Megan Seling, writing for the Nashville Scene, takes a look at how summer festivals in our music scene are handling representation. Some are clearly doing better than others -- some barely look like they're trying.
Male musicians, if you're finding yourselves on lineups where women are so grossly underrepresented, ask the promoter why that is. Ask to include more female musicians in your shows and tours. Prove to festivals that women deserve more than 2 percent or, worse, to only get attention when magazines and festivals produce shit like "Hottest Chicks of Hard Rock"or "Girls Only" stages. I'm goddamn tired of female musicians being treated like lesser humans or tokens in the music...
Jason Tate on 02/24/15 - 07:33 PM
Acceptance is reuniting for Skate & Surf 2015. The Gaslight Anthem, mewithoutYou, Kevin Devine, American Nightmare and more have also been added. The new admat is in the replies.
Thomas Nassiff on 01/26/15 - 07:59 AM
Hit the replies for this year's Skate and Surf festival line-up.
Jason Tate on 12/18/14 - 11:34 AM
Dropkick Murphys are the first band announced for Skate and Surf; tickets go on sale at the end of November.

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Jason Tate on 10/20/14 - 12:22 PM
Hit the replies to check out my write up on day two of this year's Skate and Surf festival.
Zac Djamoos on 05/23/14 - 12:09 PM
Sorry it's a bit late, but if you hit the replies, you can read my review of day one of this year's Skate and Surf festival. Check back tomorrow to read my review of day two.
Zac Djamoos on 05/22/14 - 03:18 PM
Skate and Surf has changed this year's location to Asbury Park (instead of Middletown, NJ), as PropertyOfZack has learned. POZ has also announced that Knuckle Puck, Unlocking The Truth, Lil Dicky, Animals As Leaders and United Nations will be playing, as well as the facts that My Chemical Romance (duh) and Brand New ((super duh)) will NOT be playing.
Thomas Nassiff on 03/27/14 - 10:43 AM
The Gunz Show sat down with John D., the creator of Skate and Surf, to discuss this year’s lineup as well as the history of the Festival. John explained how he secured a Midtown reunion, what went wrong last year, and hints at more acts to be added. He also touches base on how the venue will be set up and another upcoming tour he has planned. You can listen to it here.
Christian Wagner on 02/20/14 - 09:13 AM
Skate and Surf has announced the majority of their lineup for their two day festival. Besides Midtown reuniting, there's Saosin with original vocalist Anthony Green, Hidden In Plain View, The Early November and more. You can find the whole lineup of bands in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 02/17/14 - 09:53 AM
Skate and Surf will be held at Middletown Sports Complex in Middletown, NJ this year on May 17 and 18. Two-day passes go on sale February 18 and one-day tickets go on sale March 14. Check the replies for an admat.
Thomas Nassiff on 01/24/14 - 10:07 AM
Skate and Surf have announced that the festival will be taking place on Saturday, May 17th and Sunday, May 18th in 2014. Tickets will go on sale this Friday -- so it's kinda like the scene black friday. No? That joke sucked.
Jason Tate on 11/27/13 - 04:07 PM
GameChanger will release its first series of video games in August featuring Forever The Sickest Kids, Mayday Parade, Senses Fail, Bayside and more. Check out some info below and read more here.
The GameChanger World app will be available for iOS and Android mobile devices through the APP Store and Google Play. The app will launch on August 1, with new platforms to be released every other week. August 1, Forever the Sickest Kids, T. Mills, Allstar Weekend and August 15, Mayday Parade, Senses Fail, Hopsin, and August 29, Bayside, Mod Sun, and Miss May I. For a small fee, players will be able to compete with other users, as well as win prizes. More games are to be released throughout the...
Thomas Nassiff on 07/09/13 - 01:16 PM
Hop to the replies to check out my full review of last weekend's Skate and Surf festivities. You all may have heard the negatives about it in our open thread -- but there were some positives to be realized as well.
If Skate and Surf doesn’t return next year, we’ll know why. It paled in comparison to 2012’s Bamboozle, which on its own wasn’t a perfect experience... But if you came to see good bands, you left Six Flags Great Adventure having seen plenty of them.
Thomas Nassiff on 05/22/13 - 05:23 AM
Skate and Surf Festival has announced Bears and Motorcycles as the winner of "The Break Contest". And on May 13, GameChanger World will release a free “Boardwalk” mobile app, which will reveal set times of performances, as well as a map of the festival grounds. You can get the app and more information here.
Drew Beringer on 05/09/13 - 01:33 PM
Who doesn't love a good wild card? Today we're bringing you (along with Skate and Surf Festival and the Break Contest) the Wildcard Survey. S+S fans can vote for their favorite unsigned acts (using the poll here) to help them earn the last remaining festival performance slots for May 18th and 19th. Thanks to Live it Up, Red Bull Records, Shirts for a Cure, and Self Made Co -- there are four spots remaining for Skate and Surf Fest -- your vote decides who goes. Pretty cool, huh? And if you didn't know already, Skate and Surf is May 18th and 19th, and you can buy tickets here.
Drew Beringer on 05/06/13 - 10:14 AM
Update: The chat is now over, thanks a lot to Andrew for spending some time with us!

Andrew WK will be chatting in this thread at 6 pm EST / 3 pm PST. Ask him about partying, his endorsement for Playtex Fresh & Sexy Wipes, his upcoming tour singing Ramones songs with Marky Ramone, or his upcoming appearance at Skate and Surf. The festival takes place on May 18/19 and tickets are still available here.
Thomas Nassiff on 05/05/13 - 08:36 AM
Holy crap, we're only two and half weeks from the return of the Skate and Surf Festival, so how about we give away another pair of tickets to the jamboree in New Jersey on May 18th and 19th. To win this pair, tell me your favorite memories from earlier versions of the Skate and Surf fest. Or if you haven't been before, tell me why the return of this festival is so important to the scene? Give it your best shot n the replies and I'll pick my favorite answer tomorrow. Good luck!
Drew Beringer on 04/30/13 - 09:40 AM
The Skate and Surf Festival has moved from Plaza Green at iPlay America in Freehold, NJ to Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, NJ. Attendees will have access to the theme park with their admission tickets. Also, we can confirm today that Mayday Parade will play the festival as "Bob's Special Guest." Press release is in the replies. Single-day and two-day passes are still available as well.
Thomas Nassiff on 04/29/13 - 07:21 AM
The return of the Skate and Surf Festival is creeping up on us, so we decided to give away a pair of tickets to the jamboree in New Jersey on May 18th and 19th. To win this pair, tell me which band you're excited to see and why you're stoked this fest is back in our lives. Are you excited for Fall Out Boy? What about Saves The Day and Glassjaw? Tell me in the replies and I'll pick my favorite answer tomorrow. Good luck!
Drew Beringer on 04/23/13 - 12:45 PM
A few more bands, including Of Mice & Men and Breathe Carolina, have been added to this year's Skate and Surf Fest. You can read the entire press release in the replies.
Drew Beringer on 03/21/13 - 02:36 PM
PropertyOfZack has published a tell-all interview with John D on the downfall of Bamboozle with serious details of what went wrong, and in turn why Skate And Surf and GameChanger are coming back. Check it out here.
There was a falling out at Bamboozle. A really bad one. But it wasn’t with Live Nation as a company. It was with a few individuals at upper management. And the rumors are true. I F bombed them. I went in and told them to take their job and stick it as far up their asses as they could put it. I said that, because I had reached a point.
Drew Beringer on 02/21/13 - 11:50 AM
Do the surfs up hand sign ... you knew this was coming, right? Today we can officially announce that Fall Out Boy are playing Skate and Surf Fest. No more rumors or hints - this is the real deal. We're going to be doing a lot with the festival this year, so make sure you get your tickets early. Also, this year's unique in that there's the special "Game Changer" mobile gaming booth as part of the festival, we'll have more information on these games where you can play with some of your favorite bands ... soon.

Don't forget to check out the festival on Facebook and Twitter. Guess I'm not so mysterious after all.
Jason Tate on 02/11/13 - 12:38 AM
PropertyofZack has confirmed 20 new artists for this year's Skate and Surf Festival. Notables include Balance and Composure, Cartel, Streetlight Manifesto and LIGHTS. You can find the whole list in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 02/02/13 - 05:11 PM
During tonight's webchat on Stickam, MOD SUN announced he will be performing at this year's Skate And Surf Festival.
Jake Denning on 01/20/13 - 09:55 PM
Glassjaw, RX Bandits, Palisades, Capture The Crown, State Champs and more have been confirmed for this year's Skate and Surf Festival. You can find the whole list in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 01/20/13 - 10:22 AM
Some of our inside sources have hinted at a Glassjaw/Skate and Surf announcement and ticket bundle sale Christmas Day. We're not sure what that means but we'll keep you posted as more information gets leaked.
Drew Beringer on 12/22/12 - 08:49 AM
A Day To Remember will be playing this year's Skate and Surf Fest.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 12/21/12 - 12:43 PM
John D has posted a lengthy update about next year's Skate and Surf Festival along with their new gaming platform - GameChanger. You can read the full statement in the replies.
From John DWe have spent the last year designing and building one of the most dynamic products to ever hit the mobile gaming platform. In a few months, some of your favorite artists will be put into mobile phone games, that the artists created. Through your engagement, you will be rewarded with unique prizes which will only be available on the GameChanger platform.

We expected to launch in the fall with what we had hoped to be 20 artists. We currently have over 50 confirmed artists set to be game'd in early...
Keagan Ilvonen on 12/20/12 - 09:36 AM
I've heard from reputable sources that Skate and Surf 2010 is official and will be held Oct. 1-3 in Asbury Park, NJ at the Convention Hall, Paramount Theatre, Berkley Carteret and other select venues.
Anton Djamoos on 09/03/09 - 12:34 PM
According to Matt Galle's twitter, Skate and Surf Fest will be back next year.
Rohan Kohli on 07/06/09 - 04:33 PM

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