Billy “Stix” Nicks brings Motown to NewmanFest

Annual music event to benefit LOGAN Protective Services

SOUTH BEND, Indiana (October 12, 2017) – On Sunday, October 29, a music event featuring percussionist Billy “Stix” Nicks will be held to benefit LOGAN Protective Services. For moe than 40 years, LOGAN Protective Services has provided advocacy and guardianship services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are endangered by abuse, neglect or exploitation.

 The event, named NewmanFest after LOGAN’s founding father Joe Newman, will be from 2-6 p.m. at The Brick, 1145 Northside Blvd in South Bend. Tickets are on sale for $15 ($20 at the door). A buffet dinner catered by Monterrey Mexican Bar & Grill is included in the ticket price. A cash bar will be available.

More than 150 people are cared for though LOGAN Protective Services, many of whom are referred by Adult Protective Services, according to Jack Daly, Director of LOGAN Protective Services.

“Whenever mistreatment is suspected, we are called in to investigate and if needed, assume guardianship,” he said “We advocate and speak for those who cannot speak up for themselves. NewmanFest gives the community a chance to join us in support of this important work.”

Tickets for NewmanFest can be purchased at or at any LOGAN location. For more information, contact Nancy Miller at (574) 289-4831.

About Billy “Stix” Nicks and the Motown Machine

Billy “Stix” Nicks became a professional musician at age 17. Born in Mississippi and raised in South Bend, Nicks teaches at his privately owned studio, Nicks Music Studio, in South Bend in addition to his live performances. Nicks has played drums with The Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, The Supremes and The Temptations. Nicks’ band The Motown Machine will join him at NewmanFest.


Since 1950, LOGAN has reached out to friends and families with help and hope through advocacy, resources and services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The organization invites people in our community to join in this mission by opening their doors and their hearts to Discover the Potential in all of us. For more information, visit



Nancy Miller
Director of Marketing & Communications