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Full Sail is proud to return as a sponsor of the Vans Warped Tour presented by Journeys. 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the legendary music festival, and the third year of The Acoustic Basement presented by Full Sail University.

The Acoustic Basement presented by Full Sail University includes a fully tented stage for acoustic acts to perform in a more intimate setting, allowing attendees a more up-close and personal experience. Throughout the summer, various solo artists and bands from genres including indie, punk, and folk will rotate on the stage’s schedule. Current scheduled performers include: Anthony Raneri (Bayside)Nick Santino (ARTTM)Front Porch StepBrian MarquisMike Herrera (MxPx), and many more.

Check out our Spotify playlist featuring the artists scheduled to perform in the Acoustic Basement presented by Full Sail University this summer.

In addition to presenting the Acoustic Basement stage, four recent Full Sail graduates will have the opportunity to work as interns for the duration of the tour. These coveted internship positions range from managing production office needs, helping to set up the stage and run its sound board, creating blog content that will appear on the official Vans Warped Tour blog site, and creating materials utilizing graphic design skills to support the tour’s well-known brand.

“The internship opportunities that our graduates participate in throughout the Vans Warped Tour provide valuable hands-on experience,” said Dana Roun, Director of Audio Programs at Full Sail University. “We congratulate Vans Warped Tour on its 20th anniversary, and we are grateful for the relationship that allows our alumni to work with this world-renowned tour.”

The 20th Annual Vans Warped Tour kicks off on June 13 in Houston, Texas, and ends on August 3 in Denver, Colorado. Full Sail’s one-of-a-kind 75 foot truck and trailer mobile exhibit, “Full Sail Presents: A Real World Education Experience Powered by Sony 4K,” will join the tour during select dates. The university will also provide an on-site presence at each tour stop that will allow visitors to mix in real time using a Raven MTX touch screen console, play student created games through retro arcade gaming stations, and participate in autograph signings with the Florida-based rock band, Mayday Parade. For photos, videos, and updates from the Acoustic Basement throughout the summer, be sure to like Full Sail on Facebook and visit

Watch a video of Brian Marquis performing a Ryan Adams cover with Billy the Kid from this past summer’s Vans Warped Tour Acoustic Basement.


I did a Ryan Adams cover of “To Be Young” with my friend Billy the Kid this summer on the Vans Warped Tour Acoustic Basement stage. It was a lot of fun doing this song with Billy all summer. Check it out: 

Video by: Maggie K Ward

Comedian Erik Griffin (Montez from Comedy Central’s hit show Workaholics) will be performing a special live set June 22 at the Mountain View, CA stop of the Vans Warped Tour at the Acoustic Basement stage.

Make sure to come check out his set and hang out with him at the Side One Dummy Records tent. Check out some of his clips below:

Erik as Montez on Workaholics:

Erik as Montez in a Workaholics music video:

Erik stand-up clip from his Comedy Central special:

Another from his Comedy Central special:

POZ Stream: I Can Make A Mess - “Adaptation Cell”

Listen to “Adaptation Cell” from I CAN MAKE A MESS’ (Ace Enders of The Early November) new album ENOLA now at PropertyOfZack! Pre-order now at:

Catch I Can Make A Mess all summer long on the Acoustic Basement Stage at Vans Warped Tour June 15-Aug 4



I Can Make A Mess will be releasing Enola on June 11th via Rise Records. We wrote about the new album in our Most Anticipated feature for June and in our First Impressions series, so it’s clear that PropertyOfZack is a big fan of the release, which is why we’re so stoked to be streaming a new song from record.

Ace will be on Warped Tour all summer long with The Early November, but will be playing I Can Make A Mess songs at the Acoustic Basement every day as well. Pre-order Enola here and stream a brand new song called ”Adaptation Cell” below!

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On Monday May 20th, Full Sail University Acoustic Basement artist Monte Pittman (guitarist of Madonna) will jam with students at Pio Pico Middle School in Los Angeles, which is participating in the free Little Kids Rock music program. 

In addition he will be arriving with free instruments for the students, courtesy of Moksha Yoga LA’s 30-day “Sweat For Change” fundraising Crowdrise challenge, which raised nearly $115,000 for Little Kids Rock to restore and revitalize music education in under-served public schools nationwide.

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Just added: Charlotte Sometimes (NBC’s The Voice), Joey Briggs (The Briggs), Travis Alexander (Ghost Thrower, Therefore I Am), American Opera (ex-Your Best Friend) and more artists announced for Full Sail University’s Acoustic Basement Stage on this year’s Vans Warped Tour. See below for specific dates and full list of added artists:

Charlotte Sometimes 7/6, 7/7, 7/10, 7/16
Joey Briggs 6/15-6/21, 6/23-6/28
Travis Alexander 7/11-7/14
American Opera 7/17-7/20
Tidewater 8/2-8/4
McDougall 6/15-6/16
Mandolyn Mae 7/23-7/24
City of Ghosts 7/31
Tess Dunn 6/22
Tyler Matl 7/25

Full Sail University’s Acoustic Basement stage returns for Vans Warped Tour 2013:

Last summer, the Acoustic Basement presented by Full Sail University was a part of the Vans Warped Tour for the first time. The intimate, tented stage quickly became a popular spot for fans to get out of the sun and enjoy an acoustic set from some of their favorite Warped Tour artists. We’re happy to announce the that the Full Sail University Acoustic Basement will return for another summer on the Warped Tour, which kicks off June 15 in Seattle, Washington…(Read the full blog post here: )

Win a chance to play Full Sail University’s Acoustic Basement Stage at Vans Warped Tour

Ernie Ball’s 17th Annual Battle of the Bands includes a chance to play Full Sail University’s Acoustic Basement Stage. 1 winner per date will be chosen to open up the Acoustic Basement Stage on each date. Go to http// sign up and select Acoustic Basement Stage and then start spreading the word to get votes. 

2013 Vans Warped Tour Acoustic Basement Lineup Announcement Video from Brian Marquis.

The Full Sail University Acoustic Basement Stage returns for Vans Warped Tour 2013! The all-acoustic stage, presented by Full Sail University,made its debut last summer and enthusiasm from concertgoers was so positive that we are doing it bigger and better for 2013!

This summer the stage will feature Craig Owens of Chiodos, I Can Make A Mess (Ace Enders of The Early November), William Beckett of  The Academy Is…, Vinnie Caruana of The Movielife/I Am the Avalanche, Alcoa (Derek of Defeater), Matt Embree of RX Bandits, The American Scene, Allison Weiss, Kevin Seconds, Monte Pittman of Madonna, Austin Lucas, Brian Marquis, Charlie Simpson, Owen Plant, The Tower and The Fool (ex-Boys Like Girls/Therefore I Am) and Billy the Kid.

Each date will also feature impromptu performances by other artists on the tour and special guests. Last year we had surprise guests like Yellowcard, Sleeping With Sirens, Anti-Flag, John Nolan of Taking Back Sunday and more - so, you never know who you might catch at the Acoustic Basement! We also listened to your feedback and made some improvements for this year. We increased the size of the tent, raised the stage for better visibility and will have a more powerful sound system to make sure your experience is the best it can be!

Want a chance to play the Full Sail University Acoustic Basement?! Ernie Ball’s Battle of the Bands will feature a chance for 1 winner per date to play the Acoustic Basement along with their yearly contest to play the Ernie Ball Stage. Go to to sign up! Want to know more about Full Sail University? Check us out here:

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