Music festival features three stages, 20 acts

The fourth annual Enumclaw Music Festival will provide an eclectic mix of musical acts Aug. 20.

  • Wednesday, August 10, 2016 2:27pm
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The fourth annual Enumclaw Music Festival will provide an eclectic mix of musical acts Aug. 20.

The free, daylong musical marathon is again sponsored by the Chalet Arts Showcase Theater.

Music will be playing from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on three stages in downtown Enumclaw: two will be at Porter Street and Griffin Avenue and another at Cole Street and Initial Avenue.

In addition to the musical mix, organizers have arranged for a beer garden, food vendors and art for sale.

Festival promoters have arranged for 20 acts to perform during a span of 12 hours. Gracing the stages will be:

• Alma y Azúcar: a selection of Latin styles and flavors by Alma Villegas and her band.

• Banshie: From Tacoma, Denise Keck and Annie Henry play traditional and modern Celtic/Folk music.

• Blue Slide: A duo that offers a variety of jazz fusion.

• The Bridge Band: Covering classic rock and country music.

• The Cascade Foothills Chorale: A local, non-audition adult choir with a strong sense of tradition and community.

• Clear The Chaos: This Northwest-based group was named “Alternative Band of the Month” in April 2015 by Custom Music Magazine in the United Kingdom.

• The Forgotten 45’s: Young musicians playing their own brand of rock ‘n’ roll.

• Harmony Kings Chorus: For more than 50 years this Federal Way group has delivered four-part harmonies throughout the South Puget Sound area.

• Howling Rain – Providing classic rock for more than 20 years.

• Jazz Distraction: Offers swing/jazz tunes from the Big Band Era.

• The Local Boys: Craig Gammon on keyboard and John Damazio on guitar play favorites from the past.

• Magic Strings: This program is for first- through fifth-graders in the Enumclaw School District. All receive instruction on either violin or cello.

• Michelle Bernath – A mild-mannered secretary by day and an aspiring singer at any other time.

• The Mighty Dreadful Stringband: Part string band, part rockabilly bluegrass, all from Seattle.

• The Naturals – A new band in the South Sound, perform a variety of rock, R&B, funk, jazz and country, plus originals.

• Rece Jay Band: Lead singer/songwriter Rece Jay Newton has performed with rock and jazz groups, now bringing the “Americana” sound.

• Stevie Eileen – This singer/songwriter offers an acoustic show. She has been performing since the age of 3 and is now just 17.

• Success: Three bandmates attended Enumclaw High School, playing and singing together in the school marching band and choir until 2006. Currently between tours, they bring punk to the festival.

• Sunday’s Gone: Formerly known as Overkast, playing classic rock.

• TJ Read Band: Since the age of 10, T.J. Read knew he wanted to play the blues.

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