PR: A Tribe Called Quest, Pharcyde and Others Sign On For Board Aid IV for LIFEbeat

(Big Bear Lake, CA) – Top snowboarding and skateboarding pros, as well as stars from the entertainment industry will converge on Bear Mountain Ski Resort in Big Bear Lake, CA on March 14-15, 1997, to participate in Warp Magazine and Airwalk Present Board AID 4 for LIFEbeat. Sponsored by Warp Magazine and Airwalk, the event is a benefit for LIFEbeat, the music industry AIDS organization.

The first bands to sign on as performers for the event include A TRIBE CALLED QUEST, THE PHARCYDE, VOODOO GLOW SKULLS, blink-182, CHIXDIGGIT and hed. Additional announcements will be made from now up to the day of the event.

Like past Board AIDs, which have featured performances and appearances by Porno for Pyros, The Beastie Boys, Seal, Bad Religion, 311, Sublime, Helmet, face to face, 7 Year Bitch, Unwritten Law, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Anthrax, Wax, and House of Pain, this yearis Board AID 4, will host two days of concerts on the mountain, along with demonstrations from top pros on the skateboard halfpipe and snowboard halfpipe and other snow events. A festival area will include vendors from board-sport lifestyle companies and representatives from local AIDS service organizations. Once again, MTV will cover the event on the hill and on stage. Proceeds from Board AID 4 raised through ticket sales, a percentage of lift-ticket sales and the sale of Board AID event T-shirts, stickers and other merchandise will be donated to LIFEbeat. Tickets are on sale by calling #213.683.8100.

In addition, HOT WIRED (the web site for WIRED Magazine), ROCKTROPOLIS and TRANSWORLD is TWSNOW.COM will team up to broadcast live the audio/video portions of the event over the internet. People online will get to see the event while chatting with various band members, AIDS educators, celebrities and pros who are at the event. The event can be viewed at the offical Board AID web site; WWW.BOARDAID.COM.

The event is being produced by WARP Magazine, the San Diego-based board-sport lifestyle publication. “We felt that Board AID was the most credible and important way to educate our teen world about the dangers of HIV and AIDS. They respect the musicians and athletes involved in the project and that makes our mission and message more important and real.” said Fran Richards, the event creator and TransWorld Publications associate publisher.

In addition to WARP Magazine, AIRWALK has come on board as the presenting sponsor for the third year in a row.

LIFEbeat was founded in 1992 by record executive Daniel Glass and late music-industry manager/promoter Bob Caviano. Today, LIFEbeat, headed up by Executive Director Tim Rosta, is comprised of a board of directors from the music industry’s most powerful companies, including Universal Records President Daniel Glass, MTV President Judy McGrath, VH-1 President John Sykes, as well as model/writer Veronica Webb and others. LIFEbeat donates the money it raises to preexisting AIDS organizations, among them The Actor’s Fund of America, AIDS Initiative of New York, Cure AIDS Now in Miami, God’s Love We Deliver in New York, and Food and Friends in Washington D.C.

For Additional Information, Contact:

Jody Miller
JLM Public Relations, Inc.
(212) 431-5227
Fax (212) 431-6818

Mark Sperling
Board AID
(619) 722-7777 x118
Fax (619) 722-0653

Ticket Info: 213.683.8100