Downtown Sounds

Downtown Sounds draws bands from across the country and folks from Whatcom County and beyond to share in their love of music. After 17 years of this beloved, award-winning, urban music festival, it is firmly cemented as Downtown Bellingham's hottest summer attraction. At the corner of Bay, Prospect, and Holly Streets, join the Downtown Bellingham Partnership and premier sponsor WECU for live music, beer gardens, family-friendly programming, and more. 


Every Wednesday 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. starting July 6 through August 3rd. Free for general entry and VIP options available for INSIDER cardholder.

  • Event Hours: 5:30-9:00 p.m.
  • Opening Bands: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
  • Headline Bands: 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Downtown Sounds opens at 5:30 p.m. each evening and welcomes attendees with a variety of food vendors and tasty beverages in the 21+ beer/wine/cider garden. Look for the WECU Game Zone located next to the stage that features a giant jenga, corn hole, and more. Additional activities include the popular photo booth, glitter tattoos, face painting, and street chalk.  

Starts: July 06, 2022

Occurs: Every week on Wednesday until August 03, 2022
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Admission: Free!

Location: Downtown Bellingham
1313 Commercial St, Bellingham, WA 98225

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Produced By: Downtown Bellingham Partnership

Contact Person: Lindsey Payne Johnstone

Phone: (360) 527-8710

Email: lindsey@downtownbellingham.com

        We acknowledge that Whatcom County is located on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples. They cared for the lands that included what we’d call the Puget Sound region, Vancouver Island and British Columbia since time immemorial. This gives us the great obligation and opportunity to learn how to care for our surrounding areas and all the natural and human resources we require to live. We express our deepest respect and gratitude for our indigenous neighbors, the Lummi Nation and Nooksack Tribe, for their enduring care and protection of our shared lands and waterways.
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