Downtown Sounds Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Bringing Live Music To Bellingham’s Arts District



downtown-sounds1-preston-hallThe Downtown Bellingham Partnership has announced the lineup for its 10th annual Downtown Sounds Summer Concert Series in downtown Bellingham.

The award-winning summer series continues to take place in the vibrant Arts District on Bay Street, between Prospect and West Champion Streets.

These free, all-ages concerts offer music, dancing, food and live entertainment for the whole family. The series runs every Wednesday starting July 9 through August 6. Doors and beer garden open at 5:30pm and the musicians perform live from 6pm-9:30pm.

The 2014 Downtown Sounds Lineup kicks off July 9th with MarchFourth Marching Band and opener Galactic Cirque Troupe, followed the next week by The Austerman File opening for The Prime Time Band. Hillstomp opens for Polecat on July 23, with Publish the Quest and opener 3 on the Tree playing on July 30. The season wraps up on August 6 with The Trees: A Rush Tribute opening for Voyager.

downtown-sounds2-preston-hallDowntown Sounds will feature local food vendors, a 21+ beverage garden sponsored by Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro, and a Kid’s Corner sponsored by Rocket Donuts. More information and updates can be found at

The 2014 Downtown Sounds Concerts are free to the public thanks to many generous community sponsors: Bayou on Bay, Boundary Bay Brewery and Bistro, Spark Museum of Electrical Invention, The Wild Buffalo, Toni & Guy Hair Academy, the Silver Reef Hotel Casino Spa, Logos, Judd & Black, Whatcom Transportation Authority, Rocket Donuts, WECU, The Woods Coffee, Kickstart Law, Daylight Properties, and the Cascadia Weekly.

The Downtown Bellingham Partnership is currently reaching out to the community to support the annual Downtown Sounds summer concert series through a crowd funding campaign.

downtown-sounds3-preston-hallSponsorships are still available, for more information contact

About Downtown Bellingham Partnership

The Downtown Bellingham Partnership works to unite the diverse interests that define our city center and create a vibrant atmosphere to make downtown a prime business location, visitor destination, and residential setting. It does this by promoting downtown to potential tourists and visitors, organizing many events year-round, coordinating the Downtown Neighborhood Association and the neighborhood resource center, and beautifying downtown through landscaping, cleaning, and maintenance.


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