Featuring “Kingfish” Ingram, Marlana VanHoose, Ben Rice, Nick Baker and the UBMNA Allstars
A Program. A Band. A MOVEMENT!
Highway 99 invites you to celebrate a CD release party and performance from United by Music North America Band, featuring the two UBMNA artists we rarely get to experience: Ms. Marlana VanHoose from Kentucky and Mr. Kingfish Ingram from Mississippi and Nick Baker from right here in the Pacific Northwest! The talented program artists of UBMNA and many of their pro-musician mentors including Ben Rice, Junkyard Jane Band’s Billy Stoops, Dave Fleschner, William Straub, and David Sobie will play songs from their new album YES WE CAN CAN, which will be available with your donation during this event.
UBMNA is a nonprofit program and band which blends musically talented people who have developmental challenges, such as autism, with professional mentors. The band rehearses and performs as a unified band, challenging assumptions with their incredible performances – and they have a great time doing it! Highway 99 audiences have had a key role in the story of the birth of this international organization, a part of the Inclusion Revolution, which was seen on stages in the US in 2010 when presented by Amanada Gresham, Barbara Hammerman, and Joris van Wijngaarden in a 2 country, 3 state, 9 city-wide two-week tour featuring the Candye Kane Band and some of the first United By Music artists from the Netherlands. Highway 99, where Candye enjoyed many performances, was one of the stops on this tour which helped to propel the idea of United by Music in the US.
The UBMNA Band was awarded the Best Event for 2016 at the Cascade Blues Association’s Muddy Awards and was invited by the national Blues Foundation to present showcases during the 2016 and 2017 International Blues Challenge Award week. They are set for a “threepete” to join the Beale Street party again in 2019.
These talented and courageous artists span 5 states and are being brought together specifically for this tour!
TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT ARE FREE ONLINE WITH A SUGGESTED $10 DONATION TO BE GIVEN AT THE DOOR! SECURE YOUR SEAT WITH AN ADVANCED RESERVATION, AND RECEIVE A COMPLIMENTARY RAFFLE TICKET WITH YOUR RESERVATION.