Enjoy an evening of family fun at the annual Fall Rhythm Fest. Some of the Valley’s hottest bands will entertain and vendors will offer a variety of tasty food and beverages. In addition, there will be interactive amusements for children, along with music contests for all ages. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and spend a family-friendly (no alcohol) evening listening to the music and watching the grand finale fireworks!
Admission and parking for the Rhythm Fest is free; however, there are charges for the food and beverages and the kids activities.
5:30 p.m. Event Begins
5:45 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. American Idol Winner Season 12 Candice Glover
7:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Rhythm Edition
9:00 p.m. Fireworks
9:30 p.m. Event Concludes
American Idol Winner Season 12 Candice Glover - Official Website
As a little kid Candice Glover was so shy that she could only sing for her parents—and even then asked them to listen in from the other side of her closed bedroom door. Over the years, the golden-voiced Glover worked through her stage fright to become the star of her school chorus and a frequent soloist in the church choir in her hometown of Beaufort, South Carolina. After auditioning for American Idol three times and twice getting cut before making it to the live rounds, Glover scored a spot on the show’s twelfth season—then used her pure and powerful vocals to emerge as the season winner. With her coronation song “I Am Beautiful” entering the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Songs chart at number five, the 23-year-old is now set to release a debut album that brings her rich voice and stirring delivery to a bold mix of soul, pop, and R&B.
Due out in summer, Music Speaks (19 Recordings/Interscope Records) finds Glover mining inspiration from the legendary vocalists she’s long channeled in her own singing. “My biggest influences have always been singers like Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, Marvin Gaye, and Whitney Houston—the kind of people who are so soulful and heartfelt in their performance, you can just immediately feel what they’re singing,” says Glover. To merge that passion with a dynamic new sound, Glover is teaming up with producers like Harvey Mason Jr. (the six-time Grammy Award-winner known for his work with artists like Beyoncé, Chris Brown, and Justin Timberlake).
A self-taught vocalist who began singing at age four, Glover made her public debut at a Christmas pageant in fifth grade. “A little while after that I sang a solo at church and ended up getting a standing ovation, and that’s when I really started to move forward with my singing,” recalls Glover. After devoting much of her adolescence to performing in talent shows and at church, Glover briefly studied psychology after high school—then left college to audition for American Idol. Cut from season nine during the final 70 round and from season 11 in the final 40 round, Glover made the twelfth season’s live rounds and floored both audiences and judges with her breathtaking renditions of songs like Ben E. King’s “I (Who Have Nothing)” and Emeli Sandé’s “Next to Me.” “Nobody expects to win after getting cut twice,” Glover admits, “but I knew that if I kept trying and believing in myself and in my singing, it would eventually happen for me.”
For Glover, gaining that self-confidence after years of struggling with shyness and insecurity is a key part of her journey as a singer. “I’ve had the experience of feeling like I’m not good enough and I’ve overcome that, and now I want to help other people overcome it too,” she says. Already making strides toward that goal, Glover notes that many of her fans have reached out to tell her they’ve found inspiration in “I Am Beautiful,” a tough yet tender self-empowerment anthem. “One of the things I value most as a singer is connection with the people I’m singing for,” she says. “I want people to feel what I’m singing and know that I’ve really been through what I’m singing about, and to find something in my songs that makes them feel good and maybe even helps them out in their own way.”
The Rhythm Edition has been a band for almost 20 years now, we started as an oldies band called the Gold Tones and the Rhythm Edition band, we have had the pleasure to open up for national acts like Grass Roots, The Turtles, Stepin Wolf and The Marshal Tucker band, we have performed in front of 40,000 people for Avendale 4th of July at P.I.R. raceway.
The band eventually evolved into just Rhythm Edition a complete variety top 40 party band, we perform music that will get people up dancing or chair dancing or tapping there feet.
The Rhythm Edition performs all styles of music for all ages, we have a minimum of 6 lead singers in the band each with there own style of voice, we have added Ce Ce Lopez to the band about 2 years ago and she brings the Latin songs to our song list.
This is one band that you will enjoy listening to as much as dancing to.
The Fall Rhythm Festival is continually seeking interested individuals, organizations and companies who want to sponsor our great festival with either in-kind services or monetary donations. The benefits of being a sponsor range from on-stage logo recognition and announcements during the festival to name and/or logo recognition on flyers, posters, postcards, websites, press releases, festival program, and much more. Benefits vary based on sponsorship levels. For more information on becoming a sponsor, please call 480.782.2665, email Hermelinda.Llamas@chandleraz.gov, or review our sponsorship package.
For ALL questions, concerns or comments regarding a vendor booth space for the Fall Rhythm Fest, contact John Stewart at 480-236-9123.
** The Chandler Lions Club oversees the criteria and acceptance of vendors for this event.**
Submitting Application: The vendor application deadline is Friday, September 27, 2013 or when all space has been reserved. If you have submitted an application prior to the deadline, please call John Stewart, Chandler Lions Club, at 480-236-9123 with any questions.
Submit an application for the 2013 Fall Rhythm Fest here:
Vendor Information Sheet and Application (pdf)
Online Vendor Application
Please check back next year to volunteer for this event.
Chandler Special Events Hotline
Thank you to all our sponsors who help to make this event so successful!