Observer staff

Blake Shelton, who is a five-time male vocalist of the year and Grammy award-winning singer, will be the headliner for the third annual Pendleton Whisky Music Festival and Grammy winner Pitbull.

According to a press release from the Pendleton Whisky Music Fest, the two singers will take the stage for the third annual show on July 14.

“It’s very exciting to continue our role as title sponsor of the Pendleton Whisky Music Fest,” said Tia Bledsoe, Brand Director, Pendleton for Proximo Spirits. “Pendleton Whisky is grounded in the legacy of the iconic Pendleton Round-Up, and to see such big artists take the stage in this historic arena is very exciting and an honor.”

Over its two-year span, the Pendleton Whisky Music Fest has continued to see growth, with larger audiences and more opportunities to engage the local Pendleton community around the festivities, according to the press release. In 2017, the event expanded to include a free kick-off party on Pendleton’s Main Street the Friday night before the show. Having been a success, the show organizers plan to expand the Friday night festivities this year.

“This is the third year we’re bringing to life the ‘Party in Pendleton’ and we couldn’t be more excited,” said Andy McAnally, Pendleton Whisky Music Fest co-organizer. “We are honored to welcome Blake Shelton and Pitbull to our Pendleton community and look forward to hosting music fans from the entire Pacific Northwest and beyond.”

Tickets go on sale March 23 and feature a variety of price options, including premium arena, party pit section and reserved grandstand seating, according to the release. The Music Fest provides premium onsite and walking-distance camping options and several hotels within minutes of the Pendleton Round-Up Grounds.

The Pendleton Whisky Music Fest is made possible by title sponsor Pendleton Whisky, presenting sponsor Legacy Ram, stage sponsor Hill Meat, the Pendleton Round-Up Association, Happy Canyon Company and local sponsors. For more information about the Pendleton Whisky Music Fest please visit