Zappos.com Holds Free Skateboard Competition, Concert in Downtown Las Vegas

Professional skaters from across the nation join the competition during a day of family friendly fun with a free concert by Taking Back Sunday

LAS VEGAS--()--Zappos.com, along with participating skate brands, is throwing its second annual Rideshop Series skateboard event on Friday, May 16, 2014 in downtown Las Vegas. This free event is open to the public and will feature professional skaters, family activities, a concert by Taking Back Sunday, and much more.

The Zappos Rideshop Series is taking over Fremont St. between Las Vegas Blvd. and 7th St., from 4:00 p.m. PT until 10:00 p.m. PT with activities for kids of all ages. An open skate, board repair, autograph signings and more are open to the community. Many fan favorite professional skaters are invited to compete for cash prizes.

“The Rideshop Series is an event that allows Zappos to bring new and exciting experiences to the downtown Las Vegas community in a way that includes some of our great retail partners,” said Danny Earl, Event Producer at Zappos.com. Participating brands, Macbeth, DVS, Supra, and others will be on site with activations.

Guests of the event will even be treated to a free concert by Taking Back Sunday, featuring music from their new album Happiness Is (released on Hopeless Records March 18, 2014) which debuted at #10 on the Billboard Album Chart, with special guests Idlehands and Mini Death.

“We are always excited to play in Las Vegas and getting the opportunity to play a free all-ages event is a bonus. Should be a fun day watching some skating and live music,” said Eddie Reyes, guitarist for Taking Back Sunday. Taking Back Sunday just completed a sold-out North American Tour.

About Zappos.com: Established in 1999, Zappos.com, operated by Zappos IP, Inc., has quickly become the leading destination in online apparel and footwear sales by striving to provide shoppers with the best possible service and selection. Zappos.com currently showcases millions of products from over 1000 clothing and shoe brands. Zappos.com, Inc. was recognized in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 by FORTUNE MAGAZINE as one of the "100 BEST COMPANIES TO WORK FOR." Zappos.com is also proud to be rated ELITE by STELLAService and was named a J.D. Power 2011 Customer Service Champion, one of only 40 companies so named in the U.S. More information about the customer service philosophy, unique culture, and job openings can be found at http://about.zappos.com. More information about Zappos Insights, and its business membership program can be found at http://www.zapposinsights.com. Zappos.com is a subsidiary of (AMZN) Amazon.com.

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Taking Back Sunday (Photo: Business Wire)

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Zappos.com hosts its second annual free Rideshop Series skateboard event with special guest Taking Back Sunday on May 16 in downtown Las Vegas.

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Contacts

Mullen Agency
Megan Oxland, 617-226-9869
moxland@mullen.com