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New Belgium Brewing's Tour de Fat planned for 33 cities this year

Published March 21, 2017

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — New Belgium Brewing's "Fat Tire presents the Tour de Fat" is back for its 18th season and will include events in 33 cities this year. The events center around beer, music, and bikes and kick off May 20 in Asheville, N.C. and wrap up Oct. 7 in Tempe, Arizona.

This year's events will include entertainment by bands including The Roots, Third Eye Blind, The All-American Rejects, The Naked and Famous, Michael Franti & Spearhead, and X-Ambassadors.

All events will be ticketed with varying prices by city. Tickets will be available in advance online at tour-de-fat or at any of the venues. New Belgium has raised more than $4.5 million for partnering non-profits since the event's inception. This summer Tour de Fat hopes to generate more than $600,000 in support of local causes.

"This is one of the greatest ways we can give back to local communities," said New Belgium's brand manager, Sam Sawyer. "Not only do folks get a great event with top musical acts and plenty of spectacle, local non-profits get a cash injection and the opportunity to share their message. It's like a win-win-and win-again scenario. This is without a doubt some of the most fun we have all year."

The 2017 Tour de Fat schedule and bands:

5/20 Asheville, NC - Third Eye Blind
5/27 Charlotte, NC - A Thousand Horses
5/31 Atlanta, GA - Corey Harper
6/3 Orlando, FL - Jamestown Revival
6/6 Baltimore, MD - Hollis Brown
6/6 St. Petersburg, FL - Corey Harper
6/10 Philadelphia, PA - Plain White T's
6/10 St. Louis, MO - Nick Waterhouse
6/11 New Orleans, LA - Corey Harper
6/17 Boston, MA - AWOLNATION
6/17 Dallas, TX - Jamestown Revival
7/1 Columbus, OH - Smallpools
7/5 Cleveland, OH - Rainbow Kitten Surprise
7/8 San Diego, CA - The Naked and Famous
7/11 Sacramento, CA - Hollis Brown
7/15 New York, NY - The Naked and Famous
7/15 Santa Cruz, CA - Wilderado
7/21 Oakland, CA - Hollis Brown
7/22 Washington, DC - Vintage Trouble
7/29 Chicago, IL - The Roots
7/29 Grand Rapids, MI - Nick Waterhouse
8/5 Indianapolis, IN - The Record Company
8/12 Detroit, MI - Skylar Grey
8/12 Boise, ID - Blackberry Smoke
8/12 Kansas City, KS - Atlas Genius
8/19 Minneapolis, MN - The Record Company
8/19 San Francisco, CA - Vintage Trouble
8/23 Madison, WI - Atlas Genius
8/25 Boulder, CO - Wilderado
8/26 Denver, CO - Capital Cities
8/26 Colorado Springs, CO - Wilderado
9/2 Fort Collins, CO - The All-American Rejects & X Ambassadors
10/7 Tempe, AZ - Michael Franti & Spearhead

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