Hip-Hop And Punk Meet At 'Just Play Games'

A host of Hip-Hop

acts have signed on for Aesthetic Science’s inaugural 2004 Just Play Games


De La Soul, Slum

Village, The Beatnuts, Method Man, Dilated Peoples, Brand Nubian and a host

of other punk rock acts will play the festival, which is designed to highlight

the importance of play in everyone’s life.

"Our core

belief is that play provides mental and social stimulation, relief from stress

and life-long learning for both children and adults," said Chenoa Smith,

CEO of Aesthetic Science, the Los Angeles based marketing company behind the

festival. "The Just Play Games Festival is designed to embody just that,

a one stop venue where all types of play can be experienced and enjoyed."

The event will

kick off a nationwide tour in 17 major U.S. markets starting in July through

October. In addition to the live music, the two-day gala will also treat patrons

to video games, contests and giveaways.

Some dates include

both entrance to the Just Play Games Tour and select Six Flags Theme Parks for

the price of regular summer admission.

Available tour

dates and locations are below:

Hollywood/Los Angeles,

California - Level 3, Hollywood & Highland, Saturday July 10 and Sunday

July 11

Denver, Colorado - Six Flags Elitch Gardens, Wednesday July 14 and Thursday

July 15

St. Louis, Missouri - Six Flags St. Louis, Saturday July 17 and Sunday July


Other stops include:

Chicago; Philadelphia; Washington, D.C.; Charlotte, N.C.; Nashville, Tenn.;

Atlanta; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; New Orleans; Houston; Dallas; Phoenix; San Jose

and Los Angeles.