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Tour de Fat 2017 returns to Colorado with big bands and big changes

To foot the cost of the bands, the festival is abandoning its free-to-enter model, charging a ticketed fee that will also help Tour de Fat raise more money for the nonprofits the events support, which are localized to each participating city. 2. 7, 2013 at Denver’s City Park. 8/26 Denver, CO: With Capital Cities, Sedan Halen, Sputnik and more. (Evan Semon, The Know)
Now in its 19th year, Tour de Fat, New Belgium’s nonprofit-supporting celebration of bikes, beer and bands, is coming back in 2017 with a bevy of changes, including a greatly expanded circuit, bigger headliners and an entry fee. 9/2 Fort Collins, CO: With The All-American Rejects, X Ambassadors, Tim DeLaGhetto, Sputnik, Le Tigre and Sedan Halen and more (supporting acts subject to change). Benefiting non-profits Bike Denver and the Denver Cruiser Ride. 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: With Wilderado, Michael Rahhal and more. 8/26 Colorado Springs, CO: With Wilderado, Michael Rahhal and more. “We’re still about advocacy and philanthropy and we’re still a celebration of the bike and beer,” New Belgium spokesman Bryan Simpson said, “but this was our best model going forward to keep it sustainable.”
Denver’s festival will see a change in address, too. Petersburg, FL Corey Harper
6/10 Philadelphia, PA Plain White T’s
6/10 St. Along with the usual attractions and troupes of comedians and entertainers, electronic duo Capital Cities will headline Denver’s event. Los Angeles four-piece Wilderado will headline the festival’s Boulder and Colorado Springs events, which are set for Aug. $15. Tour de Fat 2017 dates and lineup
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. The All-American Rejects and X Ambassadors will headline the festival’s hometown date in Fort Collins on Sept. 10/7 Tempe, AZ Michael Franti & Spearhead Benefiting non-profit Upa Downa. $15. FILE: New Belgium Brewing’s Tour de Fat bike Parade Saturday Sept. The festival will hit 33 cities this summer (up from just ten last year), including its first Boulder event in more than a decade. Pulled from its former home in City Park, the 2017 Tour de Fat will come to the National Western Complex on August 26. For most cities, the new model also spells the end of Tour de Fat’s hallmark bike parade, save for three locations: Fort Collins, Boise and Tempe. Check out a detailed rundown of who’s performing at each of Colorado’s four Tour de Fats, as well as a list of the headliners at all of this year’s 33 participating cities, below. The bike parade is only happening in three cities in 2017: Fort Collins, Boise and Tempe. $25. This year also marks Tour de Fat’s change into a music-focused festival, which will pair a nationally-known headlining act with each city it visits. Tickets are $25 and available via Eventbrite. Benefiting non-profit Community Cycles. $25 Benefiting non-profits Overland Mountain Bike Club, Bike Fort Collins, FC Bike Co Op and Ciclismo Youth Foundation. 25 and 26 respectively.

Phish announces three days at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park

1-3. On Tuesday, those fears were put to rest, as Phish announced it will return to Dick’s for three glorious nights of time-melting solos and head-scratching lyrics at the end of the summer. Trey and company come to Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on Sept. Check out our review of each night of Phish’s 2016 run here. But it’s still a lot of fun to watch: Photos by Michael McGrath, heyreverb.com.”
After news of a baker’s dozen of shows at Madison Square Garden and a “limited” summer tour, Colorado Phish fans had reason to fear their fearless jam leaders wouldn’t make good on its annual multi-day run at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in 2017. “Phish performs at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on September 5, 2015. via altitudetickets.com. The following video of Phish is actually a parody, and is in no way representative of the band’s ridiculous chops. Tickets are $55-$90 and go on sale April 7 at 10 a.m.