and media relations, statistics and research, aftermarket programs, development of data communications standards, activities surrounding technical and regulatory issues, and the American International Motorcycle Expo. As a not-for-profit, national industry association, the MIC seeks to support motorcyclists by representing manufacturers, distributors, dealers and retailers of motorcycles, scooters, ATVs, ROVs, motorcycle/ATV/ROV parts, accessories and related goods and services, and members of allied trades such as insurance, finance and investment companies, media companies and consultants.
The MIC is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., with a government relations office in metropolitan Washington, D.C. First called the MIC in 1970, the organization has been in operation since 1914. Visit the MIC at www.mic.org.
About Ace Cafe Orlando
Ace Cafe North America holds the exclusive licensee rights in North America and South America for the world-famous Ace Cafe brand. Ace Cafe Orlando is the first North American venue for Ace Cafe, the most famous motor-diner on the planet, and covers three acres in downtown Orlando at the corner of West Livingston Street and Garland Avenue. Ace Cafe welcomes all who share the passion, based upon the traditions of motorcycles, cars and rock n’ roll, and is a full-service restaurant & bar, a cafe, a live music and special event venue, a motor-inspired art gallery and a number of retail shops. www.acecafeusa.com, Facebook & Twitter @AceCafeUSA, Instagram @AceCafeOrlando_Official