Sher Vadinska and Margaret Wilder Concert

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

$10.00 (12yr. and under free!)

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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.


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


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’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!

The McHughs CD Release Concert
“A Day Will Come”

Saturday March 2nd, 8:00pm-10:00pm


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The McHughs celebrate the Bellingham release of their debut CD, A DAY WILL COME  at the Firehouse Arts and Events Center in Bellingham, WA.
The McHughs are a family band that play inspired, personal folk-rock classics and originals with a flourish of harmony and strings. 
The title cut of their debut release, A DAY WILL COME is a timeless collaboration with a 20th Century film legend and visionary. This artist's cry for humanity from his 1940 film, THE GREAT DICTATOR placed over an original composition by The McHughs is a powerful soul connection as relevant today as ever - a song and album of hope in uncertain times.

The McHughs feature Casey McHugh on violin, vocals, and guitar; Morgan McHugh on piano, vocals, guitar, and saxophone; Avery McHugh on violin and vocals; and Tim McHugh on guitar and vocals. 

Cascadia International Women’s
Film Festival

Friday March 8th, 7:00pm-10:00pm

Student Tickets $5.00 (please bring ID)
General Admission Tickets $10.00


CASCADIA International Women's Film Festival and American Association of University Women present "Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché" to celebrate International Women's Day. Blaché, the first female film director, made her first film in 1896 at age 23 and then went on to write, direct, or produce more than 1,000 films. Part tribute, part detective story, the film traces the circumstances by which this extraordinary artist faded from memory and the path toward her reclamation. Directed by Pamela Green. Run time: 103 minutes. Tickets are $10 / $5 students with ID and are available at Brown Paper Tickets.

A post-film reception will be hosted by co-sponsor American Association of University Women.