Rev your engines and get ready to hit the road for the Palace Theater’s Second Annual Motorcycle Ride on Saturday, April 27, at 11a.m.  A portion of the proceeds from the rain or shine event will benefit the Children’s Ticket and Travel Fund, which provides underprivileged children with access to live theater.

Registration for the event begins at 11a.m. in front of the Palace Theater, 100 East Main Street in Waterbury, and will be followed by the ride at 12:30pm. The police-escorted, 47 mile scenic drive will take riders through the Litchfield Hills, loop through Woodbury and Route 64 in Middlebury, and end back on East Main Street, where a street fair will be underway.

Both sides of East Main Street will be closed for the street fair, which is free and open to the public and will feature a variety of vendors, food and live entertainment.  Radio personality Chaz from WPLR’s “Chaz and AJ in the Morning” will be on hand, as well as local Eagles tribute band, E-2, who will perform a concert for the crowd. After the ride, participants will be treated to their choice of a burger or hot dog, as well as a complimentary beverage, courtesy of Frankie’s Hotdogs.

The fun will continue into the night when ‘70s Soul and Funk band Tower of Power performs on the Palace Theater’s main stage at 8p.m.  Tickets for the show, which is sponsored in part by Naugatuck Savings Bank, can be purchased by phone at 203-346-2000, online at, or in person at the Box Office.

Registration for the motorcycle ride is $25 per rider and $15 per passenger.  A special package for riders who also want to attend the Tower of Power concert is available for $65. To pre-register, or for more information, call the box office at 203-346-2000.

The Palace Theater’s Second Annual Motorcycle Ride is sponsored by Naugatuck Savings Bank, Haymond Law, Doc’s Motorcycle Parts, Frankie’s Hotdogs, Powerstation Events,, Universal Copy, WPLR, and Connecticut Cruise News.

The Palace’s primary purpose is to revitalize the Greater Waterbury community through the presentation of the performing arts and educational initiatives in collaboration with area cultural and educational institutions. Its mission is to build a strong sense of community and an appreciation for the arts by operating, maintaining and sustaining itself as a financially viable not-for-profit performing arts center that generates a positive artistic, educational, social and financial impact on the Greater Waterbury area. For more information, visit:

The Palace Theater gratefully acknowledges support by: Bank of America, Comcast, Crystal Rock, City of Waterbury, Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism, Naugatuck Savings Bank, Republican-American, Waterbury Hospital, Webster Bank, and WTNH/MyTV9.