Lil Wayne to Make Special Appearance at Dew Tour



Burr Ridge, III – October 16, 2012 – The Dew Tour today announced that Lil Wayne will make a special appearance at the Toyota City Championships in San Francisco, Calif. on Saturday, October 20 during Dew Tour’s live NBC broadcast of Skate Street Finals. 


A skateboarder himself, Lil Wayne will bring his passion for skating to the street course in San Francisco, while supporting the athletes competing for the Skate Street Dew Cup.  His charismatic and spontaneous personality will augment the excitement of the contest, airing live on NBC at 1:30pm ET / 10:30am PT.  Paul Rodriguez, Ryan Sheckler, Chaz Ortiz and Nyjah Huston are among the top names competing in the event.

Lil Wayne bridges the worlds of skateboarding and hip-hop, creating a unique lifestyle component for the Dew Tour as an artist who has frequented the Billboard Hot 100 charts more than any man in the history of music.  The rapper and Dew Tour founding partner Mountain Dew® announced the DEWeezy Project  earlier this year, bringing together Mountain Dew and Lil Wayne on several projects across music and skateboarding. He is appearing at the Toyota City Championships shortly after opening a community skatepark in the Lower Ninth Ward of his native New Orleans, in an effort to provide a safe and active outlet for local youth.

The complete schedule of events for the Dew Tour Toyota City Championships is as follows:


Thursday, October 18

Venue Open: 2:00PM – 7:00PM

Civic Center Plaza

12:30PM – 1:30PM          Free Flow Tour BMX Dirt Final           

1:30PM – 3:30PM            Skateboard Street Prelim                                                           

2:00PM – 7:00PM            Dew Tour Experience

3:30PM – 5:00PM             BMX Dirt Prelim                                   

5:30PM – 6:30PM             BMX Street Semi-Final                                                           

8:00PM – 9:00PM             FMX Triple Threat Final           


Friday, October 19

Venue Open: 2:00PM – 7:00PM

Civic Center Plaza

2:00PM – 7:00PM            Dew Tour Experience

3:00PM – 4:30PM             BMX Dirt Semi-Final                                               

5:30PM – 7:00PM            Skateboard Street Semi-Final                                                           

7:00PM                         Portugal. The Man, Reptar                                                           


Saturday, October 20

Venue Open: 10:00AM – 5:00PM

Civic Center Plaza

10:00AM – 5:00PM            Dew Tour Experience

10:30AM – 12:30PM             Skateboard Street Final with special appearance by Lil Wayne           

2:30PM – 3:30PM            BMX Street Final

5:30PM – 7:00PM             BMX Dirt Final

7:15PM – 7:45PM   BMX Dirt Best Trick 


Sunday, October 21

Venue Open: 12:00PM – 5:00PM

Civic Center Plaza

12:00PM – 5:00PM            Dew Tour Experience

12:00PM – 1:00PM:            Mountain Dew Am Skate Team Demo

1:00PM – 3:00PM:             FTC’s Open House – Locals Skate Contest

3:00PM – 5:00PM:            Woodward Demos and Instructional Skate Sessions

4:00PM – 5:00PM:            Mongoose Athlete Demo at BMX Interactive


Harrison Street

11:00AM – 1:00PM             BMX Streetstyle Final                                                                       

3:30PM – 5:00PM             Skateboard Streetstyle Final                       


**Schedule is subject to change**


The Dew Tour Toyota City Championships will be showcased across 11 broadcast hours on NBC and NBC Sports Network and across an all-new digital platform with live streaming, plus exclusive behind the scenes and in-depth content on  The new broadcast platform will offer coverage from every day of the four-day events and more live Dew Tour coverage on NBC and NBC Sports Network than any previous year. 


The Dew Tour Toyota City Championships will be free to attend giving fans access to the best skateboarding, BMX and FMX competitions, as well as the Dew Tour Experience with skate and BMX courses built just for the fans, autograph signings, giveaways and more. 


The complete 2012 Dew Tour schedule is as follows:


Event                                                      Date                                    Location

Pantech Beach Championships                August 16-19                         Ocean City, Md.

Toyota City Championships                    October 18-21                        San Francisco, Calif.

iON Mountain Championships                 December 13-16                    Breckenridge, Colo.


The Dew Tour Toyota City Championships will air live on NBC Sports Network on Friday, October 19 at 7:30pm ET, on Saturday, October 20 on NBC at 1:30pm ET, and on Sunday, October 21 on NBC at 2:00pm ET.  Lil Wayne’s performance will be integrated into the NBC broadcast on October 20.  Additional broadcasts on NBC Sports Network will be October 18 at 11:00pm ET, October 20 at 11:00pm ET, October 21 at 11:00pm ET and October 28 at 11:00pm ET.

For additional Dew Tour event information, visit and the Dew Tour Facebook page.