Preview: X Games Austin 2016!

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We’re excited for the third year of X Games in Austin at Circuit of the Americas. Excited with a hint of sadness as we will witness the final year in Texas. X Games runs June 2- 5, 2016 and will feature an all-encompassing youth cultural experience, including world-class action sports competition, musical performances, interactive elements and more. Watch this ESPN Preview Clip Here

X Games Austin 2016 will also feature the return of BMX Street, Moto X Best Trick, Moto X Freestyle and Women’s Skateboard Park competition. All tickets will also include access to festival villages, offering entertainment and interactive activities for the whole family, including skate and BMX interactive parks, athlete autograph sessions, sports games, gaming, music, food and retail offerings and more. Check out this great ESPN Preview Video The X Games Austin 2016 tfinal-5487elecast officially kicks off on ESPN, Thursday, June 2, with the LifeProof Moto X Step Up Final at Circuit of The Americas (COTA) at 8:30 p.m. ET and Harley-Davidson Flat-Track Racing Final at 10 p.m. The four-day event will conclude on Sunday, June 5, with Fruit of the Loom Skateboard/BMX Big Air Doubles Final,  beginning at 12 p.m. on ABC and then beginning at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN, the Intel BMX Dirt Final, Toyota’s Men’s Skateboard Park Final, Moto X Best Whip Final and Moto X QuarterPipe Final.

RETURNING ATHLETES-Athletes are coming again from many countries-France, Brazil, Australia -and many from all over the U.S. from California to Boston. Top returning Skateboarders to watch include Elliot Sloan, Curren Caples,Nyjah Huston, Pamela Rosa, Lizzie Armanto, Leticia Bufoni. Top BMX Riders to watch include Garret Reynolds, Kyle Baldock, Colton Sattefield. Top Moto X final-6139Riders to watch include Thomas Pages, Jackson Strong, Ronnie Renner (7 Gold Medals). Of course we’ll have our eyes on Texas athletes Chase Hawk (Austin), Ben Raybourn and Morgan Wade.

 

 

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MUSIC FESTIVAL-This year’s musical performances will feature blink-182, G-Eazy, All Time Low and Logic who will take center stage at the Austin360 Amphitheater. You can find the full music info and line-up Here. Check out this Rolling Stone Video on headliners Blink 182  HERE You can also listen to the X Games Spotify Playlist.Capture

 

WEDNESDAY-X GAMES AUSTIN KICKOFF BASH-X Games Austin Kickoff Bash featuring Chevy Metal with KLBJ is at Stubb’s BBQ on Wednesday, June 1. Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins teamed up with Wiley Hodgden and Mick Murphy to create the all-star cover band.

12729190_1124353830908573_3548410013194599501_nIn honor of the legend Dave Mirra (BMX) who passed away recently, a special tribute will be made in Austin. Check this out View . A true action sports and X Games icon, Mirra owned the record for the most medals in X Games history up until 2013, totaling 23 medals in BMX – 14 being gold – and one from RallyCar Racing. Dave’s storied career and supreme dominance of BMX at X Games is illustrated through several historic moments and records, resulting in 13-straight X Games medals beginning at the inaugural X Games event in 1995. Mirra is one of only two athletes in the event’s history to have won multiple gold medals in three separate X Games events.

final-7078Check out our photo galleries from Austin X Games 2015 and get ready for next week! Highlights from 2015 include:Best Spills,  Best of 2015Metallica Photos and more on Austin101Magazine.com.

TICKETS-Additional details on tickets, and full music and competition schedules are available atXGames.com Admission to the Festival Villages is included in the price iof a ticket. New this year, there is a shuttle from downtown to help you get to The Games safely.  Take advantage of that! Now GO GET YOUR GAME ON!

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