Burr Ridge, Ill. – Dec. 3, 2010 – Midwest hip hop group, The Cool Kids, will perform live during the Winter Dew Tour’s Nike 6.0 Open at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge, Colo. on Friday, December 17th with tickets starting at just $20. Opening act, The Knocks, will kick off the two-hour concert at 7pm. The live show is part of the Winter Dew Tour’s season-opening event which features competitions with the best snowboard and freeski athletes in both slopestyle and superpipe disciplines. The four-day event takes place December 16-19, 2010 at Breckenridge Ski Resort.
The Cool Kids have proved to be both an internet and live show phenomenon. The duo of Mikey Rocks and Chuck Inglish met in mid-2005 after Mikey came across some of Chuck’s beats online and liked what he heard. Upon meeting in their Chicago-area homes, the duo began releasing material on their MySpace page and on MP3 blogs. In 2007, The Cool Kids began to receive press attention in the local Chicago scene and were invited to play at Pitchfork, one of the city’s major summer music festivals. This led to a spot at New York’s CMJ Music Marathon and an opening spot on M.I.A.’s solo tour. That same year The Cool Kids signed to Chocolate Industries and released their debut EP, The Bake Sale, in January of 2008. The group released its first album, When Fish Ride Bicycles, in 2009.
Concert openers, The Knocks, are based out of the Lower East Side of Manhattan and have emerged as a force to be reckoned with in the world of music production. Consisting of Ben “DJ B-Roc” Ruttner and James “JPratt” Patterson, The Knocks are named in reference to the early days of their production career when complaining neighbors would knock on the walls and ceilings while they worked out of their home studios. The duo later upgraded to Heavy Roc Music studio in Chinatown, where they are making names for themselves by finding and developing talent as well as remixing major artists.
Tickets start at $20 and are available at the Riverwalk Center Box Office. Five dollars of every ticket purchased will be donated to SOS Outreach, a Vail Valley-based nonprofit organization that builds character and self-esteem in youth though outdoor activities and the SOS curriculum. More information can be found at sosoutreach.org. For additional concert and Winter Dew Tour event information, visit allisports.com.
The complete schedule of events for the Nike 6.0 is as follows:
Thursday, December 16th – Festival Village Opens at 8:00am
9:30AM – 1:00PM Snowboard Slopestyle Men Open Qualifiers
10:30AM – 1:30PM Freeski Superpipe Men Open Qualifiers
2:15PM – 4:00PM Snowboard Slopestyle Women Open Qualifiers
3:00PM – 4:00PM Freeski Superpipe Women Prelims
Friday, December 17th – Festival Village Opens at 8:00am
10:00AM – 10:45AM Snowboard Superpipe Women Prelims
10:30AM – 12:30PM Freeski Slopestyle Men Prelims
11:05AM – 12:30PM Snowboard Superpipe Men Prelims
2:00PM – 4:00PM Snowboard Slopestyle Men Prelims
2:30PM – 4:00PM Freeski Superpipe Men Prelims
7:00PM – 9:00PM The Cool Kids/The Knocks Concert at Riverwalk
Saturday, December 18th – Festival Village Opens at 8:00am
9:00AM – 9:40AM Snowboard Superpipe Women Final
10:00AM – 11:00AM Snowboard Superpipe Men Final
11:00AM – 12:00PM Snowboard Slopestyle Women Prelims
12:00PM – 12:40PM Freeski Superpipe Women Final
1:00PM – 2:00PM Freeski Superpipe Men Final
2:00PM – 3:30PM Freeski Slopestyle Women Prelims
Sunday, December 19th – Festival Village Opens at 8:00am
10:00AM – 10:40AM Snowboard Slopestyle Women Final
11:00AM – 12:00PM Snowboard Slopestyle Men Final
1:30PM – 2:10PM Freeski Slopestyle Women Final
2:30PM – 3:30PM Freeski Slopestyle Men Final
***SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE***
The complete 2010-11 Winter Dew Tour schedule is as follows:
Event Date Location
Nike 6.0 Open Dec. 16-19 Breckenridge Ski Resort – Breckenridge, Colo.
Winter Dew Tour Killington Jan. 20-23 Killington Resort – Killington, Vt.
Toyota Championships Feb. 10-13 Snowbasin Resort – Ogden, Utah
Entering its third season, the top athletes in the world will take part in the 2010-11 Winter Dew Tour, all competing for the highly coveted Dew Cup that will be awarded at the Toyota Championship at Snowbasin Resort in Ogden, Utah. The 2009-10 Dew Cup champions include Andreas Hatveit (Freeski Slopestyle), Jossi Wells (Freeski Superpipe), Jamie Anderson (Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle), Sage Kotsenburg (Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle), Kaitlyn Farrington (Women’s Snowboard Superpipe), JJ Thomas (Men’s Snowboard Superpipe).
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Winter Dew Tour
The Winter Dew Tour consists of three major, multi-sport events spanning across the country, with a cumulative points system, and a $1.5 million competitive purse. Each event features snowboard (superpipe and slopestyle) and freeskiing (superpipe and slopestyle). At season’s end, the overall point’s leaders are crowned year-end champions and awarded the prestigious Dew Cup. As part of an Alli property, key lifestyle elements compliment the competitions at each Tour event including the Festival Village, specialty competitions, and live cutting edge music. The Winter Dew Tour is broadcast live on NBC Sports with additional competition and lifestyle broadcasts on MTV, MTV2 and USA. The Winter Dew Tour is also distributed on Fuel TV, Universal HD, and internationally on Eurosport, Fox Australia and Extreme Channel. Current Winter Dew Tour partners include Mountain Dew, Toyota, Nike 6.0, Verizon, MATADOR Beef Jerky, Power Bar, Paul Mitchell, Ball Park and National Guard. For more information, visit www.Allisports.com.
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