The third annual Frendly Gathering in Windham, Vermont, is less than three weeks away and the anticipation for the event is ramping up.
The three-day grassroots music festival will take place June 14-16 and is the brainchild of the Frends Crew. With over 40 bands and DJ's slated to perform, this year's event is bound to be the biggest to date.
We spoke with Jack Mitrani, a member of the Frends Crew who's spearheading the event, and he gave us five reasons why he thinks you should attend this year's festivities.
Take it away Jack!
1. The Frendly Gathering wouldn't be a Frendly Gathering unless you and your Frends were there... Obviously that's el numero uno.
2.There will be 40 Bands/DJ's, 5 stages, one stage in the trees, a skate ramp, drumming workshops, dance parties, and everything else you could ever imagine to have the best time possible.
3. It's a perfect event and reason to get all of your Frends together in the same place at the same time to enjoy the outdoors, camping, music, yoga, hiking, dancing and whatever else you like to do with your Frends.
4. Ben and Jerry's is giving away free ice cream everyday.
5.Why not? You only live once so come out and have a good time with your Frends!
Check out the official Frendly Gathering video and head to FrendlyGathering.com to get in on this year's fun!
Third Annual Frendly Gathing
Location: Glebe Mountain Road, Windham, Vermont
Date: June 14-16, 2012
The Frends Crew is back with another exciting episode of the The Frendly Times. This time Danny Davis starts things off with some backyard tree jibbing in Tahoe, California.
Meanwhile, Jack Mitrani's back in the office, getting down to business and making plans for The Frendly Gathering, their annual music festival that's happening in June. These riders' antics make this a hilarious episode all along the way.
The Frends crew is at it again. This time, they've teamed up with Alli Sports for a new webisode series that delves into who the Frends are and what makes them tick.
The first episode of The Frendly Times hit the internet today, and gives a glimpse into how the crew started, and what their vision for this season is. While training in Breckenridge, the boys hang out and make of list of all their goals and projects they hope to accomplish throughout the next couple of months. From shredding to skits and beyond, the Frends have quite a few tricks up their sleeve this season.
Turns out that sometimes there is an "I" in Frends. Check out the latest Frendsvision from the Copper Mountain Grand Prix as Scotty Lago takes a competitive edge against fellow Frend Luke Mitrani and really spices up his morning.
Get ready to giggle.
'It's the most wonderful time of the year.' Yes, that lyric holds true for this week, not only because of holiday season, but because the Winter Dew Tour kicks off the Nike Open in Breckenridge, Colorado. For the fourth year in a row, world-class athletes will descend upon Colorado's picturesque mountain town for a week of action-packed shredding and shenanigans that has come to be known as the Dew Tour.
Snowboarders and freeskiers will be competing in halfpipe and slopestyle for piece of the Tour's hefty prize purse, and for the chance to win points towards the coveted Dew Cup. Also cued up for the week is the Nike Chosen Rail Jam and a concert by the one and only Yelawolf.
It's gonna go off in Breck, so keep it locked to GrindTV and Snowboarder Mag for all the breaking action.
Burr Ridge, Ill. - Dec. 2011 - The Winter Dew Tour will kick off its fourth season this week in Breckenridge, Colorado, December 15-18. The weekend's events will bring the top names in snowboard and freeski superpipe and slopestyle to the mountain, while helping to celebrate Breckenridge's 50th anniversary.
Included in the list of names returning to the mountain is Kevin Pearce, who will ride his snowboard for the first time since his December 2009 injury. Hitting the slopes at the Winter Dew Tour on Tuesday, Pearce will be joined by Frends, family and well-wishers for some leisurely riding. An interview with Pearce will be broadcast on NBC Saturday, December 17 at 2:00pm EST, during snowboard superpipe finals.
Louie Vito enters the 2011-12 season eager to repeat his championship performance in the superpipe. He will find stiff competition in Shaun White and Danny Davis, who both return to the Dew Tour this year after a competitive hiatus. Sage Kotsenburg will take to the slopestyle course intent on reclaiming the Dew Cup he won in 2010 from 2011 winner Torstein Horgmo, redeeming his 13th place finish at the end of last season.
Freeskiing game-changer Simon Dumont has come up short in his goal of winning the superpipe Dew Cup, landing in 2nd place since the Winter Dew Tour's inception. He comes to Breckenridge with visions of the elusive title in his future, competing against Justin Dorey, Kevin Rolland and young phenom Torin Yater-Wallace, who dominated in the Gatorade Free Flow Tour before moving up to the pro ranks in 2010. The freeski slopestyle course will heat up with the technical expertise of Bobby Brown, Alex Schlopy and Sammy Carlson.
The ladies will be showing off their snow skills as well. Kelly Clark dominated the women's superpipe contest circuit last season and expects this year to be no different. Elena Hight and Ellery Hollingsworth will be among the young competition, along with veterans Gretchen Bleiler and Hannah Teter aiming to bump her off the top of the podium in Breckenridge. The slopestyle course will also be lighting up with young female talent, as Spencer O'Brien and Enni Rukajarvi face a wide field of up-and-coming qualifiers to begin an exciting competitive season.
Taking the action off the mountain, Nike will host the first stop of their Winter Chosen Tour with a rail jam competition down at the Riverwalk Center Saturday night. Free for all to attend, it will be a showdown of the top local amateurs, with a DJ spinning to the contest and Nike pros commentating. The action leads right into the Winter Dew Tour concert series, treating snowboarders, skiers and hip-hop fans alike to a performance by one of rap's most buzzed about and unique up and comers as Yelawolf and opening act The Knux take the stage. These Shady Records acts will be the perfect complement to Friday's 50th Anniversary celebration in the town, with 100 percent of the ticket proceeds going to SOS Outreach.
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