Jan 25 2015

New Orleans: Entertainment

Post-Race Concert at the Finish Line Festival

Festival Lineup Part #1:

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We are excited to announce the KONGOS as Part #1 of your Finish Line Festival lineup! Listen to their top hit now!

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The brothers KONGOS — multi-cultural, multi-faceted, multi-instrumentalists — craft a unique and irresistible sound spawned from shared DNA, diverse influences and spot-on melodic and lyrical sensibilities. On “Lunatic,” their 12-song Epic Records debut, the band’s talent shines on “Come With Me Now”; the title an impossible-to-resist aural summons, the rock-alt crossover tune kicking off with the accordion, jumping into foot-stomping, staccato rhythms, slide guitar, and soaring epic soundscapes reminiscent of U2. “I’m Only Joking,” whose lyrics hint at the album’s title, hits the mark with decisive tribal rhythms and Pink Floyd-esque mysterious modern rock. Thanks to an earlier self-release of “Lunatic,” KONGOS are already stars overseas, playing their numerous hits off “Lunatic” for crowds of up to 65,000 at South African festivals and touring the Republic with Linkin Park, and the UK and Europe with AWOLNATION and Dispatch. With a Feb-March North American tour with Airborne Toxic Event and alternative and rock radio hot on “Come With Me Now” and “I’m Only Joking,” (not to mention “Come With Me Now” in promos for NFL, NBA and ESPN), 2014 is quickly shaping up as the year the U.S. catches KONGOS fever.

Live Music Throughout!

Music makes up the heart and “sole” of this event. Live bands will be performing a variety of music from alternative, classic and punk rock to blues, jazz and soul along each couple kilometers of the race course. The bands set the tempo for this running party, where runners and spectators alike will be “dancin’ in the streets” to these mini-concerts.

Bands Wanted to Perform Along the Course

Is your band ready to rock for thousands of athletes and spectators? We will be recruiting the best local bands from all genres to take the stage along the course.

Spirit on the Course Competition

Attention Cheer Teams and Dance Squads: We need you! High school and middle school cheer and dance teams are invited to compete in the Spirit on the Course competition. Cheer teams will line the course ready to encourage participants every step of the way. Costumes and themes are optional, smiles and enthusiasm are required. Join the Spirit on the Course Competition Today for the chance to win $1000 for your team! For more information email: nolacheer@competitorgroup.com

Schedule of Events

January 23 – 24, 2015

Health & Fitness Expo

New Orleans Morial Convention Center|Hall J
Friday, January 23: 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Saturday, January 24: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Expo Details

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans Marathon, Half Marathon, 2 Person Half Marathon Relay & 10K

Start Time: 7:00am
Event Details