The Bike Walk Jingle Contest drew to a close Saturday with a showcase of the top five finalists at Ritz Theater, where the winners of the contest were announced at the end of the night. Finalists Luke Warm and the Cool Hands, Audra Tracy, The Jing Jings!, Glen Everhart and Michael Loonan each played a 15-minute set, including their Bike Walk Move jingles, and shared their stories of biking and walking.
For example, Luke Warm and the Cool Hands rode their bicycles to the Ritz Theater from Saint Louis Park. Audra Tracy rides daily, averaging 25 miles each morning. And Glen Everhart shares a car with his 16-year-old son and each year sets a goal of riding 3,000 miles!
At the end of the showcase, emcee Michael Rainville, partnership marketing manager for Meet Minneapolis, brought Hilary Reeves of Bike Walk Twin Cities on stage to announce the winner of the contest. After much debate, the judges decided on a tie between Luke Warm and the Cool Hands and Glen Everhart! See both performances here:
The jug band and the interactive musician/comedian will both have their jingles played on Cities 97 and other stations this summer and will split the prizes:
- Studio recording time from The Art Institutes International (Luke Warm and the Cool Hands)
- $500 gift card to Music Connection (shared)
- A new Sun Revolutions CB-26 bicycle from Behind Bars Bicycle Shop (Glen Everhart)
Congratulations to the winners, and a big thanks to everyone who entered the contest!
Winner Luke Warm and the Cool Hands
Winner Glen Everhart
Finalist Audra Tracy
Finalist The Jing Jings!
Finalist Michael Loonan
Hilary Reeves announcing the winners
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