Tour de Fat 2017: More cities, bigger acts

The Fat Tire Tour de Fat is back for its 18th season and this year without question will be the biggest and boldest yet. 

The traveling philanthropic beer, music, and bike festival will kick off a 33-show season May 20 in Asheville, NC, and wrap up Oct. 7 in Tempe, AZ. 

In addition to greatly expanding the festival’s reach to accommodate more fans, this year’s events will include world-class entertainment by the likes of The Roots, Third Eye Blind, The All-American Rejects, The Naked and Famous, Michael Franti & Spearhead, X-Ambassadors, and many more. 

All events will be ticketed (price varies by city) and tickets will be available in advance online here or at any of the box offices for Tour de Fat venues. New Belgium has raised more than $4.5 million for partnering non-profits since its inception. This summer Tour de Fat hopes to generate more than $600,000 in support of local causes.

In addition to musical headliners, a touring ensemble of artists, cirque performers, and general mayhemists will appear alongside local buskers and street performers. New Belgium Brewing will host a battle of the bands in many cities prior to the event to give local bands the chance to represent their hometown scene.

Tour de Fat Chicago

What

Grab your tickets and start planning for the Chicago Tour de Fat on July 29, 2017. Expect to experience the unexpected. We're bringing the party with The Roots and the Tour de Fat ensemble cast of performers. Ready your eyes and ears for a mix of musicians, circus performers, vaudeville acts, magicians, comedians, and mind-blowing provocateurs. Costumes are highly encouraged (and a mindset to party is mandatory).  Tour de Fat Chicago benefits local non-profit West Town Bikes, so be sure to grab your tix today.

Kids 12 & under accompanied by a parent/guardian are free - tickets are to be picked up at the box office day of show. 

Buy tickets

When

Jul 29, 2017, 10:00 PM to 3:00 AM

Where

Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
1300 S Linn White Drive
Chicago, IL
Map

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Lyft and New Belgium are partnering to get you to and from Tour de Fat safely. Use the code TOURDEFAT17 to get $5 off of two rides for new Lyft users.  Valid for $5 off each of two rides. New Lyft users only. Max discount per ride is $5. Valid for 30 days after code is applied in app. 

Who

The Roots

Beer

Fat Tire

Voodoo Ranger 8 Hop

Citradelic

Pilsener

Partners

This Tour de Fat supports the following non-profit organizations:

West Town Bikes

The mission of West Town Bikes to promote bicycling in the city of Chicago, to educate youth with a focus on under-served populations, and to foster and serve Chicago's growing bicycling community. While maintaining headquarters and a workspace in Chicago's Humboldt Park neighborhood, WTB is a city-wide service provider for youth programs in the city of Chicago. The funds generated from Tour de Fat are used to develop the creativity and self-sufficiency of youth from diverse backgrounds through hands-on programs for workforce participation and civic leadership. This includes training young people in entrepreneurial and leadership skills to improve their access to a better quality of life and well-being through healthy lifestyle choices. More information can be found at http://www.westtownbikes.org/

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Lyft and New Belgium are partnering to get you to and from Tour de Fat safely. Use the code TOURDEFAT17 to get $5 off of two rides for new Lyft users.  Valid for $5 off each of two rides. New Lyft users only. Max discount per ride is $5. Valid for 30 days after code is applied in app.