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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 - $15 - which covers afternoon mentor sessions and admission to the evening concert.

  • Acapella groups - $100

  • Evening concert ticket (non-participant): $8 students - $10 adults

Format:

12:15 - Kick off in auditorium
12:35 - 1:30 - Break Out 1
1:30 -2:15 - Open Mic performances - Sign up for a performance slot to compete to make it to the big show at 7pm, win a college scholarship, win free studio time. Check out vendor booths, get free stuff, take a photo at the repeat backdrop, connect with other musicians, and food!
2:15-3:15 - Break Out 2
3:15 - 4:10 - Open Mic Performances
4:15 - 5:00 - Open panel with guest artists and industry professionals. 5:00 - 7:00 - Dinner break on campus or off campus and open mic stages. 7:00 - 9:00 - Gala Concert Grammy's style. Each of our guest artists perform a set 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.