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The 15th Anniversary Downtown Sounds series is presented by:



Downtown Sounds started as a small gathering hosted in an alley, turning the underutilized space into something extraordinary. And extraordinary it became. With each year the event grew, now taking up two entire city blocks on Bay and Prospect Streets. Downtown Sounds draws bands from across the country and folks from Whatcom County and beyond to share in their love of music. After over a decade of this beloved, award-winning, urban music festival, it is firmly cemented as Downtown Bellingham's hottest summer attraction. 

2019 Lineup:

July 10: An Evening with Polecat & Friends (Bluegrass/Americana)

July 17: The Grammy Award-Winning Rebirth Brass Band w/ Raincity (Brass Band/Funk)

July 24: Orchestra Zarabanda w/ Bilongo Quintet & Sabrina Gomez (Salsa/Cuban/Jazz)

July 31: Sepiatonic w/ Analog Brass (Electro-Vaudeville-Dance Party/Brass-House)

August 7: Monophonics w/ Willdabeast (Soul)

5:30pm - 9:00pm | Bay & Prospect Streets

We’re looking for volunteers to help make Downtown Sounds the vibrant community event that Bellingham loves. Help us set up our urban music venue, then relax with a beverage at the concert (on us!). Or help out in our beer garden, check ID’s, or cashier alongside our crew of killer volunteers. Ready to help? Volunteer details are right here.

Pssssst… Volunteer for four shifts and get an INSIDERS card. Let us thank you by giving you access to killer deals at your favorite shops and restaurants. Curious about INSIDERS? Find out more.