The Musician's Choice
With legendary rock and roll guitar slingers like Nancy Wilson and Joan Jett on the bill, plus a rising star virtuoso in Arielle, Guitar Center is the perfect "Kiss the Sky!" partner. Since 1959, Guitar Center has been the "musician's choice" for musical equipment, home to the world's largest selection of popular guitars, basses, amplifiers, keyboards, workstations, drums, percussion, microphones, PA systems, DJ equipment, stage lighting, recording software, studio gear and more. Backed by over 250 stores across the country, GuitarCenter.com offers the fastest, easiest way to find all the gear you need in one place. And while many popular instruments are available for same-day pickup at a store near you, free shipping is available on thousands of items to the Guitar Center location of your choice. Very special thanks to Dave Weiderman, Director of Artist Relations.
Pacific Whale Watch Association
Committed to research, education, and responsible wildlife viewing.
The Pacific Whale Watch Association consists of 33 dedicated whale watching and ecotourism businesses committed to research, education, and responsible wildlife viewing. Member companies depart from 13 different ports in Washington State and British Columbia, taking over 500,000 passengers out every year, creating critical constituencies for conservation. All members of the PWWA have a great respect and admiration for the Pacific Northwest and its magnificent wildlife, regarding them as family. Many of its captains and naturalists are marine scientists and educators, and consider their boats to be classrooms on the water. PWWA is also committed to direct conservation, using its extraordinary access to these sensitive populations of marine mammals to help protect them for generations to come.
Working on behalf of Orcinus orca, the killer whale, and protecting the wild places on which it depends.
An all-volunteer Washington State 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Orca Conservancy was founded in 1996 to advocate for the retirement of Lolita, the last surviving Southern Resident orca in captivity. Orca Conservancy continues its efforts to bring Lolita home, but has broadened its mission to protect her wild family here in the Salish Sea, and to keep all orcas wild through a number of campaigns on issues related to water quality, habitat protection, and encouraging responsible whale watching. Orca Conservancy was a petitioner and later a successful litigant in the historic U.S. District Court case that won the orcas of Puget Sound protection under the Endangered Species Act, and was a leader in the Springer project, the first-ever successful rescue and repatriation of a wild killer whale, an effort that captured the imagination of the world. Orca Conservancy has generously offered to serve as a 100% administrative "go-through" organization for this event, dispensing every penny of our receipts to the beneficiaries through its
Orca Trust fund.