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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Jul
31
Wed
Downtown Sounds – Free Summer Concert Series
Jul 31 @ 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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Aug
1
Thu
Live at the Piano Lounge: Terry Palmer @ Jansen Art Center
Aug 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Thursday nights, the J invites you to enjoy free live music in the piano lounge from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. The Firehall Cafe at the J offers their full menu of food and beverages until 9:00 PM. Curated by local musician Victor Pruner, the Live at the Piano Lounge series is designed to bring a variety of local musicians to engage the community. All ages.

Terry Palmer is a guitarist and vocalist who was raised on radio. Terry grew up in San Diego and played in numerous bands throughout his time there. Palmer moved to Lynden, Washington in 2015 and has been performing solo are area venues. While versed in a number of styles, his passion is covering the Classic Rock hits of the 70’s.

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Aug
7
Wed
Wednesday Lunchtime Music: Emily Bailey and Bethany Hilt @ Jansen Art Center
Aug 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Every Wednesday, the Jansen Art Center invites you to join us for a free live music performance in our Piano Lounge from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Each week we welcome a different talented local pianist, guitarist or small ensemble. All ages.

Emily Bailey started taking violin lessons at the age of eight and loved the instrument from the very beginning. She has been a violin teacher for over thirty years and is certified by the Music Teachers National Association. Emily performs with the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra, the Whatcom Symphony Chamber Orchestra, and the Whatcom Chorale Sinfonia as well as playing on the worship team at her church. She enjoys playing a mixture of popular, sacred and classical pieces.

Emily is accompanied by Bethany Hilt, piano. Hilt is also a member of the Lynden Music Teachers Association.

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Downtown Sounds – Free Summer Concert Series
Aug 7 @ 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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Aug
8
Thu
Live at the Piano Lounge: Chuck Dingée & Sharon Mason @ Jansen Art Center
Aug 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Thursday nights, the J invites you to enjoy free live music in the piano lounge from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. The Firehall Cafe at the J offers their full menu of food and beverages until 9:00 PM. Curated by local musician Victor Pruner, the Live at the Piano Lounge series is designed to bring a variety of local musicians to engage the community. All ages.

Guitarist Chuck Dingée returns to the Jansen Art Center with the lovely and talented Sharon Mason!
Chuck is a regular performer at the J and his extensive repertoire of classic rock, folk-rock, and other tunes is quite diverse.

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Aug
14
Wed
Wednesday Lunchtime Music: Johanna Meenk @ Jansen Art Center
Aug 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Every Wednesday, the Jansen Art Center invites you to join us for a free live music performance in our Piano Lounge from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Each week we welcome a different talented local pianist, guitarist or small ensemble. All ages.

Johanna Meenk’s early classical piano study in Lynden with Alva Humphreys was followed with various studies in music theories, piano pedagogy, and voice in British Columbia’s Fraser Valley. She has upon occasion accompanied choirs, as well as directed church choir in Tacoma. Johanna particularly enjoys sight-reading and piano accompaniment (soloist and/or chamber music).

After working for about 10 years in the Bellevue area of Washington, Johanna is happy to be settled back in the northwest corner of Whatcom County. She with her husband enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time with friends.

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Aug
15
Thu
Live at the Piano Lounge: Scrub Hubner @ Jansen Art Center
Aug 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Thursday nights, the J invites you to enjoy free live music in the piano lounge from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. The Firehall Cafe at the J offers their full menu of food and beverages until 9:00 PM. Curated by local musician Victor Pruner, the Live at the Piano Lounge series is designed to bring a variety of local musicians to engage the community. All Ages.

Scrub Hubner (aka the Human Jukebox) has been playing the guitar and singing since grade school. Whether it was “Sink the Bismarck” at a Central Grade School assembly or the Beach Boys “409” for the Ferndale PTA, Scrub loved to perform the songs he learned from the 45’s he and his brother bought. Blessed with an encyclopedic memory for Top 40 rock songs and lyrics from 1955 to 1975, Scrub draws in audiences playing requests that invite singing along.

Cruise on in with some requests from your youth (or, for the younger generation, maybe some from your parents’ teen years), grab a snack and a beverage in the cafe and let Scrub take you back on a musical trip to those magical years of rock.

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Aug
21
Wed
Wednesday Lunchtime Music: Nell Veenstra @ Jansen Art Center
Aug 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Every Wednesday, the Jansen Art Center invites you to join us for a free live music performance in our Piano Lounge from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Each week we welcome a different talented local pianist, guitarist or small ensemble. All ages.

Nell received her undergraduate degree, Bachelor of Arts, from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Her degree was in music education and piano performance. Graduate studies were done at Michigan State University. Her teaching experience spans 30 plus years, working with children as well as adults. She retired from East Lansing Public Schools in 1998, where she taught elementary music.

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Aug
22
Thu
Live at the Piano Lounge: Rosewood @ Jansen Art Center
Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Thursday nights, the J invites you to enjoy free live music in the piano lounge from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. The Firehall Cafe at the J offers their full menu of food and beverages until 9:00 PM. Curated by local musician Victor Pruner, the Live at the Piano Lounge series is designed to bring a variety of local musicians to engage the community. All ages.

A duo comprised of Kathleen Dean and Sophia Van Zonneveld; these strongly creative women have known each other for a lifetime, and their harmonies reflect that cohesive element in the music they play. Kathleen & Sophia’s love of Classic Rock Ballads originates from childhood and takes root in their passion to perform. Sultry in nature, their genres include Indie, Folk, Blues, Jazz, Classic Rock, Ballads, and Country from the 60s, 70s, and 80s.

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Aug
28
Wed
Wednesday Lunchtime Music: Janice Brink @ Jansen Art Center
Aug 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Every Wednesday, the Jansen Art Center invites you to join us for a free live music performance in our Piano Lounge from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Each week we welcome a different talented local pianist, guitarist or small ensemble. All ages.

Local music teacher Janice Brink returns to the Piano Lounge at the Jansen Art Center. Brink is an active member in the Lynden chapter of WSMTA. She began studying the piano in the 4th grade and continued in college, along with other music classes, and choir/soloist accompaniment. She has taken many piano pedagogy classes, including the Robert Pace method of teaching piano, and continues taking advantage of seminars and conferences to increase her knowledge and understanding of music. Accompanying the Lynden Choral Society is one of her enjoyable community experiences, and she enjoys accompanying worship services in her church.

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