Misfits Benefit Concert for Nyack Skate Park

Spring of last year the Nyack Village Trustees voted in favor of putting together a multifunctional skate park at Nyack’s Memorial Park. To help build the park, The Misfits one of punk’s biggest bands will play at the Nyack Center on May 31.

The band will put on an all ages and family friendly show at 2 p.m.; which will cost $10 and Mario the Magician and Mustache Cash Stash will be performing at the show. Later that night at 7:30 p.m., The Misfits will perform a full show; tickets will cost $30 and Regret the Hour, Heart of the Matter and Tournament will also perform. All money from the show will be donated to the skate park project.

The Misfits were formed in Lodi, New Jersey in 1977 by Glenn Danzig. The band’s name was taken from the 1961 Marilyn Monroe film of the same name.

The Misfits created a monstrous impact in the punk scene by creating their own genre, horror punk. They kept the classic hardcore punk but added their own horror movie theme to shows.

In 1984 the band broke up and it was not until 11 years later that The Misfits reunited sans Danzig. Original member Jerry Only has since taken over the role as frontman and bassist.

The night of the show, tickets will cost $35 dollars at the door. Fans can also buy a VIP ticket for the event which costs $45. It includes admission to the show and a limited addition Misfits t-shirt. All packages will be available online if they are not sold out.

The project is in the design phase and the Village of Nyack has said that Action Sports Design (ASD) will come up with a design. The design will appeal to skaters and appropriate for anyone in Memorial Park. The skating area will also include sitting area for people who would just like to spectate the skating parking. Nyack Needs A Skatepark Committee are also accepting donations.