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Music at the Ranch

July 26 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CDT / $5


Join us for an evening of song and story, featuring local musicians Erin Oakley and Chris Kopp, at beautiful Dottie’s Ranch, Upper House’s retreat center.

You’ll hear original music crossing a range of genres. You’ll hear stories about how these songs came to be. You’ll enjoy all this in the glow of the setting sun, as fireflies emerge above the nearby prairie. 

This intimate venue allows for 50 guests. Reserve your place and pre-order your dinner; we will supply water and lemonade. And of course, we will serve dessert at intermission.

This is an 18+ show, adults only.

Dinner Option

You can pre-order a box dinner ($9 per person) when you register. Box dinners come with GF kettle chips, a cookie, and bottled water. Your choices are: 

  • Turkey and Cheddar Sandwich 
  • Pesto and Mozzarella Sandwich (V) 
  • Chicken Bacon Ranch Wrap 
  • Greek Salad with Kalamata Olives and Greek Vinaigrette


Dottie’s Ranch is Upper House’s retreat center, located at 4136 Rutland Dunn Town Line Road, near the town of Oregon. (See map.)

The Musicians

Erin Oakley

Erin is a singer, songwriter, and worship leader based in Madison. Recording everything from acoustic folk-pop to CCM, Country, and R&B, she has shared the stage with several artists, including seven-time Grammy Award Winner Al Jarreau, Peter Furler, and Phil Joel of the Newsboys, plus emerging talents like Bryan Olesen from The Voice, and Christian hip-hop artists Rip and Nicky Gracious. Erin’s songs shine light on the human experience, revealing life’s beauty and complexity with honesty and grace. Her artistry is centered in hope, faith, and some lessons learned the hard way. Song making for her is not so much about performance as being an authentic, relatable storyteller. Erin and her husband, Mike, live on a small farm, where they find inspiration and joy in everyday life with their two young daughters.

Chris Kopp

Chris Kopp lives in Madison with his wife and two young children. He has been writing and recording music for nearly 25 years, often playing all the accompanying instruments. During the day, he works at a local church, and many nights he plays or records music (as quietly as possible!). Music has always been part of his life, but its meaning and significance have deepened over the years as the world’s challenges have grown in magnitude.



July 26
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CDT
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Daniel Johnson


Dottie’s Ranch
4136 Rutland Dunn Town Line Road
Oregon, Wisconsin 53575
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