United by Music North America at Bite of Oregon this weekend!

Thank you Tony DeMicoli for making The Bite Of Oregon At The Waterfront in Portland, OR so musically enjoyable and ALL to benefit The Special Olympics.

United By Music North America appreciates you and all the festival and event producers who recognize the exceptional talent of our UBMNA BAND and support us to perform year-round and world-wide. 

We are so excited to perform Saturday, August 13th at 5pm on The Garden Stage, just prior to SoulVax!

United By Music North America Artist Nick Baker opening for the multi-instrumentalist roots-rock artist A.J. Croce

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

6:00pm Doors open and dinner service begins in the Theater followed by United By Music North America Artist Nick Baker opening for the multi-instrumentalist roots-rock artist A.J. Croce at 7:30!

Purchase tickets:
or by calling our Box Office: 206.838.4333

36th Annual Cathedral Park Jazz Festival on Friday, July 15th

So excited to be invited to kick off the 36th Annual Cathedral Park Jazz Festival on Friday, July 15th! CPJF is the longest running FREE jazz festival West of the Mississippi. Beautiful location under the mighty St. John's Bridge.Details for the line up at www.cpjazz.com Our artists, mentors and always surprise guests want to see your faces front an center! 

Visit us for more info: United By Music North America

Catch us at the Blues Fest this weekend in Portland!

Experience UBMNA LIVE!
Off Site - Hotel Rose - July 1-4 - 11a
On Site - Front Porch Stage - July 4 - 2:15p - The ALL-STAR Review!
On The Boat - DME Blues Cruise - July 3 - 2:45 - Special Guest - "Sail On Sister"

Join the FUN! It's always A HIGHLIGHT at the Festival and anywhere we perform!

The SMILES and LAUGHTER by The United By Music North America Band will warm your heart and enrich your soul! Visiting with and experiencing our Artists on stage will heighten your awareness of their extraordinary abilities and musical talents!

It is enlightening to observe how, through the United by Music North America program of musical mentoring by professional musicians and performance opportunities, these UBMNA Artists transcend their daily challenges.

Please connect with the UBMNA co-founders: Producing Director Amanda Gresham and President Barbara Gresham Hammerman if you or someone you know is a professional musician and interested in coaching as a Mentor or perhaps someone who has extraordinary musical talents and would like to take part in an OpenMic to audition to be an Artist in our UBMNA program.


Make Music Day PDX and Blues Fest Preview

United By Music North America was honored to perform for the Make Music Day PDX Make Music Day PDX on Tuesday June 21st, 5-6:30p at The Vault at O'Connor's Cafe and Bar

This was a preview of our set we will be performing at Waterfront Blues Festival on July 4th in Portland!
Make Music (http://makemusicday.org/) is a free celebration of music around the world on June 21st. Launched in 1982 in France as the FĂȘte de la Musique, it is now held on the same day in more than 700 cities in 120 countries.

Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music is open to anyone who wants to take part. Every kind of musician — young and old, amateur and professional, of every musical persuasion — pours onto streets, parks, plazas, and porches to share their music with friends, neighbors, and strangers. All of it is free and open to the public.

Rose City Fair Festival

We're excited to be invited back to perform at the Rose City Fair Festival in Portland on June 4! 

Come out for a fun day at the fair, rest in the shaded area of the Rose City Stage for our 5 PM performance, then catch the popular Starlight Parade in downtown PDX!


MAY 29 Sunday  3:00-6:00 PM, @Wurlitzer Manor, Gig Harbor, WA


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  3. Get ready to have FUN!

You're Invited! Four stellar musicians + dynamic music environment + your Memorial Weekend good will, dish to share and donation to the artists of United by Music North America = A Good Time!

It's time for another DME BackPorch Blues House Concert in the UNIQUE music room at Wurlitzer Manor.

MARK HUMMEL! Seasoned Showman and Steady Grooves!
Grammy Nominee, Blues Award Winner, Author, Harp Man Mark Hummel has had a banner year in 2014! Grammy Nominated for his "Remembering Little Walter" CD he produced and performed on, Mark also won Best Blues CD AND Blues Traditional Blues CD at Blues Music Awards in Memphis.

Mark's, "The Hustle Is Really On" climbed to # 2 this year and stayed in the top five for four months in the Living Blues Radio Charts. Hummel's book BIG ROAD BLUES:12 Bars on I-80, has been garnering rave reviews all around the U.S., and was nominated for best Independent Book release. www.markhummel.com

Singer, songwriter, guitarist, producer Rusty Zinn takes his music to a new level Zinn doesn’t just merely perform genres and styles, he sings and plays from the heart, sharing his intense passion for music, while displaying a wide range as a vocalist and songwriter.

“Rusty Zinn is a one-man eclectic circus, taking us on a wild ride through his various passions and proving good music is its own category. He seems to have been everywhere, absorbed everything, and made it his own,” says Rogers Steffens, founding editor of The Beat.

2015 Blues Music Award Winner and 14 time nominee for Drummer of the Year!
"He is one of the best damn drummers I've ever worked with. He knows how to fit in a situation, add to it, and never take from it. One of my favorites, and I don't have many." 
– Doug MacLeod
"Jimi is one of the top drummers in the world. He’s worth twice what I pay him
and it’s an honor to work with him!” 
–Kim Wilson, The Fabulous Thunderbirds

Jimi has one of the most impressive resumes around as he has spent nearly three decades touring the world with The Fabulous Thunderbirds, The Mannish Boys, Rod Piazza, and Mark Hummel. He has nearly 70 recordings to his credit (including William Clarke, Billy Boy Arnold, and James Harman) and his latest with The Mannish Boys earned three 2011 Blues Music Award Nominations.

West Coast Blues, Delta Blues, Chicago Blues -Performer, songwriter, signature bass player covers the genres with ease and excitement. Whether on his doghouse upright bass or holding it down on the electric, this national touring anchorman is the musician's bassist.

Grigsby's vocals complement this powerhouse quartet and keep the dance-floor hoppin'! "Love it when RW is on the stage. Damn good musician and the audience loves him!"



Recurring donations are also an option! All expenses of the event are underwritten so EVERY dollar you contribute supports United by Music artists!

Even if you cannot come out and have some fun with us, won't you please help our artists?  They have been working so hard on preparing new material for this summer's festival season and your contributions help us secure and support more performance opportunities for them.

Please consider becoming a Sustaining Donor by selecting the recurring donation option. Your $20 a month for a year creates $240!

We often travel with a group of about 24 people made up of artists, their parents/caretakers and volunteers.  Consider!  Your $240 provides a $10 lunch for all of these people which is a big support for the program!  Thank you!

If you are making a donation and asking for your reservation for May 29th House Concert, you will receive an email with our appreciation for your donation, House Concert address and parking instructions.

The costs of this event are underwritten so EVERY dollar you contribute supports United by Music artists!

Please make your donation/reservation now!