Pendleton Whisky Tailgate Entertainment

The fun doesn't end after the Rodeo! Enjoy a cold beer or cocktail, grab a bite to eat, and dance the night away to free live music in the Pendleton Whisky Tailgate.

Friday Night

Hudson Drive - Hudson Drive is a premier country band hailing from Kansas City, Missouri. Comprised of accomplished local artists, Hudson Drive is sure to entertain. Not shy to the big stage, they have opened for Thompson Square, Casey Donahew, and have played music festivals alongside Chase Rice, Rodney Atkins, Wade Bowen, Clare Dunn and more. Featured on Fox 4 Kansas City Morning News, The Big 94.5 Country in Topeka, KS, and 106.5 The Wolf, Hudson Drive is one of the fastest growing bands in the Midwest. Their playlist covers today’s best country along, their own take on classic hits from legendary artists, and Hudson Drive originals.


Phil Vandel - Phil Vandel has traveled the world with his music and continues to bring his powerful, unique style of singing, songwriting, and guitar playing to audiences around the globe at nearly 200 shows per year.  With performances throughout North America, including several shows each year in Las Vegas, Phil has literally performed everywhere from Hollywood to DC and Canada to Mexico.  Phil has been a band member for several multi-award winning groups and has appeared in Country Weekly Magazine, on CMT, GAC, and on Country Radio Stations worldwide.