New Belgium Brewing’s “Fat Tire presents the Tour de Fat” is back for its 18th season and this year without question will be the biggest and boldest yet.
The traveling philanthropic beer, music, and bike festival will kick off a 33-show season, with VT appearing in Washington DC on 7/22 + San Francisco on 8/19.
All events will be ticketed (price varies by city) and tickets will be available in advance online here or at any of the box offices for Tour de Fat venues. New Belgium has raised more than $4.5 million for partnering non-profits since its inception. This summer Tour de Fat hopes to generate more than $600,000 in support of local causes.
In addition to musical headliners, a touring ensemble of artists, cirque performers, and general mayhemists will appear alongside local buskers and street performers. New Belgium Brewing will host a battle of the bands in many cities prior to the event to give local bands the chance to represent their hometown scene.
For tickets + more info, visit the Official Website.
Heading to Melbourne or Sydney? Aussie native, blues rock guitarist Hamish Anderson has been added as support for both the Bluesfest side shows. Yahoo! Music named Hamish in their Top 10 Best New Artists in 2016, so don’t miss it!
Learn more about Hamish here.
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Read the full Screamer Magazine article by Richard Rosenthal here.
Photo by Danny Clinch