Light the Night is a music showcase designed to create, cultivate, and preserve community and connection by exploring the intersection of fine music and philanthropy. Each show features three acts and a local project or organization as the beneficiary of funds raised by the event. It made an initial run in 2014-2015 and will be revived on Sunday, August 19, 2018 from 6-9pm at the Wild Buffalo. More information about Whitewing Music and the Light the Night showcase is available at http://www.whitewingmusic.com/light-the-night/.
Admission to the event is by donation with a suggested $10-$30 sliding scale. Beyond the bare-bones expenses of operating the actual event, all proceeds go directly to the cause.
The featured organization and recipient of funds raised for this show will be the Cascadia Skillshare Faire, that has been holding a weekend long gathering for the past 7 years in Whatcom and Skagit Counties. The aim is to tap the knowledge in our community to help increase the skills and resiliency of our neighbors and friends. The Faire came out of imagining times where we may soon need to be much more self-reliant in all sorts of ways. It has put on an amazing collection of workshops, teaching about topics from knot tying to fermentation to food growing and preservation to knife sharpening, spinning wool and animal husbandry and much more!
At this year’s faire Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 16, 2018, participants will camp and share under towering firs on a grassy property near Lake Whatcom. There will be music, a beer garden, food, and another amazing collection of skillshares to choose from. More information, including opportunities to present and volunteer, is available at http://www.cascadiaskillshare.org/.
The Music Line-Up
The Penny Stinkers began as a folksy “busking” band; however, through the last decade it has grown into a unique, high-energy party band that balances trips down memory lane with the latest in musical genres and hard-charging originals. https://www.pennystinkers.com/.
Whitewing is a soul, funk, blues, and R&B band new on the Bellingham scene.
Inspired by the past as well as emerging musical traditions, Lindsay Street plays roots music from Ireland, England, Quebec, Scandinavia and France, as well as original compositions and features accordion, guitar, violin, mandolin, bodhran, banjo, whistles, and other assorted instruments.