Cowtown Skateboards proudly announces the Southwest skateboarding spectacle of the year, PHXAM 2020, presented by Vans! Join us as the world’s best amateur skaters visit the Valley of Sun to exhibit their unique talents, pushing the boundaries of skateboarding. The jam-packed weekend of skating, art shows, and concerts happens on March 27th-29th, starting with Mike Gigliotti’s shocking art exhibition at Legend City Studios on Friday. The contest’s on-board action takes place at the longest-living Sonoran skatepark, Desert West, where the 200 competing ams will give it the old college try to place on the podium, take home their very own Steel Saguaro, and grab a piece of the $20,000 prize purse. Directly following the Finals on Sunday, we’ll have the Crash-or-Cash best trick contest. That’s right, this won’t be your run-of-the-mill huckfest. We’ll start with a list of bonafide bangers, each worth varied cash amounts, where the first contest-entered skater to land any of said tricks claims the cash. Even better, for each trick landed—and cash prize granted—the same amount of money will be matched in donations towards building a new skatepark in Central Phoenix. Thanks to Red Bull and Vans, it’s the only contest that’s literally a win-win! The scream-inducing skating starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. on Sunday. If you can’t be on site, you can catch every minute of the action while still enjoying the AC by watching the live coverage on PHXAM.com.
As we expand the scope and impact of the event, music concerts play a vital piece to keep the vibe alive through the weekend. This year, the savagery spills over from the park and onto The Pressroom in Phoenix as Figgy’s psychedelic Pharlee opens for the world-destroying force known as GWAR. This show is not for the faint of heart as they are certain to spray the blood of the unholy throughout the entire venue—trust us, you’ll want to wear a stainable shirt!
For the best experience of the entire weekend’s festivities, buy your pre-sale tickets by going to PHXAM.com or any Cowtown shop for $5. That means for only $10, you’ll lock down your early admission for the entire weekend’s contest carnage and increase your chances of being one of first 500 people each morning that will be given a free gift bag stuffed with an event T-shirt, a grip of PHXAM merch, and raffle ticket that might win you a board, gear, or even a years supply of Vans shoes. Start your early-bird habit right by copping those pre-sale tickets to properly bask in the PHXAM glory. In between watching the on-course mayhem, be sure you check out Tent City, where the biggest and sickest brands in skating will have new products, games, and prizes to get you more hyped than 50 likes on Instagram ever could. More than just the ams, you’ll also see some of your favorite pros milling about.
PHXAM’s impact and excitement couldn’t be possible without the assistance and support of our partners, so we’d would like to thank: Vans, Red Bull, REAL, Thrasher, Pro-Tec, Bones Bearings, Independent, Mob Grip, Bones Wheels, Happy Hour and The City of Phoenix.
Head over to PHXAM.com for more info and a full schedule of weekend’s events.