Kendall Concerts Presents Beth Willis

Aug 25, 2019 | 7:00PM

Doors open @ 6:30PM; Music starts @ 7:00PM | $15 tickets | Parking is free


Beer, wine, snacks and more!  Concessions available for purchase at the Empirical Theater Cafe.


Kendall Concerts: Music Under the Dome is a monthly planetarium concert series combining live performances with stunning visuals in riots of color, shape and movement, enveloping the audience into an adventure of the senses without ever having to leave their seat.


Beth Willis is what happens when a self-aware teenager is left alone with a guitar. She strummed her first G chord at age 17 and never looked back.


A proud daughter of the suburbs of Portland, Beth’s local-girl-made-good story keeps getting better. She sings, plays, and records, but her smoky, easy vocals are best when heard live, and are featured regularly with the best musicians in the region. Whether she’s sharing the stage with national acts (including Blues Traveler, Thompson Square, Mat Kearney, and Little River Band, to name a few) or killing it at a dive bar, her performances give her audiences a taste of a performer whose act is pure talent, relatably human, and all rock ‘n roll.


Her songs are self-deprecating yet doggedly hopeful stories of love, loss, lessons learned, and learned (and sometimes learned again). Never shying away from less-than-flattering self-reflection, she is every woman’s Everyman, and every man’s one thing he can’t live without, but probably shouldn’t live with.


This will be a rare all-original show. Willis will be joined by her band - Todd Chatalas, David Boicourt, and Jonathan Barber - and guest artist Sonny Hess.







Kendall Concerts is an all ages, monthly music series.  For more information please contact




OMSI’s building has accessible entrances, and the Kendall Planetarium is located on the ground floor.

Accessible Seating
OMSI reserves accessible seating space for patrons using wheelchairs and their companion(s).  You can purchase wheelchair seating by phone, in person, and online. For more information about accessibility, please contact Kathleen Meyer at 503.797.5411 or at

Patron Drop-off Zones
Curbside drop-off zones are located along the front plaza, with easy access to the Kendall Planetarium.

Courtesy Wheelchairs
Patrons who wish to use an OMSI wheelchair may request a courtesy wheelchair from the Concierge window located next to the Main Lobby. We encourage you to notify OMSI in advance at 503.797.4511 as courtesy wheelchairs are limited.

Accessible Restrooms
OMSI has public restrooms that are wheelchair accessible. Gendered public restrooms are located in the Kendall Planetarium hallway. Companion care and non-gender-specific restrooms are located in the Turbine Hallway.

Parking is free in either of OMSI’s designated parking lots.  There are 5 wheelchair accessible parking spaces in each lot, for a total of 10 spaces.