Route 66 News

‘American Idol’ contestant to perform at Berdoo Bikes fest

Amanda Overmyer, a recently deposed contestant on this season’s “American Idol,” will perform a show during the inaugural Berdoo Bikes & Blues Festival in San Bernardino, Calif., according to a news release today.

Opening ceremonies will include her version of the Star Spangled Banner on Friday, May 2, on the Time Warner “D” Street stage and at 6 p.m. Saturday she will be available for photo opportunities, autographs and visiting with attendees. […]

… Deemed “a nurse that rocks,” Amanda is fueled by another passion, riding her Harley Davidson.

“She is perfect for our Berdoo Bikes & Blues Rendezvous and is excited about appearing,” says Wayne Austin, president and CEO of the San Bernardino Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Her sound is very unique, a combination of blues and rock, a style that has been compared to Janis Joplin. She loves to ride her Harley Davidson, and she’s a nurse.”

Overmyer says her musical influences include Creedence Clearwater Revival, Guns ‘n Roses and Bob Seger. Yep, she’s perfect for a motorcycle festival.

Her Web site is here.

The Berdoo Bikes festival is an offshoot of the city’s massively popular Route 66 Rendezvous for custom and classic cars.

In other festival news, the Joliet Herald-News has a preview story about this coming weekend’s Illinois Route 66 Red Carpet Corridor Festival, where a dozen Mother Road towns in a 90-mile stretch from Joliet to Towanda are participating with sidewalk sales, car shows, poker runs, live entertainment, games and a lot more.


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