Wildhorse Resort & Casino Events and Entertainment in July

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June 27, 2019





25th Annual Wildhorse Pow Wow

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Annual Wildhorse Pow Wow.  The popular cultural gathering attracts Native American dancers and drummers from around the country to celebrate their heritage.

The celebration takes place July 5-7 at Wildhorse Resort & Casino near Pendleton, Oregon.  Grand entry begins at 7pm on Friday, 1pm on Saturday and Sunday.  Over $90,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded to outstanding dancers and drummers in a variety of categories. 

The host drum for the 25th Annual Wildhorse Pow Wow is Sharp Shooter of St. Paul, MN.  Emcees are Thomas Morning Owl, Fred Hill and Jerry Meninick.

Pow Wow Comedy Night

Wildhorse Resort & Casino is hosting Pow Wow Comedy Night in the Rivers Event Center on Thursday, July 4.  The show will feature comedian Tonia Jo Hall as the headliner.  Hall has gained notoriety as her hilarious alter ego, Auntie Beachress.  Marc Yaffee, who has entertained audiences for over 20 years, will open the show.  Admission is free, show starts at 8pm.

Paquita la del Barrio Concert

Paquita la del Barrio will take the stage at Wildhorse for the first time on Friday, July 26.  Her ranchera style music with bold lyrics has created an enthusiastic fan base.  Beginning her singing career in 1970 in a Mexico City restaurant, Paquita overcame poverty, hardships and bad relationships.  Despite her struggles, Paquita has no regrets in life and she continues to inspire her fans throughout Mexico and the United States.

Purchase tickets online at www.WildhorseResort.com or at the Wildhorse Gift Shop.  Show starts at 8pm, doors open at 7pm.

En Vogue Concert with Tony! Toni! Toné!

The sensational and sexy trio En Vogue will mesmerize fans when they perform at Wildhorse Resort & Casino on Saturday, July 27.  The R&B/pop group comprised of Terry Ellis, Cindy Herron-Braggs and Rhona Bennett, released their latest album, Electric Café, just last year.

The group is flying high off the success of their single, Rocket, which reached the top ten on the Billboard R&B chart in 2018.  This is the second highest chart-topping hit for En Vogue since they burst on the scene and the first composition to rank this high since 2004.  Reach 4 Me hit number 16 last October.

Returning to the Wildhorse stage on Saturday, July 27, is R&B/soul phenomenon Tony! Toni! Toné!  Their 2019 tour, appropriately dubbed “Year of Return,” follows the group’s 30th anniversary celebration.

The band has brought a freshness to their music with the addition of lead singer Dyson Tate and vocalist Frank Stickemz but the sound remains true to their genre and to the timeless style revered by listeners for 30 years.  Founding members and cousins D’Wayne Wiggins and Timothy Christian Riley remain with the group.

Tony! Toni! Toné! has received an American Music Award, two Grammy nominations and five Soul Train awards.

Purchase tickets online at www.WildhorseResort.com or at the Wildhorse Gift Shop.  Show starts at 8pm, doors open at 7pm.


Kid’s Summer Matinee Is Back!

Keep restless youngsters entertained this summer at the Kid’s Summer Matinee series.  Movies start every Wednesday at 10am and run through August 21.  Just $5 covers admission, small popcorn and a small beverage.

7/3        An American Tail: Fievel Goes West

7/10      The Iron Giant

7/17      Goosebumps

7/24      Shrek the Third

7/31      Hotel Transylvania


Reel Classic Matinee Every Wednesday

Watch classic movies on the big screen once again! The Wildhorse Cineplex brings back the classics every Wednesday. It’s the best entertainment deal in town!   You’ll enjoy a movie, small fountain drink and a small popcorn for just $5.  Show starts at noon.

7/3        Ghostbusters, Bill Murray

7/10      Sixteen Candles, Molly Ringwald

7/17      Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Dick Van Dyke

7/24      Beverly Hills Cop, Eddie Murphy

7/31      Dr. No, Sean Connery

The Wildhorse Cineplex shows the top new movies every day between noon and midnight.  Go to http://www.wildhorseresort.com/cineplex to view the schedule and trailers for current films.

Plateau Fine Dining

Patio opens for dining

With the warm, sunny evenings comes the desire for alfresco dining and the best place to enjoy a fantastic view along with delicious food is on the patio at Plateau.  Reserve a table on the second-story venue that overlooks the rolling wheat fields and provides a view of the Blue Mountains that you won’t get from any other restaurant.

Wine Night Tasting and Dining Event

Whether you’re an oenophile, an aficionado or you simply enjoy a tasteful glass of wine, Plateau satisfies your desire with Wine Night, a tasting event on the first Wednesday of every month.  This month, the featured wines come from Saviah Cellars.

Wine Night features a special four course meal with paired wines as well as a lighter tasting experience with simple and complementary food pairings.  Wine tasting hours are 5pm to 8pm.

For all Plateau dining experiences, call 541-966-1610 to make your reservations.  Be sure to reserve well in advance for special events.

Wildhorse Sports Bar Entertainment


Every Thursday at Wildhorse Resort & Casino, Laugh Out Loud live comedy will have you and your friends writhing with laughter! Delight in the clever wit of the most entertaining comics in the Pacific Northwest. Shows are free and start at 8pm.  21 and over.

LOL Comedy lineup for July:

                           Opener                           Headliner

             7/4        Marc Yaffee                    Tonia Jo Hall

             7/11      Adam Kessler                  Rio Hillman

             7/18      Jynx Jenkins                    Marc Yaffee

             7/25      E. K. Kepo’o                     Todd Johnson    


The Wildhorse Sports Bar features free music every Friday and Saturday for guests 21 and over.  Here’s the complete Sports Bar music lineup for July:

                                        Performer                      Genre

7/5-6                  Brohamm                        Variety

7/12-13              Sway                                Variety

7/19-20              Sons of Nashville            Country Rock

7/26-27              DJ Esparza                       Dance

Tamastslikt Cultural Institute

Featured Exhibit

An exhibit that pushes the envelope opens at Tamastslikt Cultural Institute on Friday, July 5.  “Savages and Princesses: The Persistence of Native American Stereotypes” brings together thirteen contemporary Native American visual artists who reclaim their right to represent their identities as Native Americans. 

Recognizing that stereotypes often occur without conscious awareness, the exhibition includes didactic information that explores common stereotypes about Native peoples that are falsehoods, followed by the truths behind them.

The exhibit runs through October 19 and admission is free on opening day.  Museum and store hours are 10am to 5pm, Monday through Saturday.  Go to tamastslikt.org for information on admission prices and discounts.

Kinship Cafe

On the first Friday of every month, hearty Indian Tacos are made to order in the Kinship Café at Tamastslikt for only $8.  Monday through Saturday, from 11am to 2pm, the café features mouth-watering lunch specials like tri-tip sandwiches and salmon tacos.  You can preview the weekly specials at tamastslikt.org.

About Wildhorse Resort & Casino:

Centrally situated between Boise, Spokane and Portland, Wildhorse Resort & Casino is a premier destination for family getaways, business meetings and large conventions. The Resort features a 24-hour casino, hotel, RV Park, seven restaurants, a five-screen Cineplex, 18-hole championship golf course, travel plaza (for trucks and autos) and a tribal museum. Expanded in 2011, there is no destination experience like it in the Pacific Northwest. Wildhorse offers over 1200 slots, all your favorite table games, live keno, bingo and live entertainment Thursday-Saturday.  Wildhorse is located just off I-84 at exit 216, four miles east of Pendleton, OR. Wildhorse is owned and operated by the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation.

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For information, contact Mary Liberty-Traughber, Public Relations Manager, at 541-966-1628 or mary.liberty@wildhorseresort.com.

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