SLY FOX TO HOST CAN JAM MUSIC FESTIVAL 2017: FEATURING THE WORLD’S LARGEST KANJAM TOURNAMENT
On Saturday, September 30 beginning at 10 a.m., Sly Fox Brewing will host their annual blow-out Can Jam Festival featuring live music from top indie artists; an optional, brewery-supported 16- or 40-mile bike ride along the Schuylkill River Trail; and the world’s largest KanJam tournament. This free event and live concert (click here for star-studded music lineup) is the ultimate way to conclude the summer in greater Philadelphia.
“Throwing parties is one of the best parts of the brewing business, and this is a massive one: a perfect way to celebrate Sly Fox canned beers with food, fun, music, and friends,” says Brewmaster Brian O’Reilly. “As the summer winds down, we can’t wait for our fellow beer and music lovers to join us at the brewery for one last hurrah of 2017!”
Billed as the world’s largest KanJam tournament, 160 pre-registered teams will compete to win their weight in beer. The cost of registration is $65 per team of two, and includes two t-shirts, two koozies, two food tickets, four beer tickets, and more – including a shot at the grand prize: the team’s weight in beer, measured on a homemade scale designed by Philadelphia restaurant owner William Reed (last year’s winning team took home 21 cases of Sly Fox beer).
Whether participating in the tournament or not, guests are invited to play friendly games of KanJam; other activities and festivities will include:
- Sly Fox food, beer and gear, available on a pay-as-you-go basis
- An optional 16- or 40-mile bike ride along the Schuylkill River Trail, which Sly Fox has been active in supporting and maintaining, with snack stops provided for participating riders along the way, plus tickets that can be redeemed on site for beer or food, en route to Can Jam (in 2016, more than 300 riders participated)
- Live music beginning at 12 noon, featuring the following acts (set times in parentheses)
o The Commonheart (6 p.m.)
o RFA (4:30 p.m.)
o John Train (3 p.m.)
o Michael Tiernan (1:30 p.m.)
o Tap Trio with John Swana (12 noon)
- Children and well-behaved pets are welcome, and guests are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs to enjoy the music and festivities all day long
Not familiar with the rules of KanJam? Here is a quick refresher course:
- Object of the Game: Partners stand at opposite goals, or garbage cans, and alternate throwing and deflecting disks. One partner tosses the flying disk and the other partner redirects it toward the goal.
- Flow of the Game: After both partners complete one throw each, the flying disk is passed to the opposing team. The game continues alternating team turns until an exact score of 21 is reached.
- Scoring the Game: A Dinger, or Redirected Hit, is worth 1 point; Deuce, or Direct Hit, is worth 2 points; Bucket, or Slam Dunk, is worth 3 points. An Instant Win ends the game and occurs when a thrower lands the flying disk inside the goal, unassisted by partner.
- Overtime Rules: In the event of a tie game, each team completes one round of throws and the team with the most points wins. Overtime rounds continue until the tie is broken.