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On stage at NASCAR Day Festival

October 24, 2013

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Oct. 24--RANDLEMAN -- The 25th Annual NASCAR Day Festival will provide a lot of music and other offerings on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Main Stage

The Ready Mart Main Stage at the new bandstand in Commerce Square will feature three bands: Steel Horse, performing from 10-11:15 a.m. and again from 1:45-3 p.m., and the Corey Hunt Band, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; 3 p.m. until, On the Border: The Ultimate Eagles Tribute will be on the stage accessed from both West Academy and West Naomi streets, behind the North Main Street buildings.

According to On the Border band notes, "Although the Eagles have encouraged the world to 'Take It Easy' for more than four decades, taking on the roles of the genteel Classic Rockers from Southern California is a tough task. Not just any musician can nail the five-part harmonies of Glenn Frey and Don Henley, or pull off the talk-box guitar solos of Joe Walsh.

"But, with dedication, a surplus of musical chops, and a shelf full of papier-m ch Grammys, On the Border: The Ultimate Eagles Tribute pulls it off, treating fans to an authentic concert experience while journeying through The Eagles' songbook."

The band covers every hit, from ballads such as "Desperado" and "Lyin' Eyes" to rockin' hits like "Life in the Fast Lane" and "Heartache Tonight" with such accuracy, that listeners may permanently confuse On the Border with the real Eagles. Hitting major festivals and venues around the East Coast, they have created so much of a buzz, the Norris Theatre in Los Angeles came calling for a show in 2014.

At 11 a.m., the first-time NASCAR Driver Look-a-Like contest will be held. VIP judges will be Rock 92.3's Chris Kelly; Chocolate Myers, former RCR crew chief, and Tony Bolick of The Courier-Tribune. Awards and cash prizes will be presented to winners. To enter, one must submit a picture of who he or she is representing and pay a $25 entry fee. Participants can go to the Randleman Chamber of Commerce website at www.randlemanchamber.com for a form and enter as late as Saturday morning at the chamber booth.

South Stage

At the South Stage at Randco on South Main Street, a variety of singing, dancing and other activities will be offered.

Singer Billy Myers will perform from 9-10 a.m., 3-3:30 p.m. and again from 4-5 p.m.

Kelly Self will provide a live Self Improvement Center workout from 10-11 a.m. She owns Self Images Salon and is Self Improvement Center's Diamond Beachbody coach and a certified professional life coach.

The Little Miss/Mister NASCAR Day Festival Pageant takes place from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. It's open to girls from birth to 19 years and boys from birth to 9 years; registration is from 10-10:30 a.m. There are eight age divisions for the girls and five for boys. The only outfit for competition is racing wear and participants are encouraged to be creative and age appropriate, too. There's a $25 entry fee; for information, contact Pageant Director Sheri Martin at (336) 963-0772 or email her at sherbear0819@gmail.com.

Randolph Elite Cheer & Tumble will give tumbling performances from 1-2:20 p.m. and the Southern Country Cloggers will be on stage from 3:30-4 p.m.

Clog Carolina will appear from 2:30-3 p.m. It's an intergenerational clogging team from the Mooresville area; the 14-member, exhibition team performs freestyle and precision routines to both traditional and contemporary music. The group has consistently received first-place awards at the N.C. State Fair Folk Festival and performs at local and regional events, private gatherings and retirement communities.

Pointe South Dance & Tumble will be on stage from 5-6 p.m. Pointe South offers ages 6-16 a competitive and recreational tumble program as well as competitive and recreational dance including tap, jazz, ballet, pointe, hip hop, contemporary, lyrical, musical theater and technique classes.

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