Free music and films at Enumclaw Music and Arts Festival

Eric Ode entertained kids and adults at last year’s Enumclaw Music and Arts Festival and will return Saturday morning.

The third annual Enumclaw Music and Arts Festival will entertain downtown guests on Saturday, Aug. 22.

Sponsored by the Chalet Arts Showcase Theater and billed as “bigger and better” than ever, the event allows boosters to combine their passion for the performing arts with all forms of visual arts.

The festival takes place at a couple of downtown Enumclaw sites and will run from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The festival will feature non-stop music, provided by more than 20 performers on two stages. Also on hand will be food and beverage vendors, a beer garden and artwork both on display and for sale. The Chalet Theater will host a free film festival from noon to 5 p.m.

The day will include the premier of “Sunshine Thank You” by the Cascade Foothills Chorale. The song, composed by Norm Bellas of Seattle, was the winner of a local song competition to highlight the poem “Sunshine Thank You,” written by local lyricist Trudy Mathews. The chorale will take the stage at Cole and Initial at 1 p.m.

Stage 1

The schedule for the stage at the corner of Cole Street and Initial Avenue includes:

10 a.m. – Blue Slide (jazz)

11 a.m. – Harmony Kings Chorus (barbershop)

Noon – Jess Morse (blues/bluegrass)

1 p.m. – Cascade Foothills Chorale

1:30 p.m. – Mel Johnson (Broadway)

2 p.m. – Norm Bellas (mixed ages entertainer)

3 p.m. –Eric Ode (childrens entertainer)

4 p.m. –Stevie Eileen (mixed genre)

5 p.m. –Overkast (rock)

6 p.m. –Michelle Bernath (covers)

7 p.m. –jenTal and the HuZband (funk/rock)

Stage 2

The schedule for the stage in the Mutual of Enumclaw parking lot across from City Hall calls for:

10 a.m. – The Bridge Band (mixed genre)

Noon – Jug Banditos (ragtime/jug band)

2 p.m. –Ghostlight (1960s and ’70s rock)

4 p.m. –Kimball and the Fugitives (country)

6 p.m. –Kari Ehli Band (mixed genre)

8 p.m. –Howling Rain (rock)

Stage 3

A second stage across from City Hall will feature:

11 a.m. – Rece Jay Band (mixed genre)

1 p.m. – Groove Messengers (jazz/R&B)

3 p.m. – Soul Getaway (disco/R&B)

5 p.m. – This Side Up (reggae)

7 p.m. – Palmer Junction (blues)

The film festival at the Chalet Theater will include “Enumclaw – 10 Decades” and “A Boy and A Girl.” The latter is by local film maker Vic Kernick, featuring the music of Eric Whitacre, sung by members of the Cascade Foothills Chorale.