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 Moore and Hawk's own charity efforts.
The 2017 Music City Skate Jam is set to take place on September 10 at the Music City Walk of Fame Park in downtown Nashville. The event will feature skateboarding demos by Hawk and performances by Moore as well as performances by Jordan Davis and Dee Jay Silver. Funds raised during the event will be donated to the country singer's charity Kip's Kids Fund and Hawk's Tony Hawk Foundation. Ticket prices range from $25 to to a $5,000 Platinum VIP package that 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.The 2017 Music City Skate Jam are available now. Included with all ticket purchases is a copy of Moore's upcoming album, Slowheart.
Artist: Kip Moore. Photo: David Esquivel, MegaCountry
For Moore, giving back has always been a priority in his life. “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." Hawk adds, “I'm excited to show Nashville an unprecedented display of talent, including some of the world's best skaters and Kip Moore himself."
In 2015, Moore started the Comeback Kid Skatepark Project, the goal of which was to build skateparks in Nashville, Tennessee, Boston, Massachusetts, San Marcos, Texas, and Annapolis, Maryland. The skateparks are funded through the Kip's Kids Fund. For more information on the upcoming event, visit Moore's official website.