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, blues, world music, 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.

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Tuesday, May 7

Next Up:

West My Friend

Wednesday, March 20, 2024
7:00 p.m., Doors open 6:30 p.m.
Tickets $15

In the modern musical landscape, it’s rare to hear something as put-together as Cascadian folk duo West My Friend – something so layered, deeply symphonic, baroque, and mysterious in its own winking way while still courting an edge of disaster. Simple is safe, but complex is fiery, intricate, and ultimately more rewarding. With Eden Poynter on guitar and vocals and Jeff Poynter on accordion and vocals, this pair of veterans from the notable Victoria music scene brings a cool vibe that’s distinct from anyone else in our lineup.


Okaidja Afroso

Wednesday, April 3, 2024
7:00 p.m., Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets $15

Okaidja Afroso is a multi-instrumentalist, Afro-Jazz, Afro-Classical, Ambient music, Singer-Songwriter and Traditional Dancer from Ghana, West Africa. He continues to break new ground, as evidenced in his latest classical African music album, titled – Jaku Mumor (Jàkú Mũmɔ – which means Ancestral Spirit in the Gãdangmé language) – inspired by ancient African wisdom.
The new album dives deeper into Okaidja’s cultural roots by collaborating directly with the Gãdangmé Fishermen to share the full artistry of their a cappella singing and chants that awakes the spirit of the human soul.


Eocenes Spring Fling

Ron Emmons, Hugh McClellan, Duane Boyer and Hal Spence have been performing together for more than 55 years and have the fluid mastery of great bluegrass to prove it. The group is joined by Alan Feves on bass and National Oldtime Fiddle Champion Doug Jenkins on fiddle. The EOCenes perform a regular show for PCA during Round Up week – this special engagement is for those who can’t attend between busy rodeo events AND their super fans, who are excited to see great bluegrass any time of the year.

Monday, May 6 , 2023
7:00 PM Doors open at 6:30 PM
Tickets $15

Luke Bulla

Thursday, August 22, 2024
7:00 p.m., Doors open 6:30 p.m.
Tickets $20

Luke Bulla started performing at 4, became the youngest person to finish in the top ten of Nashville’s Grand Master Fiddle Championship at age 10, and in the spring of 1999, moved to Nashville to establish himself as a full time musician. He spent his early years in Tennessee playing fiddle in Ricky Skaggs’ band, Kentucky Thunder, which earned him his first Grammy Award.

Following the Skaggs stint, he became a member of the John Cowan Band. More recently Luke has performed and/or recorded with Brandi Carlile, Jim Lauderdale, Darrell Scott, Alison Krauss, Jerry Douglas, Sam Bush, Edgar Meyer, Bela Fleck, Bryan Sutton, Kevin Costner & Modern West, Russ Barenberg Trio, Shawn Colvin, Tony Rice, Chris Thile, Peter Rowan, Patty Griffin, Glen Phillips, Rodney Crowell, and Earl Scruggs, to name a few.


Our music series is supported in part by the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF) and the National Endowment for the Arts



Select Past Events

True Blues with Corey Harris & Cedric Watson
Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024

Hosted by Corey Harris, a powerful singer, accomplished guitarist and MacArthur Grant recipient, True Blues chronicles the extraordinary living culture of the blues in an evening of music and conversation. Harris will be joined on stage by four-time Grammy-nominated fiddler, singer, accordionist & songwriter Cedric Watson, considered to be one of the brightest young talents to emerge in Cajun, Creole and Zydeco (Louisiana French) music over the last decade.