Bobby Rush with United by Music and Friends - Oct 31

Bobby Rush with United by Music and Friends Master of Ceremonies Andy Stokes leads a BOO-Tee-FULL Evening of Music & Stories! No Tricks here, only Treats!

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One SPOOKtacular Night Only & Exclusive NW performance! 

National recording artist, Mr Bobby Rush is coming to Portland specifically to perform with his friends in United by Music North America Band! Rush estimates that he has cut over 345 songs since he first began making music. He has been honored with 3 Grammy nominations, 10 Blues Music Awards, 41 nominations and was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2006.

As a decade long, frequent featured guest on Amanda Gresham's Delta Music Experience travel trips and productions, he learned about Amanda's passion for United by Music North America and has served as a fan and mentor since Amanda and Barbara Hammerman started the North American program in 2012. It's especially exciting that Mr. Bobby is coming to Portland specifically to be with the UBMNA Artists, Mentors and fans of United by Music as they begin their 5th Anniversary Season in 2017.

Recently returned from six sold-out performances in The Netherlands, United by Music North America musicians will give you something to cheer about with their Blues, Jazz, and Rock-n-Roll tunes, a perfect Halloween mix!

Portland’s own Andy Stokes will be on hand along with other United by Music mentors to create an soul stirring, spirited, spell-binding, wickedly wonderful brew, just for YOU!

Both of these multi- award-winning gentlemen will be sharing tunes from their new albums and joining the exceptional musicians of United by Music North America on stage.

 “ A man or a woman can live a long time without food or water, but they can’t live long without hope. United by Music gives Hope to so many” 
–Mr. Bobby Rush made this observation on Mighty Mouth Blues radio, with hosts, Oogie and Amanda.

Listen to Bobby Rush in his own words talking about United by Music North America on Mighty Mouth Blues radio, with hosts, Oogie and Amanda:

Andy Stokes, funk and R&B master, sings and guides the evening of music magic. Andy's heart and soul are worn on his sleeve as he sings everything from soulful power ballads to upbeat funk tunes that make your whole body want to move.

The combination of Bobby Rush, Andy Stokes, the Artists of United by Music and some special guests will be a powerful, enriching, moving Halloween evening full of BeWitching Music and fantastically fun friends feel-good-vibes that will surround you throughout the night and long after the lights of the stage have gone down.

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United by Music North America is a performance-based program for very musically talented people who have developmental challenges and delays.

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United by Music Artists are In the News!

United by Music North America was featured in the September, 2016 edition of Oregon Jewish Life.

“In concerts from Portland to Amsterdam, United by Music North America is healing the world one song at a time”, writes Deborah Moon in the September 2016 cover story in the magazine Oregon Jewish Life. Ms. Moon's comprehensive story, coupled with many vibrant photos is available in print and also online by clicking this link The entire magazine is full of fun, informative articles.

The cover of Jewish Life featuring United by Music.
“Deborah spent so much time visiting with us, asking questions, listening and coming to rehearsals and performances. We are grateful for her dedication to telling this story in this beautiful print magazine and glad we are able to access it online as well”  
– Barbara Hammerman, President, Co-founder, United by Music North America

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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!

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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 Our artists, mentors and always surprise guests want to see your faces front an center! 

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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 ( 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.