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Quiet Riot to headline Gettysburg Bike Week

It's time to get your mind off the freezing temperatures and onto something warmer.

Quiet Riot will headline the opening night of Gettysburg Bike Week's July 2016 festivities, according to a news release from the event's organizers.

The motorcycle festival held at the Allstar Events Complex in Gettysburg features bike build-offs, historic riding and other musical acts including KIX, the Marshall Tucker Band and Mustang Sally.

The event is in its 16th year.

Quiet Riot formed in the late 1970s and is credited with helping the heavy metal genre achieve mainstream acceptance, the release states.

The group will take the S.S. Budweiser Stage on Thursday, July 7, along with Blizzard of Ozzy, the Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath tribute band.

"We're proud to have an act with the stature of Quiet Riot kick things off for Gettysburg Bike Week 2016," event coordinator Kelly Shue said in the news release. "Classic heavy metal and motorcycles - sounds like a winning combination to me."

What to know

Dates and Times: July 7 at 2 p.m., July 8 at 10 a.m., July 9 at 10 a.m. and July 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cost: 1-day passes, $15, 2-day passes, $25, 4-day passes, $35 until June 1, then $40

Information and tickets: