Billboard Bits: Hawk, McEntire, Ollabelle

Stories on Tony Hawk, Reba McEntire and Ollabelle.

Tony HawkProfessional skateboarder icon Tony Hawk has been tapped to host a show on a new Sirius Satellite Radio channel. He is the first host named to the broadcaster's Sirius Faction channel, which is aimed at action sports enthusiasts.

"Music has always been a huge part of what I do, and now I can share my influences and experiences with the world," Hawk says. "Expect to hear interviews with interesting guests and a wide range of music from my world."

Tony Hawk's Demolition Radio will bow tomorrow (July 20) at 6 p.m. ET. The uncensored show will air commercial free.

-- Barry A. Jeckell, N.Y.

RebaReba McEntire will headline the Free Dollar Bank Jamboree at the Point event Aug. 29 in Pittsburgh's Point State Park. The 10th annual event will also feature a set by Carolyn Dawn Johnson and local artists.

Along with music, the Jamboree boasts a day of family entertainment, including the Three Rivers Fishing Classic. Proceeds from that event, as well as t-shirts and beverages sold throughout the day will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Western Pennsylvania.

-- Barry A. Jeckell, N.Y.

OllabelleAcclaimed roots act Ollabelle's stint on the road with Diana Krall has been extended to the second leg of the jazz chanteuse's North American tour. The pairing will be out through Saturday (July 24) and Sunday shows in Woodinville, Wash., and then regroup for another slate of 11 shows that kicks off Aug. 10 in Milwaukee and closes Aug. 24 in New York.

In between legs of the Krall tour, Ollabelle will play a handful of shows, including an Aug. 4 performance at New York's South Street Seaport and Aug. 8 at the Rhode Island's Newport Folk Festival. After the tour, the group's schedule includes the Philadelphia Folk Festival (Aug. 28) and the Boston Folk Festival (Sept. 18). For full details, visit the band's
official Web site.

Here are Ollabelle's tour dates with Diana Krall:

July 20: San Francisco (Davies Symphony Hall)
July 21: Saratoga, Calif. (Historic Mountain Winery)
July 23: Portland, Ore. (Arlene Schnitzer Hall)
July 24-25: Woodinville, Wash. (Chateau Ste. Michelle)
Aug. 10: Milwaukee (Milwaukee Theater)
Aug. 11: Minneapolis (Northrop Auditorium)
Aug. 13: Kansas City, Mo. (Midland Theatre)
Aug. 14: St. Louis (Fox Theater)
Aug. 15: Louisville, Ky. (Louisville Palace Theatre)
Aug. 17-18: Chicago (Auditorium Theater)
Aug. 20: Toledo (Stranahan Theatre)
Aug. 21: Detroit (Fox Theater)
Aug. 22: Pittsburgh (Heinz Hall)
Aug. 24: New York (Radio City Music Hall)

-- Barry A. Jeckell, N.Y.