JUNE 22-23-24-25 TERRAZZA MASCAGNI LIVORNO - ITALY
THE WORLD'S #1 SURF MUSIC EVENT
15th Edition

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.

 
THE PROGRAM
The festival 2023 is ALL AGES. Please bring your family and kids
This program can change, so make sure to stay up to date... For further information do not hesitate to contact us
THURSDAY 22 JUNE
19.00VIP ONLY TIKI ROOM
Welcome "Aperitivo" Party

22.00 / GARDEN STAGE
ZAKO (Italy)
23.00 / GARDEN STAGE
DAIKAIJU (USA)
0.00 / GARDEN
DJ Set DOME LA MUERTE (Italy)
FRIDAY 23 JUNE
12.00 / GARDEN STAGE
THE UNDERCURRENTS
(Romania)
13.00
/ VIP ONLY TIKI ROOM
THE A-MEN
(USA/Denmark)

14.00
/ VIP ONLY TIKI ROOM

STORIES FROM SHAMEHILL (The Netherlands)

15.00 / GARDEN
The Role of Bass Guitar in Surf Music symposium by Jonpaul Balak (USA)


15.00 / GARDEN
Italian Cocktails symposium by Cristian Giaccotto (Italy)
15.00 - 17.00 / ACQUARIO DI LIVORNO for kids and families
Pesca il Pesce Giusto
Every 30 minutes € 4 per kid (max 20 kids per slot). Does not include the entrance to the Acquarium
15.00 - 17.00 / ACQUARIO DI LIVORNO for kids and families
Oggi Cacciucco Io
Every 30 minutes € 4 per kid (max 20 kids per slot). Does not include the entrance to the Acquarium

16.00 / GARDEN
Precision Bass, the History of a Magic Musical Instrument symposium by Flavio Camorani (Italy)
18.00 / GARDEN STAGE
HUMANGA DANGA (Belgium)
19.00 / GARDEN STAGE
THE GREASY GILLS (USA)
20.00 / GARDEN STAGE
EL ZEB (France / Belgium)
21.00 / GARDEN STAGE rotation set
THE GUANTANAMOS (Italy)

21.00
/ MAIN STAGE

THE MANAKOORAS (USA)
22.00 / MAIN STAGE
Concert TO BE ANNOUNCED
23.00 / MAIN STAGE
EL RAY (Denmark)
0.00 / MAIN STAGE
JIMMY DALE (USA)
1.00 / VIP ONLY TIKI ROOM
Afterparty show THE KILAUEAS (Germany)
1.00 / GARDEN
DJ Set MARTIN HEMMEL (Germany) + MISTY LANE (Italy)

SATURDAY 24 JUNE
11.00 / GARDEN STAGE
Sharks
symposium by specialized personnel from the Acquario di Livorno

12.00
/ GARDEN STAGE
UNKLE KOOK (Italy)

12.00 /
VIP ONLY TIKI ROOM
Brunch & Fun 
a nice occasion to meet with friends of the surf community and share ideas
13.00 /
VIP ONLY TIKI ROOM
SURFNADO TIKI SQUAD (Italy)

14.00
VIP ONLY TIKI ROOM

EL SANDEMAN & THE SUNDOWNS (USA)

15.00 / GARDEN
Tiki Cocktails symposium by Marie King (USA)
15.00
/ GARDEN
Fuzz, All About It symposium by Garrett Immel (USA), Kuro Custom Audio, Surfy Industries
15.00 / ACQUARIO DI LIVORNO / SLOT #1
Dietro le Quinte discover how the Acquarium works
€ 4 per person. Does not include the entrance to the Acquarium
15.15 / ACQUARIO DI LIVORNO for kids and families
Pesca il Pesce Giusto
Every 30 minutes € 4 per kid (max 20 kids per slot). Does not include the entrance to the Acquarium
16.15 / ACQUARIO DI LIVORNO for kids and families
Oggi Cacciucco Io
Every 30 minutes € 4 per kid (max 20 kids per slot). Does not include the entrance to the Acquarium

16.00 / GARDEN
The Sound of Dick Dale symposium by Jimmy Dale (USA) and El Zeb (France)

16.00 / ACQUARIO DI LIVORNO / SLOT #2
Dietro le Quinte discover how the Acquarium works
€ 4 per person. Does not include the entrance to the Acquarium

18.00 / GARDEN STAGE
THE STRINGS AFLAME (Mexico)
19.00 / GARDEN STAGE
THE BABALOONEYS (Canada)
20.00 / GARDEN STAGE
THE BRADIPOS IV (Italy)
21.00 / GARDEN STAGE rotation set
THE SCIMITARS (USA)
21.00
/ MAIN STAGE

SURFER JOE (Italy)
22.00 / MAIN STAGE
LES AGAMEMNONZ (France)
23.00 / MAIN STAGE
SATAN'S PILGRIMS (USA)
0.00 / MAIN STAGE
THE SURFARIS (USA)
1.00 /
VIP ONLY TIKI ROOM
Afterparty show THE GREASY GILLS (USA)
1.00 / GARDEN
DJ Set ZOMBIERELLA (Russia) + BUDDY (Italy)
SUNDAY 25 JUNE
11.00 / GARDEN STAGE
Matinee show THE MANAKOORAS (USA)

12.00 /
VIP ONLY TIKI ROOM
Brunch & Fun
 a nice occasion to meet with friends of the surf community and share ideas
12.00 /
VIP ONLY TIKI ROOM
LES AGAMEMNONZ (France)

13.00 /
VIP ONLY TIKI ROOM
Sound of the Surf projection of the movie by Thomas Duncan (USA)
15.00 / GARDEN
The Surfaris, History of the Band and the First Wave of Surf Music symposium by Bob Berryhill (USA)

16.00 / GARDEN
Fender Stratocaster, the Most Iconic Guitar in Modern Music symposium by Flavio Camorani (Italy)
18.00 / GARDEN STAGE
DR. TRITON (Mexico)
19.00 / GARDEN STAGE
STORIES FROM SHAMEHILL (The Netherlands)
20.00 / GARDEN STAGE
WAVE ELECTRIC (Italy)
21.00 / GARDEN STAGE rotation set
DAVE & THE PUSSIES (Austria)

21.00 / MAIN STAGE
LORDS OF ATLANTIS (USA)
22.00 / MAIN STAGE
THE KILAUEAS (Germany)
23.00 / MAIN STAGE
THE VOLCANICS (USA)
0.00 / MAIN STAGE
MESSER CHUPS (Russia)
1.00 /
VIP ONLY TIKI ROOM
Afterparty show THE GUANTANAMOS present: SURF JAM!

1.00 / GARDEN
DJ Set NO CLASS CREW (Italy)
 
BECOME A VIP

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.

So do not hesitate, BUY your ticket and become a VIP of the Surfer Joe Summer Festival now!

WHAT YOU GET AS A VIP
There are only 
200 VIP tickets available which give EXCLUSIVE access to the Tiki Room upstairs the Surfer Joe Diner. Yes you got it right, the whole Tiki Room is reserved for you!
But its' not over...
  • Admission to All Shows and Activities - this is obvious
  • Private Bar Open All Day & Nightnever wait in line to get that beer or your favourite cocktail
  • Saturday & Sunday Brunch - a tradition of the festival to meet surf friends and enjoy the afternoon show
  • Private Exclusive Shows - nobody else can access to those
  • Meet & Greetask questions, get to know more and meet your heroes after symposium
  • Relax - well... if you want to escape for a moment :-) the Tiki Room is all yours...
  • oh and don't forget... the Official Festival T-Shirt is included in the price!
TICKETS & MERCHANDISE

You can BUY and reserve your items now! Pickup at the festival as soon as you get in.

THE SURFARIS

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 2023 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 all this?

 
JIMMY DALE

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 Sam Bolle on bass and Pieter Dedoncker on drums.

 
the festival experience
SYMPOSIUMS

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.

TIKI CARVING

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!

ARTISTS
Thaly's Tiki Art (Germany)
Web Site   ■ Instagram
Paul Tiki Campese (Italy)
Facebook   ■ Instagram
Big Animal (Italy)
Instagram
Klapistikis (Germany)
Instagram
Tiki Rancher (USA)
Instagram

KIDS ARE WELCOME

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 and Saturday)
Oggi Cacciucco Io (Friday and Saturday)
Dietro le Quinte (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 info@surferjoemusic.com

Also the Acquario di Livorno offers a DISCOUNTED RATE for visiting the Acquarium to all festival guests. Don't miss it!

SURFING

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 the sport and to make surfboards... yes that's right.. to MAKE surfboards!

While showcasing their activity in Livorno, the guys at SURFCOVE will feature various shapers who will show and explain how to give life to the boards starting from raw materials.

Come to watch, learn and try if you want.

www.surfcovelivorno.com

VENDORS

There will be an area reserved for vendors selling different kind of goods, from records to musical instruments, from vintage clothing to local craftwork.

SKATE RAMP

Free and available to anyone who wants to jump on, day and night, the skate ramp will be installed next to the main stage.

VINTAGE CAR EXPO

We are organizing a meeting of vintage Volkswagen vans with fans and collectors from everywhere.

Feel free to contact us for inquiries. More info coming soon...

 
THE 2023 POSTER
MOOKIE SATO

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.

 

Mookie Sato official site:
www.mookiesato.com

Mookie Sato store:
mookiesato.shop

 
LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEing YOU AGAIN
SURFER JOE CAFE & DINER

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.

PARTICIPATE

Why not be a part of this fantastic festival rather than just watching?

Contact us now to get further information to become a...

 SPONSOR

show your brand around the various festival's areas, propose activities, support the artists, showcase and sell your products

 VENDOR / EXHIBITOR

reserve your selling space or showcase your art or products in a dedicated area


 TIKI CARVER

well... you know what this is all about :-) we will give you the wood, but YOU have to make it into a Tiki statue!

 SURFBOARD SHAPER

yes that's right, we will have a dedicated area for surfing & sport handled by our partners at Surf Cove

CONTACT US

Get in touch to know more about the event, we are always here to answer all your questions.

E-mail: info@surferjoemusic.com

Italy / Whatsapp: +39 347 5143166
USA: +1 (310) 870-0244
(please anticipate your call with a text message)

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