On June 15th, 2019, The Upper Room presented singer, Leon Patillo, in concert. The event began at 7:30 pm when founder and host, Ron Strand, greeted the audience and initiated a trivia contest where those who correctly answered a question received a CD or book. The questions were comprised of a series of hints about famous figures from the past and present. The audience was up to the challenge, successfully identifying most of the mystery individuals after only one hint.
On May 11th, 2019, The Upper Room presented Comedian Nazareth in an Upper Room live performance. Founder and host, Ron Strand, greeted the audience at 7:30 pm. He began the evening with “70s Trivia.” Some of the questions were: Which two countries financed the Concorde jet (United Kingdom and France), The final episode of which TV show was watched by 100 million viewers in 1977 (“Roots”), In 1972, this became the most highly produced car in the world (Volkswagen Beetle), In 1973, which horse won the coveted Triple Crown (Secretariat), Which 1979 movie featured the ginger-haired cat named Jones (“Alien”) and What sport was featured in the 1970 film “Love Story” (ice hockey)?
On April 27th, 2019, The Upper Room presented Dove Award winning vocalist, Bryan Duncan, in concert. At 7:30 pm, founder and host, Ron Strand, greeted the audience. He began the evening with “60s and 70s Trivia” and gave away Upper Room T-shirts to individuals who correctly answered each question.
On February 16th, 2019, The Upper Room presented Dove Award winning singer, Matthew Ward, in concert. Founder and host, Ron Strand, greeted the audience and introduced singer, Felson Palad. Felson opened the concert with an expressive performance of Gary Valenciano’s “Could You Be Messiah?”
On January 19th, 2019, The Upper Room presented a unique performance by comedian Ron Pearson. Founder and host, Ron Strand, took the stage with his band and greeted the audience. At the downstroke of 7:30 pm, the band opened with bluesy tune “Paradise,” which featured three rhythm guitars, one electric guitar, bass guitar, drums, keyboards and a harmonica. Ron said he enjoys country/rock and much of the set featured songs in that musical vein.
On Monday, December 31st, 2018, The Upper Room presented a special New Year’s Eve concert that began at 7:30 pm and ended just past midnight. The limited seating event included mini-concerts from five musical guests and one comedian. Dinner was included with admission—pasta, salads and desserts were catered by Peppino’s Italian Family Restaurant.
On Saturday, November 10th, The Upper Room presented a joint concert with comedian Victoria Jackson and singer Michele Pillar. Founder and host, Ron Strand, greeted the audience at 7:30 pm and modeled the brand new Upper Room T-shirts. He then gave members of the audience a chance to win a T-shirt by playing a variation of “Let’s Make a Deal.”
On Saturday, October 20th, The Upper Room presented Oden Fong in concert. The concert kicked off at 7:30 pm when founder and host, Ron Strand, introduced singer Felson Palad. Felson opened the concert with a four song set that included worship songs and popular hits like “Take On Me” by A-ha and “Bridge Over Troubled Water” by Simon & Garfunkel. Felson’s pure tone and incredibly high range kept the audience spellbound. The raucous applause at the end of his set was an indication of the overwhelming satisfaction the audience derived from Felson’s performance.
Saturday, September 22nd marked a unique event at The Upper Room. The first half of the evening was dedicated to a music concert and the second half featured a talk on how to share Christ with Muslims. Opening the concert, which started at 7:30 pm, was an amusing movie trivia challenge where audience members attempted to stump Movie Boy. Surprisingly, Ernest Borgnine appeared in nearly every movie mentioned.
On August 25, 2018, a large crowd assembled at The Upper Room to see Phil Keaggy in concert. The doors were opened at just after 7 pm and the venue was filled to capacity within minutes. The proceedings began at 7:30 and there were plenty of surprises right out of the gate.