Tony Hawk/Kip Moore Music City Skate Jam
Kip Moore has teamed up with international skateboarding champion Tony Hawk, announcing “MUSIC CITY SKATE JAM PRESENTED BY HARLEY-DAVIDSON,” set to take place at Music City Walk Of Fame Park in Nashville, TN on 9/10. With a shared outlook running through Moore’s “Kip’s Kids Fund" and Hawk’s "Tony Hawk Foundation” with the goal of benefiting and empowering youth, the family-friendly event will raise funds for both initiatives. The fun-stacked day will also offer a skate demo by Hawk as well as performances by red-hot newcomer Jordan Davis, Dee Jay Silver keeping the party going and will close out with a set by Moore. Tickets are available now here
"I think what's always driven me at my core, throughout my career, was to one day have the capability to make a major impact in inner cities around the country,” said Moore. "I was never a true skater, but always admired the brotherhood of the skating community. Having a chance to team up with a guy like Tony, who's so respected for all he does, is beyond what I could've imagined. I'm super stoked to combine what we do, as we both share similar visions."
"The Music City Skate Jam is the first event of its kind, bringing skateboarding and country music together,” said Hawk. "I’m excited to show Nashville an unprecedented display of talent, including some of the world’s best skaters and Kip Moore himself.”
“Harley-Davidson has always been passionate about supporting programs that benefit our nation’s youth,” said James Newton, Head of US Events for Harley-Davidson. “Partnering with Kip’s Kids Fund and Tony Hawk Foundation on this unique event was a perfect fit.”
About Kip Moore And "Kip’s Kids Fund:”
Multi-PLATINUM singer/songwriter Kip Moore recently announced that his upcoming third studio album on MCA Nashville, SLOWHEART will be released on Sept. 8. Co-written by Moore, his current Top 15 single and the lead track “More Girls Like You,” is the fastest rising single of his career so far and is receiving praise from critics such as Entertainment Weekly declaring he “has made a name for himself weaving vignettes of Southern, blue-collar life and love into rollicking country anthems." The release of "More Girls Like You" follows the acclaim that surrounded his sophomore album WILD ONES heralded as "an impressively singular release from Music Row" by The Guardian. Moore first turned heads with his debut album UP ALL NIGHT which was certified GOLD by the RIAA and spawned three No. One hit singles including GOLD certified "Beer Money," PLATINUM certified "Hey Pretty Girl," and the DOUBLE PLATINUM breakout hit "Somethin' 'Bout A Truck. Moore’s “Comeback Kid Skatepark Project” raising funds for “Kip’s Kids Fund" was born as a passion project, with the goal of finding an outlet to showcase Moore’s love for the alternative sports lifestyle, and his desire to help inner city children. Phase one cities of the project included building and developing skateparks in Nashville, TN; Boston, MA; San Marcos, TX; Cincinnati, OH and Annapolis, MD. The "Comeback Kid Skatepark Project" is the first initiative of "Kip's Kids Fund," a donor-advised fund through The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (CFMT) focused on youth and teens. As a result, the "Kip's Kid Fund" provides alternative outlets for youth to engage in healthy habits and physical activities like skateboarding, in addition to the traditional sports offerings where they live. For more information visit: http://www.kipmoore.net.
About Tony Hawk Foundation:
A charitable, non-profit organization, the Tony Hawk Foundation was established in 2002 by its namesake, professional skateboarder Tony Hawk. THF promotes and provides technical assistance and funds for high-quality public skateparks in low-income areas throughout the United States that promote healthy, active lifestyles, and to International programs that enrich the lives of youth through skateboarding. Domestically, the foundation’s Skatepark Grant program has awarded over $5.7-million to 588 communities in all 50 states. The foundation focuses on working with local officials and grassroots, community-based organizations that plan to hire designers and contractors with strong experience designing and building skateparks. The foundation’s International Program has provided financial and technical support to assist youth through the Skateistan educational programs in Afghanistan, Cambodia, and South Africa (www.skateistan.org). The Tony Hawk Foundation was established by a gift from Tony Hawk. Its directors raise additional funds through events, industry donations, and continuing contributions from Tony and other entities. For more information or to make a donation, visit the foundation’s Web site at www.tonyhawkfoundation.org. You can also visit THF on facebook and Instagram @tonyhawkfoundation, and on Twitter @THF.
"MUSIC CITY SKATE JAM PRESENTED BY HARLEY-DAVIDSON" is sponsored by Red Light Management, CAA, Universal Music Group Nashville, Academy of Country Music, Bustin’ Boards, American Ramp Company.