March 27th, 2010 – Mont Bleu Casino, South Lake Tahoe
Salomon Snowboards will host the Salomon Backyard Bang rail jam at South Lake Tahoe's Mont Bleu Casino and Resort on Saturday, March 27. The event will feature Tahoe's elite local snowboarding athletes competing for a $2,000 cash purse prize.
The Salomon Backyard Bang will be held in the Mont Bleu parking lot under the lights by the marquee with top competitors jibbing On Course Event's traveling 30' triple-rail feature. The event is invite only and limited to 30 competitors. Athletes will be competing for $2,000 – winner takes all. There will also be a beer garden, tent village and DJ.
"I wanted to create an event that combined snowboarding, art and music," said local Salomon snowboard rep Ryan Kronenberg. "This event has the best of all three and will change the way people think about the integration of these elements."
Event sponsors include: Salomon, Bonfire, Heavenly, The Boardinghouse, Hint and others.
Practice will begin at 4:30 p.m. with the event kicking-off at 5:00 p.m. At 6:30 p.m. 30 competitors will be cut to ten and awards will begin at 7:15 p.m.
Immediately following the event Orange County based prog-emo band Thrice (http://www.myspace.com/thrice) will perform at the Mont Bleu Showroom. Opening acts include Kandi Coded, featuring Jamie Lynn (http://www.myspace.com/kandicoded), and local metal band, I.Dee.Kay. A special presentation of the "I AM SNOWBOARDING" art project in honor of Jeff Anderson will be displayed in the showroom for viewing, featuring art by Mike Parillo, Jamie Lynn, Mark Gonzales, RYN o, Adam Haynes, Ben Brough, Michael Jager, Jeff Curtes and more. Doors open at 8:00 pm and tickets are available at the Mont Bleu box office in advance for $28. Ticket price includes access to the afterparty, held at Blu nightclub and featuring DJ Greyboy (http://www.myspace.com/greyboymusic); doors at 11:00 p.m.
Here is a video for your viewing pleasure of the last rail jam at Mont Bleu that hosted the same feature: