With all the recent controversy surrounding captive orcas, Ann and Nancy Wilson decided it was high time to celebrate the wild ones. Heart – now joined by Special Guest Graham Nash – and Joan Jett and The Blackhearts headline an historic concert in Seattle at EMP Museum’s spectacular “Sky Church” this Earth Day, April 22nd, to benefit wild orca research and advocacy. Joining Heart, Graham Nash and Joan Jett and The Blackhearts will be Country Joe McDonald of Woodstock fame, electric and acoustic cellist Jami Sieber, and musician and activist Andrew Morse. Also on the bill for “Kiss the Sky! The Orca Freedom Concert” is an extraordinary up-and-coming singer/songwriter and guitar virtuoso Arielle, a protégé of Queen’s Brian May. Emcee will be legendary radio personality Norman B.
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“Kiss the Sky! The Orca Freedom Concert” will take place in “Sky Church,” the main performance space inside the spectacular Frank Gehry-designed EMP Museum at the base of Seattle’s Space Needle. With a 65-foot ceiling, 33′ x 60′ LED screen behind the stage, and amazing acoustics, it’s unlike any venue in the world. The Sky Church is in fact the embodiment of Jimi Hendrix’s writings in his journal – some of his last, in fact – where he envisions a place where people of all ages, interests and backgrounds could come together to experience music. It’s central to the concept for EMP Museum, and quite a fitting theme for this benefit show.
“Kiss the Sky! The Orca Freedom Concert” is produced by Baby Wild Films and EMP Museum