Live Music

We bring the community together by hosting a wide variety of live music events that celebrate our heritage and expose us to new perspectives. From Celtic and bluegrass to jazz and rock & roll, the Pendleton Center for the Arts is a great spot to experience the power of live music. You can keep up with all our Facebook events HERE.



The Talbott Brothers


The Pendleton Center for the Arts live music series continues on Friday, March 8 with a Portland-based duo known for their blood harmonies with storytelling and infectious melodies. The Talbott Brothers are composed of brothers Nick and Tyler Talbott. Born and raised in Imperial, a small town in Southwestern Nebraska, they began writing and performing together in the summer of 2012 before relocating to Portland, OR. The music forms an alternative blend of folk, rock and blues,

In their latest full-length album, Gray, The Talbott Brothers illustrate the tension between conflicting relationships and the various trials of the human condition. Ear To The Ground Music describes it as, “Equal parts optimistic and captivating, inspiring and hopeful…It’s nostalgic and a bit of gospel. There’s not a single ‘skip’ track on the album Following the album’s release, The Talbott Brothers made their debut at KINK FM’s Skype Live Studio, embarked on a national headlining tour and shared the stage with artists such as Johnnyswim, ZZ Ward and Dead Horses. 

In addition to having their music featured in national campaigns such as the Buckle and Tennessee Tourism, The Talbott Brothers are endorsed by Elixir Strings and have joined forces with Sennheiser for product showcase videos and annual performances at The NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA. After playing more than 500 shows and independently releasing 3 albums, The Talbott Brothers’ deep-rooted passion and growing fanbase continue to drive them full steam ahead.

The Pendleton show is part of a two-month, twelve state tour that begins in Michigan and ends in Seattle, Washington, with a detour for an event in the Hawaiian Islands. Cuts from their latest album, Gray, can be heard on Spotify and Apple Music or at

Tickets are $10 and available at, by calling 541-278-9201 or at the door. Doors open at 6:30 PM and show starts at 7:00 PM. The show is made possible through the support of First Community Credit Union. More information is available by calling 541-278-9201 or online, or

We’re proud to work with the fine folks at First Community Credit Union to bring this band to Pendleton. 


John Storie + Josh Nelson

FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 7:00 PM  – TICKETS $10

You may know John Storie from his work with the New West Guitar Group, a trio that is always a crowd favorite at PCA. This summer John’s touring with Josh Nelson, and we couldn’t be more excited. 

For almost 20 years, John Storie has been an active contributor to the jazz and classical music scenes of Portland, OR and Los Angeles, CA. 

Over the years, he has been recognized by the Downbeat Student Music Awards, the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts, Jazz Society of Oregon, Cascade Festival of Music, Guitar Foundation of America, and Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz. 

His performances with the New West Guitar Group have taken him to Japan, Canada, and Germany. The band continues to be a driving force in the Los Angeles music scene. 

You may not have known that John Storie not only tours with New West Guitar Group and other notable musicians, but is also a member of The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, Jeff Goldblum’s jazz band. The project has kept a mostly low profile by performing at small jazz clubs in Los Angeles and New York City, but with the release of a debut studio jazz album, jazz and Jeff fans can now enjoy the music of the iconic actor. Check out John on guitar during this performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live HERE. 

Born and raised in Southern California, pianist-composer-bandleader Josh Nelson has performed with some of the most respected names in jazz, including Kurt Elling, John Pizzarelli, Benny Golson, Sheila Jordan, John Clayton, George Mraz, Jeff Hamilton, Dave Koz, Joe Chambers and Peter Erskine.

Nelson toured with legendary vocalist Natalie Cole for six years and continues to tour with vocalists Gaby Moreno, Freda Payne, Alicia Olatuja, Sara Gazarek, accordionist Richard Galliano, saxophonist Tom Scott, multi-instrumentalist Miguel Atwood-Ferguson and violinist Christian Howes. He taught jazz for four years at Soka University and more recently at Cal State University Northridge. In 2006, Nelson was a semi-finalist in the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition. 

You are NOT going to want to miss this performance.