Thank you to the 2015 Burns & McDonnell Rock the Parkway Half Marathon & 5K for having Ironband out again this year to entertain the runners!
We lucked out with a beautiful morning for the race; 24 hours later and you would have been running in the middle of a thunderstorm. We’re glad that you wound up with a perfect morning to run and we wound up with a perfect morning to provide some live tunes to get you through to the finish line!
Please accept our hearty congratulations from the band to everyone who stepped up to the challenge of completing your first (or 50th) half or 5K! Way to ROCK the Parkway!
Some clips of our set (and of you) are below; if you did the half – see if you can find yourself coming down Ward Parkway toward the finish line from our “stage cam”.
For complete results visit rocktheparkway.
We’ll see you at the next show!
A big thanks to Blue Valley for having us perform at their annual fundraising event, the Blue Valley Educational Foundation Battle of the Bands!
Thanks to everyone who came out to support us while supporting a great event! Last year’s fundraising record was broken and you helped raise an impressive amount that will support supporting the fantastic educational programs, student character development, and teacher grants designed to supplement public education funding in our community.
Thanks also to Shawn and his team at Kanza Hall and One Block South for letting us use their great venue, and to Charlie Carter and C the Sound Audio and Video Engineering for providing audio support for the evening. Last, but certainly not least, thanks to our singer/bassist’s better half, Suzy, for the great pics!
Unfortunately the video camera on a tripod was no match for the extensive array of subwoofers at Kanza so the video is shaky at best, but check it out below for a video/audio recap and some great pics from the event.
Thanks again – we’ll see you soon!
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The clock just struck midnight in Tokyo, Japan, and so for our single fan there, we wish you a very Happy New Year!
Or I guess should I say, 明けましておめでとうございます!
For the other 10 of you over on this side of the earth, we hope that have a great New Year’s Eve, perhaps find your way to a Resolution Run or Ride tomorrow morning, and enjoy a healthy and happy 2015!
Ironband Live @ Kanza Hall – BVEF Fundraiser
As for us, we’re going to kick off the 2015 “Tour” by lending our off-kilter talents to a great event in support of the Blue Valley Educational Foundation!
The 2015 BVEF Battle of the Bands will take place at Kanza Hall on Saturday, January 24th from 6-9pm. Tickets are $10 and all proceeds go toward supporting the fantastic educational programs, student character development, and teacher grants designed to supplement public education funding in our community.
Four bands, comprised of Blue Valley parents, teachers and alumni, will perform at the event and a live auction will take place between the bands. The winning band will also fund an extra grant and their school of choice.
Tickets go on sale on January 9th at www.bvef.org so save the date and come on out and join us for a great event!
Happy New Year!
As 2014 draws to a close we wanted to give a big shout out to the event directors who were kind enough to invite us to perform at their events in 2014. As athletes and past-participants of these events we’ve always been big fans of live music on the course and at the post-parties so our thanks go out to those event directors who feel as we do and continue to invite us out to your events.
Big thanks to Kathy, Sarah, Mallory, and Molly with the KC Sports Commission as well as Mark with Box of Chalk Music and the rest of the crew behind the Kansas City Marathon, Mark and his crew over at Ultramax, Troy and the KC Running Crew and Rock the Parkway Board, Ryan and his team at Silverback Enterprises, Dave and Melinda and the BCC Crew, Dave Christen at Ironman Boulder, Barry and Jeff and the team at Elite Cycling, Katie and the Board at KC Corporate Challenge, the team at the Cedar Creek Triathlon, and Lisa and Terry Drake at Event Midwest along with the crew from the Kansas City Zoo.
These organizations and events truly “rock”, so if you haven’t done so yet be sure to check out these events in 2015!
Of course, a big thanks also go to you, the participants of these events, for continuing to smile, wave, cheer or even jump on stage, grab a tambourine and join the fun; without you there wouldn’t be any events at which we could entertain!
We’re starting to book dates for 2015 so if you are interested in penciling in a date to have us perform at your event let us know!
We’ll see you in 2015!
Members of Ironband and several friends enjoyed our first “Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon”, Vegas-style!
While we can’t claim that it was our best marathon performance ever, no-doubt influenced by all the pre-race entertainment and (mis)hydration temptations, we can say that running down the strip at night was a truly unique and entertaining experience.
So much so, in fact, that we wrote a song about it while we were in Vegas and pieced it together with footage from the GoProTM that we carried for the entire marathon.
Conceived and written on the course in Vegas, as well as in the hotel room, in the bars, and on the flight home, we give you, “Runnin’ Sin City“.
So sit back, “run” the course with us, virtually speaking, and enjoy the new tune!
Congratulations to everyone who finished the Las Vegas Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon, and thanks to the Rock ‘n’ Roll family for putting on a top notch event!
“Runnin’ Sin City“
Thank you Kansas City Zoo Run for having us entertain at the post-race party – beautiful morning to “Run for the Penguins” at the Kansas City Zoo! We appreciate the tambourine, cowbell, and dancing additions from Calvin of the Missouri Comets as well as this 8-year old who not only ran the entire 4-mile race but danced for nearly our entire set!
Congratulations to all the runners – we hope you had as enjoyable a morning as we did!