Vans Warped tour
The Vans Warped Tour is a punk, hardcore, ska and emo music festival series sponsored by Vans Shoes that has occurred every summer since 1994. It lasts all day and has over 50 stops in the US. It is best known for having large numbers of bands or artists playing throughout the day, sometimes over 100, on at least five different stages. There is also usually a skateboarding demonstration as well. Bands such as The Casualties, Senses Fail, Nofx, Less than Jake, Atreyu, Thursday, Social Distortion, and even Joan Jett and the Blackhearts have appeared at past Warped Tour dates. Some bands that do not fit the regular Warped Tour mold have joined the tour in the past, such as rap artists D-12 and Rehab, and swing artists Royal Crown Revue.