Thank You Event Directors!

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!

 

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Runnin’ Sin City – Thank You Las Vegas!

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

Runnin' Sin City

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Thank You Kansas City Zoo Run!

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!

Ironband Live @ the 2014 Kansas City Zoo Run

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Live at the11th Annual Kansas City Zoo Run

Do you know the difference between penguins and turkeys? Sign up for the 11th annual Zoo run on Oct. 5th and find out! “Run for the Penguins”, complete the four or one-mile course, then join us for some live music and an endangered species talk; proceeds support the KC Zoo and our hometown penguins! Visit kansascityzoorun.org to register!

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Ironband / KC Marathon – Win a FREE Race Entry!

Ironband is thrilled to once again be a part of the live music lineup at the 2014 Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon Finish Line Festival!

We’ll get things rocking as the runners start crossing the finish line after which the talented Brothers Osborne will take the stage and turn things up with their hits such as Rum and Let’s Go There.

Live music, Kansas City barbecue and cold beer – as veteran finishers of this race we can’t think of a better way to finish a marathon, half-marathon or 5K!

Wanna race for FREE? Ironband, in conjunction with the Kansas City Sports Commission, is giving away a free entry – just follow the steps below and we’ll draw a winner from the Facebook Likes and Twitter Retweets nextFriday, September 19th!

Win a Race Entry:

Facebook:
1) If you haven’t already done so, “Like” the Kansas City MarathonIronband Facebook Pages.
2) “Like” the post on the @ironbandmusic page featuring the photo below (for bonus points, tell us what songs you want to hear at the finish line!)
OR
Twitter:
1) If you haven’t already done so, follow @IronbandMusic and @KCMarathon on Twitter.
2) Retweet Ironband’s tweet featuring the image below.

That’s it – we’ll combine the Facebook likes and Twitter retweets and draw a winner next Friday. After that, it’s up to you – lace up those shoes and we’ll see you on October 18th!

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Thank You IRONMAN Boulder!

We’re back from Boulder and had a blast being part of the opening ceremony festivities at the inaugural IRONMAN Boulder!

It’s only fitting that a full IRONMAN race finally came to one of this country’s meccas of triathlon. IRONMAN Boulder was, in fact, the largest race held to date in the history of IRONMAN triathlon. With that in mind our hats go off to race director Dave Christen and his army of staff and local volunteers that put on a world-class event and to the local community for embracing the event.

Our thanks also go out to Dave Christen and Dave Downey from Boulder County Communications for inviting us to Boulder to be a part of the opening ceremony, to Dave C’s team at Ironman and Dave D’s crew at BCC for all their assistance (Ironband actually had a “crew”!) and to Mike Reilly for his continued support and letting us rock him onto the stage.

As triathletes we are always taught to “not” try new things on race day; don’t race in a brand new pair of shoes, don’t make questionable adjustments to your bike the day before the race, etc. The same philosophy should apply as musicians (or pseudo-triathlon-musicians). But then that would be too easy, wouldn’t it?

As such we eschewed that philosophy and tried all sorts of new things on “race day”; syncing our music to video with embedded lyrics on the jumbotron, playing live backing music to Dave Downey’s live voice-over of the IRONMAN History video and welcoming Mike “The Voice of Ironman” Reilly to the stage to live music.

We had a blast and hope that the athletes and their family and friends enjoyed the beautiful evening in Boulder under the setting sun as they prepared themselves for Sunday’s race. For our part, we spent the better part of the weekend “investing” in the local community by attempting our own IRONMAN of sorts; biking to every brewery in Boulder. Do you know how many breweries there are in Boulder?

As far as the race – congratulations to everyone who stepped up to the starting line and dug deep in their efforts to become a mile-high IRONMAN! There were some impressive first time wins, some new PRs, some not-so-much PRs, and some who didn’t reach that finish line within official time, but as with many things in life it’s the journey and not the finish that’s important so congratulations to all of you.

See you soon!

Highlights from our opening set that kicked off the evening:
Ironman Live @ the 2014 Ironman Boulder Opening Ceremony

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