Auditorium repair benefit to feature Cloverdayle

Cloverdayle will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday night at the Sweet Home Elks Lodge to benefit repairs and improvements to the Sweet Home High School auditorium.

Cost for the concert is $10 at the door. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. The show follows the 5 p.m. Oregon Jamboree kickoff party at Safeway.

Cloverdayle, a duo consisting of married couple Chad and Rachel Hamar, hail from Portland.

They appeared on the Oregon Jamboree Main Stage in 2009, a year after they formed.

After five years of building a significant and devoted Northwest following, they moved to Nashville. In 2010, Cloverdayle teamed up with songwriter and producer Terry McBride and Dwain Rowe to record a four-song EP, “Young and Reckless,” opening numerous doors.

Cloverdayle completed a Kickstarter campaign in 2012 and recorded a full-length album in Nashville, “Nine Miles Down a 10-Mile Road.” Since moving to Nashville, the Hamars have been busy writing and recording for their followup, “Worth the Fight,” an EP released on June 3.

The Sweet Home Auditorium Remodel Committee is attempting to raise up to $150,000 to repair the high school auditorium stage and walls, paint, purchase sound equipment, replace lighting and replace curtains.

Secondary goals include replacing the carpet and dealing with broken seating.

SHARC has raised more than $10,000 in cash toward that goal, and work has already begun inside the auditorium, which has become damaged and worn over time.

SHARC’s next meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 7 in the auditorium, 1641 Long St. Anyone interested in the project is invited to attend.

The meeting will cover the results of SHARC’s fund-raising events, private donations, grant funds and School District funding.

Additionally, the committee will discuss items remaining to accomplish, any site evaluations that may be pending in relation to grants, and site inspections for final reports on grants already received.

Cash donations are tax-deductible through the Sweet Home Elks. For information, call the Elks Lodge at (541) 367-3559.

For further information about SHARC, contact Ron Sharrah at (541) 231-7303 or Sean Morgan at (503) 580-1045.