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On behalf of the experience festival team we would like to welcome you to our first annual one of a kind festival we are kicking off this year. You can think of this event kind of like the Grammy's. A group of artists from varying styles coming together to share, support, and celebrate each other and their music.

Who:

Any 7th-12th grade student

Styles:

  • Bands - any style of band with drums. Rock, pop, metal, punk.

  • Singer songwriter - solo or small group that performs originals or covers (no drums, but cajon, djembe, and shaker are ok)

  • Rap/hip-hop/Electronic/R&B

  • Vocal A Capella - any size of pop A Capella or jazz group. Choreography or no choreography is great.

  • Solo artist - think the voice! Solo acts that sing covers with background track or live accompanyment.

Where?

McNary High School
595 Chemawa Rd. N
Keizer, OR 97303

Cost:

  • Solo acts - $40 - which covers afternoon mentor sessions and admission to the evening concert.

  • 2-5 in your group - $80 - which covers afternoon mentor sessions and admission to the evening concert.

  • More than 5 group - $100 - which covers afternoon mentor sessions and admission to the evening concert.

  • Evening concert ticket (non-participant): $8 students - $10 adults - $12 at the door.

Format:

12:30 - Kick off in auditorium
12:50-2:30 - Mentor Session 1. Each performer gets to perform and then the guest artist will give you feedback as well as share  insight on various topics with the group to help you move forward in your performing!
2:30-3:30 - Open forum in the lobby - check out vendor booths, perform on the 2 open mic stages, get free stuff, take a photo at the repeat backdrop, connect with other musicians, food!
3:30-5 - Mentor Session 2
5-7 - Dinner break. Head to Keizer Station or other near by restaurants to grab some dinner.
7pm - 9:45 - concert  Grammy's style. Each of our guest artists perform a few songs for us and then one  student spotlight group in each genre will be selected to perform.

What do I bring:

Instruments and amps. We will provide quality drum sets and cymbals. Professional sound and lighting will be provided.