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JanSport® Announces the Grand Prize Winner of its
Third Annual Online Battle of the Bands Competition
The Seedy Seeds will play Sonicbids Official SXSW Party, presented by JanSport
San Leandro, Calif. (April 26, 2011) - JanSport, the original outdoor gear Brand that equips people globally with quality backpacks, travel gear and collegiate apparel, today announced The Seedy Seeds as the Grand Prize Winner of its third annual online Battle of the Bands competition.
As the Grand Prize winner, The Seedy Seeds will receive JanSport's classic Right Pack and luggage set, as well as a three day, two night stay in Austin, Texas for its South by Southwest music festival. On Friday, March 18, 2011, The Seedy Seeds are invited to play at the Sonicbids Official SXSW Party, presented by JanSport from noon to 5 p.m. at Maggie Mae's (www.maggiemaesaustin.com).
"This is truly amazing," said Mike Ingram of The Seedy Seeds, after being notified of their win. "South by Southwest is, without a doubt, the most exciting thing that happens for original music every year. Having the support and bragging rights of winning this contest means we can really bring it to the next level."
Based in Cincinnati, OH, The Seedy Seeds have been writing and performing for the past six years. The concept for the band was born of a casual conversation in late 2005, in which Mike and Margaret hypothesized performing as a group with the instruments they owned but hadn't yet learned to play. The Seedy Seeds began writing, performing, and recording music shortly thereafter. Brian joined in 2008 following the release of "Count The Days," on which he contributed supplemental percussion.
The Seedy Seeds have been acclaimed through various medias via favorable reviews, radio airtime, and titles in three categories at a city-wide award show in two consecutive years. They've become instant favorites among regional audiences and fellow performers alike, and their happy beats have been carrying their music across state and national borders. Visit, www.theseedyseeds.com for more information.
For further information about JanSport's Battle of the Bands competition and its grand prize winner, visit www.jansport.com/battleofthebands. To read more about JanSport's music news visit, www.jansport.com/unzipped.
Sonicbids is the website the helps bands get gigs and promoters book the right bands. Our community includes more than 245,000 bands and 21,000 promoters and licensors from all around the world. With festivals, clubs, colleges, music licensing and much more, Sonicbids offers a diverse range of gigs for every kind of musician. In fact, last year alone, more than 71,000 gigs were booked on the site. The company was founded in 2001 by Panos Panay and continues to focus on its core mission of empowering the artistic middle class. Get a gig or book a band at www.sonicbids.com.
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®.
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