Oregon: Oregon Jamboree (2011)

From 2009 through 2013, we had reserved tickets for the Oregon Jamboree. The Oregon Jamboree is a 3-day country music festival held in late July/early August. In July 2011, the Friday performers were Katie Armiger, Jason Jones, Jo Dee Messina, and Ronnie Dunn of Brooks & Dunn. Katie Armiger This was the first time I … Continue reading Oregon: Oregon Jamboree (2011)

Tennessee: Grand Ole Opry (2016)

In June 2016, we took a trip to Nashville for CMA Fest. CMA Fest is a multi-day country music festival with several stages and a fan expo. As big country music fans, it was a bucket list item for us. Of course, visiting the Grand Ole Opry was also a bucket list item, so we … Continue reading Tennessee: Grand Ole Opry (2016)

Washington: Kenny Chesney concert (2013)

In June 2013, we drove to the Seattle area to attend the only Pacific Northwest tour date for Kenny Chesney. This was a stadium tour, so his concert was held at CenturyLink Field. We arrived a little early, so we had some time to chill outside and enjoy the beautiful day. Sunny days in early … Continue reading Washington: Kenny Chesney concert (2013)

Oregon: Astoria Regatta Bicentennial (2011)

In 2011, Astoria celebrated its bicentennial with a 4 day celebration. Part of the celebration was a concert held at Camp Rilea. There were 3 performances: a National Guard band, Phil Vassar, and Reba McEntire. The concert was held the day after the horrible stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair just before Sugarland took … Continue reading Oregon: Astoria Regatta Bicentennial (2011)

Oregon: Craig Morgan in concert (2011)

In 2011, one of the local radio stations in the Portland, OR area held a day-long concert at the Rose Festival. There were several acts, but the only reason we went to the concert was for Craig Morgan. I've always loved photographing concerts, but it's not a focus for me. It got harder and harder … Continue reading Oregon: Craig Morgan in concert (2011)

Texas: Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

I was excited to see that Maren Morris was performing at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Especially since we'd be staying not too far away in Willis, Texas. The rodeo The rodeo started at 3:45 p.m. and had 8 competitors in each of the competitions. While I got a few photos, the use of … Continue reading Texas: Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

Arizona: Dinner and a Phil Vassar concert

When I found out we'd be in the Phoenix area during the later half of February, I was excited because Phil Vassar had announced he'd be doing a short acoustic tour. The final tour date was in Phoenix - two days after we arrive. We decided it didn't matter where we sat, we were seeing … Continue reading Arizona: Dinner and a Phil Vassar concert

Nevada: Las Vegas & George Strait

One of the main reasons we decided to be in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area for a week was to see George Strait on Saturday, December 7. Other than the concert, we had no plans to go to the Las Vegas Strip, so it was nice to see Christmas oriented light displays near the … Continue reading Nevada: Las Vegas & George Strait