Get Loose at Colorado Mills

Combining the best in action sports and live music, the Journeys Backyard BBQ Tour 2012 throws internationally renowned athletes and bands together for an all-ages, activity-packed festival. Beginning at noon today on the south side of the Colorado Mills mall, BMXers and skateboarders cross dangerous paths, wakeboarders hit the water in 180-foot-long portable pools and motocross giants the Metal Mulisha hit steep ramps and jumps. Between the extremes, local acts Saving Avery, Fulcrum and The Field. The Ocean play out a battle of the bands.

Later on in the day, riders will sign autographs as national bands Eve 6 and Hit the Lights take to the stage. “If you don’t leave with something for free at this event, something is wrong with you,” jokes Tour organizer Brian Gass, who promises there will be plenty of swag — including Converse shoes, Journeys store gift cards and more. Converse also sponsors today’s “Punk Your Chucks” contest, inviting young artists to decorate a pair of white high-tops for a chance to see the design manufactured.

The Tour runs until 7 p.m. at the mall, 14500 West Colfax Avenue. For more information on the Journeys Backyard BBQ Tour and a full schedule of performers and events, visit www.journeysbbq.com.
Sat., June 23, 12-7 p.m., 2012

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