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PHOTOS: Bands take the stage for Salem’s first Capitol Jam

Several hundred people gathered in Riverfront Park Saturday for Salem’s inaugural Capitol Jam music festival.

The one-day event featured a lineup of Salem and regional bands performing on the Rotary Amphitheater stage, including the young rockstars of the RiverCity Rockstar Academy.

Jacquie Roar performs at the Capitol Jam on Saturday, Aug. 27 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
A family enjoying music at the Capitol Jam on Saturday, Aug. 27 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Erin Westfall takes the stage at Capitol Jam on Saturday, Aug. 27 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
The Royals from River City Rock Star Academy get ready to go onstage at Capitol Jam on Saturday, Aug. 27 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
A little backstage practice by a member of The Royals at Capitol Jam on Saturday, Aug. 27 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Ellie Starr shows off her cello at Capitol Jam on Saturday, Aug. 27 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
The Royals from River City Rock Star Academy performing at Capitol Jam on Saturday, Aug. 27 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
A little backstage practice by a member of the Royals at Capitol Jam on Saturday, Aug. 27 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
The lead singer of The Royals belts out a Led Zepplin song for the crowd at Capitol Jam on Saturday, Aug. 27 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
The Royals onstage at Capitol Jam on Saturday, Aug. 27 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
The Royals drummer does a solo during Led Zepplin’s “Electric Funeral” at Capitol Jam on Saturday, Aug. 27 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Rich McCloud takes the stage during Capitol Jam on Saturday, Aug. 27 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Kathleen Swarm, amphitheater manager for the city of Salem, emcees the Capitol Jam community music festival at Riverfront Park on Saturday, Aug. 27 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
The lead singer of Grimiss performs at the Shred Shed at Capitol Jam on Saturday, Aug. 27 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Ellie Starr from The Royals plays her cello during a rendition of Led Zepplin’s “Kashmir” at Capitol Jam on Saturday, Aug. 27 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Rich McCloud and his band entertain the crowd at Capitol Jam on Saturday, Aug. 27 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
The band Grimiss performs at the Shred Shed at Capitol Jam on Saturday, Aug. 27 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Rich McCloud sings with his band at Capitol Jam on Saturday, Aug. 27 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)

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Laura Tesler has lived in Salem, Oregon for 20 years and is originally from Flint, MI. Laura has been an underwater photographer for 15 years, and is an avid scuba diver. Topside, she has been taking photographs since age 12, and currently works on assignment for the Salem Reporter, and full time purchasing land for fish and wildlife habitat in the Willamette Valley. Laura attended Oregon State University, and has traveled extensively all over the world and the United States.