6th Street, the "Live Music Capital of the World" is renamed the "Live Biker Capital of the World" during the The Republic of Texas Biker Rally (ROT Biker Rally).jpg
The four-day ROT Rally starts June 9th and runs through June 12th 2011. The rally is always the second Thursday in June each year and is held at the Travis County Exposition Center in Northeast Austin Texas. The rally is known for its high caliber music acts, after all, Austin Texas is self proclaimed "The Music Capital of the World." The ROT Rally is proud to be a part of Austin and bring top named entertainment to the event each year. Past years headliners include names like Hank Williams Jr., Willie Nelson, Bret Michaels, Joan Jett, Paul Rogers, Steppenwolf, David Allen Coe, Charlie Daniels to name a few. The city of Austin cooperates by closing off 54 square blocks of the downtown area for a huge party on Congress Ave. Friday night, June 10th. It is considered the largest biker party in a downtown area of a metropolitan city. The ROT Rally expects more than 50,000 participants in 2011, and will draw over 200,000 spectators to the downtown streets of Austin during the Friday Night of ROT. The attractions out at the Travis County Expo Center include a ride in bike show, custom bike builders, The World Famous Wall of Death, Comedians, national named bands, The Paradise Bar, a tattoo expo, contests for the ladies, stunt riders, 350 vendors and distributors, the ROT Rally Friday night parade and more. The Guinness Book of World Records certified the ROT Parade as the "Longest Parade of Motorcycles."