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Opera House Music Festival!
On the Opera House Outdoor Stage!

July 21 - 29 - 7 PM

FREE Admission!!
 

Featuring well-known local musicians, including The Brady Goss Band, James Dean Kindle & His Country Combo, Smiths' Giddy-Up And Groove Band, and Fading Sage from Pendleton.
 

The evening of 7/27 will be The Opera House Alumni Concert, with spectacular performances from your favorite Opera House Actors!

July 21 - The Brady Goss Band - with Bill Wadham    

July 22 - James Dean Kindle & His Country Combo -  with Kaylie Davis

July 27 - Evening with Opera House Alumni

July 28 - Fading Sage  

July 29 - Smiths' Giddy-Up And Groove Band  

All performances start at 7 pm     

Free! Bring a chair or a blanket and be ready to party!

 

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Brady Goss

On the Opera House Outdoor Stage!

July 21 - 7 pm

Raised in the Northeast corner of Oregon in the sparsely populated town of Wallowa, Brady Goss has been honing his craft since the age of four when he would reach high above his head to put his tiny fingers on the keys of his Dad’s piano.  He absorbed his father’s passion for piano music, especially that of rock n’ roll icon Jerry Lee Lewis.  From the CD collection, to the VHS tapes, to the vinyl, Brady and his dad Mike would dive into the vast and raw talent of Jerry Lee Lewis marveling at how one could be so wild, fast and flashy all while still hitting the right notes on a piano. Brady was inspired to try it himself and this rock n’ roll boogie boogie piano style became the cornerstone of the Brady Goss sound of today. Largely, Goss learned to play by ear, but eventually piano lessons were forced onto him.  With some struggle and strife he could play the music as written, but it didn’t take long before evidence revealed that his ears were faster than his eyes and that sheet music was an unnecessary curve in the road to his rock n’ roll dream.  As he grew he began to truly study, learn and play the music of such greats as; The Eagles, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Eric Clapton, Hank Williams and of course Jerry Lee Lewis. 

 

For more than 10 years now Brady has been busy touring and propelling audiences to their feet with his dynamic and sizzling command of the ivories paired with his warm, soulful vocals at venues up and down the west coast and occasionally across the country.   His energetic and engaging shows have been well received by performing arts centers, theaters, festivals, state and county fairs, casinos, wineries, concerts in the park, as well as nightclubs. To date he has released four albums, the first was a 2008 home studio project recorded in Enterprise, OR and two more studio albums were recorded in Memphis, TN in 2010 and 2012 with the Jerry Lee Lewis backing band. His most recent release was a live album recorded with his Portland, OR based band on stage at the Pendleton Round-Up in 2015.  Currently there is an all original album in the works due out in 2020.  On occasion you can find him collaborating with and supporting artists including Martin Sexton, Rock n’ Roll Hall of Famer Roger Fisher of Heart, Mike Skill of The Romantics, Sawyer Brown, Osmond Bros, Quaterflash, Jake Owen, Chris Trapper and too many more to list!

 

Wherever you find Brady you are sure to hear a remarkable catalog of covers and originals from rock n’ roll to country to jazz, diversity and creativity abound as Brady gives it everything and leaves it all on the stage creating an exciting show every time! If he feels it, he’ll play it!

Bill Wadhams

On the Opera House Outdoor Stage!

July 21 - 7 pm - playing between Brady Goss Sets

Bill Wadhams played his first gig with The Banned in 1965. Twenty years later, he was touring the world with his band, Animotion, propelled by their hit Obsession in 1985. In May of 2023, Animotion played to 50 thousand fans at the Cruel World Festival, with Billy Idol, Human League, Squeeze and other iconic 80s bands. And yet, most of his musical life has been dedicated to writing songs on an acoustic guitar, and sharing stories and songs in local pubs.

James Dean Kindle

On the Opera House Outdoor Stage!

July 22 - 7 pm - 

James Dean Kindle is a singer-composer-musician born, raised, and residing in Pendleton, OR. As both a solo artist and with The Eastern Oregon Playboys and Swäwm Pass, James has released several full length albums and singles and performed in venues and festivals across the Pacific Northwest (Treefort, Jackalope Jamboree, Electric Fences) and internationally (Japan and Germany). In 2022 James performed as one of many Johnny Cashs in the Elgin Opera House's production of Ring of Fire. Earlier this year, his original instrumental compositions were featured in the KUOW/NPR podcast series Ghost Herd by Northwest Public Broadcasting journalist Anna King. Kindle's Country Combo - which plays Country/Americana incorporating a broad mixture of jazz and latin influences -  currently features Roger Conley (pedal steel), Aaron Engum (upright bass) and Tim Mustoe (drum kit). When James is not performing or recording he serves as Executive Director of the Oregon East Symphony

Kaylie Davis

On the Opera House Outdoor Stage!

July 22 - 7 pm - playing between James Dean Kindle Sets

Kaylie Davis is a sixteen year old from La Grande, OR. Kaylie has been singing and playing instruments from the time she was a little girl. When she was four years old, she begged her parents to let her play the violin and has since added guitar, piano and bass guitar to her repertoire. Kaylie has performed in many shows at the Elgin Opera House, most recently playing the role of Wendy in Peter Pan. She loves musical theatre and is a member of the award winning Opera House Youth Actors team. 

Fading Sage
On the Opera House Outdoor Stage!

July 28 - 7 pm - 

Meet Pendleton's own premier rock cover band Fading Sage! A group of talented musicians with a passion for playing high-energy rock covers from the 1970s to the mid-2000s. Our diverse range of artists and styles includes everything from the legendary Stevie Ray Vaughan and ZZ Top to modern rock favorites like The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pearl Jam, and Sublime.

 

With years of experience and countless gigs under our belts, we are dedicated to providing our audiences with an unforgettable performance every time we take the stage. From catchy hooks to shredding guitar solos, we bring all the best elements of rock and roll to our shows.

 

Whether you're looking to dance, sing along, or simply soak up the electric atmosphere of a live rock performance, we've got you covered. So come on out and join us for a night of rockin' tunes and good times - you won't regret it!

Smith's Giddy-Up and Groove Band
On the Opera House Outdoor Stage!

July 29 - 7 pm - 

 

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