The popular music, art, and skateboarding event plans even more exciting surprises for fans.

The El Gato Classic Legends Weekend returns to Palm Springs for the third time, January 13 – 15, 2017. The wildly popular event brings together art, music, and skateboarding as a complete weekend experience that will be enjoyed by fans, industry professionals and the top pros and legends of skateboarding.

“The El Gato Classic is about honoring skateboard legends of the past and championing the future of skateboarding, generation to generation,” Eddie “El Gato” Elguera, founder of the event, says.

Scheduled events include the following:

Friday, January 13

7pm: Lance Mountain “On My Wall” Art Exhibit – FREE

Skateboarding legend and former Bones Brigade member Lance Mountain has found new fame in recent years as a respected artist. He recently unleashed a special collection of his paintings in Japan, all of which were inspired by photos that were posted on his walls of his bedroom as a teen. He will be displaying this collection for the first time in the U.S. at the El Gato Classic.

Rock Church, 75400 Gerald Ford Dr., Palm Desert

Saturday, January 14

10am: Legends Expression Session – Limited Tickets Available

See the legends of skateboarding carve up Palm Springs Skate Park.

Palm Springs Skate Park & Sunrise Park at Sunrise and Ramon in Palm Springs

2pm: Generations Vert Skateboard Contest (featuring Tony Hawk) – FREE

The Generations Vert Skateboard Contest will feature the top amateurs, girls, pros and legends in the industry today, performing death-defying tricks on the massive vert ramp.

Palm Springs Skate Park / Palm Springs High

7pm: Legends Meet & Greet – Private Ticketed Event

Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs, 150 S Indian Canyon Drive

8pm: The Faction Concert – Limited Tickets Available

The Faction is a hardcore punk rock band from San Jose, California, wh pioneered the skate punk era during the early 1980’s. Labeled as “music by skaters for skaters,” the band features bass and guitar player Steve Caballero, lead singer Gavin O’Brien, and drummer Craig Bosch.

Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs, 150 S Indian Canyon Drive

Sunday, January 15

9 & 11am: Chapel: Q&A with Skateboard Legend Lance Mountain – FREE

Rock Church, 75400 Gerald Ford Dr., Palm Desert

Tickets are on sale now at

Sponsors of the El Gato Classic Legends Weekend include PS Resorts, Buzz Factory, Palm Springs Skate Park with the City of Palm Springs, The Rock Church, S1 Helmets, and Vans.

For more information please contact Eddie Elguera, or 760-832-3388.

Read Q&A Interview with:

Eddie “El Gato” Elguera

Lance Mountain

Steve Caballero