Demun Jones Night 3

May 4 - 09:00 pm


May 5 - 02:00 am

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Ponderosa Lounge and Grill


Ponderosa Lounge & Grill

10350 N Vancouver Way, Portland, OR 97224

Portland, OR, US, 97224

Demun Jones masterfully blends country-inspired lyrics with hip-hop beats, overcoming the challenge with remarkable success.

Demun Jones

Every corner of the country tells its own story as part of the larger American experience. Nestled in theheart of Georgia, occupying approximately 395 sq. miles lies Jones County, the place Demun Jonesproudly calls home. Demun is a rapper, singer,songwriter and independent artist whose music is infusedwith rustic instrumentals, hip-hop fundamentals and exceptional lyricism.“I found my individuality by rapping over the acoustic guitar,” he notes. “I didn’t even mean for it to beunique, it was just, me. I grew up surrounded by hayfields listening to N.W.A. and Ozzy Osbourne. If youthrow that in a blender, Demun Jones is what you get. Once I’dlived a bit, lost a bit, won some, andexperienced my fair share, I could tell my own story. I’d never been to Compton, but I had an idea ofwhat it was like fromlistening toWest Coast rap. So, that inspired me, ‘What if I write about living inJones County in a creative way?’ I’m giving you country stories told through the lens of rap music.”Demun grew up thethirdof sixchildren, with two older brothers who first introduced him to the musicof Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix and AC/DC-who he experienced as his first live concert. Hismom would spin the classics of the Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye,Jim Croceand Jones County’s very own, OtisRedding.Demun recalls,“For as long as I can remember, there was always music in our home.”During the time of waiting for music videos to air on Friday evenings and building his ownlibraryoffavorite artists, some of which included Tupac, Biggie, Wu-TangClan,and Johnny Cash,atthe age offifteenDemun began writing his own ryhmes.He admits,“I couldn’t sing like Otis Redding or play theguitar like Jimmy Page, but I knew I could try to rap like the Bestie Boys.”After having his stereo stolenfrom his car, Demun would ride around tapping a beat on his window and freestyling ryhmes toentertain his friends.

Brandon Hartt – Opener

Hailing from Stanly County, North Carolina, Brandon Hartt was one of eight children raised in a devout Christian home. He wanted to be a preacher but then heard of Elvis Presley and “discovered Gospel takes many forms.”

A talented multi-instrumentalist and music production graduate from Berkeley, Hartt is a creative artist who strives to stay true to himself and his music. He plays piano, guitar, banjo, sitar, harmonica, bass guitar, drums and also produces music and does “whatever the spirit leads him to.” Hartt’s brand of music is “a little bit hippie and a little bit outlaw.

After dropping out of high school, Hartt started working with his father framing houses. He eventually decided to enroll in college and decided to pursue a career in music.

Amongst his musical influences Hartt counts Waylon Jennings, Crossfade, Elvis Presley, Jon Bellion and The Beach Boys. “It’s hard to pinpoint how but they all have taught me so much about how to write and play good music.”

Hartt loves sharing his music and getting to know his fans when he is on the road, however, he admits his favorite place will always be home “because that’s where the heart is.”

When Hartt isn’t in the studio or touring, he finds time to give back. He is establishing The Brandon Heart Survival Fund that will help children around the nation navigate the struggles associated with the adoption system. Hartt experienced those struggles first hand as he was part of that system as a child.
Hartt follows his own career advice –to stay focused and not focus on the wrong things if you truly want it. “Perseverance is key.”

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.

Come early for a Home Cooked Meal! — Dine in at The Cascade Grill

Enjoy a hot, home-style dinner before the big show! With all-day breakfast, mountain-sized nachos, and mouth-watering burgers, The Cascade Grill has something for everyone to enjoy before the big show!

We encourage all our concert attendees to order off the full menu at the Cascade Grill before entering for the show!

See our menu here and learn more about The Cascade Grill!

Event Policies:

ALL PURCHASES ON TICKETS ARE FINAL. There are NO REFUNDS and NO TRANSFERS of tickets with the exception of event cancellations.

Support acts are subject to change.

No re-entry permitted.

21+ event.

If a ticket type is not sold out, there are always tickets available to purchase at the door on the day of the concert.

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