The inaugural Warren Peace Motorcycle Ride and Parking Lot Party hosted by Storme Warren with country music stars Montgomery Gentry and friends was held on Saturday, June 10 in Nashville during the CMA Music Festival. The day began with registration and a kick-off party at Music City Indian Motorcycles hosted by T.J. Martell Foundation board member, Ricky Kelley. Guests were treated to the music of Cali Rodi, Chelsea Bain and Wages. The mission is to fund life-saving cancer research programs.
“I have been involved with the T.J. Martell Foundation, which raises funds for cancer research at hospitals around the country, for more than 20 years,” said Storme. “It is an honor to now have a ride in my name where we will continue to raise funds for this terrible disease for years to come.” He began the celebration by explaining that the Warren Peace name originated from his father’s boat many years ago and said that his philosophy was, “Warren Peace is everywhere we want to be and the attitude we take to get there. Welcome home.” Storme then led the crowd in the national anthem before the motorcycles roared out to tour Nashville on their way to 3rd & Lindsley.
The inaugural event hosted over 100 motorcycle riders escorted by a host of Metro Nashville Police officers heading out to the Parking Lot Party at 3rd & Lindsey. Storme and Montgomery Gentry took the stage and kicked off the musical party. More music throughout the day was provided by beloved country music artists Ray Scott, Shelly Fairchild, James Otto, Wade Hayes, David Tolliver from Halfway to Hazard and others. On hand to welcome the crowd as well was Nashville’s WKRN news anchor, Neil Orne.
Cancer is a word that effects all of us at one time or another in different ways. To be part of the inaugural event was inspiring knowing people can come together for a common goal and strive for the success of that goal. This is only the beginning of more rides to come.