Vans Warped Tour making a stop in Wilmington on Fourth of July

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WILMINGTON – The popular travelling music festival Vans Warped Tour will make a stop in the Port City this summer. Tickets for the July 4 date at Legion Stadium are now on sale, ahead of the tour’s announcement of this year’s lineup.

Held annually across the country since 1995, Vans Warped Tour will make stops in 31 states with dates in Tar Heel State scheduled for Fourth of July at Legion Stadium followed by  a July 6 show at PNC Music Pavilion in Charlotte.

For the Wilmington show, doors open at 11 a.m. and performances will run to between 9-10 p.m. Buy Tickets for the Wilmington show here .

Vans Warped Tour is coming to Wilmington on July 4
Vans Warped Tour is the longest running music festival in North America. (Photo courtesy of Vans Warped Tour)

Vans Warped Tour is the longest-running touring music festival in North America. Skateboard-shoe manufacturer Vans became the main sponsor of the tour  in 1996.

Warped Tour has historically been a launching pad for up and coming artists. The festival has been attributed to bringing unknown artists like Blink-182, My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy, Paramore, MGK, Katy Perry and Yelawolf to the spotlight.

In 2016, Vans Warped Tour held its 10th Feed Our Children NOW push as part of the festival’s charitable work. Over 288,000 pounds of canned goods were collected from Warped fans, enough for 240,000 meals.

Click here for a complete list of artists scheduled to perform during 2017 Vans Warped Tour.,