Bainbridge Island Outfitters + Depot is Music Sponsor for Fort Ward Jazz Gala, July 30

Friends of Fort Ward welcomes our newest business sponsor, Bainbridge Island Outfitters + Depot, as official Music Sponsors of the upcoming Let’s Make History Jazz Gala on July 30.

Located in Lynwood Center on Bainbridge Island, BIO+D is “Your Outfitter for Life.”

The island-owned business offers rentals and retail for adventures of all sorts including beach cruisers, fat “e-bikes,” stand-up paddleboards, and fly fishing outfits. They stock USA-focused products for the outdoors, homesteading, emergency prep and home, and offer classes in skills and education for preparedness and self-sufficiency.

BIO+D owner Matt Otepka with Friends of Fort Ward Youth Board member Stella Streufert.

“It’s a privilege to be involved with and support such a great local cause,” says Matt Otepka, BIO+D founder and owner.  “This island, and particular the south side including Fort Ward and Lynwood Center, are rich in history. We’re happy be a part of that legacy and will continue to support the past as we look ahead into the future.”

The generous contribution of BIO+D supports the performance of our Let’s Make History Jazz Gala’s musical performers Sundae & Mr. Goessl, the award-winning vintage jazz duo from Seattle.

Kate “Sundae” Voss, accompanied by guitarist Jason Goessl, was named 2016 Vocalist of the Year by Earshot Jazz, and the duo are gaining renown as a regional and national touring act.

The duo will play vintage jazz favorites from the Swing Years and beyond at the Gala, a benefit for the Fort Ward Community Hall restoration project,

The Let’s Make History Jazz Gala runs 3-6 pm July 30 at IslandWood.

Co-presented by Friends of Fort Ward and IslandWood, the casual afternoon will include great food, great fun, and a celebration of the effort to restore Fort Ward’s historic bakery building as a community hall for all of Bainbridge Island.

Advance tickets are $50, available online at or by email at

For more information on the Let’s Make History Jazz Gala or the Fort Ward Community Hall project, see For information on Bainbridge Island Outfitters + Depot, see