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Chamber event rocks Sandy over four days

Music Fair and Feast will fill Centennial Plaza with music, dancing and food


by: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO:  - Chamber of Commerce member Kathy Edwards, left, distributes awards to the winners of the 2012 junior talent show in Centennial Plaza. This years talent show is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, July 14.One of the ways the Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce supports young people in the community is by offering an annual junior talent show.

Talent Show

For the 16th year, the show will go on; this year, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sunday, July 14, followed by the music of Joyful Noyes, which is Kelly and husband Russ. The acoustic duo will be playing three hours of the music of the Eagles, Black Crowes and the ladies Antebellum and Gaga.

The talent show, divided into small age groups from 6 to 18, is open to application until July 10, and forms are available at the chamber office, 38963 Pioneer Blvd.

Competitors are evaluated on originality, technical ability, costumes and stage presence.

While the chamber organizes the event, Clackamas County Bank, the oldest community bank in Oregon, sponsors the talent show.

Family Night

For the approximately 5,000 people who will line Pioneer Boulevard and watch the Sandy Mountain Festival Parade, they will be able to enjoy Family Night at the Music Fair and Feast both before and after the parade.

Admission to all ages at Family Night in Centennial Plaza is free, thanks to sponsor PGE. The featured band, from Oregon City, is Country Wide, and the band will provide live music from 7-11:30 p.m.

But the gates will be open from 5 p.m. to midnight, giving local residents lots of chances to try the new food booths or the beer and wine garden.

Bands galore

Friday and Saturday nights are the main music nights, with five bands sharing the spotlight.

Both nights the gates open at 5 p.m., with a $5 admission charged. But remember $2 off coupons are available at the Sandy Les Schwab Tire Center.

Friday night’s music is divided between Abandon Stage (6-9 p.m.) and Hit Machine (9 p.m. to midnight).

Abandon Stage is a rock cover band, playing the music of Aerosmith, Cheap Trick, Def Leppard and Eric Clapton.

Hit Machine plays songs from several eras from such groups as the Bee Gees, Prince and AC/DC.

Saturday at noon is another opportunity to bring the family to a free-admission time of music and food. Food first, of course. But by 3 p.m. the plaza will fill with the sounds of country crooner Brian Earl Haines.

When 6 p.m. rolls around, gatekeepers will begin taking tickets and the plaza will be filled with the sounds of pop cover band Return Flight.

By 9 p.m., dancers will be ready to slow down a bit and enjoy the sounds of Dancehall Days, a band that plays just about everything from pop to rock to jazz and soul.

The festival is 21 and older Friday and Saturday nights after 6 p.m.

For a complete schedule of events, visit Facebook and search for music fair and feast or call 503-668-4006.