LIVE ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE

November 20 - December 24, 2009

New Location!! - On Merdian Near Country Club

Holiday Festival of the Arts logo

The Bellingham Independent Music Association is once again partnering with Allied Arts for the
30th Annual Holiday Festival of the Arts. This calendar has a dual purpose of inviting musicians to select a time to take the stage, and to let the public know when musicians are performing.

New Location!! Squalicum Corporate Park in the old Cascade Furniture building. The location is just south of Bellis Fair Mall on Meridian across from the Bellingham Golf and Country Club.

The festival will be open weekly, Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm. Join us for two special nights, December 4th and 20th, during the festival to meet some of the artists and do some exclusive shopping. The store will be open until 8 pm on Dec 4th for a special gala event.

Bookmark and revisit this page throughout the holiday season as there will be frequent additions and revisions. Additional time slots may be created upon request, and set length is flexible. Everyone is welcome to perform (no membership with BIMA required), but current BIMA membership is required to sell CDs at the BIMA booth. Available time slot. Click this link to request set.

Musicians please indicate the style of music and the length of your desired set. They are set for a hour, but you may request a longer or shorter set. Email or call 360-714-1630 for further information. . Volunteers are also invited to participate with set up, maintenence, and take down of BIMA CD sales booth. Enjoy the festival!

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Sat Nov 21 horizontal line with musical note
1 pm   Idiom Theatre
Fri Nov 27 horizontal line with musical note
1 pm   Kris Orlowski Pop Folk Acoustic Melodies for young and old
2 pm   Bob Gudmudson - Acoustic guitar & vocals - Originals and Bob Dylan Tribute
3 pm   Fl!p & Zeke - Beautiful Folk and Outrageous Humor
4 pm   Thomas Harris Trio- Jazz and Holiday Classics
 
Sat Nov 28 horizontal line with musical note
4 pm   3Ds Old time Celtic and Bluegrass

Sun Nov 29 horizontal line with musical note
1 pm   The Honeybees - Sweet Harmonies & Humor
2 - 4 pm  Brother Dalton's Euphonic Elixir - Old time tunes with lots of harmony

Fri Dec 4 horizontal line with musical note
2 pm   William Friedson Original piano tunes
3 pm   Sehome High School Orchestra - Holiday Tunes
4 pm  End of the Road String Band - Bluegrass, Jamgrass & Newgrass Tunes
5 pm   The Honey V's - Delightful Duet
6 pm   The Honeybees - Sweet Harmonies & Humor
7 pm   Chuck Dingee & Friends Rockin Fun

Sat Dec 5 horizontal line with musical note
1 pm   Thomas Harris Trio- Jazz and Holiday Classics
3 pm James Higgins Band Celtic rock
4 pm  Jean Rogers

Sun Dec 6 horizontal line with musical note
2 - 4 pm  Brother Dalton's Euphonic Elixir - Old time tunes with lots of harmony
4:30 pm   Andy "Badd Dog" Koch - Blues & piano

Fri Dec 11 horizontal line with musical note
4 pm   The Honey V's - Delightful Duet

Sat Dec 12 horizontal line with musical note
10 am   ____________________________________________________
11 am-Noon  SopAlTenBar Sax Quartet - Holiday Tunes
Noon   Mike and Nakos Marker - Folk Duo with Slide Guitars
1 pm   Brian Lundy - Folk Rock Duo
2 pm   Marcia Guderian bright melodic quasi-jazz
3 pm   James Higgins - Acoustic Folk
4 pm   Bentgrass Bluegrass Originals, Traditionals, and Unusuals

Sun Dec 13 horizontal line with musical note
Noon   Misty Flowers Original Folk R& B
1 pm   Amber Darland - Acoustic folk pop singer/songwriter
2 pm   Mockingbird - Whatcom County's favorite Acappella Trio
3 pm   3Ds Old time Celtic and Bluegrass
4 pm   Mount Baker Toppers Carols, Barbershop Chorus

Wed Dec 16 horizontal line with musical note
3:30   Marvin J - Jazz Piano and vocals by the Marvelous Marvin J
Thurs Dec 17 horizontal line with musical note
Noon   Amber Darland - Acoustic folk pop singer/songwriter
2:00   Marvin J w/Thomas Harris & Sonja Lee
- Jazz Piano, Saxophone and vocals
3:00   Pakawalups - Patriotic and Romantic songs from the 1940s
4:30   Squalicum High School Orchestra - Holiday Songs

Fri Dec 18 horizontal line with musical note
10 am - Noon   Amber Darland - Acoustic folk pop singer/songwriter
Noon - 2 pm   Deborah Anderson Guitar Students Classical Guitar and Holiday Music
2 pm   Thomas Harris Trio- Jazz and Holiday Classics
3 pm   The Honey V's - Delightful Duet
4 pm   Amber Darland - Acoustic folk pop singer/songwriter

Sat Dec 19 horizontal line with musical note
10 am   Paraclete - Christmas and winter songs on guitar, fiddle, uke and vocals
11 am   The Big Bad Monkeys - Youth Marimba Band
Noon   Brian Lundy - Folk Rock Duo
1 pm   Karen FitzGerald - Original Piano Compositions
2 pm   Calyx - Vocal Harmonies
3 pm   Fever Creek - Old Time Country
4 pm  NonStop Music Carolers - Traditional Christmas carols
                                              with original 4-part acapella harmonies


Sun Dec 20 horizontal line with musical note
10 am   Paraclete Christmas and winter songs on guitar, fiddle and uke with vocals
11 am   Laurel Bliss & John Clark - Old Time Tunes & Songs
Noon   Kathie Hardy - Enchanting Harp Music -
Elegant mix of ancient and traditional tunes
1 pm   James Higgins - Acoustic Folk
2 - 4 pm  Brother Dalton's Euphonic Elixir - Old time tunes with lots of harmony
4 pm   bandZandt - Combo Band from Van Zandt

Mon Dec 21 horizontal line with musical note
Noon   Marvin J Jazz Piano & Vocals, and perhaps a friend or two

Tues Dec 22 horizontal line with musical note
10 am   ____________________________________________________
11 am   Misty Flowers Original Folk R& B
Noon   ____________________________________________________
1 pm   James Higgins - Acoustic Folk
2 pm   ____________________________________________________
3 pm   ____________________________________________________
4 pm   Amber Darland - Acoustic folk pop singer/songwriter

Wed Dec 23 horizontal line with musical note
10 am   Amber Darland - Acoustic folk pop singer/songwriter
11 am   Marvin J - Jazz Piano and vocals by the Marvelous Marvin J
Noon   3Ds Old time Celtic and Bluegrass
1 pm   Misty Flowers Original Folk R& B
2 pm   Rochelle Brown Ethereal music of the Wirestrong Harp.
                                Christmas carols and O'Carolan
3 pm   Sonja Lee Band - Jazz / Blues standards & holiday tunes
4 pm   Thomas Harris Trio- Jazz and Holiday Classics

BIMA Holiday Playlist

As time allows, more songs will be added here ... Enjoy!
This is a sampling of BIMA member music
available at our CD table at the festival.
If you want your song included, please send it to me.