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Volunteers made Lewiston’s Hot August Nights a reality

Volunteers made Lewiston’s Hot August Nights a reality
LEWISTON, ID - There were some beautiful hot rods and motorcycles cruising through town Friday night and you could even hear some great music filling the Lewiston air waves.

It takes a lot of folks to make Hot August Nights a reality, year after year. From setting the concert up at Pioneer Park, to getting all the cars ready to go for the annual Show and Shine, many people put in a lot of volunteer hours to make the popular event happen.

"We have an amazing amount of people that just come to see all these vehicles on one confined area," said Rogers Toyota-Scion Manager, Ryan Rogers. "We estimate that we have five to seven thousand people that come throughout the lot."

"It's a fun event, it's a hot time of the year," said Pacific Empire Radio General Manager, Ben Bonfield. "People love this time of the year because the summer, the warm weather, just a lot of fun."

The weekend long event kicked off Thursday evening at Rogers Toyota-Scion with a show and shine. Friday night the cars cruise through Main Street, while several bands perform on the main stage at Pioneer Park in Lewiston.

"'No Quarter', they have a band member actually was born in Clarkston, so that's kind of neat that he's coming back to perform," said Bonfield.

Chad McMurray, a member of the Led Zeppelin tribute band said he's excited to come back to his home town and unveil a new performance for local fans.

"We have a new production that we're rolling out right now as well so, as far as I heard we were the first band to play this festival that ever needed FAA clearance for the laser show," said McMurray.

Proceeds for all the Hot August Night events last weekend help support the non-profits that volunteer their time at the events as well as to help fund Beautiful Downtown Lewiston.

"And we make a donation to each of the programs, you know giving back to the community," said Bonfield.

Show n' Shine awards took place Saturday afternoon followed by a concert series Saturday evening.
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