- Finish Line Festival
- National ShamrockFest
- Spirit on the Course
- Bands Along the Course- Check out the lineup now!
The party doesn’t stop after crossing the finish line. Get set to raise a celebratory toast at the free Post Race Headliner Concert featuring Cowboy Mouth then continue the St. Patrick’s Day weekend festivities at National ShamrockFest – the perfect finale to cap off this eventful weekend in 2013!
About Cowboy Mouth…
Cowboy Mouth is New Orleans rock ‘n’ roll. Annually presenting roughly 200 shows per year, releasing nearly a dozen records and featured on TV shows and radio stations everywhere, Cowboy Mouth has been seen and heard by millions of fans worldwide. For more than 15 years, the members of Cowboy Mouth have preached and shouted at the top of their lungs the joys of being alive and the joys of being in and from New Orleans, sharing a slice of Mardi Gras heaven with fans around the world. As front man Fred LeBlanc said, “If The Neville Brothers and The Clash had a baby, it would be Cowboy Mouth.”
The band’s 11 album releases include two records on MCA, one on Atlantic and several on their own Cowboy Mouth Records label. So far, the band has enjoyed domestic sales of more than 450,000 units. The album sales pale in comparison to the number of tickets the band sells to their live events. Cowboy Mouth shows are legendary, and have been witnessed by more than eight million fans to date. Always on the road, the band has toured several times with other very well known bands, including Hootie and the Blowfish, BareNaked Ladies, Sister Hazel and Better Then Ezra.
Crowd participation is a must at a Cowboy Mouth show. Led by Fred’s larger-than-life presence, the band’s performances are high-energy and extraordinarily intense, usually leaving audiences as drenched and spent as the band. Cowboy Mouth fans range from ages 5 to 85, but as Fred often tells the audience, “Cowboy Mouth is about pretending that you’re five years old, naked as a jaybird and about to turn the hose on your parents, and there’s not a damn thing they can do about it.”
The band has also made several film and television appearances, including the Steven Soderbergh film “The Underneath,” MTV, VH1, Live with Regis and Kelly, Ellen DeGeneres Show and The Late Show with Craig Kilborn.
Cowboy Mouth has just released a brand new CD, called “Fearless.” The CD includes some of the bands most popular live songs including “Anything,” “Disconnected,” “Belly” and “Tell the Girl Ur Sorry” of which some earlier, unfinished versions were available on the band’s recent live DVD, “The name of the band is Cowboy Mouth.”
Saturday, March 16th Schedule of Events:
Post Race Concert Schedule*:
- Finish Line Festival*: Armory Mall
- Opening Act:School of Rock 8:45 am – 10:15 am
- Awards Ceremony: 10:30 am – 10:45 am
- Headliner Act: Cowboy Mouth 10:45 am – 12:00 pm
- Closing Act:School of Rock 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
*Times subject to change. Time gaps in schedule due to necessary set changes. Concert is free and open to the public.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and National ShamrockFest are teaming together to bring you a full day of excitement at RFK Stadium. Join your fellow racers and friends at the post race festival, National ShamrockFest, just steps away from the race finish line. National ShamrockFest is the East Coast’s premier Saint Paddy’s festival, with a full day of unforgettable performances by more than 40 artists on 10 stages and boasting some of the hottest acts in the county, including SUBLIME with ROME, Carbon Leaf and many others. In addition to non-stop music, ShamrockFest features a host of food, beer, amusements and authentic Irish performances and attractions.
- Date: Saturday, March 16th
- Time: 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm
- Location: RFK Stadium Festival Grounds
To Purchase Tickets:
one discounted ShamrockFest ticket for their personal use at the discounted price of $15 if purchased online by Tuesday, March 12th otherwise runners can purchase tickets at the expo for $30. To get the discounted ShamrockFest ticket, simply add it to your cart when registering for the race online, or if you have already registered click on the “Discounted Runner Ticket” button. You will pick up your ShamrockFest wristband at the Health & Fitness Expo on race weekend when you go to pick up your race registration packet. ONLINE SALES ARE NOW CLOSED. You can purchase tickets at the Health & Fitness Expo or directly from ShamrockFest website online here.As a special perk, runners can purchase
ONLINE SALES ARE NOW CLOSED. You can purchase tickets at the Health & Fitness Expo or directly from ShamrockFest website online here.Additional tickets for Friends and Family can be purchased here directly through ShamrockFest.
*Discount is for registered runners only. Runners will need to pick-up their ticket at the Health & Fitness Expo on race weekend and will be required to show their race bib.
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. Every squad receives a minimum donation of $150 – $350 for participating, PLUS compete for the grand prize of $1,000! Apply Here.
Live Music Every Mile
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 mile of the race course. The bands set the tempo for this marathon party, where runners and spectators alike will be “dancin’ in the streets” to these mini-concerts.
Is your band ready to rock for thousands of athletes and spectators? The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series has partnered with Entertainment Solutions, Inc. to locate the best, high-energy local music from all genres to perform along the race course.
If your band is interested in the opportunity to perform, visit the Entertainment Solutions, Inc. web site to submit your materials. Be prepared to complete a contact information form and stage plot and submit them with samples of your music and a publicity photo.
If you have questions or comments about the submission process, contact Erica Delemarre at (480) 663-0700 or Erika@solutionsaz.com.