A simple charity poker run started over a decade ago in St. Cloud, and it has evolved into the annual Music and Bike Fest, which takes place for the 11th year on Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in downtown St. Cloud along New York and Pennsylvania Avenues.

The festival, scheduled to feature live music from the likes of Kenyon Lockry and Slickwood (who will also crank up the Osceola County Fair stage later in the month) across three stages, a motorcycle, car and monster truck show and poker run, food, shopping, a 50/50 drawing, and other raffles and appearances by superheroes and and a Gene Simmons impersonator!

The event is hosted by Rayzor’s Edge salon proprietor Traudi Rayzor, a cancer survivor who holds this annually to benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

“It’s to get the message out about what Relay for Life is,” said Rayzor, who will also be participating in the county-wide Relay for Life event in April at Gateway High School. “All proceeds go to that, and all of our help comes from volunteers.

She noted she won’t have a total amount of donation until after the event because this year the city has waived some, but not all (like in the past) of application and event fees. So all help, donations and community involvement is welcome to make a positive difference in fighting cancer.