OBX Shred Fest Announces 2018 Musicians and Special Guests
The 3rd Annual Dare2Care OBX Shred Fest returns to the Soundside Event Site in Nags Head this weekend, and this year’s entertainment lineup has been announced.
On Saturday, May 19, musicians, skateboarders, BMX riders, roller derby women, local restaurants, and community civic organizations will gather at the Soundside Event Site in Nags Head for the 3rd Annual Dare2Care OBX Shred Fest.
The gates will open at 1:30pm and the event will begin with a special ceremony honoring WWII, Korean War, and Vietnam Veterans, presented by Special Olympic Athletes, the Sons of American Legion, and Ms. Wheelchair NC McKayla Creef at 2pm.
“This event is special to my heart because I, as a paraplegic, understand the awareness that needs to be brought to the OBX,” said Ms. Wheelchair NC McKayla Creef. “Being in a wheelchair opens my eyes for all disabilities and their specific needs. But the Veterans go through things that I would never understand and couldn’t imagine going through. So to honor them on Armed Forces Day while benefiting our special needs is an honor for me as well as the community.”
Following the opening ceremony, reggae/dub band SoPoz, psychedelic southern rock band The Ramble, punk band Pie Face Girls, along with punk blues band The Mumz, garage rock band Stuck In Place, Dare County’s only inclusive rock band the Dare2Care OBX Shredders, and positive conscious hip-hop group Kiiind Collectives: Holden McOwen DJ’ed by Tymellord will be playing live music throughout the day.
Four-piece rock band X-UK and Raleigh, NC based underground hip-hop indie singer ZenSoFly will headline Shred Fest.
“I’m really excited to bring my high-energy music to Shred Fest,” said ZenSoFly. “I’m looking forward to the Ladies Only Sk8 Session. I’m down for the cause and a great time!”
Presented by Outer Banks Visitors Bureau, Shred Fest will have a huge skate ramp that will feature demos by professional skateboarders, BMX riders, roller derby women, Chicks in Bowls, plus a “Ladies Only SK8” session and an invite only “Grom Grind” showcasing up-and-coming “Shredders” age 14 and under.
General admission is $20, admission for Veterans, Active Military, students, and children ages 6-18 is $10, and children 5 and under are free with a ticketed adult. There is also a Family Fun ticket for $50, which includes admission for families of four and a $50 VIP ticket, which includes free culinary delights, three free beverage tokens, a VIP viewing lounge with a private bathroom, and special event swag.
Shred Fest tickets are available online at Dare2CareOBX.xorbia.com now and will be available at the gate the day of the event.
The family-friendly event will also feature a Family Fun Zone and interactive fundraising activities, including a dunking booth and a “Stinger Pop Challenge” presented by Stung Tongue Pepper Company.
New to Shred Fest this year, the “Little Shop of Honors” will be a fun place Shred Fest attendees can shop for items like posters autographed by Southern Culture on the Skids, gently used skateboards, concert tickets, tattoo packages and other shredding gear. People who visit the “Little Shop of Honors” will see spotlights honoring local Veterans who have passed away along with people who have benefited from Shred Fest, including the Veterans and members of the IDD community that receive free music lessons from the Motu Music Foundation. All of the proceeds from the “Little Shop of Honors” will go to the 501(c)(3) nonprofit Motu Music Foundation.
Sooey’s BBQ, Outer Banks Brewing Station and Big Daddy’s Pizza will be selling lunch and dinner options along with dessert vendors Kona Ice, OBX Catering Smoothies and Island Snowball. There will also be alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages for sale.
Presented by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau, Shred Fest is an annual fundraiser that encourages inclusion for individuals with special needs and supports programs for these individuals, including free music lessons from the Motu Music Foundation. The event also supports programs for local Veterans, including Open Veterans Jam sessions.
For more information about Shred Fest, visit Dare2CareOBX.com.
Shred Fest 2018 is sponsored by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau, Max Radio of the Carolinas, Tortuga’s Lie, The Outer Banks Voice, Motu Music Foundation, Sons of the American Legion, College of the Albemarle, and To The T Public Relations.
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