Levitt AMP Bellingham Music Series


Downtown Sounds is a series of free concerts for the entire family. We continue to celebrate this award-winning event in the gateway to the Arts District here in downtown Bellingham on the 1300 block of Bay Street. Starting at 5:30pm, each night will include performances by popular bands, with local food vendors and a beverage garden provided by Boundary Bay BreweryPowered by Puget Sound Energy and supported by Levitt Pavilions, Downtown Sounds continues to grow in its 11th year, firmly cementing its place as Whatcom County’s biggest urban outdoor music festival.
Participating food vendors: Deli’cious Mischief, El Capitan, Papous Gyros, Electric Beet Juice Company, Goat Mountain Pizza
Thank you to all of the businesses for donating and supporting our beverage garden!

Chuckanut Brewery

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The Levitt AMP Bellingham Music Series is supported in part by Levitt Pavilions, the national nonprofit behind the largest free outdoor concert series in America. Dedicated to strengthening the social fabric of our communities, Levittpartners with cities to transform neglected public spaces into thriving destinations through the power of free, live music. In 2015, free Levitt concerts will take place in 16 cities across 14 states, all featuring a rich array of music genres and high caliber talent. In addition to Levitt AMP, Levitt forms the only national network of nonprofit outdoor music venues, each presenting 50+ free concerts every year. Learn more about our locations and impact: www.levittpavilions.org. For concert schedule updates due to weather, please visit here.

Third World

July 1

Forty-two year old Jamaican roots reggae band Third World creates positive, progressive, and internationally relevant music that holds firm to the cultural and ancestral roots of its members.

With opening act Yogoman Burning Band.


Acorn Project

July 8

With a seamless blend of del electro-funk, grooves, psychedelic rock, and electronic dance music, the electro-funk band from Bellingham creates their distinctly eclectic sound.

With opening act McTuff.



July 15

By adding elements of bluegrass, country, Celtic, rock, reggae, and World, Polecat puts a unique spin on traditional roots music.

With opening act The New Triumph.


Ayron Jones and the Way

July 22

With a style that ranges somewhere between Stevie Ray Vaughn and Nirvana, acclaimed Seattle guitarist and his blues rock band infuse the raw energy of punk with the inner-city attitude of hip-hop.

With opening act The Scott Pemberton Trio.


Five Alarm Funk

July 29

Filled with unstoppable energy, Five Alarm Funk is a horn-powered, percussion-fueled sonic powerhouse of Afro-Funk, Latin, ska, and punk.

With opening act Baby Cakes. 

Levitt AMP Bellingham Music Series
Brought to you by Bellingham Parks and Recreation

Thanks to Levitt Pavillions, Maritime Heritage Park will be home to Bellingham’s newest park series! Music at Maritime is a free lunchtime series, where for 5 Fridays in a row you can enjoy free music in the middle of your day. Starting at 11:30, bring your own blanket and lunch, or enjoy food from visiting food trucks! Take a break from your ordinary routine, and enjoy Music at Maritime!


Swil Kanim

August 27

Bellingham’s Swil Kanim is a classically trained violinist, native storyteller, and motivational speaker, who uplifts audiences with his thought-provoking stories and emotional compositions.


Rabbit Wilde

August 14

Bellingham’s much-loved Rabbit Wilde captures the beauty and joyful spirit of their home state while introducing audiences to the fun of folk-stomp Americana. 


West My Friend

August 21

Indie-folk band, West My Friend, brings audiences an acoustic blend of instruments and four-part harmonies that challenge the conventions of popular music, creating lively and memorable performances.


Lobo del Mar

August 28

Lobo del Mar is a large and lively family band that will take you around the world with their energetic and eclectic musical stylings.


Pearl Django

September 4

Seattle’s hot jazz quintet, Pearl Django, puts their own unique spin on old favorites, fusing American swing and gypsy jazz.