Live Music/Performances

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 EOCenes are BACK!

Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022, 7:00 PM

Round-Up wouldn’t be Round-Up without two big nights of bluegrass. Ron Emmons, well known as the front man for the popular Cabbage Hill bluegrass band, will bring his classmates Hugh McClellan, Duane Boyer and Hal Spence back to Round-Up Week. The group will be joined by Alan Feves on bass and National Oldtime Fiddle Champion Doug Jenkins on fiddle. Our auditorium has wonderful acoustics and this show provides the perfect break from the hustle and bustle of downtown for you and your rodeo guests.

Some tickets will be available at the door.




Grant Gordy and Jacob Jolliff

Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, 7:00 PM
Tickets $15

Guitarist Grant Gordy and mandolinist Jacob Jolliff have had a long musical partnership built around their shared love of bluegrass, jazz, and other styles. They released their first duo album, Our Delight, in early 2022. While the record is primarily jazz, the live show will feature vocal and instrumental bluegrass as well—a varied repertoire that will hopefully keep people guessing!

For several years Brooklyn-based guitarist Grant Gordy has been a major voice on the American acoustic music scene, and one of the most highly regarded young instrumentalists of his generation. Having held the guitar chair in the legendary David Grisman Quintet for six years, he’s also worked alongside such musical luminaries as Edgar Meyer, Steve Martin, Tony Trischka and Darol Anger. Grant has performed all over North America and Europe, everywhere from Carnegie Hall to Montreal Jazz Festival; Jazz at Lincoln Center to Bonnaroo.

His music has been heard on NPR’s Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Tiny Desk Concerts, and he’s received attention from international music periodicals such as The Fretboard Journal, Acoustic Guitar Magazine, Japanese bluegrass publication Moonshiner, Just Jazz Guitar and Flatpicking Guitar Magazine.

After many years touring with Yonder Mountain String Band, mandolinist Jacob Jolliff now fronts the The Jacob Jolliff Band, a group of virtuosic pickers that play Jacob’s original instrumentals, as well as showcase his singing. They tour nationally in the US and have also travelled to Scotland and Australia to perform.

Jacob’s all-original first album, entitled, “Instrumentals, Vol. 1” was released in 2018.

Over the years, Jacob has had pleasure of sharing the stage with many legendary musicians spanning many genres including Darol Anger, Tony Trischka, Sam Bush, Ronnie McCoury, Jerry Douglas, Bryan Bowers, The David Grisman Quintet, Michael Daves, and Béla Fleck’s My Bluegrass Heart. Currently, he lives in New York City, and can be heard around town playing with his own projects as well as sitting in with his friends’ groups in a wide range of styles.