ESPN Radio's The Scott Van Pelt Show, Mason and Ireland, L.A. Sports Live and Action Sports with Brando will broadcast live from the X Games stage in Nokia Plaza L.A. LIVE July 29-Aug. 1.
In addition, X Games 16's "Party in the Plaza" will feature four days of X Games 16 medal ceremony presentations, live musical acts, dance crews, DJs and live telecasts of X Center in the Nokia Plaza L.A. LIVE from 7 p.m.-10 p.m on Thursday and Sunday, and 8 p.m.- 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The Dre Beats Radio X Stage powered by KROQ will feature daytime bands and activities including a live broadcast with KROQ's Stryker on Friday, July 30. The X Games 16 "Party in the Plaza" is free to the public.
Tickets for X Games 16 are available for purchase through Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets and venue box offices.
Below is the schedule for the musical performances, dance crews and DJs for the Party in the Plaza:
Thursday, July 29
2:15 p.m.-2:45 p.m. A Day to Remember
Hailing from Ocala, Florida, A Day To Remember is one of the hardest working bands in the business. Since their VICTORY RECORDS signing in 2006 they have released three albums, sold out entire continental tours and topped Billboard charts. After their notable performance at the Soundwave Festival in Australia, vocalist Jeremy McKinnon, guitarists Neil Westfall and Kevin Skaff, bassist Joshua Woodard and drummer Alex Shelnutt not only sold out every UK show on their 2010 tour, but crossed the pond to do the same in the US. For more information on A DAY TO REMEMBER, please visit: www.myspace.com/adaytoremember or www.victoryrecords.com
3:30 p.m-4 p.m. MK & The Gentlemen
Mk&Gentlemen, from Venice, Calif. are on the upswing. Known for their original and unmistakable sound dubbed "Beach Hop," this music project has become a household name throughout Southern California beach communities. Drawing influence from life in the city (NYC) and the beach (Venice) their upcoming EP, the CTY EP has set them apart as a buzz band to watch in 2010. twitter.com/mkmusicproject
7 p.m.-10 p.m. DJ Hapa, Dance/Foot Klan
DJ Hapa has rocked crowds in the hottest night clubs across the world from Hong Kong to Milan, Cannes to Canada, and even Singapore to Kuala Lumpur. He has DJ'd exclusive VIP and private parties for the likes of Michael Jordan, Carmello Anthony and Ed Hardys Christian Audiger. Los Angeles has started their days with Hapa on the Emmy Award Winning KTLA Morning News Show, as the first DJ to ever be on a morning news show. Hapa has DJ'd for Grammy Award-winning Macy Gray and has performed alongside Earth Wind and Fire, Snoop Dogg and Fergie. When Hapa is not globetrotting, he is running Scratch DJ Academy and volunteering with the Epilepsy Foundation and Elemental Arts Programs.
Friday, July 30
3:15 p.m.- 3:45p.m. Yelawolf (Interscope)
Rap's newest underground sensation, Yelawolf has spent the majority of his life in Gadsden, Ala. Yelawolf is poised to take over the hip hop scene with his major label debut Trunk Muzik 0 - 60 an album showcases features and collaborations from some of the biggest names in hip hop including Gucci Mane, Bun-B, Raekwon and producer Jim Jonsin. Yelawolf recently was featured on You Ain't No DJ, which appeared on Big Boi's Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty. yelawolf.net
8 p.m.-11 p.m. DJ Bobby B from Kottonmouth Kings (Suburban Noize), Saigon, Glasses Malone and DJ Bobby B from Kottonmouth Kings (Suburban Noize) in between medal ceremonies and X Center
DJ Bobby B is a beat junkie who lives for the next dope beat. For the past decade Bobby B has been behind the turn tables spinning for California rip-hop hybrids the Kottonmouth Kings. The group's new album, Long Live The Kings, debuted at #26 on the Billboard Top 200.
Since 2002, when Saigon speaks, people listen. The popularity of the up-and-coming rapper exploded as he took over the streets and the Internet with a collection of classic mixtapes that many fans consider mini-albums. Candidly outspoken and controversial, Saigon quickly became the talk of the town and a media favorite, heavily cosigned by a pack of A-List DJ's and producers, including Kay Slay, Whoo Kid, Enuff, Just Blaze, Mark Ronson, Alchemist, Buckwild and many others. Saigon is currently gearing up for the release of his Just Blaze produced debut album, The Greatest Story Never Told" on Abandoned Nation/Subnoize Records later this year.
Glasses Malone (aka G.Malone) has spent the last several years overtaking both the West Coast and national music scene as he prepares for the release of his debut album The Beach Cruiser, Glasses made his mark in the hip-hop game by collaborating with industry heavyweights like Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg, Akon and touring with Tech N9ne and Slaughterhouse. Glasses Malone's new single I Get Doe is currently heating up radio stations across the country.
Saturday, July 31
3:15 p.m.-3:45 p.m. Big B with Scott Russo from Unwritten Law
It's rare for an artist to cross genres as seamlessly as Big B has consistently done over the years and he only continues to break down the boundaries, being embraced in any genre or environment he steps into. Big B has become known for his raw and honest style, likening him to a modern day Johnny Cash yet blending in his own elements, namely hip-hop, alternative rock, country and even a laid-back reggae vibe. He will be releasing his fifth studio album, Good Times & Bad Advice on Sept. 14 which includes guest appearances by Everlast, Pepper, Unwritten Law's Scott Russo, Glasses Malone and Cisco Adler. Big B was also a regular cast member on the A&E hit television series Inked, focusing on his work at the Hart & Huntington Tattoo Company in Las Vegas alongside his friend and freestyle motocross icon Carey Hart.
4:30 p.m.-5 p.m. Jared Evan
Jared Evan's forthcoming debut, Fourth Chapter on Interscope Records is an amazingly organic mixture of styles, genres, tempos and vibes. While most albums today are an ill-fitting mishmash of myriad producers, Fourth Chapter is not. The bulk of the beats come from Grammy-nominated boardsmith Ill Factor and Evan's supreme ally, Polow Da Don. That kind of universal appeal, wrapped up in a unique sonic package is the heart of Jared Evan. He conveys truth and insight in a remarkably entertaining way. jaredevan.com
8 p.m.-9 p.m. DJ Skee (w/special guests), medal ceremonies and X Center
Whatever Skee does, the world is watching. DJ Skee has become the ambassador to music culture and the authoritative voice for his generation. Currently, he can be heard on the largest radio station in the country, KIIS-FM (LA) or any of his four Sirius/XM and Dish Network radio shows. DJ Skee was also featured on CBS's 60 Minutes, MTV, NBC, The E! Network, ESPN, Fox Network and in numerous publications such as the Los Angeles Times, New York Post, Rolling Stone, XXL and Business Week. He has worked with top artists ranging from Snoop Dogg, R Kelly, Travis Barker, The Game, Clinton Sparks and recently launched successful and created distinct marketing campaigns for Major Companies like Daimler-Chrysler, T-Mobile. MetroPCS, Monster Cables and Karmaloop.
Combining his passion for music and love of new media and marketing, DJ Skee founded Skee.TV, which is a unique production, marketing, and content distribution company specializing in creative visual productions alongside new media marketing. Skee.TV has produced videos for today's hottest artists, including Xzibit, Cypress Hill, New Boyz, E40, Chris Cornell, The Game, Soulja Boy and more. Since the launch in 2007, Skee.TV has garnished over 130 million streams on its video channel, and is responsible for many major label music videos, web content, behind the scenes pieces and other viral-type initiatives. www.Skee.TV
Sunday, Aug. 1
3:30 p.m.-4 p.m. The Knux
The Knux is made up of two brothers hailing from New Orleans who have worked a lifetime to create their signature sound. Combining elements of rock n' roll, jazz, hip hop and electronic influences, their sound is culminated in their critically acclaimed debut Remind Me in Three Days.., which featured the singles, Cappuccino and Bang Bang. The Knux is currently working on their sophomore album. theKnux.com
7 p.m.-10 p.m. Tulsi & DJ Modul8r, Dance Crews
Tulsi is an independent, prolific hip hop artist based in Seattle. In the past five years, he has released two albums with his third, Cold Smoke, to be released on Aug. 28. He keeps surprising himself and his fans with passionate performances, finding a knack for vocal clarity, projection and a love for performing live. Since 2006 he has been performing and recording with DJ Modul8r, a Seattle based performance/turntablist DJ.
Dance Crews: Kid Power, West Bound, Extra Credit Kru & Syrenz and Killafornia
Kid Power is a group of young artists between the ages of 11-20 that are dedicated to the performing arts. They are all honor students in school and travel the world representing the United States as young diplomats to reach out to other children of other cultures. Their motto they live by is, Stay in school, say "no to drugs" and protect the environment.
West Bound is a group of amazing dancers focus on fusing various forms of dance including breaking, popping, locking, housing, krumping, and much much more. With their free spirit style and wicked choreography, there's not much that West Bound can't do. www.hitthefloorproductions.com
Extra Credit Kru & Syrenz-
This performance is an amazing combination of two all female dance crews -- Extra Credit & Syrenz. The Extra Credit Kru is a bgirl crew who originated in the Bay Area as an accessory to Sisterz of the Underground, the region's most prominent collective of female Hip Hop artists. Since 2001, ECK has been earning renown as artists who represent the Hip Hop element to its fullest. Syrenz is a group of intriguing, dynamic females that have the "DESIRE TO INSPIRE" by sharing their passion for street dance with the community. They create compelling and original artistry that celebrates the beauty in culture and the captivating dimensions of a woman. Both strength and femininity are exhibited in their movement while upholding the classic street dance foundations of b-girling, locking, waacking, new jack swing, and house.
Established in 2000, Killafornia is made up of California's best bboys. These guys have performed with pop starts such as Madonna, Justin Timberlake, Black Eyed Peas and Missy Elliot. They have appeared in feature films including Step Up 1 & 2, 2 Fast 2 Furious, You Got Served; in TV shows including Dancing With The Stars, The Jay Leno Show, Good Morning America, CSI, MTV Movie Awards and Saturday Night Live; and have been in music videos with Ludacris, Chris Brown, Alicia Keyes and many more.