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The Grind: Action Wakesports and Music Festival 2009
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Date: 03-30-2009

The Grind: Action Wakesports and Music Festival
Where: Austin, Texas (MLK and Congress)
When: April 5, 2009
Time: 11AM-10PM

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AUSTIN, TEXAS-This spring, the third annual Grind: Action Sports and Music Festival is coming back to downtown Austin and it's sure to be the best yet! Under360, Roadway Events, University of Texas Wake Team, and 101x are kicking off the summer season with a wakeboard rail jam, skateboard contest, vendors from the action sports industry, live music throughout the day featuring bands like the Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, The Black and White Years, The Riverboat Gamblers and many more. The event takes place in downtown Austin, in the shadow of the Bob Bullock State History Museum and University of Texas main campus. This is action sports up-close & in-your-face and it's as exciting for the riders as it is for spectators.


The Wakeboard and Wakeskate Rail Jam, presented by Texas Ski Ranch and pulled by the Yankmeister Winch Co., will feature local & professional riders such as Tom Fooshee, Bret Little, Ross Skrudland, Lucas Snider, Billy Garcia, Brett Hickey, Witt Finley, Ryan Lemons, Jesse Landry and many others competing head-to-head for cash and prizes, including the First Place Prizes and First Place Prizes.


Not to be outdone, the skateboard competition feature local & professional skaters as they manual, kickflip and nollie heelflip the obstacles in the street course. This year the course will feature a real car to jump, grind, and smash! The skaters will also be competing for over $1000 in cash and prizes.


Combine the rail jam with a skateboard competition, live music, great food, graphic artist exhibits, custom boat and wakeboard accessories, wakeboard instructional sessions, a showcase of the latest wake board boats, and much more, you've got the ultimate action sports festival in Central Texas.


Did we mention this is a music festival? We'll have live music throughout the day from:

Please contact us for interview opportunities!

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WHERE: Downtown Austin, Texas at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr Blvd and Congress Avenue, in the shadow of the State Capitol across from the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum.

HOURS: Gates open at 11:00 AM. Music continues until 10 PM.

TICKETS: Tickets are on sale now! BUY TICKETS HERE!!

PARKING: Acres of FREE parking in adjacent state parking lots. Most parking meters are FREE on weekends.

MEET: local & professional wakeboarders, wakeskaters, and skateboarders competing in a head to head competition throughout the day. Contact us for interview opportunities!

SHOP great food, icy cold beverages, graphite artist exhibits, 150 vendors from the extreme sports industry including wakeboards, custom boat & wakeboard accessories, wakeboard instructional sessions, the latest wakeboard boats, and much more!

SCHEDULE (Subject to Change):
Wakeboarding, skateboarding and music are scheduled throughout the day. Schedule subject to change.

8:30am-9:30am Wake Rail Jam Practice
9:30am-11:30am Wake Rail JamEvent Qualifiers
11:10am-12:10pm TBA
12:10pm-1:00pm Rail Jam Quarterfinals
12:50pm-1:50pm Back After Dawn
1:50pm-2:30pm Skateboard Semifinals and Street demo
2:30pm-3:30pm Eleven Finger Charlie
3:30pm-4:10pm Rail Jam Semifinals
4:10pm-5:10pm Dremnt the End
5:10pm-5:50pm Skateboard Finals and Street demo
5:50pm-6:50pm River Boat Gamblers
6:50pm-7:30pm Rail Jam Finals
7:30pm-8:30pm Black and White Years
8:30pm-9:00pm Wakeboard and Skateboard Awards
9:00pm-10:00pm Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

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