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MIDWAY STAGE MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

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WEDNESDAY, 9:00 PM FOGLINE

Back by popular demand and last year’s winner of the 1st Annual Battle of the bands contest is “ FOGLINE” . Fogline is an up and coming country group from Southern Oregon. They love to make their audience laugh, cry and DANCE. With their takes on classic and modern songs that speak to all of us. They draw from their bands mix of personalities to make up their high energy and interesting repertoire. Fogline is passionate about truthful, grassroots country music, and their authenticity is woven through their songs as well their performances. They started our as an acoustic duo and decided to make things happen. The next thing they knew they were bigger and better! They enjoy doing a variety of covers which takes them a perfect choice for Wednesday night after the “Tour of Champion’s Rodeo” to dance or just listen to good country music. They strive to entertain and that is just exactly what they do.
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THURSDAY, 7:00 PM BATTLE OF THE BANDS

The Josephine County Fair will host the 2nd annual Battle of the Bands competition on the Thursday, August 17th at 7:00pm on the Seven Feathers Stage. The Fair is looking for bands who want to participate in the competition. Bands are asked to submit an application. At the Fair Office at 1451 Fairgrounds Road in Grants Pass, or call 541-476-3215 and we can mail or email. Submit applications along with a demo CD or YouTube video as an audition. In an effort to keep the competition within the time allotted a panel of professional judges will pre-screen the applicants and select the finalist to perform on the Main Stage. 7pm-10pm. Applications must be dropped off to the fair office no later
than 5pm on July 14, 2017. Contestants will be evaluated and selected based on vocal and instrumental performance, musical interpretation/ originality, and stage presence. At the final performance bands will be evaluated according to fan reaction, by use of a decibel meter. The winner will be announced after the competition. The winning band will receive: $600 cash, special guest interview on a radio station depending on the winning band. 2nd place will receive $300 cash. 3rd place will receive: $150 cash. Each participating band will also receive free fair admission for their band. Each selected band will have the opportunity to have a table available to sell merchandise.
For more information contact: Peggy Anderson, Josephine County Fairgrounds, panderson@co.josephine.or.us PO Box 672 Grants Pass, OR 97528 or Fair Office 1451 Fairgrounds Road, Grants Pass, OR 97527 (541) 476-3215
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FRIDAY, 7:00 PM SOUND STAGE REVIEW

Sound Stage Revue most requested performance has been their Back to the 50s show until 2015 when they added “Back to the 80s”.
Performers include Jen Ambrose, Janeen McGinnis and Michele Spohn all on vocals, backed by Andy Pimentel, Keyboardist; Glen Briggs, Bass; Dave Vestnys, Guitar; Nick Brosio, Drums; Sax & Trumpet (when applicable) and Fiddle & Steel Guitar (when applicable for country show) Performers have performed with/opened for well-known artists such as 50’s artists Chuck Berry, The Diamonds, Country artists Darryl Worley, Steve Azar, Blake Shelton, 60’s artists The Righteous Brothers, Donovan, 80’s artist Colin Hay of Men at Work, Justin Shandor -#1 Elvis Presley Tribute artist, Kenny James – Buddy Holly tribute artist and more. All of them have done professional recordings, some write their own music, have acting and dancing skills and can perform all styles of music. Best of all they love what they do and it shows in all their performances. Each performance includes costume changes and each genre entertains all age groups.
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FRIDAY, 9:00 PM "MANTRA" CARLOS SANTANA TRIBUTE

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THE MANTRA STORY: We are five Studio musicians who have performed the Casino Circuit several years in Various bands performing almost all Genres; Country, Hip Hop, Rock, Indie, Disco, Funk, Heavy Metal, however we found that we excel at Latin grooves; Salsa, Samba, flamenco, so we decided to perform the hits of Santana.
We also found our local following is growing rapidly with Salsa Dancers. Maybe it’s due to the Zoomba dance craze or all the Salsa club dancers tired of the DJ seen and want a live feel, or like the rest of the world they just simply love to dance to the music of Santana. Whatever the reason it equates to Customer retention, customers stay to the very end of the concerts and eagerly await our next performance. Mantra prides itself on details; Stevie Rosario guitar virtuoso has spent years perfecting the essence of Carlos Santana’s guitar solos down to using the exact guitars and equipment from the 60’s to present day. Stevie strikes a great resemblance to Carlos Santana which adds to the realism of the Santana tribute. Mantra tailors to every event by using our five core musicians and sequencing. That lowers the costs, and logistically helps when a venue has a small stage too.

SATURDAY 7 PM BILLY LUND & WHISKEY WEEKEND

Billy Lund- Lead Vocal Aaron Price- Lead Guitar, Pedal Steel, Banjo, Vocals Jim Friend- Rhythm & Lead Guitar, Vocals Brandon Glasscock- Drums, Vocals Dina Press- Bass Guitar
Billy Lund & Whiskey Weekend have been entertaining audiences throughout the Pacific Northwest since 2010. Featuring the lead vocals of Billy Lund, 2 time regional Winner of the Texaco Country Show Down. The band showcases current music from artists like Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, Eric Church, and Thomas Rhett as well as classic country favorites from George Strait, Merle Haggard, along with original compositions.
In addition to performing as a headline act, Billy Lund & Whiskey Weekend have opened shows for and/or performed with leading National acts: Martina McBride, Chris Janson, James Otto, Thomas Rhett, Morgan Frazier, and the Moonshine Bandits
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SATURDAY, 9:00 PM BETH HENDERSON & BLOWIN' SMOKE

Blowin’ Smoke is a high energy “New Country” Band hailing from Southern Oregon.
Fronted by the big, smoky voice of Beth Henderson, Blowin’ Smoke, brings a fresh and exciting sound of New Country Covers and their own danceable Original songs to stages all over Oregon and Northern California.
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