RockStock: Summer Kickoff a Big Hit


RockStock and Barrels kicked off the summer right with a successful festival on a sunny Saturday. The surf was good, the skateboarders showed off their skills and eight bands rocked the stage as dozens of vendors sold their crafts and goods. The annual event is hosted by Jimmy Dowd of St. James Clothing, Walker Hornung of Into the Whip Records and Steve and Christian Stathis of Boarders Surf Shop, along with the Department of Parks and Recreation.  This year’s bands included Bad Sign, Mammal, Kilzone, Raise the Kicks, the Poorhouse, The Shipwrecks, Walker and the Brotherhood of the Grape, Tumbleweed Highway and Ethoscope.  Besides a surf contest, skate contest, live music and a shopping village, this year’s festival also included Red Bull’s transformer DJ booth and a tough obstacle course set up by CROM Physical Culture. The fun continued into the night with an after party at Playland.


Photos by Katie McFadden