The event schedule and participating athletes for Nitro Circus and Chris Cole’s Rail Jam Invitational have been announced for the debut of KLOS Presents Gnarlytown: Bikes, Boards & Bands–the ultimate mashup of action sports and punk rock–Saturday, June 22 at scenic LA Waterfront Berth 46 at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, California.
This new, fun, one-of-a-kind event unites the vital energy and DIY spirit of action sports and punk rock: a dynamic mix that has infused SoCal youth culture for decades. Throughout the festival the daredevils of Nitro Circus, featuring Travis Pastrana and the Nitro Circus crew, will get pulses racing with their thrilling live show, while a collection of the world’s top skate athletes will show their skills in a free jam format during Chris Cole’s Rail Jam Invitational. On the concert stage, a lineup of legendary punk rock bands and other top music acts including Pennywise, Rancid, Action Bronson, OFF!, and more will deliver amped up performances.
Doors open at 1:00 PM and the event schedule is as follows (subject to change):
2:00 PM The Aquadolls
2:30 PM Chris Cole’s Rail Jam 1
3:00 PM Mike Watt
3:30 PM Chris Cole’s Rail Jam 2
4:00 PM Rotting Out
4:30 PM Nitro Circus
5:00 PM Madball
5:35 PM Chris Cole’s Rail Jam 3
6:05 PM OFF!
6:45 PM Nitro Circus
7:15 PM Action Bronson
8:00 PM Nitro Circus
8:30 PM Rancid
9:30 PM Nitro Circus
10:00 PM Pennywise
Nitro Circus is bringing high adrenaline action to Gnarlytown. With a star-studded cast of top tier athletes from FMX, BMX, Skate, and more who hold over 30 X Games medals combined, Nitro Circus’s athletes will put on four separate shows during the festival. Good music and loud fans are fuel for these talented riders.
The Nitro Circus cast of athletes includes its iconic ringleader, Travis Pastrana, who will lead Nitro’s freestyle motocross crew as they throw down choreographed tricks over a 75-foot gap. The rider lineup features X Games medalists Todd Potter, Brian McCarty and Robert Haslam, plus Nitro World Games champion Gregg Duffy, as well as FMX veterans Derek Garland and James Carter.
WCMX pioneer Aaron “Wheelz” Fotheringham, whose incredible athletic achievements have not only inspired fans around the world but also changed the perception of people on wheelchairs, will ride Nitro’s notorious Giganta ramp, which towers more than 45 feet high.
A highly decorated BMX roster will also take on the Giganta, including legendary Morgan Wade (an eight-time X Games medalist and one of the world’s best mega ramp athletes), James Foster (a five-time X Games medalist and one of the most technically proficient riders in the game today), plus innovative X Games medalist Andy Buckworth, and Pat Casey, a two-time X Games medalist in his own right.
CJ Titus, who recently competed in Skate Big Air at X Games Shanghai will also showcase his skills, along with the multi-talented Ethen Roberts, and you never know what outrageous wheeled contraption Trevor Piranha and Tyler Roberts will launch into the air next.
Chris Cole’s Rail Jam Invitational will present a selection of today’s gnarliest skate talent from the list of Cole’s personal favorites, which strongly suggests crowd favorite heavy hitters such as Tom Asta, Leticia Bufoni, Sean Malto and Ryan Sheckler. Or, as Cole puts it, “savages I want to see on the course.” With the skate action continuing in the background throughout the festival as the invitees and assorted guests refine their approach, each of the three official 30-minute jam events will run unstructured for the skaters to session freely as friends and locals do at a skate spot. Cash and prizes will be awarded for the most impressive tricks.
A limited number of tickets for Gnarlytown are still available at https://www.gnarlytown.com. Children under 5 get in free with a paid adult admission (this does not include VIP access).
KLOS Presents Gnarlytown: Bikes, Boards & Bands is produced by Synergy Global Entertainment (SGE), Nitro Circus, and Chris Cole.
Gnarlytown partners include: Sailor Jerry, Monkey Shoulder, Anchor Brewing, Ska Brewing, Mike’s Hard, Wienerschnitzel, Indian Motorcycle, Yokohama, Kevlar, Brew Dr. Kombucha, Slabratory, cbdMD, Big 5 Sporting Goods, Hoonigan, Stomp Sessions and more.
LA Waterfront Berth 46 is a large, outdoor space with 360-degree views of Cabrillo Beach and San Pedro Bay at the Port of Los Angeles Outdoor Harbor, located at 3011 Miner St, San Pedro, CA 90731. LA Waterfront Berth 46 has hosted a number of concerts, festivals and sporting events, including Cirque du Soleil TOTEM, Red Bull Global Rallycross, Port Nationals Kustoms & Bobbers Show, Growlers6 Music Festival, and more. The venue is about 25 miles south of downtown Los Angeles, and just a short drive from most of Los Angeles and Orange County. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Long Beach Airport (LGB) and John Wayne Airport (SNA) are also easily accessible for those traveling from other parts of the U.S. and the world.
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About Synergy Global Entertainment, Inc. (SGE)
Orange County, California-based Synergy Global Entertainment, Inc. (SGE) is one of the world’s premier immersive music festival production companies. SGE events include music and lifestyle festivals across a wide variety of genres and interests, with over 100 major festival dates planned for 2019. SGE produces, produced or co-produces Back To The Beach; Big Adventure; Diplo Presents The Super, Mega Ultra Giant Mad Decent Block Party Festival; Driftwood festival; Knotfest; Lost Lands; Moonrise Festival; MUSINK Tattoo and Music Festival; Oddball Comedy Festival; Ohana Dana Point; Real Street Fest; Rockstar Disrupt Festival; Rockstar Mayhem Festival; Punk In Drublic; Sabroso Taco, Craft Beer & Music Festival; Surf City Blitz; Taste of Chaos; The Bash; 92.3 WCOL Country Jam + Campout; and many more. This year’s SGE-affiliated events are projected to sell over 1MM tickets. In addition to festival production and promotion, SGE’s in-house sponsorship agency procures and executes a multitude of partnerships in varying forms for global brands, top-tier artists, international booking agencies and more. For more information, visit www.sgeworldwide.com.
About Nitro Circus: Nitro Circus, a global sports entertainment leader, creates electrifying live events and unbelievable original content that at once exhilarates, captivates and inspires thrill-seeking fans worldwide. Co-founded in 2003 by iconic superstar Travis Pastrana, Nitro Circus has since grown into a multiplatform phenomenon producing hit television programming, critically acclaimed documentaries and innovative digital offerings. That success gave rise to the Nitro Circus live tour. After debuting its live show in 2010, Nitro Circus has since travelled across the planet, playing to sold-out stadiums on five continents. The company introduced an innovative breakthrough in 2016 with the debut of Nitro World Games, completely rebooting action sports competition in the process and then raised the bar once again in 2018 with Nitro Rallycross, a rejuvenation of four-wheel motorsports. With over three million tickets sold to date, television programming that has aired in over 60 countries, more than 20 million engaged fans across its social media platforms and a burgeoning consumer products business, Nitro Circus is at the forefront of sports and entertainment. For more information visit www.nitrocircus.com.
About Chris Cole: Since entering professional skateboarding at age 16, Chris Cole has sustainably pursued a methodically productive career that spans the entire spectrum of the sport. He has had his name on thousands of boards, released signature shoes with multiple brands, been on the podium for almost every major skateboarding event around the world, on the cover of the industry’s core magazines more than most, and received the title “Skater of the Year” twice — a double honor bestowed upon just one other skateboarder. He’s a role model as a skateboarder within the scene, as a professional within the industry, and as a father within the community. Although now refocusing from professional competitive skateboarding, Cole remains highly involved in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics at which the sport will make its highly anticipated debut. www.chriscobracole.com
About KLOS: KLOS The Rock of Southern California (95.5 FM) is a commercial Rock music formatted radio station in Southern California broadcasting to Los Angeles, Ventura, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Orange Counties. KLOS features specialty music shows such as Frosty, Heidi & Frank, Jonesy’s Jukebox, Full Metal Jackie’s Whiplash, Check 1…2, and many more. Owned by Cumulus Media, KLOS studios are in Culver City, CA and the station reaches an audience of over 1.5 million listeners each week.