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Interbike secures music acts for Fall CycloFest

Published June 15, 2016

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN)  — Interbike has signed up the Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue band to headline the Fall CycloFest festival at the U.S. National Whitewater Center, in Charlotte, North Carolina. The hard-edged funk group is the opening act for Daryl Hall and John Oates on their national tour.

Trombone Shorty began his career as a bandleader at the age of six, and toured internationally at age 12 before joining Lenny Kravitz' horn section at 19 for a 105-date world tour in 2005-2006.

In 2010, he released the Grammy-nominated "Backatown," followed in 2011 by "For True," which topped Billboard Magazine's Contemporary Jazz Chart for 12 weeks.

In January 2014 Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue performed at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Mary Lambert, Madonna and Queen Latifah, and the band has made guest appearances on “Conan”, “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, “Jimmy Kimmel Live”, “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” and many more.

“Bikes, music and beer — that’s the foundation of what CycloFest is all about,” said Pat Hus, vice president of Interbike. “The combination of bike demos on the epic grounds of the U.S. National Whitewater Center, with fantastic local food and craft beer, and the addition of Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue creates the magical formula for a successful event like none other. Attendance for the band’s performance last year at the USNWC’s Tuck Fest event was more than 7,000 people, and the venue anticipates similar numbers for Fall CycloFest.”

Shane Cooper of Defeet Socks will play in two of the planned opening bands, and he will also headline the industry night on Thursday, Oct. 20. Cooper’s first band, The Downtube Shifters, features a group of cycling musicians including Dave Lee (formerly of The Legendary Shack Shakers) and others. They will cover a variety of artists.

Cooper will also play on Thursday night for the industry crowd as part of his own ‘80s cover band, GRAFFITTI.

A limited number of booth locations are available and can be purchased through Interbike. Contact Andria Klinger, sales director, at Andria.Klinger@interbike.com or 949-226-5745 for more information.

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