The Ink Life Tour – Tattoo and Music Festival starts today (August 24) and runs all weekend at Maude Cobb Event Center in Longview!

-       Come see 150 tattoo artists including Amy Nicoletto of “LA Ink’ and Marshall Bennett and James Vaughn of Spike TV’s “Ink Masters.”

-       There will also be over 20 bands performing – including Candlebox and Days of the New

-       Don’t miss the $500 pole dancing competition!

We are getting a lot of questions about the schedule for the show - including when the bands will be performing, so here you go!

Friday 8/24

9:00 A.M. - Load In For Artists And Friday Bands
11:00 A.M - Sound Check
12:00 P.M - Doors Open To Public - MC Announcements
12:30 P.M - Registration For Tattoo Competitions Begins
BAND SHOWCASE
12:00-3:20
4:00–4:30 Magic Show
5:00-6:00 Suspension Show
6:45 – 7:30 George Lewis Project
7:45 8:45 CANDLEBOX
8:50 – Begin Tattoo Competition Judging
10:15 – Award Presentation
11:30 - Stage Load Out / Doors Closed

Saturday 8/25

10:00 A.M. - Load In For Artists And Friday Bands
11:00 A.M - Sound Check
12:00 P.M - Doors Open To Public
12:30 P.M - Registration For Tattoo Competitions Begins
12:00-3:20 Band Showcase
3:20-4:00 stage break Open music
4:00–4:30 Magic Show
5:00-5:45 Suspension Show
6:30 P.M - End Of Tattoo Competition Registration
6:00-6:45 George Lewis Project
7:00-8:15 Days Of The New
8:30 – Begin Tattoo Competition Judging
10:15 – Award Presentation
11:30 - Stage Load Out / Doors Closed

Sunday 8/26

10:00 A.M. - Load In For Bands and Vendors
11:30 A.M - Sound Check
12:00 P.M - Doors Open To Public -Open Music and MC Announcements
12:00 P.M – 1:30 P.M Band Showcase showdown with the winning bands from Friday And Saturday
1:30 P.M - Registration For Tattoo Competitions Begins
1:30 P.M -Suspension Show
2:15 P.M – Band Showcase Finals
3:15 Pole Dancing Competition
6:15 P.M - Tattoo Competition Judging Begins
8:15 P.M Awards Presented
9:00 P.M Show Closes With Sponsor And Artists Thank You
9:15 P.M Stage Load Out / Doors Closed

Get your tickets at the door – or on-line at inklifetour.com!

Check out this promo video so that you'll know what to expect!