Kendall Concerts Presents The Weather Machine

Sep 19, 2019 | 8:00PM

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.


This show is the album release of "The Pelican" by Slater Smith & The Weather Machine. The album was produced in partnership with Oregon State Parks for the 50th Anniversary of the historic Oregon Beach Bill and its purpose is to celebrate the majesty of the Oregon Coast.


“The Pelican,” the first album released as a collaboration between Smith and the band, but the third studio album by The Weather Machine, features musicians from across the state. Smith traveled up and down Oregon’s coastal lands writing lyrics. He then returned inland to record with musician friends from Eastern Oregon and his bandmates in the Willamette Valley. “The Pelican” is a departure from The Weather Machine’s past work; it moves from dreamy storytelling to raucous rock songs of environmental warning to meandering roots rock and back again, and tells both true and fictional musical tales in an effort to commemorate the unique character of the Oregon Coast.


Based in Portland OR, The Weather Machine released its first album after a blustery winter of recording in 2012. With strong ties to the region, the 5-piece found its roots in the Pacific Northwest’s unique folk aesthetic, developing a hard-hitting, theatrical rock performance that they’re known for today. After emerging on the scene in April ‘13, lead singer Slater Smith worked collaboratively with Oregon State Parks and Oregon Film to release the band's first music video, which debuted on acclaimed actor Rainn Wilson’s video blog SoulPancake and was later re-released online through GoPro Cameras. Their second album, Peach, debuted in 2015, and captured the anthemic rock aesthetic they brought to the stage. They've had the pleasure to share the stage as openers for the Alabama Shakes, The Lumineers, Cold War Kids, and most recently, Josh Ritter. The Weather Machine's members are Slater Smith (vocals/lyrics/guitar), Luke Hoffman (drums), Tim Karplus (electric guitar / keys), Andre Zapata (bass), and Noah Berstein (saxophone).










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.