Enjoy cool jazz by the bay when the third annual Bellwether Jazz Festival returns to Hotel Bellwether's Tom Glenn Common from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7.
The free concert includes food and craft vendors, and a no-host beer-and-wine garden serving Boundary Bay beer and wine. The event is a partnership between the Port of Bellingham and The Jazz Project, a local nonprofit jazz presenting organization.
Here's the concert lineup:
1 p.m.: Christopher Woitach Quartet with John Moak, Jeff Johnson, Jud Sherwood.
2:30 p.m.: Gail Pettis Quartet with Darin Clendenin, Jeff Johnson, Jud Sherwood.
4 p.m.: Blues Union with John Carswell, Josh Cook, Christopher Woitach and Jud Sherwood.
5:30 p.m.: Jovino Santos Neto Quinteto with Ben Thomas, Chuck Deardorf, Mark Ivester, and Jeff Busch
Bring blankets or lawn chairs to sit on the lawn close to the stage, or take advantage of the patio-style chairs, benches and tables on the plaza.
Although not hosted by the Jazz Project, "Saxophones Unleashed," an indoor dinner concert featuring Mike MacArthur, is at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at Hotel Bellwether. Reservations: 360-392-3100.
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