St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN— With his love for family, hometown favorite and former finalist on NBC’s The Voice, Nicholas David, is using his music to give back in hopes of reminding us all that we are part of an even larger family.  Nicholas will perform with his band at the Fitzgerald Theatre on December 6th, also known as St. Nick’s Day. Attendees are encouraged to bring toys or gift cards, which will be donated to patients at University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital as part of a holiday toy drive.*
In addition, Nicholas will put on a mini-performance at the hospital on the afternoon of December 1.  “It will be the first performance for patients and families in the new Wilf Family Center Auditorium at Masonic Children’s Hospital since its opening in February 2015.”  Then, after the Fitzgerald show and toy drive, Nicholas and his family will hand deliver those toys to the hospital.  The toy drive is part of Nicholas’ ongoing tradition of selecting a charity each year on St. Nick’s Day to awaken the true meaning of the holiday season with giving and gratitude.
“What you say and what you pray about can be heard without words,” said Nicholas. “They can be seen in our actions. It’s why we stand with our fans for hours from town to town after every show to thank them, for helping keep this dream alive. This dream has momentum and what we do with that momentum is to give back. We share our gifts. We are here to spread a message of hope and healing. Another reason the toy drive was chosen for the hospital this year.”
Local businesses are encouraged to participate in the toy drive by having holiday staff parties at this hometown performance. Nicholas and his family already have the support of local schools, including St. Joseph’s School in Rosemount, the elementary school Nicholas attended, as well as the Catholic school his kids attend now.
In addition to inviting fans to “come celebrate music from the heart for the heart with Nicholas David,” Nicholas is quick to add one more important thought.  “And in the spirit of the season,” he said.  “There may be some surprises for those of us who still believe in magic.”
Tickets for the show will go on sale Friday, October 23rd, with presale taking place on Thursday, October 22nd fr0m 10am to 10pm.  Information on possible group ticket sales will be released soon as well.
“And in the spirit of the season,” he said.  “There may be some surprises for those of us who still
believe in magic.”
*Due to infection-control precautions for the patients of University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital, all toys must be new (the hospital is unable to accept used items). Also, patients range from infants to teenagers, so pajama pants, iTunes gift cards, or headphones are great donations for the older population.
About Nicholas David
During his 2012 appearance on NBC’s hit talent show “The Voice,” season finalist Nicholas David wowed the crowd with his vocal flexibility—taking on covers of everything from Jimi Hendrix to Corrine Bailey Rae for an ultimate 3rd-place finish. However, what resonated most with the audience was his undeniable old-school and old-fashioned soul, which has been a common thread throughout his career and showcased to perfection on his most recent EP, Make Hope.   This project, which marks the Minnesotan singer-songwriter’s seventh overall, is a smooth and deep study of emotion backed by David’s confident command of soul, R&B, and rock ‘n’ roll. Make Hope was inspired by David’s connection to the Midwest.  More specifically, he wanted to attempt capturing the regional heart and family values of Midwestern people.  His goal is to reach all music lovers with music that touches them at their core.
When it comes to his iconic live shows, Nicholas is a one-of-a-kind and must-see act. As if channeling inspiration from an outside source, the instant he walks on stage he gives himself over to the music. Fans have even gone as far to speak of his performances as a spiritual service that they actually want to attend. His emotional approach to songwriting and performing is the very reason the thriving Twin Cities music scene affectionately nicknamed him “The Feelin’.”  For more information on Nicholas David, please visit www.thefeelin.com
About University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital
University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital is located in Minneapolis and is affiliated with the University of Minnesota Medical School. Recognized as the highest ranked children’s hospital in the Twin Cities by US News and World Report, it offers patients a broad range of care including surgery, imaging, neonatal and pediatric intensive care, cardiac and oncology services, and blood, marrow and organ transplantation. At Masonic Children’s Hospital, doctors apply innovative approaches to care rooted in research conducted, in part, at the University of Minnesota. The hospital is home to several firsts, including the first successful pediatric blood marrow transplant, infant heart transplant in Minnesota and cochlear ear implant surgery for a child.  For more information, please visit http://give.umn.edu/childrenshealth
The Voice alum to perform Hometown Holiday Show
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6TH
FITZGERALD THEATER
Saint Paul, MN
Doors: 6:30PM | Music: 7:30PM | All Ages
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23RD AT NOON
$40.00, $30.00, $25.50
(plus applicable fees)  Reserved tickets available at the Fitzgerald Theater Box Office,
Charge by phone at 800-514-3849 and Online at etix.com or www.thefeelin.com