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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JanSport Announces its First Annual Bonfire Sessions
Featuring Special Guest Artist, The Cave Singers
An outdoor celebration set in the middle of nature at a secret location in Seattle, WA
San Leandro, Calif., (Aug 16, 2010) - JanSport®, the original outdoor gear Brand that equips people globally with quality backpacks, travel gear and collegiate apparel, today announced its first annual Bonfire Sessions featuring special guest artist, The Cave Singers, performing at a secret location in Seattle, WA.
Returning to its Seattle birthplace, JanSport is excited to convene music fans with the outdoors for this once-in-a-lifetime campfire concert set under the stars on Saturday evening, August 28, 2010. Seattle indie-folk group, The Cave Singers (www.myspace.com/thecavesingers) will perform, showcasing their soulful, deeply affecting sound, with rich country-blues guitar riffs, lo-fi percussion and never-before-performed surprises for their special guests at this inaugural JanSport event.
"We wanted to create a unique and memorable event that embodies who JanSport is as a brand: the intersection between youth culture and the outdoors," said Courtney Blacker, JanSport Brand Director. "The Bonfire Sessions was born directly out of that intersection, with great live music, weenies to roast, beer to drink and an unforgettable setting in the woods. We hope to make this an annual event with potential to execute in multiple cities."
Beginning at 5:30 pm on the eve of the show, JanSport will transport party-goers to the event in style from one undisclosed Seattle bus stop and back. For exact pick-up location, fans are invited to visit JanSport's music blog, Unzipped (www.jansport.com/unzipped) on August 25, when the Seattle bus stop will be revealed.
Admission is limited to this exclusive concert. For further event information visit the JanSport Unzipped blog, www.jansport.com/unzipped and JanSport Facebook fan page www.facebook.com/jansport.
JanSport, a division of VF Outdoor, Inc., was founded in 1967 in Seattle, Washington, by three pioneers in the outdoor industry. Though the Company began by manufacturing and marketing world-class outdoor backpacks, today the product offering includes technical outdoor gear, daypacks, travel gear and collegiate decorated apparel, sold in sporting goods stores, college bookstores, department stores, and specialty and boutique retail locations throughout the world. The Brand has the spirit of fun and discovery, represented in the Brand tagline: Discover Freedom. For more information, visit www.jansport.com.
VF Corporation is a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel with more than 30 brands, including Wrangler®, The North Face®, Lee®, Vans®, Nautica®, 7 For All Mankind®, Eagle Creek®, Eastpak®, Ella Moss®, JanSport®, John Varvatos®, Kipling®, lucy®, Majestic®, Napapijri®, Red Kap®, Reef®, Riders® and Splendid®.
VF Corporation's press releases, annual report and other information can be accessed through the Company's home page, www.vfc.com.