By Joseph Johnson

On May 4th, Scott’s Miracle Riders will roar into Joplin, MO on the first leg of a 48 state journey to support another miracle: The Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.

This will be the 6th year for the motorcycle run that was started by Scott Ressmeyer. Overall, Scott and the other “miracle riders” have raised over $650,000 to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network.

Rounding out the trio of miracle makers is Musicians for Miracles; the group responsible for bringing it all together.

“Bikes on the Boulevard” is a two day event that will be making miracles happen at the Joplin Convention and Trade Center. Joplin’s local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital is the reason behind the benefit. This will be the 4th benefit this year to be hosted by Musician’s For Miracles, who began their “ride” in 2010 when they hosted their first event at Downstream Casino. That benefit was also presented for CMN. Musicians For Miracles now hosts several benefits throughout the year for a variety of causes and individuals needing help. 100% of all money raised by Musician’s For Miracles stays in the community.

It all kicks off just before noon on Saturday, May 3rd with the first of many bands that will be playing throughout the weekend. Diversity, Conway Jackson, Clint Walker, The J3 Trio and The sounds of Quincy, are just a few of the several bands who will be providing some of the area’s best music over the weekend.

Nashville recording artist Sarah Dunn will be the headlining act on Sunday. Big Dog 97.9’s Hank Rotten will be emceeing the event, as well as Joe Johnson, a comedian who emcee’s most of the Musician’s for Miracles benefits.

The two day affair will also include a Bike Show, with the winners to receive awards and have the opportunity to participate in a special bike show; all sorts of food including Bar-B-Q; inflatables and games for the kids; a photo booth and much, much more.

This is an opportunity for the community to come together and support the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital in Joplin, which cares for sick and under-privileged children in 17 counties in the 4-State area.

For more information, or to inquire about booth rental or bike registration, call 417- 347- 3605.

The Joplin Convention and trade center is formerly the Hammon’s Trade Center, located across from Sam’s Club and the Holiday Inn.

To learn more about Musicians For Miracles, or listen to a sampling of the weekend’s music, click here.