Enumclaw Music and Arts Festival oct. 5

Downtown Enumclaw will be filled Oct. 5 with sights and sounds with an all-day music and art extravaganza.

  • Monday, September 30, 2013 7:35pm
  • LifeNews

Downtown Enumclaw will be filled Oct. 5 with sights and sounds with an all-day music and art extravaganza.

Chalet Arts Showcase Theatre will bring 11 performing groups to two stages and more than eight unique buskers – street musicians and performers – to storefronts on Cole Street. Art vendors will showcase their original works for sale and viewing.

The inaugural Enumclaw Music and Arts Festival kicks off at 9 a.m. with a free event featuring children’s songwriter and singer Eric Ode.

Headlining the Festival is one of Enumclaw’s favorites, Palmer Junction. Popular throughout the Pacific Northwest and praised for their original rock ‘n’ roll and blues tunes, the band performs on the theater’s inside stage at 3:30 p.m.

Acclaimed blues musician Mia Vermillion performs inside at 2 p.m.

According to “All About Jazz” writer Michael Bailey, Vermillion “sings with the wild abandon of Janis Joplin, controlled by the fluid precision of Bonnie Bramlett, the gusto of Big Mama Thornton and Bessie Smith. She infuses her singing with more humidity than Ma Rainey and more sex than Lena Horne.”

Vermillion follows barbershop quartet Harmony Kings and the Craig Gammon Duo on the inside stage.

The line up on the outdoor stage includes the country sounds of Ragin’ River at noon, followed by pop group The Sooner the Better, rock group Alive on Fire and bluegrass band Uncle Dan’s Original Recipe. The Bridge will perform oldies at 5 p.m.

The CAST-sponsored performance by Ode is a prime regional and national Arts Crush 2013 event. CAST is among 100 regional arts organizations selected to participate in Arts Crush, which is a month-long arts and cultural festival. Many major arts institutions and corporations in this region sponsor Arts Crush, under the management of Theatre Puget Sound. Participation in Arts Crush includes assistance with marketing the Enumclaw Music and Arts Festival to a larger audience throughout Puget Sound.

The entrance to the festival will be on Wells Avenue in front of the Chalet Theater. The entrance fee of $10 includes all indoor performances inside. Paying customers can come and go as they please.

Tickets will be available at the gate.

The event is sponsored by CCs Collectibles on Cole, The Enumclaw Courier-Herald and 4Culture.

For more information about the festival check the CAST website, www.chaletartsshowcasetheater.org, or call Bonnie Azzelino at 253-862-9303.


Inside stage

9 a.m. – Eric Ode (free)

10:15 a.m. – Magic Strings (free)

11:30 a.m. – Craig Gammon Duo (blues and silliness)

12:45 p.m. – Harmony Kings (barbershop)

2 p.m. – Mia Vermillion (blues)

3:30 p.m. – Palmer Junction (blues)


Outside stage – all are free

Noon – Ragin’ River (country)

1:15 p.m. – The Sooner the Better (pop)

2:30 p.m. – Alive On Fire (rock)

3:45 p.m. – Uncle Dan’s Original Recipe (bluegrass)

5 p.m. – The Bridge ª(oldies)

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