Final X Games Austin Begins with the Official Kickoff Bash on June 1 Featuring Live Performance by Chevy Metal

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Final X Games Austin Begins with the Official Kickoff Bash on June 1 Featuring Live Performance by Chevy Metal

Tickets On Sale Now at; Secret Walls Illustration Battle Added to X Games Austin

Fans can celebrate the final year of X Games events in Austin, Texas, at the X Games Austin Kickoff Bash featuring Chevy Metal with KLBJ at Stubb’s BBQ on Wednesday, June 1. The event will feature a performance by all-star cover band Chevy Metal. Fans can purchase tickets beginning today at

Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins teamed up with Wiley Hodgden and Mick Murphy to create the all-star cover band, Chevy Metal. A self-described ‘70s dirt rock cover band, Chevy Metal plays deep cuts from bands like Van Halen, Queen and Black Sabbath. The band has since played everywhere from small clubs to a Saturday Night Live season finale atop the 30 Rock skating rink, proving time and again that anything can happen at a Chevy Metal show – and everything that does happen rocks.


New to the X Games Austin event at Circuit of The Americas, Secret Walls will perform a live illustration battle over 90 minutes on a giant 60-foot canvas in the Vert Village area. A fixture in the global art community for over 10 years, Secret Walls is the world’s premiere black & white live art event. Two teams of artists armed with black markers & acrylic paint freestyle on a large canvas as the crowd cheers them on. Beginning in an East London bar, Secret Walls has performed over 1000+ shows all around the world including NYC, Hong Kong, Moscow, Sydney and now for the first time at X Games.
Also new for 2016, X Games Austin will be offering fans X Games ATXPRESS Shuttle passes for purchase at Passes are priced at $35 per day or $99 for Friday-Sunday competition days and will include coach bus transportation from the X Games Shuttle Hub at the Austin Convention Center in downtown Austin to the Circuit of The Americas.

X Games ATXPRESS shuttles will run continuously throughout each day between the following hours:

  • Friday, June 3 1 p.m. – 1 a.m.
  • Saturday, June 4 9 a.m. – 1 a.m.
  • Sunday, June 5 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Tickets for the X Games Austin 2016 event are also available at General admission tickets start at $29 with VIP, one-day and three-day experiences and music options offered.

Media Contacts:

Grace Coryell, ESPN Communications, 213-405-4402, [email protected]

Crystal Yang Edwards, ESPN Communications, 213-405-4401, [email protected]



Grace Coryell

Based out of the LAPC in Los Angeles, Calif., Grace Coryell is manager of communications focusing on X Games and West Coast PR. A native Angelino, Coryell attended the University of Southern California and began working at ESPN in 2008.
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