Downtown Bellingham Partnership Announces Lineup for the 2018 Downtown Sounds Concert Series

Voted Bellingham’s “Best Music Festival” in the Cascadia Weekly, yearly concert series returns for 2018 season

Bellingham, Wash. (June 13, 2018)– The Downtown Bellingham Partnership (DBP) has announced the artist lineup for its signature outdoor concert series, Downtown Sounds.  Now in its fourteenth year, the 2018 Downtown Sounds series returns last year’s expanded layout; featuring an improved beer garden, a revamped stage location, larger layout on Bay and Prospect streets and additional family activities during the event.                                                                                                                 

The 2018 artist lineup includes both new and returning performers, offering music spanning different genres on each date.  

2018 Lineup:

  • July 11: Acorn Project w/ Hot House Jazz Band
  • July 18: Petty or Not w/ Dirty Ferns
  • July 25: Tatanka w/ Mr. Feelgood and the Firm Believers 
  • Augusut 1: MarchFourth w/ Robt Sarazin Blake & The Letters
  • August 8: Klozd Sirkut w/ M­ōtus

Downtown Sounds takes place each Wednesday from July 11 through August 8, with doors to the outdoor concert area opening at 5:30pm. Each Downtown Sounds will include new food options, the Haggen Northwest Fresh Beer + Wine Garden with expanded beverage options, and the Judd & Black Family Alleyfeaturing family-friendly activities.  The event is free and open to the public, with the beer + wine garden restricted to those age 21 and over.

“We’ve got a great lineup and amazing vendors planned for this year’s Downtown Sounds,” Lindsey Payne Johnstone, Events Director for the Downtown Bellingham Partnership, said.  “Soundsis our most popular event and we’re excited to return for another great season.”

Downtown Sounds relies on many community partners, volunteers and sponsors for support.  The 2018 Downtown Sounds is led by Sanitary Service Company, the event’s premier sponsor. Additional support comes from Haggen, Judd & Black Appliance, Favinger Plumbing, Groove Merchant Northwest, Boundary Bay Brewery, Freeland Engineering, SPARK Museum and the City of Bellingham. 

“Part of what makes Soundsso incredible is the fact it’s a free event for our community,” Payne Johnstone said.”  We rely on our sponsors and supporters to keep it that way, and we’re excited for another great season.”

For more information on artists or the event and for a complete lineup, please visit


About the Downtown Bellingham Partnership

The Downtown Bellingham Partnership works to enhance, promote, and advocate for a vibrant city center in Downtown Bellingham. For more information on the Partnership and upcoming events please visit or call 360-527-8710.