Klipsch Sponsors the Midwest’s Largest Canned Beer Festival
INDIANAPOLIS (September 24, 2013) — Klipsch, a leading global speaker and headphone manufacturer, announces today a strategic partnership with Sun King Brewing to become a name-in-title sponsor of Sun King CANvitational Powered by Klipsch Audio.
Taking place on September 28 in downtown Indianapolis, the inaugural CANvitational will enlighten patrons to sample craft beer from award-winning breweries located throughout the United States. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy local eats provided by food trucks and experience live music from DJ Helicon and DJ Action Jackson in an urban downtown atmosphere. The event is set to take place along Georgia Street, which is known for the Super Bowl XLVI festivities and newly renovated Pan Am Plaza, and will showcase more than 30 craft breweries from around the county who can their brews.
As an event partner, Klipsch will be integrated into the day’s events and have brand representatives onsite for product demos. A portion of the event’s sound will also be provided by Klipsch’s high-performance commercial speakers. The brand’s CA-800-T and CA-800-TSW outdoor speakers were recently installed along the popular downtown stretch at the request of Indianapolis Downtown, Inc. and have since played a significant role in transforming Georgia Street into one of the city’s most desirable areas for outdoor events.
“Having the support of a global yet local company like Klipsch means everything for our event,” said Clay Robinson, owner and brewer of Sun King Brewing. “The brand’s long-term success in developing high-performance products and lifestyle-driven sponsorships adds significant credibility to our inaugural event.”
“We are honored to continue our efforts in supporting unique and music-oriented events throughout our global headquarter city of Indianapolis,” said Paul Jacobs, CEO of Klipsch. “Because it is our hometown, we look forward to collaborating with Sun King Brewing, a local business that shares similar synergies and passions on which the Klipsch brand was founded.”
Today’s announcement builds on the existing relationship between Klipsch and Sun King Brewing that originated from the brands’ shared love for live music. Currently, the two brands sponsor WTTS’ Sun King Studio 92 Powered by Klipsch Audio, the radio station’s live performance studio. In addition, Klipsch is preparing for an install at Sun King’s brewery that will include a speaker studio for live music events as well as custom mobile speaker sets for when the company travels for offsite events.
To purchase tickets and learn more about Sun King CANvitational Powered by Klipsch Audio, visit www.canvitational.com. For more information on the Klipsch brand and its product offering, please visit www.klipsch.com.
For over 65 years, Klipsch has designed premium speakers for those who are passionate about great sound. Company founder Paul W. Klipsch started this legacy in 1946, and it continues today with sheer commitment to innovation and delivering the world’s most powerful, detailed and emotional sound reproduction. Today, the brand’s diverse product portfolio encompasses home theater, professional cinema, installed whole-house contracting, commercial, computer speakers, iPod® docks and headphones. As one of the first U.S. loudspeaker companies, Klipsch continues to be the high-performance brand of choice for audiophiles and home theater aficionados around the world. Klipsch Group, Inc. is also a wholly-owned subsidiary of VOXX International Corporation (NASDAQ: VOXX).
About Sun King Brewing Company
Sun King Brewing Company is the brainchild of Dave Colt and Clay Robinson. With the help of family and friends – Omar Robinson, Andy Fagg and Steve Koers – the first keg of Sun King beer rolled out the door for delivery in July 2009. Now available on tap and in cans at over a thousand locations throughout Indiana, Sun King has grown into the second-largest beer brewer in the state. The company's commitment to handcrafted seasonal and specialty beers has been rewarded with multiple medals at the Indiana Brewers Cup, Great American Beer Festival and World Beer Cup competitions. Visit www.sunkingbrewing.com for more information.