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Skatin' and rockin' will makes waves at Island Lake

Move over EndFest here comes something more wholesome — but maybe just as loud.

The folks at Island Lake Christian camp say the “Tooth and Nail Skate Fest” slated for this weekend will undoubtedly rock the roof off the Silverdale community.

“It’s going to be different in many ways,” said David Slater, director of development for the Island Lake camp.

Alternative rock and skating. So what sets this apart from other day long concerts swarming with teens?

A mission Slater said to “Try and get the gospel message out to the youth of the Pacific Northwest.”

The camp is a non-denominational organization and should not be confused with a church, Slater said.

“The kids out there are in great need of hope,” he said.

The event is set for 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday June 15. cost for the concert and skating is $15 in advance, $17 at the door and $13 for groups of 10 or more.

About 4,000 tickets have been sold for the event, which has a capacity of 5,000.

The 12-hour 10 band “Tooth and Nail” will feature bands including Stavesacre, PAX217, Hangnail, Lojique, All Wound Up, Kutless and Acceptance. The bands are a mix of Christian and alternative rock.

Pro skaters, including Anthony Carney and Eric Pain, will do demonstrations at the camp’s 10,000 square-foot, roofed skate park.

Money raised from the concert will go toward bringing about 300 inner city kids to the camp this summer.

No drugs or alcohol will be allowed at the event and bags will be searched at the door. Kitsap County Sheriff’s deputies will also patrol the event.

“We’re going to bring a ruckus to the Kitsap Peninsula,” Slater said.

There will be an Amateur Skate Competition with a cash prize of $1,000. Register for skate competition at Northern Wave Skate shop (360) 307-WAVE. People can buy tickets on line at cristacamps.com.

For information call Island Lake at 360-697-1212.

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