Whatcom Events Calendar

This calendar is the place to find fun events happening throughout Whatcom County including Bellingham, Ferndale, Lynden and beyond.

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Heddwen, Larsen Gardens, and Meghan Yates: A Night of Alt-Folk at the Alternative Library @ Alternative Library
Jul 20 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Heddwen, Larsen Gardens, and Meghan Yates: A Night of Alt-Folk at the Alternative Library @ Alternative Library

Heddwen, Larsen Gardens, and Meghan Yates in concert at the Alternative Library, July 20th

The Alternative Library (519 E Maple St.) presents a night of beautifully crafted alternative folk music from Seattle’s Heddwen and Larsen Gardens, joined by Bellingham’s Meghan Yates, on Saturday, July 20th. Doors open at 7:30 pm, music begins at 8:00. All ages welcome, admission $6-10 (sliding scale).

Heddwen is an original alt-folk duo with singer-songwriters Riley Skinner and Katie Rudman, featuring complex harmonies over simple folk progressions. They are based in Seattle, WA.

Larsen Gardens is the project of Seattle-based singer-songwriter Sarah Edmonds, whose intimate lyrics, soft vocals, and buoyant acoustic guitar build ethereal, reflective folk songs.

Meghan Yates is a Bellingham-based experimental joy folk fusion singer-songwriter whose musical career began in Portland, ME. Whether solo or when other players join, the music she creates often uplifts, penetrates and inspires the listener.

Visit the event’s Facebook page to RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/615464702274669/

Links to additional information about the performers and venue:

Website: https://www.heddwen.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/heddwenmusic/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heddwenmusic
Bandcamp: https://heddwen.bandcamp.com/releases

Larsen Gardens
Website: https://www.larsen-gardens.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LarsenGardens/
Bandcamp: https://larsengardens.bandcamp.com/releases

Meghan Yates
Website: http://www.meghanyatesandthereveriemachine.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thereveriemachine/
Bandcamp: https://thereveriemachine.bandcamp.com/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ6VJC64HUGkuGAjQ0UkBLw

Alternative Library
Website: http://altlib.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BellinghamAlternativeLibrary/
E-mail: bellingham.alternative.library@gmail.com

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Downtown Sounds – Free Summer Concert Series
Jul 24 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Downtown Sounds - Free Summer Concert Series

Bellingham’s favorite music festival is celebrating its 15th year! Get excited for Downtown Sounds – sponsored by WECU – our series of free, outdoor concerts for the entire family. Each night features performances by popular bands, intermission entertainment, food vendors, our Beer + Wine Garden featuring local beer and cider and exclusive wines from Haggen Food & Pharmacy and the Family Alley area featuring the WECU Game Zone, including spike ball, giant “WECU pong,” cornhole and giant Jenga.

Every Wednesday, July 10th through August 7th – 5:30pm-9:00pm.

2019 Lineup:
July 10: An Evening with Polecat and Friends
July 17: The Grammy Award-Winning Rebirth Brass Band w/ Raincity
July 24: Orchestra Zarabanda w/ Bilongo Quintet
July 31: Sepiatonic w/ Analog Brass
August 7: Monophonics w/ Willdabeast

Attendees can look forward to delicious eats from Something Cheesy, Street Dogz, Kid Sister Food Truck, Hank & Bubby’s, Kebab Casual, Kona Ice of Bellingham, Cicchitti’s Pizza and Sugar & Spice Mini Donuts. Look for fun at Portraits à Gogo, Fancy Face By Bailey, Play Lab and more!

A big thank you to WECU for sponsoring our 15th Anniversary celebration. Additional support comes from Haggen Food & Pharmacy, Groove Merchant NW Event Production, Boundary Bay Brewery, Freeland & Associates, SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention, Bayou on Bay, Best Western Heritage Inn, Wild Buffalo and City of Bellingham, Washington – Government.

More information at https://www.downtownbellingham.com/events

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Diana Krall @ Mount Baker Theatre
Sep 15 @ 7:00 pm
Diana Krall @ Mount Baker Theatre

Diana Krall is the only jazz singer to have eight albums debut at the top of the Billboard Jazz Albums chart. To date, her albums have garnered five Grammy Awards, eight Juno Awards, and have also earned nine gold, three platinum, and seven multi-platinum albums. Krall’s unique artistry transcends any single musical style and has made her one of the most recognizable artists of our time.

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