It's a carnival resurrection. Third Eye Blind, witness an ensemble cast of artists, performers, vaudeville acts, magicians and comedians.
Tour de Fat also brings into the fold vaudeville acts, magicians and comedians. In Asheville, Third Eye Blind will also perform. Revelers are encouraged to wear costumes, while New Belgium serves its year-round lineup, including the flagship beer for which the fest is named, Fat Tire. "I love the idea that the circus and carnival is coming back to the space and kind of reactivating it as a communal gathering spot," Hackett said.
IF YOU GO
What: New Belgium's Tour de Fat kicks off in Asheville May 20, 21 Craven St.
When: On May 19, Asheville on Bikes hosts the Roll Outta Work ride to New Belgium ride as part of Strive Not to Drive Week. Decorate and tune your bike at New Belgium to get ready to ride to TDF on Saturday with AOB. At 5:30 p.m., gather at Pack’s Park. At 6 p.m., pedal the route.
On May 20, 4-9 p.m., Tour de Fat comes to Ashevillle. Headlined by Third Eye Blind, witness an ensemble cast of artists, performers, vaudeville acts, magicians and comedians. Tour de Fat revelers are encouraged to wear costumes.
Free shuttles will be provided from the Kmart parking lot, 1001 Patton Ave., 3-10 p.m.
Tickets: Tour de Fat tickets are $25 at www.newbelgium.com.