KLOS Presents Gnarlytown: Bikes, Boards & Bands kicks off this summer in Southern California with the ultimate mashup of action sports, punk rock, and craft beer tasting. Coming to scenic LA Waterfront Berth 46 at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, CA on Saturday, June 22, 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 MADBALL will deliver amped up performances. For thirsty fans 21 and over, the event will also feature craft beer tastings (with purchase of a tasting pass) from some of the finest breweries in Southern California and beyond, including Rancid’s own collaboration with Ska Brewing, Brewstomper.
Nitro Circus is bringing high adrenaline action to Gnarlytown. Featuring a star-studded cast of top tier athletes from FMX, BMX, Skate, and more who hold over 30 X Games medals combined, Nitro Circus’ athletes will put on four separate shows during the festival. Good music and loud fans are fuel for these talented riders. These shows will feature Nitro’s notorious Giganta ramp that towers more than 45 feet high, giving the crew the speed they need to send it off of the newly debuted Next Level take off ramp that stands 15 feet high. The Nitro Circus FMX riders will also be in full effect throwing down choreographed tricks over a 75-foot gap.
Crazy shenanigans and great music have always gone together well. I’m stoked to have the opportunity to ride in front of what’s sure to be a packed house and a great time. Between the Nitro Circus athletes, awesome bands like Pennywise and Rancid, and Chris Cole’s crew, Gnarlytown is going to be the one festival you cannot missTravis Pastrana
Chris Cole’s Rail Jam Invitational is an invitation-only attraction personally curated by Chris Cole and featuring a number of his closest pro skateboarding friends and some of his favorite skaters of today, including Ryan Sheckler, Tom Asta, Chris Joslin and many more, sessioning freely as friends do at a skatepark. Each best trick will be rewarded with a cash prize — the better the trick, the higher the cash amount. The course appears as a mini neighborhood skatepark, with a longitudinal flow to facilitate back-and-forth activity for ease of viewing and activity speed with quarter pipe returns. The main obstacle is a level change in the center, with stairs, a rail, and a hubba ledge designed as a never been seen oversized guitar. There will also be a bump to bar and A frame down either side of the stairs.
Skateboarding and music are all about energy; it’s also a great experience for the skaters to be around the music and a great opportunity for the festivalgoers to enjoy something extra. I’d normally be invited to skate something like this and be stoked about it, and although I won’t be able to resist skating the course with my homies, I’m honored to be the one extending the invitation to an amazing event — in partnership with co-founders John Reese at SGE and Nitro Circus.Chris Cole
In addition to top action sports athletes, Gnarlytown will also feature an exciting music lineup headlined by punk rock heavy heavyweights PENNYWISE and RANCID. Along with performing, RANCID will bring elements of their new music and craft beer event, The Bash, which will offer tasty selections of various pale ales, IPAs, stouts, hefeweizens, saisons, and more, including the band’s own collaboration with Ska Brewing, Brewstomper Golden Ale. Tasting passes are sold separately, and are required for craft beer sampling.
‘Gnarlytown’…guess the name says it all!! San Pedro has always been a town known for its rough edge…and on June 22nd we’re gonna crank that edge up a couple notches. What happens when you combine punk rock, rap, and hardcore bands on a pier with Travis Pastrana’s insanely demented Nitro Circus, and add a dose of Chris Cole’s infamous rail jam contest??? You get a crazy f’ing day full of music mayhem and more…more? Yep, craft beers will be flowing all day with some of the best local brews. The way I see it, this is a family friendly event that has something for everyone who rolls through the gates. Get your asses down to Berth 46 and let’s turn this sh*t up to 11. Once again, SGE is breaking all the rules, and we are beyond stoked to part of this amazing event!! See you fools in the pit!!Fletcher Dragge of Pennywise
Tickets for Gnarlytown are on sale now at https://www.gnarlytown.com, with General Admission tickets starting at $39.99 (plus fees), while supplies last. Children under 5 get in free with a paid adult admission (this does not include VIP access).