CJ Mickens Band
Pop/Urban Contemporary, Rock and Soul fusion. Dynamic vocals, along w/ the top current dance hits!

Las Vegas, Nevada native CJ Mickens attended Las Vegas Academy of Performing Arts. It was there he discovered his true passion for creating good music. Growing up in a family grounded in the church, he began to sing and perform on a weekly basis. At an early age he’s had the opportunities to sing in various parts of the country and overseas. His solo pursuit began at age 15 after moving to the Pacific Northwest. He then got involved with the NAACP ACTSO Music Program winning Gold Medal 3 years in a row advancing to New York, Baltimore, and New Orleans.

Even landing in Nashville to work in the Christian music scene for a stint. Family ties brought him back to the Pacific Northwest and the great live music scene in Portland Oregon. In 2002, CJ Mickens had the opportunity to appear on Season 2 of American Idol, followed by ‘Showtime at the Apollo’ in 2004. Since then CJ Mickens has taken the opportunity of redirecting his gift in singing to reaching out and inspiring others. His main goal is to show the love that God has given him whether Gay/Straight/or Bi – God doesn’t make mistakes. In 2012 he was announced the winner of Portland Idol, starred in his own show Sunday Night Soul and won a national award with his a cappella group Rezonate at the Pacific Northwest Harmony Sweepstakes.

He currently performs with his own band as well as a popular featured vocalist with top groups in the Northwest, such as 5 Guys Named Moe and Blue Wave Band.

Get more info about the CJ Mickens Band by visiting their website!

Take the elevator home — stay at The Portlander Inn

Why worry about how you’re getting home when you can stay at our on-site hotel? The Portlander Inn welcomes you to Portland with the cozy feel of a true Northwest lodge. All 100 guest rooms offer refrigerators, microwave ovens, coffee pots, free wireless internet, direct-dial phones with voicemail and televisions with complimentary HBO and Showtime premium channels. Learn more and book your room here.

Event Policies:

All tickets are nonrefundable and nontransferable with the exception of event cancellation. Support acts are subject to change.

No re-entry permitted.

21+ event.

Questions? Check out the FAQs on the Ponderosa website for answers to the most common questions.

Red Light Romeos
Super sounds of the 70s! Let’s party!

Red Light Romeos performs a wide variety of 70’s early FM classics with smooth harmonies, tasty guitar licks, and indelible melodies that defined the era. With a lineup that features members of popular tribute bands Stone in Love and Radical Revolution, the Romeos play hits from bands like Eagles, Hall & Oates, Fleetwood Mac, Christopher Cross, Doobie Brothers, and more!

Get more info about Red Light Romeos here.

Take the elevator home — stay at The Portlander Inn

Why worry about how you’re getting home when you can stay at our on-site hotel? The Portlander Inn welcomes you to Portland with the cozy feel of a true Northwest lodge. All 100 guest rooms offer refrigerators, microwave ovens, coffee pots, free wireless internet, direct-dial phones with voicemail and televisions with complimentary HBO and Showtime premium channels. Learn more and book your room here.

Event Policies:

All tickets are nonrefundable and nontransferable with the exception of event cancellation. Support acts are subject to change.

No re-entry permitted.

21+ event.

Questions? Check out the FAQs on the Ponderosa website for answers to the most common questions.

Tim Taylor Band
From Classic Rock to Hit Rock and Roll, Tim Taylor Band is ready to get y’all singing along with some face-melting jams!

The Tim Taylor Band is from the Portland, OR area featuring Rikki Baggett, Bill Dewey, Joe Meusec, and T! They are ready to bring some of your favorite rock and roll songs back to life like you’ve never seen before!

Get ready for a night at the Ponderosa, where the drinks are delicious, the servers are incredible, and the entertainment never stops! Portland’s Original Country Bar, but now playing so much more!

Get more info about Tim Taylor Band here.

Take the elevator home — stay at The Portlander Inn

Why worry about how you’re getting home when you can stay at our on-site hotel? The Portlander Inn welcomes you to Portland with the cozy feel of a true Northwest lodge. All 100 guest rooms offer refrigerators, microwave ovens, coffee pots, free wireless internet, direct-dial phones with voicemail and televisions with complimentary HBO and Showtime premium channels. Learn more and book your room here.

Event Policies:

All tickets are nonrefundable and nontransferable with the exception of event cancellation. Support acts are subject to change.

No re-entry permitted.

21+ event.

Questions? Check out the FAQs on the Ponderosa website for answers to the most common questions.

Ants in the Kitchen
Ants In The Kitchen is an 8-piece “horn band” that plays a mix of rock / soul/ blues / funk hits from the 70s to modern music!

Ants In The Kitchen is not your typical rock & roll cover band. They’re an 8-piece “horn band” that plays a mix of classic 70’s era funk, blues, and soul…a danceable mix, but with the tone and force of a rock band. There will still be tickets available at the door!

Get ready for a night at the Ponderosa, where the drinks are delicious, the servers are incredible, and the entertainment never stops! Portland’s Original Country Bar, but now playing so much more!

Get more info about Ants In The Kitchen Here.

Take the elevator home — stay at The Portlander Inn

Why worry about how you’re getting home when you can stay at our on-site hotel? The Portlander Inn welcomes you to Portland with the cozy feel of a true Northwest lodge. All 100 guest rooms offer refrigerators, microwave ovens, coffee pots, free wireless internet, direct-dial phones with voicemail and televisions with complimentary HBO and Showtime premium channels. Learn more and book your room here.

Event Policies:

All tickets are nonrefundable and nontransferable with the exception of event cancellation. Support acts are subject to change.

No re-entry permitted.

21+ event.

Questions? Check out the FAQs on the Ponderosa website for answers to the most common questions.

Joel Gibson Jr.
Joel Gibson Jr. is the premier independent Country & Rock artist in the PNW!

With 8,100+ Facebook Followers, 2000+ YouTube Subscribers and with over 544,000 YouTube views, Joel is the premier independent Country & Rock artist in the PNW! His engaging baritone vocals, humble demeanor and charismatic stage presence sets this vibrant performer apart from the other conventional acts. Growing up in his home state of Washington and spending summers in the Outer Banks of North Carolina has molded this Singer-Songwriter into a performer that delivers, whether performing solo acoustic or with his band, the eclectic blend of his alluring originals and expansive catalog of familiar genre-spanning covers will take you on a captivating and evocative musical odyssey that is a must-see! In the 4 years since he started performing live he’s performed over 450 times with 154 of them being in 2020!! He released his EP in 2017, his debut LP in 2018 and his sophomore album “Small Town Truth” recorded at the renowned Robert Lang Studios in Shoreline, Washington was recently released on June 7, 2021.

​Joel’s musical journey started in 2017 and he quickly became a local favorite, playing solo acoustic shows around Washington, Oregon, Idaho & Montana. Due to popular demand, his debut acoustic EP “Here Up North” was released and became the catalyst to the loyal and fervent following that continues to grow today. In 2018, Joel began recording his debut LP of self-penned original music that included 12 songs and 2 additional singles (“PNW-Hoodies & Romeos” and “Vice”). The LP was released in June 2019 and garnered further attention from 94.9 The Wolf, local bars, fairs, festivals and casinos looking to book Joel and his entertaining and compelling live shows.

​Rolling into 2020 with steady momentum he was met with the abrupt halt of live entertainment due to the global pandemic known as COVID-19. Not being one to sit idle and always looking for ways to be innovative, Joel and his Wife/Manager, Brittney, started the Tailgate Tour. It was met with immediate support and demand that resulted in 60 outdoor socially distant live solo performances that brought Joel around the region playing shows (sometimes 4 per day!) in people’s driveways & properties! The Tailgate Tour won in two categories for “Best of Central Kitsap 2020” for “Best Outdoor Concert” and “Best Annual Festival” and in February 2021 it won “Best of The Best of Kitsap 2020” for “Best Outdoor Concert”.

Following the success of the Tailgate Tour, Wife/Manager brought to life the idea of playing an outdoor show from a pontoon boat and then Anchors Down™ was created! The inaugural show took place in Dyes Inlet in Silverdale, WA and hosted 100+ boats, kayaks & paddleboards! The event was captured in a music video for Joel’s song “This Old Town” which can be viewed on YouTube. Due to popular demand, a second Anchors Down™ event was added to Liberty Bay in Poulsbo, WA and was another successful turnout. The popularity of both unprecedented musical events has resulted in the decision to make them both annual events, with hopes to expand both to a national attraction.

In addition to these successful events, Joel also started the Couch Concert! It’s streamed monthly on Facebook Live, and it has grown into a community of loyal, fun-loving fans around the country that want to kick back, interact and sing-along! It has garnered enough attention that it “broke” Facebook three times, with the event exceeding the 4 hour cutoff mark!

​”Small Town Truth” released June 7, 2021 was recorded at the renowned Robert Lang Studios in Shoreline, Washington. It’s another collection of self-penned original music that spans Country, Rock, Americana & Blues genres. Regardless of when live music returns to public venues as it once was, Joel will continue to adapt, innovate, and raise the bar for what is expected of a live performer; Hard work, motivation, dedication, respect, positivity and enthusiasm.

Get more info about Joel Gibson Jr. here.

Take the elevator home — stay at The Portlander Inn

Why worry about how you’re getting home when you can stay at our on-site hotel? The Portlander Inn welcomes you to Portland with the cozy feel of a true Northwest lodge. All 100 guest rooms offer refrigerators, microwave ovens, coffee pots, free wireless internet, direct-dial phones with voicemail and televisions with complimentary HBO and Showtime premium channels. Learn more and book your room here.

Event Policies:

All tickets are nonrefundable and nontransferable with the exception of event cancellation. Support acts are subject to change.

No re-entry permitted.

21+ event.

Questions? Check out the FAQs on the Ponderosa website for answers to the most common questions.

Dakota Poorman
Dakota Poorman is a breath of fresh air in the country music world, where his raw rock ‘n roll is infused with a fiery fiddle and banjo!

When you hear Dakota Poorman, envision the vocals of Travis Tritt, the presence of Bob Seger, and the lyrics of John Mellencamp.

With undeniable talent and passion, Poorman has already come a long way in the music industry and is now successfully climbing the country radio charts with his new single “American Made,” which charted at #96 on release week and is now in the Country Top 70.

His journey includes opening for The Marshall Tucker Band, Jon Pardi, Dustin Lynch, Parmalee, Kameron Marlowe and many other talented artists. His songs play on Seattle’s country music station 100.7 and 98.9. This up-and-coming artist has already collaborated with world-class producer Malcolm Springer and was recognized as the 2019- 2020 Independent Music Award “Male Artist of the Year” by USO Northwest.

The journey continues for Poorman with a planned summer/fall tour for 2022 (dates and locations to be announced). He is currently touring his second single “Hippie @ Heart” that debuted in April 2022.

Follow Dakota’s journey by visiting his website!

Take the elevator home — stay at The Portlander Inn

Why worry about how you’re getting home when you can stay at our on-site hotel? The Portlander Inn welcomes you to Portland with the cozy feel of a true Northwest lodge. All 100 guest rooms offer refrigerators, microwave ovens, coffee pots, free wireless internet, direct-dial phones with voicemail and televisions with complimentary HBO and Showtime premium channels. Learn more and book your room here.

Event Policies:

All tickets are nonrefundable and nontransferable with the exception of event cancellation. Support acts are subject to change.

No re-entry permitted.

21+ event.

Questions? Check out the FAQs on the Ponderosa website for answers to the most common questions.

Pondo Halloween Bash w/ Hit Machine
Join us for the annual Pondo Halloween Bash! Hit Machine will be playing all your spooky favorites while turning up the party vibes!

There will be dancing, prizes, games, drink specials, and a killer band rocking the night away for our Halloweekend festivities!

Our annual Halloween Costume Contest will be taking place with prize money for first, second, and third place winners!

Join us for a night of ghouls, ghosts, and party vibes at the Ponderosa!

A little bit about the band:

Hit Machine is a band you will never forget. Created by Bart Hafeman, the energy projected from this 7 piece band is highly contagious, to say the least. The band plays hits from all eras as it’s not uncommon to hear Stayin’ Alive (Bee Gees), Kiss (Prince), Dynamite (Taio Cruz), You Shook Me All Night Long (AC/DC) all in the same set.

Hit Machine has been a guest of many prominent events surrounding the Portland Metro area including headlining Hood to Coast 2010-2015 in Seaside, headlining the Fort Vancouver Fireworks 2010-2014, playing many Blazer Playoff games down at the Rose Garden, and for top-notch corporate clients such as Nike, Intel, Sony, HP, Windermere, and Comcast.

Get more info about Hit Machine by visiting their website!

Take the elevator home — stay at The Portlander Inn

Why worry about how you’re getting home when you can stay at our on-site hotel? The Portlander Inn welcomes you to Portland with the cozy feel of a true Northwest lodge. All 100 guest rooms offer refrigerators, microwave ovens, coffee pots, free wireless internet, direct-dial phones with voicemail and televisions with complimentary HBO and Showtime premium channels. Learn more and book your room here.

Event Policies:

All tickets are nonrefundable and nontransferable with the exception of event cancellation. Support acts are subject to change.

No re-entry permitted.

21+ event.

Questions? Check out the FAQs on the Ponderosa website for answers to the most common questions.

Collective Nation
When this band hits the stage, be ready to hit the dance floor!

Collective Nation is a 6-piece Top 40/Pop/Dance-hits cover band! When this band hits the stage, be ready to hit the floor. Their set includes modern hits from Bruno Mars, Beyonce, DNCE, Maroon 5 and more. You’re going to put some miles on your dancing shoes. Let’s party!

Learn more about Collective Nation by visiting their website!

Take the elevator home — stay at The Portlander Inn

Why worry about how you’re getting home when you can stay at our on-site hotel? The Portlander Inn welcomes you to Portland with the cozy feel of a true Northwest lodge. All 100 guest rooms offer refrigerators, microwave ovens, coffee pots, free wireless internet, direct-dial phones with voicemail and televisions with complimentary HBO and Showtime premium channels. Learn more and book your room here.

Event Policies:

All tickets are nonrefundable and nontransferable with the exception of event cancellation. Support acts are subject to change.

No re-entry permitted.

21+ event.

Questions? Check out the FAQs on the Ponderosa website for answers to the most common questions.

Jessie Leigh
Jessie Leigh’s fresh fusion of pop-country and rock will win over fans of Kacey Musgraves and Miranda Lambert.

“Music has always been a part of who I am. My mom says I would hum before I could talk.” This innate passion for music has always been a big part of who Jessie Leigh is, but after high school she wasn’t sure she was ready to share something so personal with the world. So instead of pursuing music full time, Jessie Leigh went to college to get her teaching degree. During this time she focused her musical energy on gospel music while she learned to lead worship at church. “This time of ‘less intense’ musical schedule really helped me grow musically and hone in on a lot of important skills. It also reaffirmed my passion for music and I realized I needed to do more.”

After playing her first live county show in 2014, Jessie Leigh’s music career took off. Soon after her first solo show, she began forming her own band and started writing songs.

In her first year on the scene, Jessie Leigh opened for a number of national acts including Chris Janson, Kenny Chesney, Craig Campbell, Josh Gracin, and more. Jessie Leigh and her band also won the 2015 Battle of the Bands, played at the Oregon Jamboree, and began touring in Oregon, Washington, California, Idaho, Montana, and Nevada. While off stage, she began working on her first album of all original songs available NOW!

“I wake up every day feeling incredibly blessed that I get to make music and share it with the world!”

Find out more about Jessie Leigh by visiting her website!

Take the elevator home — stay at The Portlander Inn

Why worry about how you’re getting home when you can stay at our on-site hotel? The Portlander Inn welcomes you to Portland with the cozy feel of a true Northwest lodge. All 100 guest rooms offer refrigerators, microwave ovens, coffee pots, free wireless internet, direct-dial phones with voicemail and televisions with complimentary HBO and Showtime premium channels. Learn more and book your room here.

Event Policies:

All tickets are nonrefundable and nontransferable with the exception of event cancellation. Support acts are subject to change.

No re-entry permitted.

21+ event.

Questions? Check out the FAQs on the Ponderosa website for answers to the most common questions.

Restless Road
Restless Road is a trio of harmonic excellence that truly resonates the soul!

It is said the number three is regarded as perfection – mathematically, visually, and practically. As the trio of Restless Road proves with its heart-stirring harmony, the number three may also be regarded as perfection musically. The goal of Zach, Colton and Garrett is to make people proud and leave a musical legacy all their own. They write their songs and take the stage each night working to push country music forward. They are succeeding. And along the way, they are changing people’s lives through their music and leaving pieces of happiness along the road, the Restless Road.

Learn more about Restless Road by visiting their website!

Opener – Greylan James

“I write songs about the stories from my life and the stories I’ve seen others live. I just want anyone who’s listening to my music to be able to relate to them,” Greylan says.

Greylan has written songs for some of Country Music’s most notable artists, such as Chris Young, Blake Shelton and Chris Janson. In 2020, he received a phone call from Chesney who let him know that he was cutting Greylan’s song “Happy Does.”

Keep an eye on this rising country singer-songwriter as he begins releasing his own music in 2021.

Learn more about Greylan James by visiting his website!

Take the elevator home — stay at The Portlander Inn

Why worry about how you’re getting home when you can stay at our on-site hotel? The Portlander Inn welcomes you to Portland with the cozy feel of a true Northwest lodge. All 100 guest rooms offer refrigerators, microwave ovens, coffee pots, free wireless internet, direct-dial phones with voicemail and televisions with complimentary HBO and Showtime premium channels. Learn more and book your room here.

Event Policies:

All tickets are nonrefundable and nontransferable with the exception of event cancellation. Support acts are subject to change.

No re-entry permitted.

21+ event.

Questions? Check out the FAQs on the Ponderosa website for answers to the most common questions.