Reckless Ultimate Bryan Adams plays The Chilliwack Fair on Saturday, Aug. 10. One lucky young musician or duo will be chosen by judges as the opening act this year. (Submitted photo)

Young musicians get chance to win opening act spot at Chilliwack Fair

Three finalists will vie for top spot at the Fair’s Saturday night show

One young musical act will win the opportunity to perform at The Chilliwack Fair’s Saturday night show this summer.

But it’s going to take a lot of work, and a lot of talent.

The Fair is celebrating homegrown talent this year and are inviting solo and duo performers to enter into their talent showcase. Performers will first upload two live videos to the Fair’s Talent Show Facebook page. The deadline is Aug. 1 but the sooner the better, as judges will combine their favourites with fan favourites from the page.

The three finalists will then perform at the fair, live on the Chances Community Stage on Aug. 10 at 4 p.m. The judges will be there and the winning stage act will then have just a few hours to prepare for big show — as the opening act for the Reckless Ultimate Bryan Adams Tribute.

The top three picks will all walk away with prizes. Third place earns $100 cash, plus a swag bag from Long & McQuade. Second place earns $250 cash plus a swag bag, and first place earns $500 cash, a prize package from Long & McQuade, the opening act spot, and (after the Fair) a professional studio recording of one song.

The contest is open to youth up to the age of 18.

The contest is sponsored by Long McQuade, the Chilliwack Fair and McDonald Entertainment, and Trevor McDonald will be hosting the Chances Community stage there all weekend (Aug. 9-11). He will also be one of the judges, as well as producing the winner in Marpole Studios with Rob Begg.

To enter, visit The Chilliwack Fair Talent Show page on Facebook.


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