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Get Your SK8 On!!!

Last year, Solstik hosted skateboard sessions in the Washington, DC area with contests, music, food, special guests, and skate and apparel vendors. We're ready to bringing it back all caked out...

Caked Out Skateboard and Music Festival
  • August 15, 2015
  • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
  • Powhatan Springs Skateboard Park
  • 6020 Wilson Blvd.
  • Arlington, VA 22205
Our sessions actively promote skating, music and the lifestyle brands supporting the industry. We are moving in a positive direction, and motivating riders, musicians and their friends to keep rolling with us.

Solstik is currently seeking partnerships with:
  • Skateboard Companies, Parks and Shops
  • Apparel Companies and Other Merchants
  • Live Bands, DJs, MCs
  • Food/Beverage Trucks/Vendors
  • Alternative Youth Programs

Event Components

The event will be held at Arlington, VA's concrete outdoor skatepark. It will help increase use of the skatepark, which encourages the city to invest more in the sport.  

Best Trick Contests
Several small contests will be held to keep the events rockin'. Best trick contests will give groups of skaters 20 to 30 minutes to perform their best trick on a particular obstacle in the park.

Skateboard products, apparel, cash and other prizes contributed by sponsors will be given away to contest winners. 

Musician Battles
Bands, DJs and MCs will perform throughout the day and compete in a battle of the bands format. Winning artists will also receive prizes from sponsors.

Special Guests
Special guests will attend the events, adding an additional element of interest. The events will also help raise the guests' visibility in the skate and music community. 

Food and drinks will be available for purchase at the park. 

Skateboard, apparel and other vendors will be invited to set up booths to sell and display their merchandise. Some donated products will be used as contest prizes.

The event will be promoted primarily through social media, email, websites and flyers. Vendors and merchants will also partner in promotional responsibilities.

Admission and Contest Fees
Small admission fees will be charged to enter the events, as well as fees charged to compete in the contests. Fees will be used to offset the costs of the events.

Events in the DC area attracted more than 100 people with less than $200 in grass roots marketing costs each. We grew with each successive event and got lots of great feedback. With your support, this year's tour will be an even greater success and will do much more to promote skateboarding and music. 

Motivational Messaging
The events will provide opportunities to conduct outreach to at-risk youth and deliver messaging about the value of education, discipline and career goals. 

Full Day Events
The events will be scheduled for a full day allowing:
  • A variety of small contests and giveaways to be held
  • Speakers to give short talks 
  • Several musicians to perform 
  • Vendors time to reach their customers
  • People options to attend at a convenient time
  • Young children to skate more freely at early open sessions
  • Mature attendees to enjoy the late afternoon and evening sessions

Event Flier
Sponsor logs will be added to the event flier, which will be distributed in the metro DC area and through social media. 

Powhatan Springs Skateboard Park

The Powhatan Springs Skateboard Park has a well maintained concrete surface. It features both street and bowl sections filled with a variety of ramps, ledges, stairs and handrails. The park is made for beginners and advanced riders.

Street Section

Bowl Section 

2014 Event Photos

The photos above are from a similar Friday Night Lights event. 

Contact: Derran Eaddy

Solstik: The Force of Light

Solstik Creative Founder Derran Eaddy rode for Element Skateboards and was a New Mexico Commissioner on Higher on Education appointed by then Governor Bruce King. He worked in the education field for seven years and holds a master’s degree in Mass Communications.

As the Sun illuminates our world and sustains life, Solstik radiates the force of light through skateboarding, music, photography and other creative outlets.

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