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 14 editions of the festival without any musical compromise. The SJSF proudly keeps things authentic and offers a screenshot of the global surf music scene by showcasing many of its best bands.
19.00 / VIP ONLY TIKI ROOM
Welcome "Aperitivo" Party
15.00 / GARDEN
Fender Stratocaster, the Most Iconic Guitar in Modern Music
Symposium by Flavio Camorani (Italy)
Flavio owns the greatest and most complete collection of Fender instruments in the world including everything that the Californian brand has produced in series between 1951 and 1974, plus a few pieces from even before that time. For many years he as studied the construction secrets and unveiled building procedures and techniques, sometimes scratching old guitars to see what was under the paint! His knowledge about these instruments is immense. So participate to his seminar about the Stratocaster and you will know all the details about the most famous guitar ever made.
Let's say something here. We have been surf music fans since we were kids, we grew up in the 90s with the amazing post Pulp Fiction surf revival and we have seen a lot of surf bands.
But if someone 20 years ago would have told us "you are going to create the largest surf music festival ever and one day you will have THE SURFARIS to play for you" we would have just had a big laugh.
I mean... THE Surfaris, the band who wrote the song Surfer Joe from which we took our very name, the ones who wrote Wipeout ("aahahhahhhahha..... wipeout!", yes that one!). And not only that: Bob Berryhill, one of the original members and co-founders, is going to share some time with us telling stories about how this whole thing started out in the early 60s.
Insane! But true. It's going to happen next June!
On Saturday 24 June THE SURFARIS will perform in Livorno at the Surfer Joe Summer Festival
Obviously we cannot unfortunately have the original band, but Bob and his band have been carrying around the name of The Surfaris for many years, still maintaining that energy and fun which made surf music great in the first wave.
They will play loud and they will make you dance to the notes of most classic surf sounds!
but there is one more thing…
In 2023 we will celebrate together with The Surfaris the 60th anniversary of the release of WIPEOUT
do you really want to miss this?
It's such a pleasure to have with us in 2023 a person who certainly knows more than anyone else the secrets of the original surf sound, because he learnt from the man who invented it - our god and musical father, the one & only Dick Dale - and he comes to show us how it's done: JIMMY DALE.
Since he was a kid Jimmy has performed with his father, joining him on second guitar or drums, becoming pretty quickly an amazing musician. He will certainly bring us a set based on the Dick Dale's classics we all know, so we expect power, volume and incredible energy. We have a Double Showman ready...
Sharing the stage with Jimmy Dale there will be the legendary RON EGLIT on bass (worked with Dick Dale for 20+ years) and Pieter Dedoncker on drums.
Jimmy Dale and Ron Eglit, together with El Zeb, will also participate to the symposium on Saturday afternoon about “The Sound of Dick Dale”. We will go through his gear configuration and approach to play the instruments, trying to steal some secrets and advices. Discussion open to questions.
You can BUY and reserve your items now! Pickup at the festival as soon as you get in.
Sorry - VIP tickets are currently SOLD OUT
Thanks to VIP guests we CAN make the Surfer Joe Summer Festival happen.
They are the TRUE surf music fans, the ones who care the most, the ones who really want to be part of the event, attend to all shows, be able to talk & share with the artists. VIPs are our first and most important sponsor and whoever knows us at Surfer Joe Music is aware of the spirit and passion that have been driving us for years to produce this incredible festival.
Sorry - VIP tickets are currently SOLD OUT
In collaboration with Segafredo we are happy to present a special selection of three of their favourite coffee blends, to meet different tastes, and eventually you will be able to buy some to bring home. Our staff will be there to give you all the information.
The festival experience begins early this year. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning, from 11am, you can relax in our Tiki garden for the daily breakfast and finally enjoy - since you are in Italy! - some of the best coffees in the world... expresso & cappuccino obviously ;-)
All our regular breakfast menu from the bar and the kitchen will still be available of course. And then... symposiums and matinee shows!
This is going to happen in the Tiki garden during the mornings of the weekend.
Friday at 12pm
Concert: THE UNDERCURRENTS (Romania)
Saturday at 11am
Symposium: SHARKS by Acquario di Livorno
Saturday at 12pm
Concert: UNKLE KOOK (Italy)
Sunday at 11am
Concert: THE MANAKOORAS (USA)
Like every year we will have live tiki carving at the festival and a group of selected artists will transform pieces of wood into statues and cool decors.
Make sure not to miss to see this show!
Thaly's Tiki Art (Germany)
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Paul Tiki Campese (Italy)
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Big Animal (Italy)
Tiki Rancher (USA)
Make sure not to miss the daily activities and especially the symposiums which as usual involve professionals and experts.
We will talk about musical instruments, playing techniques, history of surf music and surf bands, but also cocktails and food.
In collaboration with the Acquario di Livorno there will be activities of education and entertainment reserved for kids and families.
Pesca il Pesce Giusto (Friday)
Oggi Cacciucco Io (Saturday)
These activities are not included in any festival ticket and their cost is € 4. All information provided by the Acquario di Livorno directly at the ticket office.
Slots are limited and there is a maximim number of allowed participants, so... reserve your spot now! Drop us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Also the Acquario di Livorno offers a DISCOUNTED RATE for visiting the Acquarium to all festival guests. Don't miss it!
We will finally be able to showcase this fantastic movie, a true documentary about the history of surf music and it’s evolution. After the long wait and almost 15 years of work, including two times filming in Livorno at the Surfer Joe Summer Festival in 2008 and 2011, the movie is now going through the review of many film festivals and we will project it on Sunday 25 June in the VIP room.
While showcasing their activity in Livorno, the guys at SURFCOVE will feature various shapers from everywhere who will show and explain how to give life to the boards starting from raw materials.
Since we started in 2002 one of our goals was to reunite surf music and surfing and therefore we have collaborated with many surf brands throughout the years.
We are bringing this back in 2023 with the help of SURFCOVE which will handle an area dedicated to surfing and surfboards... yes that's right.. to MAKING surfboards!
A surfboard shaping contest inside our festival area!
Free and available to anyone who wants to jump on, day and night, the skate ramp will be installed next to the main stage and to the SURFCOVE area.
Another special event will be the Skateboarding contest that will happen on Saturday at 6pm. In between the two stages you will see the athletes doing their tricks while competing for the prizes made available by Contamined Skate Shop.
The contest is free to everybody with a festival ticket, to get more information please contact email@example.com.
There will be an area reserved for vendors selling different kind of goods, from records to musical instruments, from vintage clothing to local craftwork.
We are organizing a meeting of vintage Volkswagen vans right next to the festival area. Feel free to contact us for inquiries. More info coming soon...
A great artist from Japan, involved in the Tiki world as designer of any kind of product and merchandise. His style is unique, taking inspiration from the tradition, but often introducing original elements of fantasy and fun.
We met Mookie at Tiki Oasis and it was instant love for his work! So we proposed him to help us with this year's artwork and he responded with great pleasure.
Mookie has realized the poster, which is available as merchandise item, and the artwork of t-shirts and mugs.
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Our American Diner remains open from 10 in the morning until late night to serve you our selection of specialities from Italy, USA and Mexico proposed with our own touch. Also there are at least 4 full bars operating throughout the weekend.
Livorno is a small town, but offers a great choice of restaurants with typical food. Take the chance to visit our place while you are here.
Why not be a part of this fantastic festival rather than just watching?
Contact us now to get further information to become a...
show your brand around the various festival's areas, propose activities, support the artists, showcase and sell your products
reserve your selling space or showcase your art or products in a dedicated area
well... you know what this is all about :-) we will give you the wood, but YOU have to make it into a Tiki statue!
yes that's right, we will have a dedicated area for surfing & sport handled by our partners at Surf Cove
Get in touch to know more about the event, we are always here to answer all your questions.
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