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Huge crowds expected at Extreme Thing Sports & Music Festival

By Denise Wong. CREATED Mar 28, 2014

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Organizers of Extreme Thing Sports & Music Festival are gearing up for huge crowds at the event on Saturday.

At Desert Breeze Park, the dirt jump is already set up. But six sets of bleachers still need to be brought in. They know this is the area a lot of people will be watching.

Brian Saliba, with Clark County Parks and Recreation, said they're expecting about 20,000 people to attend the one-day event. He said there is nothing else like it in Southern Nevada that combines the fun of BMX dirt jump contests and live music concerts.

This year, there are 28 musical groups scheduled to perform. There will be four stages set up, including a DJ booth. Plenty of food vendors will be on hand, but alcohol is not allowed.

BMX Pro Ricardo Laguna said it's neat to think about how large the event has grown. As usual, he plans to be at the festival. On Friday morning, he was already warming up on the dirt jump.

This year marks the 19th year of the Extreme Thing. It runs from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Desert Breeze park on Saturday, March 29.

General admission tickets are $20.

Denise Wong

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Denise Wong is a general assignment reporter for Action News. Catch her live reports on Good Morning Las Vegas.