Tony Hawk to host skate and music festival in downtown Summerlin

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Tony Hawk will host the “Weekend Jam” skate and music festival at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center May 12-14.

The event will be held in honor of Hawk’s birthday and will feature skateboarding, live music, video games and food trucks.

The weekend will include a Vert Alert exhibit curated by Hawk featuring professional skateboarders, a street park, game lounge and skate shop.

The lineup of musicians will include Modest Mouse, Descendents, DEVO, X, Cold Cave, The Vandals, Warish, Rough Francis and The Downhill Jam.

X-Games competitors Andy Macdonald, Bucky Lasek, Rune Glifberg and Sandro Dias will also be at the event.

Doors will open at 1 p.m. each day of the weekend. The full program is below:

Thursday May 12

  • Men’s and Women’s Skate Qualifications from 2 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
  • Welcome party at 6 p.m.
  • Performances by Cold Cave, DEVO and Warish
  • Activating the game
  • Punk Rock Brush & Art Auction

Friday May 13

  • Men’s and women’s skating semi-finals from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Legends Skate Demo
  • Performances by Descendents, Rough Francis and The Downhill Jam
  • Activating the game
  • Punk Rock Brush & Art Auction

Saturday May 14

  • Training and finals for men and women from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Competition for the best tricks at 6:15 p.m.
  • Performances of Modest Mouse, X and The Vandals
  • Awards Ceremony and Speech by Tony Hawk
  • Activating the game

Tickets for the event range from 1-day general admission at $49.50 to 3-day platinum VIP at $249.50. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit this link.

David H. Henry