June 11-13: Ray Barbee, Omar Hassan, Tommy Guerrero and John Cardiel at the Harmony Festival

Posted by Gabe Meline on Tue, Jun 8, 2010 at 2:13 PM

Though this weekend’s Harmony Festival won’t feature the gigantic MegaRamp from last year, it will have four bona fide legends of skateboarding at the street course: Ray Barbee, Omar Hassan, Tommy Guerrero and John Cardiel. Cardiel, in particular, is an inspiring innovator with a sad story: a famously death-defying skater whose sheer balls helped him land many a seemingly impossible trick, he was severely injured when a friend accidentally ran over him. His career and eventual recovery are chronicled in the amazing documentary Epicly Later’d: John Cardiel (it’s on Netflix Instant Watch, yo), and his still-able body will be at the mini ramp and car-jump street course, riding, DJ-ing and judging with Barbee, Hassan and Guerrero—and you, if you bring your board!—on Friday and Sunday, June 11–13, at the Harmony Festival at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds. 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa. 2–10pm Friday; 10am–10pm Saturday and Sunday. Free with $30–$35 admission. 707.721.7515.

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