The creators of Warrior Dash and Firefly Music Festival expand their portfolio with premiere air show property
CHICAGO, IL (DEC. 4, 2017) –  Red Frog Events has launched the air show industry’s first nationwide series: Grunt Style Air Show Majors. The inaugural tour showcases a collection of America’s most prestigious air shows including: SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo in Lakeland, Florida, the Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach, Cleveland National Air Show, and the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Wings Over Houston Airshow. 

The mission of Grunt Style Air Show Majors is to celebrate aviation, honor the military, and increase mainstream awareness of the air show industry. By becoming an official tour stop, the four selected air shows will receive national promotion through a variety of marketing efforts, visibility for their air show at the other participating air shows, and additional mainstream recognition and benefits through partnering with tour creators, Red Frog Events, and title partner, Grunt Style.

“Red Frog Events has a proven track record of conducting world-class live events of many different kinds,” said the International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) President John Cudahy. “The air show industry has been around for decades and I’m certain that our business will benefit from this new concept and Red Frog’s considerable experience at using live events to communicate corporate marketing messages at a national level.”

“For decades, air shows across the nation have been providing the public the ability to experience and celebrate aviation through their events,” says Scott Howard, Chief Marketing Officer at Red Frog Events. “We’re thrilled to announce the Grunt Style Air Show Majors tour and work with the participating shows and our partners to showcase the aviation industry to a wider audience.”

The four 2018 Grunt Style Air Show Majors events will attract over 1.3 million total spectators. These shows have demonstrated their commitment to advancing the air show industry by participating in the nationwide tour.

The 2018 Grunt Style Air Show Majors tour dates and locations include (in order of occurrence):


To learn more about Grunt Style Air Show Majors, visit or view the press kit. For additional information on Red Frog Events, visit

Red Frog Events / Grunt Style Air Show Majors
Lauren King

About Red Frog Events:

Red Frog Events is an event production company and a pioneer of the experiential entertainment industry, recognized for its award-winning company culture. Since 2007, the company has developed innovative brands including the Warrior Dash obstacle race series, Firefly Music Festival, Chicago Beer Classic, and the Grunt Style Air Shows Majors tour. Red Frog also provides event services ranging from site operations and food and beverage to its ticketing platform, EventSprout. Red Frog has been named one of Forbes’ “Most Promising Companies in America”, has appeared consecutively on Inc. Magazine’s “Fastest Growing Companies” list, and was recognized on Chicago Tribune’s “Top Workplaces” from 2011-2014, among other honors. In recognition of its philanthropic efforts, the company was selected as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s “Corporate Partner of the Year”. To date, Red Frog has raised over $14.5 million of a $25 million dollar fundraising commitment to St. Jude and in 2016, announced a one percent profit donation to the organization. Visit for more information.

About Grunt Style Air Show Majors: 

Grunt Style Air Show Majors is a tour uniting the most prestigious air shows in the country: SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo, Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach, Cleveland National Air Show, and the CAF Wings over Houston Airshow. The mission of Grunt Style Air Show Majors is to celebrate aviation, honor the military, and advance the air show industry through increased mainstream awareness. Grunt Style Air Show Majors was created by Red Frog Events. To learn more, visit