Kendall Concerts Presents Pretty Gritty

Aug 22 | 7:30PM

Doors open @ 7:30PM; Music starts @ 8:00PM | $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.

 

 

Pretty Gritty might be another duo emerging from a sea of female/male acts as of late, but there is nothing typical about these two.  Sarah and Blaine have cultivated a sound that is both timeless and classic, yet they still succeed in bringing something fresh to the table, pushing rootsy-Americana sounds into an edgy, alternative space.  These two have carved out a reputation as a must-see live act, allowing them to open for such acts as The Wood Brothers (SalmonFest 2016), Michael Franti & Spearhead (SalmonFest 2018), Chris Eldridge, Tim O'Brian, Tony Trischka (Charm City Folk & Bluegrass Festival 2013), Rod Picott, Lake Street Dive, Ben Sollee & the Kentucky Native and Joe Newberry. 

 

Both members utilize their multi-instrumental skills to sing, play stringed instruments and hold down back-beats, all simultaneously for a truly engaging experience.  But they are not simply just entertainers.  It is their mesmerizing vocal harmonies and beautifully crafted songwriting that really tug at the heartstrings and earn them life-long fans. 

 

"There is something simply divine coming out of Portland Oregon and it’s the duo Pretty Gritty."

-Lou Flesh (No Depression Magazine)

 

In 2015, Pretty Gritty began their relationship with producers Fred Cannon & Paul Buono at Creative & Dreams Music Network (Nashville, TN) where they recorded their Lonely Road EP (released Feb 2016). Pleased with the experience, everyone decided to continue the relationship and return to the studio to record a full album, Seven Year Itch which was released in March 2018 and has been receiving rave reviews and radio play across the United States, Canada, the UK and other places throughout Europe. 

 

From the Press:

No Depression

PASTE 

 

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

 

 

FOR PATRONS AND VISITORS WITH MOBILITY DISABILITIES

Entrances
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 kmeyer@omsi.edu.

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
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.