MOTOBLOT

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The Complete 2021 Schedule has not yet been released.
Watch our Facebook and Instagram for important band and entertainment announcements.

Tickets and Vehicle Registration

Although motorcycle and hot rods can be registered onsite, it is recommended that you do so in advance with your ticket purchase. MOTOBLOT tickets can only be purchased through Gold Coast Tickets.

Previously purchased tickets for 2020 will be honored for the 2021 dates or you can request a refund from Gold Coast Tickets.

2021 Schedule

Kick-Start Party – Thursday, June 24

A casual party kicks off the weekender and allows everyone to come together for the first time.

Cobra Lounge – Friday, June 25

Featuring several bands, burlesque show and other entertainment, this evening party definitely gets everyone’s engines revving.

Rally Day OneSaturday, June 26

The streets are closed and lined with bikes and cars! Our biggest day is filled with music, entertainment, food and drink. Our over 100 moto-centric gear, artisan, lifestyle and moto customization products and information also open up. Our Miss Motoblot pin-up contest winner is crowned and Film Festival features run throughout the day. Plus, don’t miss the Wall of Death!

Plan to party and take your ride home the next day. Overnight security is provided onsite.

Rally Day Two – Sunday, June 27

Featuring several bands, burlesque show and other entertainment, this evening party definitely gets everyone’s engines revving.A more relaxed day of music and entertainment, this is a great day to come back to finish up some shopping and get in some motorcycle test rides. Film Festival features also run throughout the day. The mini bike racing and Hall of Fame ceremony are highlights you won’t want to miss! Featuring several bands, burlesque show and other entertainment, this evening party definitely gets everyone’s engines revving.

Rewind with these 2019 video recaps

Common Questions

Where is MOTOBLOT?

The rally is nestled in the West Town / Fulton Market neighborhood. This historic area, once the heart of many industrial and retail industries, provides the right amount of grit against the backdrop of the glittering, downtown skyline.

Enter Cobra Lounge into your GPS for directions.


Where should I stay?

Riding, driving or flying in from far away? Check out these accommodations!

Crowne Plaza Chicago West Loop
25 W Halsted, Chicago, IL 60661
(312) 602-2101
Negotiated room rate $159 if booked by May 20, 2020. Parking available in hotel lot. Launch the MOTOBLOT booking link for discounted rates. Mention Group Code MB2 when making reservations by phone.

Ohio House Motel
600 N LaSalle, Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 943-6000
To receive a discounted rated, just call the location and mention MOTOBLOT. Free parking in hotel lot for guests.

The Hoxton
200 N Green St, Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 761-1700
Book through the hotel website and use promo code SHINDIG 620 to save 10%. Parking is available onsite.

Remember, you can plan to party Saturday and take your ride home the next day. Overnight security is provided onsite.


Where can I park?

If you plan to park your motorcycle, scooter or hot rod within the festival, you must be registered. Space is limited. Advance registration is highly recommended.

Parking for other vehicles is not provided. There is plenty of free and metered parking available around the festival area. However, taxi, Uber or Lyft are highly recommended.

Is MOTOBLOT family friendly?
Yes! Children 12 years and younger also get FREE entrance! Cobra Lounge / All Rise Brewing is a 21 + venue after 9pm. Bring your own noise canceling headphones or earplugs as they are not sold onsite.

Are dogs allowed at MOTOBLOT?
Woof! You must follow the Illinois Animal Control Act rules and keep your pup on a “cord, rope, strap, or chain which shall be securely fastened to the collar or harness of a dog or other animal and shall be of sufficient strength to keep such dog or other animal under control.” Keep in mind that this is a loud event (revving engines, rocking bands and exuberant people) and may not be a suitable environment for all dogs.

Is there a lost and found?
Check in at the Ashland / Fulton Spectator Entrance during festival hours. Items turned in will be collected and consolidated at the end of each day. Email us after show hours with the subject line LOST and a description of your item to help expedite recovery if it is found. MOTOBLOT does not assume responsibility if your property is lost or stolen.

Are my MOTOBLOT tickets refundable?
This is a rain or shine event. MOTOBLOT tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Entertainment schedule is subject to change.

Can I leave my vehicle at MOTOBLOT overnight?
Yes! You can leave your motorcycle or hot rod withing the festival area overnight Saturday – Sunday. There is 24 hour security. MOTOBLOT does not assume responsibility if your property is lost or stolen.

Can I bring my own food and drinks?
No! Outside food and beverages are not allowed.

Is there security at MOTOBLOT?
Security is stationed in various areas of the festival. If you need security, go to the Ashland / Fulton Spectator entrance.