2016 Vans Warped Tour Sponsors and Attractions Announced

Back in March, the Vans Warped Tour announced the full lineup of artists performing at the festival this summer. Just a few weeks ago, Warped released another announcement, sharing the sponsors and attractions that concert-goers can expect to see! The first wave of 2016 featured sponsors/partners include Vans, Journeys, Monster Energy, the U.S. Army, truth, Full Sail University, peta2, Twix, Trojan Condoms, Fueled By Ramen, Cool Gear, Ernie Ball, Depop and The Entertainment Institute (TEI) – the complete list can be found here

This summer, fans will notice a slight change in stage names as Journeys will be taking over both main stages, renaming them to Journeys Left Foot Stage and Journeys Right Foot Stage. In addition to this, fans will also be introduced to the Monster Energy Party Zone which will feature side-by-side stages of non-stop heavy music from artists such as Atreyu, Every Time I Die, Motionless In White, The Color Morale, and Chelsea Grin.

Did you think that was it? WRONG.

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Launch Music Teams Up With The Entertainment Institute

Last month we posted about the Launch Music Conference and Festival which will be back for its eighth edition from April 21st to April 24th at the Lancaster County Convention Center in Lancaster, PA. Earlier this month, Launch announced it’s new partnership with The Entertainment Institute, who will be curating all educational panels and host break-out sessions through the weekend! The Entertainment Institute may sound familiar to some as it was previously featured on the Vans Warped Tour and was founded by Kevin Lyman (Creator of The Vans Warped Tour), Jen Kellogg (20 year concert industry veteran) and Matt Halpern (Founder of Bandhappy and drummer of band Periphery).

Launch Music Conference founder, Jeremy Weiss, discusses the importance of the partnership: "With LAUNCH and TEI both focusing on educating young musicians and would-be industry professionals, combining forces feels like destiny. We are thrilled to partner with TEI on presenting and curating all of the educational components of LAUNCH, expanding from a single-day program in 2015, as they are one of the most informative and effective educational platforms in the world. Partnering in the festival portion…, well that is most certainly a no-brainer! Kevin Lyman is one of the hardest working men I know, an innovator, and a friend. I’m so pleased, personally, to call him partner.“

For more information on the Launch Music Conference and Festival, click here!