Submitted by Bellingham Exit

Bellingham Exit, a multi-day, multi-stage, multi-sensory experience will be held in downtown Bellingham from Wednesday, Oct. 11 through Sunday, Oct. 15. The festival will feature music, art, comedy, dance parties, art vendors, and curiosities on the fringe of expectations.

The line-up includes Deltron 3030 (reunited hip-hop project), The Hu (Mongolian metal legends), Monet X Change (RuPaul’s Drag Race), Marc Maron (stand-up comedian and screenwriter), Joe Pera (stand-up comedian), The Pharcyde (classic hip-hop artists), Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway (bluegrass Grammy winner), The Funk Hunters (funky electronic duo) and many more.

Exit the Ordinary

Familiar downtown music venues will transform into living, breathing art installations. Bellingham Exit draws comparison to other events that take over cities like South By Southwest, Treefort Music Festival, and Iceland Airwaves but it’s set apart by its art-forward approach, themed this year after Bellingham’s “natural world.”

Exit’s Core Venues — Wild Buffalo (The Nest Stage), The Shakedown (Mush Room Stage), The Blue Room (Moon Emporium Stage), New Prospect Theater (Deep Sea Comedy Stage) — will be brought to life by WWU professor Mark Kuntz and the team at Bellingham Theatreworks.

The inaugural Bellingham Exit includes free concerts in unexpected spaces supported directly by local businesses. Community partners are scheduled to host these DIY, pop-up style shows around the city and will include Ritual Records, Black Noise Records, Red Rum Tiki Bar, Champlin Guitars, Culture Cafe, Bantam, Mallard Ice Cream, Gruff Brewing, and The Upfront Theatre.Attendees will also find treasures and culture at Bellingham Bazaar, a two-day indie art market with more than 30 PNW vendors and craftspeople, produced by BE. 


A limited 200 festival passes will be available for Bellingham Exit offering fans priority access to all events throughout the week. Individual tickets will also be available, as well as various “free with RSVP” events throughout downtown.

Learn more and get tickets at www.bellinghamexit.com

Who is Bellingham Exit?

A team of local and regional industry professionals compile the Exit team. Hunter Motto is the music director for Bellingham festival Northwest Tune-Up, creative director at legendary Seattle venue the Crocodile, and a Western Washington Alumni. Off the heels of this year’s successful second Northwest Tune-Up festival, Hunter and his team aim to grow and elevate the local music and arts community through Bellingham Exit.

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