The Story of the Oasis Event Center

Captain Harry is a man with a vision. His passion for music and desire to give back to the community led him to establish the Oasis Event Center in 2012, an outdoor natural amphitheater near Mountain Home, Idaho. Named after its serene location, abundant water (unusual for its high desert location), and peaceful surroundings, the Oasis Event Center is a refuge from Treasure Valley’s hustle and bustle, providing a unique and beautiful venue for community events, music festivals, and weddings.

What makes the Oasis Event Center truly special is its focus on bringing music to life and providing a platform for local musicians and artists to showcase their talents. Captain Harry's vision was created using reclaimed 100-year-old growth timber from a JR Simplot warehouse to construct the event center. This material added to the venue's aesthetic and showcased Captain Harry's commitment to sustainability and preserving the area's natural beauty.

The Oasis Event Center has been a somewhat well-kept secret, but hopes to attract visitors from near and far who enjoy live music in a stunning "big sky" setting. Captain Harry's passion for music and commitment to his community makes the Oasis Event Center a true gem.

Captain Harry's Oasis Event Center is a part of the Idaho Local movement, which is dedicated to preserving and promoting the unique character of Idaho. This movement supports independent local businesses, entrepreneurs, and musicians and promotes community-building events. Idaho Local seeks to maintain what makes Idaho unique and inspire Idaho's youth to pursue their passions and make a meaningful difference in their community.

The natural surroundings of the Oasis Event Center make it the perfect place to relax and unwind. Surrounded by beautiful scenery and boasting a natural water supply, the venue is a testament to Captain Harry's passion and dedication to his community. The Oasis Event Center is a true labor of love where Captain Harry's vision has become a reality.

By providing opportunities for youth and unknown musicians to step on stage, Captain Harry's vision is to give Idaho's hidden musical talent its local voice and become Idaho's voice. In addition to the best local musicians, the Oasis Event Center aims to showcase Idaho's undiscovered musical talent and provide them with a platform to perform in front of a large crowd, gain exposure, and get discovered by their community and perhaps beyond. Through their performances, these undiscovered gems will inspire and unite the community and contribute to the area's vibrant and thriving music scene.

The Oasis Event Center is not just a venue for events but a community-building space where local musicians can flourish and inspire the next generation of Idaho's musical talent, and where local businesses and artists can participate to sell and promote their creations.