First-ever Skate or Die Fest Hits Dallas Oct. 22 at Gas Monkey Live

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The first-ever Skate Or Die Fest is taking place at Gas Monkey Live in the heart of North Texas on October 22nd. The single day event is open to all-ages and features the world's largest Game of S.K.A.T.E Tournament, a puppy petting zoo, live art installations, a Vendor Village - curated by local start up Artist Uprising, and an eclectic music experience.

Music headliners include Denton-based, Platinum-selling, Grammy-Nominated pop punk powerhouse Bowling For Soup and New York City indie-rock darlings, Frankie Cosmos. Other artists set to perform include Pearl Earl, Surf Curse, The Greeting Committee, Loafers, and more.

Skate programming will include a single-elimination tournament with 9 rounds of exciting head to head competition over 4 hours, all competing for the top spot and a piece of the $3,000 cash purse. The top 16 competitors from the tournament earn a spot in the best trick contest. Skaters will also compete in a highest ollie contest. Skaters can apply to compete at

Skate Or Die Fest comes from the mind of local entrepreneur and music blogger Harley Barnes​, who has teamed up with event producer Kris Norvet​, investor/landscape architect Zac Miller, and the team at Gas Monkey Live​.


Sunday, October 22nd from 1 p.m.- 10:30 p.m.


Gas Monkey Live
10110 Technology Blvd E
Dallas, TX 75220


General Admission - $20-$35

VIP - $70,  includes priority entry into the festival, and a private indoor VIP area with exclusive bar, seating, and excellent main stage viewing.

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