What: The Inaugural X Games Global Championship
Where: Base of Whistler Village gondola
When: May 16-18
Get ready to rip it up for the inaugural X Games Global Championship, and were not just talking about the skate park, the glacier bowl or the bike park. The village is where its at too. Therell be free concerts nightly, a movie preview and a 20-guitar travelling roadshow to keep everyone on their toes throughout the manic international competition.
Heres a brief look at whats on at the village stage:
Friday, May 16
4 p.m.: Operatic, featuring pro skateboarder Jessie Fritsch as lead singer and guitarist.
5 p.m.: Flashlight Brown, a punk rock band from Toronto.
Saturday, May 17
4 p.m.: Mike V & The Rats, with frontman Mike Vallely, a professional skateboarder.
5 p.m.: Diffuser, an alternative rock band.
Sunday, May 18
4 p.m.: Reeve Oliver, a three-piece rock band from San Diego, California.
5 p.m.: Authority Zero, a punk/alternative rock band from Mesa, Arizona.
Friday, May 16
Mike Vs Greatest Hits
Starring: Mike Vallely, Tony Hawk, Bam Magera
When: 8 p.m.
Professional skateboarder and legendary bad ass, Mike V has been fighting against bullies and injustice his whole life. Mike V grew up in a small town in New Jersey and has been fighting for skateboarding and skateboarders his entire professional career. Mike Vs Greatest Hits documents his most notorious run-ins, confrontations, and brawls. These are the stories behind the stories. Its all here; the car crashing, elbow smashing, ramp thrashing and security guard bashing that has made Mike V a legend in and out of the skateboard world.
In Whistler Village all weekend, spectators can demo the full line of Fender Guitars at the travelling Fender Roadhouse . Players of all abilities can step up, plug in, and play the latest equipment from Fender, Guild, DeArmond, Squier and SUNN and learn about the impact of these guitars in music over the last 50 years.