Kip Moore and Tony Hawk’s Music City Skate Jam Now Hurricane Harvey Benefit
Kip Moore and professional skateboarder Tony Hawk have joined forces for the first-ever Music City Skate Jam. The event, presented by Harley-Davidson and scheduled for early September, will benefit Hurricane Harvey victims, via Moore and Hawk's own charity efforts.
The 2017 Music City Skate Jam is set to take place on Sept. 10 at Music City Walk of Fame Park in downtown Nashville. The event will feature skateboarding demos by Hawk and performances by Moore, Jordan Davis and Dee Jay Silver. Funds raised during the event will be donated to Moore’s Kip’s Kids Fund and Hawk’s Tony Hawk Foundation, with the goal of supporting both skatepark communities and those affected by Hurricane Harvey.
"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,” says Moore in a press release. "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."
Adds Hawk, "I’m excited to show Nashville an unprecedented display of talent, including some of the world’s best skaters and Kip Moore himself.”
Fans can attend the 2017 Music City Skate Jam for free, but are encouraged to donate to the cause. Additionally, tickets for the event, ranging in price from $25 to a $5,000 Platinum VIP package are available now. Ticketholders will receive, at minimum, special access to watch the show and a copy of Moore's new album, Slowheart; that VIP package, meanwhile, includes an exclusive viewing area atop the skate ramp and a meet and greet with Moore and Hawk, in addition to some other cool perks. More information is available on Moore's official website.
The Music City Skate Jam is not Moore's first skateboarding-related project: In 2015, Moore began the Comeback Kid Skatepark Project, the goal of which was to build skateparks in Nashville, Tenn.; Boston, Mass.; San Marcos, Texas; and Annapolis, M.D. The skateparks are being funded through the Kip's Kids Fund.
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