Preparations are underway for the 2019 Motorcycles by Moonlight Fundraising Dinner and we hope you will join us for an evening of entertainment, food, great auction items, and a chance to get to know a little more about our Grand Marshal for this year's Vintage Festival, AMA Hall of Famer, John Penton! Doors will open at 5:30pm and the festivities will begin at 6:00pm. We look forward to seeing you there!
Get your tickets below before they sell out!
We are pleased to announce John Penton as our Grand Marshal for the 15th Annual Barber Vintage Festival!
John Penton was an influential figure in the development of off-road motorcycle racing in the United States during the 1960s and 1970s. He was a national champion enduro rider and entrepreneur who went on to develop an enduro motorcycle brand that bore his name. He also founded a successful off-road motorcycle boot and apparel company. Penton was inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 1998.
Just A Few Cats will once again be bringing their high energy music to this year's Motorcycles by Moonlight Event. Be prepared to dance and sing the night away!
We wish to thank our 2019 Motorcycles by Moonlight Whiskey Bar Sponsor, Chattanooga Whiskey. Back for their second year as our sponsor, they are the first legal distillery in Chattanooga in over 100 years and home to the only Tennessee High Malt Whiskey. Here is an interesting article about the company and how it all began:
Special thanks to Biltmore Winery for sponsoring our table wine service this year! Biltmore Winery is located on an 8,000 acre estate nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, North Carolina and is the most visited winery in the country. We hope you will enjoy a glass of wine with an old friend, or a new one, as you enjoy dinner during the Motorcycles by Moonlight Event. And if you find yourself in Asheville, be sure to stop by the winery for a tour and tasting!
This could be you! Tickets on sale now - see available tickets below
Tickets for the Motorcycles by Moonlight Dinner and Fundraiser are on sale below. Individual tickets include museum access for Friday, Saturday and Sunday as well as the Friday evening event in the museum but do not include access to the Barber Vintage Festival. If you wish to attend the Vintage Festival, you will still need to purchase tickets for the weekend at http://www.barbermuseum.org/events/barber-vintage-festival. If you are only attending the Motorcycles by Moonlight dinner Friday evening and not the Barber Vintage Festival, your Motorcycles by Moonlight ticket will allow access to the museum on Friday evening only.
Certain Table Sponsorships include tickets to the Barber Vintage Festival as well as museum access for the weekend. Please see descriptions of each sponsorship level for details.
Thank you all for making the 2018 Motorcycles by Moonlight one of our most successful! Friday evening’s event in the museum’s Grand Atrium kicked off the three-day weekend festival with a plated dinner, proceeds benefiting the not-for-profit Barber Museum. The silent auction included artwork, riding gear, autographed items, and lifestyle items provided by generous donors. After the silent auction closed, the live auction saw active bidding on a painting artist Bill Patterson created in two hours onstage during the event, as well as the official 14th Annual Barber Vintage Festival art painted by Anne Hicks. Some lucky auction winners got to take the “rides of their lives” on the track on Saturday, where they rode as passengers with a professional driving instructor from the Porsche Track Experience and in the museum’s Lotus 2-Eleven Roadster. A special thank you to our Grand Marshal, Colin Seeley, for his participation.
We are looking forward to this year's event with our Grand Marshal, AMA Hall of Famer John Penton! Be sure to mark your calendar for Friday, October 4th and get your tickets NOW!
Highlights from past years events