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Hours: Tues - Fri 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Saturday Noon - 4:00 pm
214 North Main, Pendleton, OR  97801

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Through this series we bring a wide variety of musicians and performers to an intimate space. Named for the elegant Great Blue Herons living on the Umatilla River, this series will surprise you with everything from alt-country to bluegrass to jazz and everything in between.



Next up...

Friday, October 14 
Men of Worth    $12

Donnie Macdonald comes from the Isle of Lewis, off the west coast of Scotland and writes tunes and songs in both his first language Gaelic and in English. He performs on vocals, octave mandolin, tenor banjo, concertina, and bodhran. James Keigher comes from County Mayo in the west of Ireland and is a singer, writer and collector of traditional and contemporary folk music. He performs on vocals, guitar, mando-cello, and bodhran.
Take a listen at menofworth.com.           

Friday, November 11
New West Guitar Group    $12
One of the nation’s premier guitar ensembles features Pendleton’s own John Storie. NWGG plays in many configurations, and this trip          he’ll be   in a duo with band-mate Will Brahm.
Check them out at 

Sunday, November 27
The Snowflake Man   -----  2:00 p,m -------

Puppeteer Sarah Frachette of PuppetKabob will perform this award-winning show using Czech-style marionettes and pop-up backdrops. $5 tickets available by calling 541-278-9201. Limited seating.

Wednesday, December 14  
The Greg Blake Trio   $12
Greg Blake is one of the great voices in modern bluegrass. Together with Ellie Hakanson and Isaac Callender they perform  bluegrass, gospel, and country with a fresh perspective on traditional favorites.  

West My Friend is returning in February 2017! Watch this space for details.


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About our Round Up Performers...

Sept 15 & 16, 2016


The 1960's are synonymous with hippies, counterculture and psychedelic sound, but in the small rural town of La Grande, a group of Eastern Oregon College students was experimenting with a different form of music: bluegrass.


Ron Emmons, well known as the front man for the popular Cabbage Hill bluegrass band, worked to bring his classmates Hugh McClellan, Duane Boyer and Hal Spence back to eastern Oregon for Round Up week. The group will be joined by Alan Feves on bass and National Oldtime Fiddle Champion Dan Emert on fiddle.


Emmons and Boyer met during freshmen orientation week at Eastern Oregon College and connected with Spence and McClellan through their involvement in the Eastern Oregon College Ambassadors, a musical touring group that performed high school assemblies all over the Northwest. Each man went on to have great success over the past five decades on the national bluegrass scene, performing with a wide range of groups and ensembles.


Bluegrass musicians tend to mix and match themselves into different arrangements for each performance. The name EOscenes, chosen for the Round Up week performances, is a play on the college’s monogram, EOC (which later became EOU) and the Eocene epoch, a period on the geological time scale that occurred 55-34 million years ago.  


Emmons lives in Hermiston and has played mandolin and sung lead tenor and baritone with the Blue Mountain Crested Wheatgrass Boys, the Muddy Bottom Boys, Blue Heat and The Thatchmasters, as well as Cabbage Hill.  


Boyer now lives in Haines, Oregon and plays banjo and guitar, and sings lead, tenor and baritone. He taught banjo and guitar at EOC and played a major role in bringing national Bluegrass acts to that part of the state.


McClellan resides in Oregon City and plays rhythm guitar, harmonica and is known for is low, lonesome bass voice. He’s also fronted a country-swing band and sang in a gospel quartet.


Hal Spence of Dallas, Oregon played guitar and sang tenor for 27 years with The Sawtooth Mountain Boys, one of the northwest’s best known bluegrass bands, whose travels included three tours of Europe.


The performance is made possible through the generous support of Dr. Cynthia Holmes

Mark your calendars for these upcoming events!
Call 541-278-9201 to reserve a seat.


Men of Work

Friday, October 14, 2016

$12 -  Call 541-278-9201 to reserve a seat

7:00 pm, doors open at 6:30 pm