Saturday, Sept. 27
4 – 9 p.m.
Nick Baker, Musician
Wurlitzer Manor, Gig Harbor
Local musician Nick Baker will be in the lead car as his friends and fans head to Gig Harbor to hear Nick perform in the United by Music (UBM) benefit concert on Saturday, Sept. 27 at a very exclusive location. And you’re invited!
“United by Music is an international organization. Their credo is to unite the world musically… overcoming all barriers that keep the planet from peaceful harmony. They especially seek out musicians with ‘differabilities,'” said Kathy Passage, Nick’s mom and business manager.
Nick, who is blind and autistic, was featured in this recent My Edmonds News article.
The UBM mindset is that no one is “dis” abled, or “dis” anything, recognizing that we all have our own set of unique abilities. In the United By Music program, seasoned musicians serve as mentors to artists like Nick Baker. No matter what the challenges, they are supported.
The benefit concert is being held at Gig Harbor’s Wurlitzer Manor, a home that has been uniquely designed to accommodate one of the finest theater organs built for the silent movie era — the Wurltizer Brooklyn Fox Special. The Wurlitzer Manor organ is one of five custom organs built for the Fox movie theaters by the Rudolph Wurlitzer Company during the movie era of the 1920s. This particular organ was first housed at the Brooklyn Fox Theatre in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Because the location of the venue is a private residence, select venue details are sent out once ticket purchases to the benefit concert have been made. However, you will undoubtedly want to preview at this link one of the Pacific Northwest’s finest homes as you make plans to attend this special event.
As the first set begins at 4 p.m., Nick will be playing on the manor’s extravagant Wurlitzer and performing with main act “Davina and the Vagabonds.” Visit their website here.
Although the general public admission is $30, Nick Baker Music is offering a “Nick’s Fans” special ticket rate of $10/person for those joining the Nick Baker Caravan or using the “Nick’s Fans” code when making their ticket purchase for Saturday’s benefit concert. Details for using this special discount rate are available by calling Kathy Passage at 206-794-1901.
You can learn more about Nick Baker’s talents and broad musical range at www.nickbakermusic.com.
— By Emily Hill