Evel Knievel Days Back On?
A new nonprofit corporation, Evel Knievel Days Inc, has been formed to carry out Evel Knievel Days in Butte after previous organizers backed out during a ‘flap’ over control of the festival with Knievel’s family.
This year’s event is set for July 24-26.
The dispute over the festival began when Kelly Knievel sought a new licensing agreement with Butte-Silver Bow County for the use of his father’s name. Organizers with Evel Knievel Week Inc., backed out last week, in part over threats Kelly Knievel made to its executive director.