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JanSport® Announces the Grand Prize Winner of its
Second Annual Online Battle of the Bands Competition
San Leandro, Calif. (June 29, 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 second annual online Battle of the Bands competition (www.jansport.com/forecastle).
Erwin was officially announced as the winner of JanSport's Battle of the Bands competition at the "Halfway to Forecastle" concert in Louisville, Kentucky on Saturday evening, January 23, 2010. As the Grand Prize winner, Quinn Erwin will 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 ninth annual Forecastle Festival in Louisville, KY this July 9-11, 2010.
"I'm thrilled and honored to be a part of such an awesome festival," said Quinn Erwin. "To play alongside some of my favorite bands is incredible. I am so grateful to JanSport for hosting The Battle of the Bands competition and giving an artist like me a chance."
"We couldn't be more excited for Quinn Erwin and the opportunity we've had with JanSport to partner on such an amazing event," said JK McKnight, producer of The Forecastle Festival.
Based in Nashville, TN, singer-songwriter Quinn Erwin has been writing and performing for the past 12 years, working toward creating and perfecting an original sound to bring a new voice to indie folk rock. Whether he is singing about the warm and poignant or the rough and dark, Erwin writes music that makes a difference, giving nods to his influences; particularly artists like Travis, The Frames, Death Cab for Cutie, Genesis and Pete Yorn. Visit www.sonicbids.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 2010 fest is expected to draw 10,000 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.