Vicksburg City Park is the place to be on July 30 for an action-packed day of skating, rock-n-roll and fun. The Muddy River Mosh Madness and HOT Summer Sk8! Daze will host skateboarding competitions in the afternoon followed by live performances by four local bands.
The event is a grassroots effort put on by local musicians and skaters that have a passion for their music, their sport and their community.
“We decided to pool our money and do it ourselves for the kids and the community,” co-organizer Brandon Bishop said. “If this is successful, and we think it will be, we’d like to do it a couple of times a year. Maybe in the spring and in the fall.”
Skaters will compete for cash and swag in a series of competitions from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. There will be divisions for kids and adults alike to compete in various games. Entry to compete in the SK8! Jam is just $10 and includes admission to the concerts.
From 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., just $5 bucks gets you in to see four great local bands with four different sounds. Beneath the Kudzu, a heavy concept band from right here in the River City, Kicking, an indie-rock group out of Jackson, Death Throes From A Star, an avante-garde Post-rock group from Vicksburg and Chief City, a new project from the members of Criminal Slang and Kuhn.
“Real people with heart and soul poured into original music,” Bishop said. “From alternative grunge to hard rock to instrumental and heavy metal; three of the bands are from Vicksburg and we also invited Kicking from Jackson.”
Squeeze the Lime will be on the scene from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. serving up delicious street tacos and refreshments.
Come out and support the local skate and music scenes at the Muddy River Mosh Madness and HOT Summer Sk8! Daze, it promises to be a fun time for all!
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