On July 4th, watch special guest Marlana VanHoose perform.
What they're saying about Marlana's incredible talent:
"It was the best performance we've ever had here at Memorial Coliseum," Head Coach Matthew Mitchell told Kentucky Sports. "What an unbelievable voice on a little bitty girl.”
"This is the most moving rendition of the Star Spangled Banner that we’ve heard in quite a while."
"I am honored Amanda Gresham selected me to be Marlana's United by Music Mentor! What a pleasure it has been rehearsing our songs together. Please treat yourself to her arrangement of ‘Amazing Grace' as we sing it together during a DME Blues Break July 4th in the DME Louisiana Pavilion's Back Porch Stage which is before our 3pm show on The Oregonian Stage."
–Stephanie Anne Johnson - Vocalist / UBMNA Mentor
"The audience wasn't prepared for her colossal talent"
July 4th 2014 is the first year this festival opens with The National Anthem and this pint-sized powerhouse will bring you to tears as you listen in amazement to her range from serenading in angelic registers to belting the boldest of notes. Her sunshine smile made made made me adore her right away, while both her mom and her positive spirit, genuine heart, and zest for the most in life connected us together right away."
–Amanda Gresham - co-founder of United by Music North America
Story on Marlana with clips:
"Get ready to hit record cuz you will want to post on social media you were the first at Waterfront Blues Fest to see this United by Music Artist!"
Don't miss it! July 4 at the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival in Portland, Oregon