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JanSport® Announces the Grand Prize Winner of its Online Battle of the Bands Competition
San Leandro, Calif. (January 25, 2010) - JanSport, the original outdoor gear Brand that equips people globally with quality backpacks, travel gear and collegiate apparel, today announced Quinn Erwin as the Grand Prize Winner of its online Battle of the Bands competition (www.jansport.com/forecastle).
Quinn Erwin was officially announced as the winner of JanSport's Battle of the Bands competition at the Halfway to Forecastle show in Louisville, Kentucky on Saturday evening, January 23, 2010. As the Grand Prize winner, he will also have the opportunity to share the stage with some of the biggest names in music and play in front of thousands of fans, press and industry reps at the Forecastle Festival in Louisville, KY this July 2010.
"I am completely honored and excited to have won," said Erwin, singer-songwriter based in Nashville, TN, after being announced as the competition's grand prize winner. "I didn't expect it at all. I am so grateful to everyone who voted for me as well as JanSport for putting this together."
"It was great to have Quinn Erwin, the winner of this year's Battle of the Bands, perform at Forecastle," said JK McKnight, producer of The Forecastle Festival. "His style and skills fit the diverse musical palette we strive to showcase at Forecastle, and he represents one of our most loyal sister cities, Nashville, TN."
Writing and performing since 1998, Erwin continues to captivate his audiences, creating and perfecting an original sound that brings a new voice to modern music. In 2009 Erwin released his first e.p., A New Day, and is now in the studio working on his latest project, A Million Miles Away. Visit www.myspace.com/quinnerwin.
For more information about JanSport's Battle of the Bands competition and its grand prize winner, log onto www.jansport.com/forecastle.
Founded in 1967, JanSport is the original outdoor gear Brand that equips people globally with quality backpacks, travel gear and collegiate apparel. Headquartered in San Leandro, California, JanSport stands for fun and discovery. The company's products are sold in retail stores throughout the world. For more information, visit www.jansport.com.
About The Forecastle Festival
Forecastle is where the Midwest connectsTM. Founded in Louisville, KY, the annual gathering is equal parts Music, Art, and Activism. A symposium for musicians, artists, and environmentalists, Forecastle connects the progressive Midwest. The 2009 fest was the most successful fest to date, drawing over 23,000 patrons to the Louisville Waterfront part of a scenic, 60 million dollar riverfront investment which draws 1.5 million visitors a year. With national headliners and expanded line-ups, the festival will provide an unforgettable experience for all Forecastle travelers, converging in Louisville from the Midwest and beyond: http://www.forecastlefest.com.