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23 May 2017

Terminal West Hosting Beer Benefit for Atlanta Bikes with Singer/Songwriter Corey Harper

Traffic in Atlanta is horrible. Very few people would claim otherwise.

Getting more motorists out of their cars and onto other alternative modes of transportation is a goal of many, including the Atlanta Bike Coalition and New Belgium Brewing Company.

(Singer-songwriter Corey Harper headlines the Tour de Fat festival in Atlanta, May 31st. Photo credit: Victoria Smith.)
Next week, the two organizations are partnering for an evening of beer and bemusement in support of their common cause -- bicycles.

The Tour de Fat is a 33-city calvacade of circus performers, vaudeville acts, magicians, comedians and of course, musicians benefitting local nonprofits like the Atlanta Bike Coalition. Launched in 2000, the Tour represents New Belgium Brewing's philanthropic efforts to increase bike riding across the United States.

Tour de Fat has been an Atlanta festival fixture for several years. This year, they're bringing Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Corey Harper to the friendly confines of Terminal West for a fun night of revelry.

Rolling Stone magazine describes Harper's sound as "a mix of Seventies country-rock touched by Mississippi blues."

The 21-year-old musician says his parents raised him on a steady diet of 60s/70s rock and soul music. He cites artists such as John Mayer, Ben Howard, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bob Dylan and B.B. King as major influences.

Harper's soft ballad, "Favorite Part of Loving You," is quickly becoming a fan favorite since its release last month.

Tickets for the 2017 Tour de Fat featuring Corey Harper are available now.