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Harefest 4 brings tribute bands to Canby


Magical music of the past comes alive behind the guitars, drums and synthesizers of today each July in Canby.

While bands like Journey, Guns ‘n Roses and Van Halen likely wouldn’t perform at a small, intimate venue in Canby, the next best thing will – tribute bands that bring the sound and feel of classic bands to life.

That’s the feel that Harefest 4 will deliver over two days, July 19-20, in a field next to the Wild Hare Saloon and Cafe. Presented by Wild Hare and J-Fell, Harefest is one of the premier northwest tribute band festivals around, delivering a dose of nostalgia to the summer concert series circuit.

The event, for ages 21 and older, will begin at 5 p.m. Saturday and kick off again Sunday 1 p.m., and draw upwards of 4,000 people to the site.

The lineup will be: (Saturday, July 19) Gates open at 4 p.m., 5 p.m. – Ants in the Kitchen (Rod Stewart), 6 p.m. – Random Pressure (Styx-REO Speedwagon), 7 p.m. – Unchained (Van Halen), 8:15 p.m. – Steelhorse (Bon Jovi), 9:30 p.m. – Shoot to Thrill (AC/DC) and 10:45 p.m. -- Appetite for Deception (Guns N’ Roses). (Sunday, July 20) Gates open at noon, 1 p.m. – Red Light Tomatoes (The Eagles), 2 p.m. – Rolling Tones (Rolling Stones), 3 p.m. – Barracuda (Heart), 4:20 p.m. – Ramble On (Led Zeppelin) and 5:45 p.m. – Stone in Love (Journey).

There will be free camping and a free shuttle option and start times have been added to the website, www.harefest.com.

A general admission one-day pass is $25 in advance or $35 day of show. A two-day pass is $40 advance or $50 day of show.

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