Category: Events


Thanks For Voting!

February 20, 2014   |   Events, Music, News   |   0 Comments

Voting for the 6th Annual JanSport Battle of the Bands has come to a close. Stay tuned and we’ll announce our winner on Monday.

In the meantime, you can still check out the top 100 artists and discover tons of new music!

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Live Outside SF w/Painted Palms

February 15, 2014   |   Art, Events, Music, News   |   0 Comments

We’re throwing a big old party in San Francisco tomorrow to unveil the first of 2014′s Live Outside murals, this one created by SF street art duo Alynn-Mags.

The party will feature a performance from one of our favorite new SF bands, Painted Palms. The duo (comprised of cousins Reese Donohue and Christopher Prudhomme), just released their debut LP, Forever and it’s been in regular rotation here at JanSport HQ. We think you should listen to it too!

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With the 6th annual JanSport Battle of the Bands kicking off this coming Tuesday, January 21st, we thought we should take a moment to catch up with last year’s winner: Philadelphia’s Cold Fronts.

The guys have definitely had an incredible year, and front man Craig Almquist filled us in on some of the details, along with some SXSW tips for bands making the trip for the first time:

JS: We’ve seen lots of big news from Cold Fronts this year. What have you guys been up to [...] Read More >



Grab some new tunes and enter to win free gear

December 16, 2013   |   Events, Music, News   |   1 Comment

Our friends at Dine Alone Records have brought back their annual Holiday Sampler, and this year’s comp features 23 tracks of pure bliss. Click here to download an awesomely eclectic collection of tracks from The Dodos, Hannah Georgas, Monster Truck, Shovels & Rope, The Lumineers, City and Colour, Fidlar, and more.

By downloading, you’ll also be automatically entered to win some awesome prize packs, including some sweet Yamaha guitars, Sector-9 Longboards, audiophile goodies from Denon, and Read More >



Second Wave of SXSW Artists Announced

November 21, 2013   |   Events, Music, News   |   0 Comments

South By Southwest 2014 is just around the corner and we’re already getting excited for what is hands down our favorite week of the year. JanSport will be back in Austin with some great events (which we’ll be announcing in the coming months), but in the meantime make sure to get your SX fix by checking out the first two waves of artists announcements here.

There’s already a few names we’re excited about, including a few of our favorite SXSW discoveries [...] Read More >



CMJ blasted our ear drums

October 22, 2013   |   Events, Music, News   |   0 Comments

But man… what a great week. What’s better than NYC and five straight days and nights of live music? We had a great time hanging out at the CMJ Artists Lounge at the Hotel On Rivington and hooking up 2000 artists with our special edition CMJ Artist Right Pack. We heard all sorts of great road stories, and we especially loved the stories involving beloved JanSport packs that have traveled the world in the backs of tour vans.

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JanSport at CMJ 2013

October 12, 2013   |   Events, Music, News   |   0 Comments

JanSport has teamed up with the annual CMJ Music Marathon in NYC to provide 2000 artists with a very special Artist Edition Right Pack. Keep an eye out this week in New York for these packs: if you happen to catch a glimpse, snap a photo, share to Twitter, tag #jansportcmj, and you could win one of your very own!

We’ll be out at CMJ all week sharing photos and highlights of our favorite shows, so make sure to follow us on Instagram and Twitter [...] Read More >



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We Heart NYC

September 25, 2013   |   Events, Music, News, Outside   |   0 Comments

Thank you Brooklyn for helping us finish out the 2013 Bonfire Sessions! Also, a huge thank you to Guards and Fletcher C Johnson for kicking the evening off. The new Guards record has been spinning around here non-stop since Saturday. Most of all though, thank you to Parkay Quarts for helping us out by jumping on at the last minute in place of DIIV. You guys rock.

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Bonfire Session NYC: Lineup Update

September 20, 2013   |   Events, Music, News, Outside   |   1 Comment

We’re just 24 hours away from our fifth and final Bonfire Sessions of 2013 and we’re pleased to announce that Parkay Quarts (formerly Parquet Courts) will now be headlining the show in place of DIIV.

The fuzzy garage rock trio had a killer 2012 with their full length debut, Light Up Gold with plenty of national music media attention, and the guys have been going strong bringing the record on the road ever since. We’re looking forward to having the band rock their home borough [...] Read More >