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A huge thank you for everyone who came out to Cheer Up Charlies for the first JanSport Bonfire Sessions of 2015.  Austin and SXSW came out in numbers to enjoy free beers and performances by Real Estate, Waxahatchee, Twin Peaks, Only Real, Public Access TV, and Talk In Tongues!

Check out the recap video below and stay tuned for details on our next JanSport Bonfire Sessions coming to Montreal in July.

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Join us in Austin during SXSW at Cheer Up Charlies on Wednesday, March 18th for The JanSport Bonfire Sessions featuring performances by Real Estate, Waxahatchee, Twin Peaks, Only Real, Public Access TV, and Talk In Tongues!

Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m.  RSVP is required and can be done at www.jansport.com/bonfiresessions

21+ only with ID

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Check out the single “This Big World” from the 6th Annual JanSport Battle of the Bands winner repel the robot by downloading it for FREE here: This Big World (right click on the link and select “save as” to save to your computer)

You can learn more about the band and check out their upcoming tour dates (including their performance at the Culture Collide Day Party on Rainey Street during SXSW) on their official site.

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With millions of people visiting the outdoors each year, never before has there been such a need for Leave No Trace education.  In response, the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics has selected 12 scenic and popular sites as “Hot Spots.”  Hot Spots have experienced visitor-created impacts including excessive trash, damage to vegetation and trees, trail erosion, and disturbance to wildlife.  These Hot Spots, part of Leave No Trace’s new, multi-year campaign, Leave No Trace in Every Park, will bring Leave No Trace to [...] Read More >



JanSport continuously combs the world to find unique individuals that are influencing their communities through art, music and style. We ask them to take us to the places that fuel their creativity and inspire them to do what they do.

Follow the global stories with @JanSport and #LifeUnzipped.

This February we head Northeast to Toronto to meet Alen Palander, a photographer and urban designer with a unique perspective on his city surroundings. Alen will be taking us to his local hangouts [...] Read More >



JanSport continuously combs the world to find unique individuals that are influencing their communities through art, music and style. We ask them to take us to the places that fuel their creativity and inspire them to do what they do.

Follow the global stories with @JanSport and #LifeUnzipped.

This December we head to one of our favorite Pacific Northwest stops, Portland, Oregon to meet the stylish Tonya, a student with a soft spot for the Beatles and messy hair, [...] Read More >



Join us in San Francisco at SoMa StrEAT Food Park on Saturday, October 4 for The JanSport Bonfire Sessions featuring performances by Meatbodies, Sonny & The Sunsets and Best Coast.

Doors open at 5 p.m. RSVP is required and can be done at www.jansport.com/bonfiresessions

21+ only with ID

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Join us in Brooklyn at Greenwood Park on Saturday, September 13 for The JanSport Bonfire Sessions featuring performances by Mas Ysa, Ducktails and Atlas Sound.

Doors open at 5 p.m. RSVP is required and can be done at www.jansport.com/bonfiresessions

21+ only with ID

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Leslie Kirchhoff isn’t your typical 22 year-old. Originally from Wisconsin and now living in the Nolita neighborhood of New York, she’s a photographer by day and a DJ by night.

So basically, she’s one of the coolest girls we know.

While still attending New York University, she landed an internship at Vogue.com, which evolved into freelancing gigs for the site as well as Teen Vogue, GQ.com and many others. She graduated in 2013 and now travels the [...] Read More >



We’re traveling the country this year bringing the Bonfire Sessions to five North American cities and in each city our favorite artists will be taking us to their favorite unique spots.

In the first of five episodes from the Bonfire Sessions, Kurt Vile takes us to his favorite Austin spot: the legendary Hotel Vegas.

 

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