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Twenty years and some 4,000 shows into his career, the name Wade Bowen has become synonymous with Texas country music – and for good reason. An artistic descendant of American icons like Guy Clark, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Robert Earl Keen and more, Bowen is another link in a Texan chain of roots rock poets stretching back more than 50 years – but his ambition never ended at the state line.
“I will carry that flag proudly,” Bowen says of his Red Dirt distinction. “But I’ve always said I’m not a ‘Texas artist,’ I’m an artist from Texas, and I think there’s a difference.”
Seen as one of the genre’s finest and most authentic modern voices, Bowen’s approach stays rooted in tradition, but also stands on the creative cutting edge. His focus remains on writing unique songs with a literary quality, and shifting his sonic territory to match his life.
Wielding a knack for direct, poetic songwriting that never panders, Bowen matches his gravel road growl to an organic sound spanning the whole of Texas, tapping both country and rock influences. A dozen albums have shown his sonic diversity including six studio sets, two live collections, a gospel album and an ongoing series of buddy country hits with fellow Texan, Randy Rogers.
Along the way, he’s scored hits and accolades based on quality, not quantity, and continues to perform around 200 nationwide shows each year including multiple appearances on the venerated Grand Ole Opry.
Get more info about Wade Bowen by visiting his website!
Opener – Megan Ashley
Texas Regional Radio’s 2019 New Female Vocalist nominee Megan Ashley, is a singer-songwriter born and raised in the Texas Hill Country. With two new co written singles released this past year nearing up to 1 million streams total making 2021 Megan’s best year yet! A member of the Texas Country Music Association, Megan grew up with a traditional country background with a touch of gospel which led to her traditional country sound with a modern twist and lyrics that shine her southern values.
Learn more about Megan Ashley by visiting her website!
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!
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.
All tickets are nonrefundable and nontransferable with the exception of event cancellation. Support acts are subject to change.
No re-entry permitted.
Questions? Check out the FAQs on the Ponderosa website for answers to the most common questions.