The gym will be full of music, people, and memories for the first ever "Sounds of Slater" concert.
Five dollars will get music lovers in the door for a night of music featuring local bands, including Chris Parker and Friends, Ron and His Soul Brothers, Light the Shadow, Lines of Atrophy, and Tugboat Soul.
A concession stand will be at the event as well. The idea for the Sounds of Slater concert began at an After Prom planning meeting when organizers were trying to appeal to local interests.
Bear Creek Blues Festival organizer Jill Murray said, "Each year there have been more young adults and teens at the festival showing their support of music and by showcasing some of Slater's own musicians, whatever kind of music they play, the Sounds of Slater concert is another way to show that Slater really is 'the little town with the BIG sound'."
Sounds of Slater is sponsored by the Slater High School chapter of Students Against Destructive Decisions and the Slater After Prom Committee.
Proceeds will benefit After Prom, an all-night event following Slater's April 16 Prom that encourages students to celebrate without drugs or alcohol.
In order to attend After Prom, students must present a ticket they receive at Prom at the door within a half hour of leaving Prom.
Once there, they are not allowed to leave until morning. Games, food, and door prizes are provided free of charge to the students.
"The idea of After Prom echoes the message of SADD, and so it was a natural fit for SADD to co-sponsor this event," said Slater High School Counselor and SADD sponsor Jessica Clements.
Clements said that the concert is slated as a drug-free, alcohol-free, and tobacco-free event.
"We are thrilled to host this event," said Jamie Goodman, Slater High School Principal. "I am honored to be a part of a community that embraces the youth the way that Slater does," Goodman said.
The doors open at 4 p.m. The concert is scheduled to run until 11:30 p.m. that evening.
Admission is $5, and organizers ask that youth under the age of 14 be accompanied by an adult.