Full Sail University is Proud to Return as Sponsor of the 20th Annual Vans Warped Tour Presented by Journeys

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Full Sail University is proud to return as a sponsor of the Vans Warped Tour presented by Journeys. 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the legendary music festival, and the third year of The Acoustic Basement presented by Full Sail University.

For more information about Full Sail University, please visit: fullsail.edu

“We congratulate Vans Warped Tour on its 20th anniversary, and we are grateful for the relationship that allows our alumni to work with this world-renowned tour.”

Full Sail University is proud to return as a sponsor of the Vans Warped Tour presented by Journeys. 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the legendary music festival, and the third year of The Acoustic Basement presented by Full Sail University.

The Acoustic Basement presented by Full Sail University includes a fully tented stage for acoustic acts to perform in a more intimate setting, allowing attendees a more up-close and personal experience. Throughout the summer, various solo artists and bands from genres including indie, punk, and folk will rotate on the stage’s schedule. Current scheduled performers include: Anthony Raneri (Bayside), Nick Santino (ARTTM), Front Porch Step, Brian Marquis, Bad Rabbits, Mike Herrera (MxPx), and many more.

In addition to presenting the Acoustic Basement stage, four recent Full Sail University graduates will have the opportunity to work as interns for the duration of the tour. These coveted internship positions range from managing production office needs, helping to set up the stage and run its sound board, creating blog content that will appear on the official Vans Warped Tour blog site, and creating materials utilizing graphic design skills to support the tour’s well-known brand.

“The internship opportunities that our graduates participate in throughout the Vans Warped Tour provide valuable hands-on experience,” said Dana Roun, Director of Audio Programs at Full Sail University. “We congratulate Vans Warped Tour on its 20th anniversary, and we are grateful for the relationship that allows our alumni to work with this world-renowned tour.”

The 20th Annual Vans Warped Tour will kick off on June 13 in Houston, Texas, and will end on August 3 in Denver, Colorado. Full Sail’s one-of-a-kind 75 foot truck and trailer mobile exhibit, “Full Sail Presents: A Real World Education Experience Powered by Sony 4K,” will join the tour during select dates. The university will also provide an on-site presence at each tour stop that will allow visitors to mix in real time using a Raven MTX touch screen console, play student created games through retro arcade gaming stations, and participate in autograph signings with the Florida-based rock band, Mayday Parade. For photos, videos, and tour updates from the Acoustic Basement stage, please visit: FullSailBlog.com.

About Full Sail University:
Full Sail University is an award-winning educational leader for those pursuing careers in the entertainment and media industry. Founded in 1979, Full Sail has been recognized as one of the Top Five Game Degree Programs by Electronic Gaming Monthly, one of the Best Music Programs by Rolling Stone Magazine, and one of the Best Film Programs by UNleashed Magazine. Recently, Full Sail received the “21st Century Best Practices in Distance Learning Award” from the United States Distance Learning Association, was named the “School/College of the Year” by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges, and was recognized as one of the Top 100 Social Media Colleges by Studentadvisor.com.

Full Sail offers on-campus and online Master’s, Bachelor’s, and Associate’s degree programs in areas related to animation, art, business, education, graphic design, film, marketing, web development, music, recording arts, sports, and video games. Full Sail graduate credits include work on OSCAR®, Emmy®, GRAMMY®, ADDY®, MTV Video Music Award, and Spike VGX Video Game Award nominated and winning projects.

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About Vans Warped Tour:
The VANS WARPED TOUR® is well established as America’s premiere music and lifestyle festival of the summer, breaking up-and-coming indie talent as well as both creating and showcasing major established artists since 1995. The nationally-renowned festival is the most eclectic traveling tour and features a diverse array of artists--with hotly tipped acts in every genre from punk, metal and indie to rock, hip-hop, rap, electronic, reggae and pop; as well as a variety of lifestyle attractions for its traditionally low ticket price. The tour has cemented its place in history by bringing punk rock/skate/action sports culture from the underground to the forefront of global youth culture, while at the same time helping those in need and being the first tour to consistently use groundbreaking environmental concepts every year on the road. The Warped Eco Initiatives (WEI) focus on making the tour more environmentally friendly whether it is through eco conscious catering for the artists and crew courtesy of Tada Catering or a solar-powered sound system on the Kevin Says Stage.

Further, http://www.vanswarpedtour.com even showcases public transportation options for every tour date and carpool social media apps as well as exotic eco travel contests. For more information on the tour that Alternative Press readers voted the “Best Tour/Festival” of 2009/2010 and Rolling Stone called “America’s most successful festival” (2005) go to: http://www.vanswarpedtour.com. Now in its 20th year, the 42-date tour will commence June 13 in Houston, TX and end on August 3 in Denver, CO.

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