FireHouse Open Mic
hosted by JP Falcon Grady

WHEN: Tuesday January 15th @ 6:00pm-9:00pm
Sign-up starts at 5:30pm
 
This Open Mic is free to performers and patrons and open to all ages and talents, so we are hoping to get a variety of acts and performers sign up and entertain. Come to perform or just enjoy watching all the amazing local talent! It’s always a good show.










The Plug In
with Nick Blodgett

WHEN:
Friday January 18th 7:00pm-10:00pm
Open session for producers starts at 7:00pm
Open-mic style performances start at 8:00pm
(Sign-up starts at 7:00pm) 

Showcase Performances start at 9:00pm 

COST:
$7.00 (suggested donation)

A night of music, beats, collaboration, and performances for Bellingham producers, beat makers, and music fans. It's taking place in the beautiful performance space of the Firehouse Arts and Events Center in Fairhaven, and we hope you will join us!

This event is the soft-launch for what will hopefully become a regular, beloved event for our our hip-hop/electronic music community. The format of the night is not set in stone! In the near future we hope to have beer, wine, merch, and concessions available. Join us for this evening of music, leave us some feedback, and help shape the culture!

JANUARY SHOWCASE PERFORMERS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!








Joffrey Ballet School Partners with Dance Prodigy
2019 Auditions

WHEN:
Saturday January 19th 10:30am-3:30pm

Audition Times:
Ballet Registration (ages 8 to 25)
10:30am-11:30am

Ballet 1Audition (ages 8 to 25)
11:30am-1:00pm


Jazz/Contemporary Registration (ages 8-25)
1:00pm-2:00pm

Jazz/Contemporary 1 Audition (ages 8-25)
2:00pm-3:30pm


For more info:
www.joffreyballetschool.com/auditions














Sher Vadinska and Margaret Wilder Concert

WHEN:
Thursday February 28th 7:00pm-9:00pm

COST:
$10.00 (12yr. and under free!)

TICKETS:
BrownPaper Tickets:
https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4016388
FireHouse Arts and Events Center (Cash/Check only)

What happens when two seasoned songwriters from different musical genres collide? Find out on February 28th at the Firehouse Events Center when Sher Vadinska and Margaret Wilder (Joined by Kim Carson as percussionist and background vocalist) converge to perform their sonic alchemy. With acoustic rhythms, blazing keys, vocal harmonies and lyrical ingenuity, these artists bring their years of compositional talent and original music to a performance where folk and pop-americana meets funky blues and soulful pop-R&B. This musical mashup creates a unique expression of sound and style that will dazzle your senses and lift your spirit.
This upcoming concert is an opportunity for fans and newcomers to hear Vadinska and Wilder’s songs performed in a completely new way with a distinctive blend of sounds and style as each artist brings to the stage their own unique musical background.

Sher Vadinska brings to the stage over 3 decades of songwriting and recording. She has performed on some prominent stages over the years and opened for such artists as Brandi Carlile, Laura Love, Suzy Roach, Ferron and had one of her songs performed by Grammy Award winner Little Big Town. Her most recent release, Knee on the Ground (2016) flawlessly blends folk-rock, blues and pop-americana.

Margaret Wilder, heavily influenced by blues and jazz early on, fuses blues, rock and pop-R&B into the upcoming musical mashup. Wilder began as a singer, songwriter and recording artist early in her career. Her debut CD “Don’t Wanna Wait” (2006) along with her unforgettable live performances earned her a nomination for best new band and best keyboards by the Washington Blues Society. Wilder has performed at some of the best venues and festivals in the Northwest and shared the stage with such famed artists as Lydia Pense and Cold Blood, John Lee Hooker Jr, and Leroy Bell to name a few. Equipped with a powerhouse voice and sizzling keyboard riffs, Wilder’s strong R&B style evokes the classic stylings of Etta James along with the pop-R&B sounds of Annie Lennox as demonstrated in her newest self-titled CD release (2017).

Adding to this musical experience,
Wilder and Vadinska will be joined by Kim Carson as percussionist and background vocalist. Carson rounds out the show with her own superior talent and background. She began playing drums at the age of 13 and continued to cultivate her love of music throughout college playing in popular bands on the east coast. Carson then found her way to Seattle where she is best known for her work as drummer and background vocalist for Swamp Mamma Johnson. She has shared the stage with such greats as Tom Petty, Maceo Parker, John Hiatt, Buddy Guy, Steve Miller, Galactic and Shamekia Copeland.



REID JAMIESON with CAROLYN VICTORIA MILL

WHEN:
Friday March 1st, 7:30-9:00pm
(doors open at 7:00pm)

COST:
$20.00

TICKETS:
BrownPaper Tickets:
www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3711234

Vancouver
’s Reid Jamieson is a vocal powerhouse committed to making music that moves us. Known for regular appearances on CBC’s Vinyl Café, to recording with Cowboy Junkies, with compelling originals and killer covers of everything from 50s era gold to their latest tribute to Leonard Cohen. A classic introvert/extrovert combo, Reid performs with his saucy wife and long-time song-writing partner Carolyn Victoria Mill. Their new all original album, recorded in Ireland with producer Kieran Kennedy (Maria Doyle Kennedy, John Prine, Damien Rice), is titled ‘Me Daza’ - which is Cork slang for ‘just right’ or ‘most excellent’. Nothing traditional about the record, or this dynamic duo, so you won’t want to miss this performance!