SURFER JOE SUMMER FESTIVAL 2017
It's the WORLD'S #1 SURF MUSIC EVENT! - 12th Edition
JUNE 22 - 23 - 24 - 25 / LIVORNO / ITALY
The Surfer Joe Summer Festival is the largest gathering of surf music fans in the world. It is a great occasion for those who share the love for this unique music to meet new and old friends from all over the planet.

This is a 4-day immersion into the world of instrumental surf music with an intense program of concerts, seminars and various attractions, all happening mere steps away from the Mediterranean Sea along the beautiful coast of Tuscany.

Since 2003 there have been 11 editions of the festival without any musical compromise. The SJSF proudly keeps things authentic and offers a true representation of the global surf music scene by showcasing many of its best bands.

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2015

2013

2012
FREE ADMISSION - ALL AGES
KIDS AND FAMILIES ARE VERY WELCOME

E-mail info line: info@surferjoemusic.com (please use this for any request)
SJSF thread on SurfGuitar101.com: click here - Our Faceook page: click here


PROGRAM
HOSTS OF THE SHOW: LORENZO "SURFER JOE" / RALF KILAUEA / JEFF "BIG TIKI DUDE"
LIVE RADIO STREAMING: NORTH SEA SURF RADIO


THURSDAY 22

Daily DJ
DOME
LA MUERTE

Italy
10 PM
LOS DRIGOS Italy
TIKI STAGE
11 PM
ARNO DE CEA & THE CLOCKWORK WIZARDS France
TIKI STAGE



FRIDAY 23

Daily DJ
THE FOG
SURFERS

Italy
7 PM
BAMBOOGIE INJECTIONS Russia
TIKI STAGE
8 PM
THE HICADOOLAS Germany
TIKI STAGE
9 PM
BLACK FLAMINGOS USA
TIKI STAGE
10 PM
EL RAY Denmark
MAIN STAGE
11 PM
LOS BANDITOS Germany
MAIN STAGE
12 AM
LINK PROTRUDI & THE JAYMEN USA
MAIN STAGE
1 AM
LOS FRENETICOS Argentina
TIKI ROOM - Special night show!



SATURDAY 24

Daily DJ
LUKINO
UNGAWA

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BUDDY
Italy
1 PM
TIKI BRUNCH
TIKI ROOM - Low-cost buffet open for everybody. No need for reservation.
2 PM
SURF MUSIC PHOTOGRAPHY
Come to meet PABLO MEDRANO, the man behind some of the most discussed photos of surf music nowadays.
TIKI ROOM - Open for everybody.
2:30 PM
GOOD VIBRATIONS: LA STORIA DEI BEACH BOYS
BOOK PRESENTATION hosted by the author ALDO PEDRON.
TIKI ROOM - Open for everybody. Signing session and merchandise for sale.
3 PM
LINK WRAY AND THE PRE-SURF ERA
SEMINAR / DISCUSSION presented by RUDI PROTRUDI of Link Protrudi & The Jaymen, The Fuzztones.
TIKI ROOM - Open for everybody.
4 PM

MEET & GREET with the world famous artist in person!
TIKI ROOM - Open for everybody.
5 PM
SURF GUITAR MASTER CLASS
SEMINAR / LESSON presented by JASON LEE.
TIKI ROOM - Open for everybody.
6 PM
THE ORGAPHONICS Germany
TIKI STAGE
7 PM
LOS FANTASTICOS UK
TIKI STAGE
8 PM
SURFER JOE & BAND Italy
TIKI STAGE
9 PM
INSECT SURFERS USA
TIKI STAGE
10 PM
THE HUNTINGTON CADS USA
MAIN STAGE
11 PM
RANDY HOLDEN & BAND USA
The man behind FENDER IV, Sons Of Adam, Blue Cheer, Other Half, Population II & more.
MAIN STAGE
12 AM
THE 5.6.7.8's Japan
MAIN STAGE
1 AM
JASON LEE & THE R.I.P. TIDES USA
TIKI ROOM - Special night show!



SUNDAY 25
1 PM
TIKI BRUNCH
TIKI ROOM - Low-cost buffet open for everybody. No need for reservation.
1:30 PM
SECRET SURFIN' SHOW
TIKI ROOM - Afternoon concert with a un-revealed band...
3 PM
RANDY HOLDEN & BAND USA
of famous FENDER IV, Sons Of Adam, Blue Cheer, Other Half, Population II (second set).
TIKI ROOM
3:30 PM
THE FENDER IV AND THE 60s SURF SCENE
SEMINAR / DISCUSSION presented by RANDY HOLDEN himself!
TIKI ROOM - Open for everybody.
5 PM
TIKI COCKTAILS
SEMINAR / DISCUSSION presented by the Tiki Room staff in collaboration with the LUAU TIKI BAR (Bari, Italy).
TIKI ROOM - Open for everybody.
7 PM
THE AKULAS Belgium
TIKI STAGE
8 PM
THE ILLUMINATORS Sweden
TIKI STAGE
9 PM
THE KINGARGOOLAS Brazil
TIKI STAGE
10 PM
THE TOMORROWMEN USA
MAIN STAGE
11 PM
THE SURFIN' LUNGS UK
MAIN STAGE


Please be advised that the program can change anytime without previous notice.
SATURDAY

SURF MUSIC PHOTOGRAPHY
Tiki Room @ 2 PM

Pablo Medrano has been a surf music fan for years and he recently launched a web site called www.SurfMusicPhotography.com to showcase incredible photo material from concerts and various events. His work has been very much appreciated by the community, so it's time to have a chat with him to find out more.
Contact Pablo: Facebook

GOOD VIBRATIONS: LA STORIA DEI BEACH BOYS
Tiki Room @ 2:30 PM

ALDO PEDRON is one of the greatest Italian music journalists, with an experience that goes back in time to when he was no more than a young guy. Since 1966 he has been a fan of surf and beach music and he started writing about this all in the early 70s, but his speciality are the Beach Boys. So after 4 decades of knowledge here comes the first book about the Beach Boys in Italian.
Contact Aldo: Facebook

LINK WRAY AND THE PRE-SURF ERA
Tiki Room @ 3 PM

Where is surf music coming from? We have been talking about the early surf bands, but not about where the surf sound got its inspiration. LINK WRAY is a major reference and one of the greatest guitar heroes, so let's learn about him together with a musician that has been heavily influenced by Link throughout his career: RUDI PROTRUDI (The Fuzztones, Link Protrudi & The Jaymen).


Tiki Room @ 4 PM

Well it is certainly not the first time that a world famous artists come to Surfer Joe, but this time is a very special one: the biggest name in Tiki & Exotica illustration and design. A real "specialist" of the mid-century modern style represented by his unique hand in a unlimited number of characters, decorations and merchandise. It's time to know who SHAG is!

SURF GUITAR MASTER CLASS
Tiki Room @ 5 PM

Prepare yourself for a fun and refreshing take on Surf Guitar technique, style and tone in one interactive surf guitar master class. As one of Southern California's premier guitar players, Jason will be adding some fun and different approaches to surf guitar that you've never seen before. Hot Rod tones, nasty fuzz and huge reverb await!
Contact Jason: Facebook
SUNDAY

THE FENDER IV AND THE 60s SURF SCENE
Tiki Room @ 3:30 PM

Moved from Baltimore to California in the early 60s to join the popular surf scene, RANDY HOLDEN has left his mark in the history of rock as one of the developers of the heavy guitar sound and the composer of several classic tunes. The FENDER IV has been one of the most influential surf bands of all times: this is where we will start our conversation to find out how was to play surf music in the 60s!

TIKI COCKTAILS
Tiki Room @ 5 PM

Join us for the final happening to release the stress with a Tiki Cocktails tasting party! The staff of the Surfer Joe Tiki Room is going to work with DAVIDE MITACCHIONE from the LUAU TIKI BAR of Bari to put together some delicious tropical and exotic drinks, whether they are classics or original creations.
NORTH SEA SURF RADIO
THE OFFICIAL LIVE RADIO STREAMING OF THE SURFER JOE SUMMER FESTIVAL

It is with great pleasure that we announce once more the participation of NSSR for the non-stop transmission of the event!

Not everybody has the possibility to come over and enjoy the festival in person. So the festival will come to you with concerts, interviews and special programs hosted by the DJs of the radio.

North Sea Surf Radio is a web radio playing 24/7 instrumental surf music and showcasing everything that comes into the genre. An amazing library of music that goes back to the 60s and arrives to the last record just released today.

The founder of NSSR is NIELS JENSEN - media expert, musician and surf fan - who managed to make this service a milestone for the community with the support of many DJs from around the world.
OFFICIAL WEB SITE:
www.northseasurfradio.com

TIKI CULTURE
Ungawa! was the Italian pioneer of Tiki Bars and a reference for cool music. Since it joined Surfer Joe and moved to Livorno we have continued this experience with the same energy, proposing events and concerts all year round in our Tiki Room.
TIKI DRINKS
The Tiki culture is well known as "the art of drinking" and so we are glad to offer some tiki cocktails at our bar. Besides the classic Mai Tai do not miss to try our original drinks: WIPEOUT, SURFER GROG and ITALIAN ZOMBIE.
TIKI CARVING
Our friend and great Tiki carver THALY will be at the event again to show you how to transform a piece of wood into a piece of art! Take a look at the many statues and decor items already present at Surfer Joe.
www.thalystikiart.com

SKATEBOARDING
For the third year the skateboard ramp will be present at the festival in the main stage area. The local skate team will showcase throughout the day, but the ramp is freely open for everybody.
A VIEW FROM ABOVE
The panoramic wheel has become a symbol for the Surfer Joe Fest in the past years and it will give you the unique chance to overlook the Terrazza Mascagni and the event with its romantic spinning.

SURFER JOE STORE
As a great source for modern and classic surf records, the Store will be present with a stand selling CDs, vinyls and merchandise by the performing bands and artists from all over the world. You are invited to send us pre-orders and requests that you will be able to pay and collect directly on site.
www.surferjoestore.com

ATTENTION ALL SURF BANDS
The festival is a big opportunity to sell your records and get known by many people. Contact us to sell and showcase your records through our store. store@surferjoemusic.com.

VENDORS AREA
You will find several stands of vendors selling records, merchandise, memorabilia, clothing and more.

The vendors area is open from mid-afternoon until late night.

DO YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE AS A VENDOR?
Contact us now to get the participation fee and know more about the festival. info@surferjoemusic.com

ACQUARIUM
While in Livorno make sure to take your time and visit the nice Acquarium which is right at the festival location. It is good time spent with your kids and an extra attraction you can enjoy at Surfer Joe.
FOOD
At the Surfer Joe Diner and Food Truck you can find a large menu including burgers, salads, finger food, meals and sweets. There are veggie and vegan friendly offers. And don't forget we have all day breakfast!

The kitchen will be open from 10.00 to 1.00 no-stop during the festival days.

Please be advised that it will NOT be possible to reserve a table.
www.surferjoe.it

DRINKS
There are 3 full bars in our Garden, Diner and Tiki Room, plus extra beer bars located in the main stage area. Drinking is a serious thing at Surfer Joe!

TIKI BAR
The Tiki Room - upstairs the Diner - is fully part of the event and will host the seminars and night concerts too!
www.surferjoe.it

"TIKI BRUNCH"
Extra our normal restaurant service we will organize a buffet for all festival fans at the Tiki Room upstairs the Diner. This is going to based on a special menu at the most convenient price. Our purpose is to enjoy the time together while ready for the day full of activities!

Saturday & Sunday at 1pm
A reservation is not necessary.
Info: info@surferjoemusic.com
ACCOMMODATION
We do not directly offer solutions for accommodation. We recommend you anyway to check the usual booking web sites for the best prices:
www.booking.com
www.kayak.com
www.airbnb.com

If you need help or suggestions please feel free to contact us at info@surferjoemusic.com.

DIRECTIONS
Coming to the festival is very easy as Livorno is well located on the coast of Tuscany easily reachable from any direction.

Address:
TERRAZZA MASCAGNI, Livorno

By FLIGHT
Fly to PISA INTERNATIONAL (PSA). Once you are in Pisa you need to get a train or a public transportation to get to Livorno. It is about 20 min driving. Pisa is served by most low-cost airlines from Europe like Ryanair, Easyjet, Germanwings for example.

By CAR
Take highway A12 direction south, you see the signs pointing to Livorno. Exit Livorno and follow the motorway until LIVORNO SUD. Exit there and follow the directions to the ACQUARIUM. The festival IS there.

By TRAIN
Look for station LIVORNO CENTRALE. Once in Livorno you can get a BUS, line #1, to reach the Terrazza Mascagni and the Acquarium. It is about 10 min driving.
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