The ‘Claire de Lune’ Lynden Music Festival is to celebrate Lynden and its musical heritage, paying tribute to musicians who have greatly contributed to enriching the Lynden community with music, including Claire vg Thomas. The 2011 festival will be the thrid annual held on October 12th – Octtober 16th and highlights many special musical performances.
FULL FESTIVAL SCHEDULE
Wednesday, October 12th
Opening Ceremony: Johnny Barnes – vocal, acc. by Louis Lippman, Johannes Niskanen – Finnish accordionist, Mayor Scott Korthuis – 12pm, New City Hall, 300 4th St.
Java Jive: Jamie Severson & Melissa Broersma – acoustic – 2pm, Woods Coffee (Fairway Center), 1758 Front Street
Business Concert: Buckingham Sisters – string quartet – 4pm, Fishtrap Creek Interiors, 1899 Kok Road
Festival Gala: Children’s Choir, directed by Joy Grotenhuis, Lynden Middle School Winds, Buckingham Sisters – string quartet, Johannes Niskanen – Finnish accordionist, Gift Of Dance – dance ensemble – 7pm, Judson Hall, 516 Main St.
Festival Gala Reception: Johannes Niskanen – Finnish accordionist – 8:30pm, Pioneer Museum, 217 Front Street
Thursday, October 13th
Workshop: “Using the Voice to Benefit Instrumental Playing”, by Joy Grotenhuis – 10:30am, Second Christian Reformed Church, 710 Front Street. Includes salad luncheon by donation.
Java Jive: Andy “Badd Dog” Koch & Al Hooton – blues – 2pm, Woods Coffee (Bender), 8874 Bender Road
Java Jive: Young artist, Dallas DeJong – piano jazz – 4pm, Katz Coffee, 515 Front St.
3rd Street BLOCK PARTY: Dave Sterling – guitarist, La Mer, jazz – 5-9pm, 3rd Street, Lynden
Pioneer Museum Open House: 6-9pm – Polecat, bluegrass at 7:30pm
Friday, October 14th
Java Jive: Johannes Niskanen – Finnish accordionist – 10am, Woods Coffee (Safeway), 8071 Guide Meridian
Community Center Concert: Johannes Niskanen – Finnish accordionist – 12:30pm, Lynden Community Center, 401 Grover St.
Vocal Workshop: Groove for Thought – a cappella jazz – 3:35pm, Lynden Christian High School, 515 Drayton St. (By invitation)
Library Concert: Debbie and Jim Gaudette & friends – classical music – 2pm, Lynden Library, 216 4th Street
Java Jive: Realtime – barbershop quartet – 4pm, Katz Coffee, 515 Front Street
Lynden Sing Off: Groove For Thought – a cappella jazz, Realtime – barbershop quartet, Mt. Baker Toppers – barbershop chorus – 7:30pm, 516 Main Street. $20/$10 students
Saturday, October 15th
Java Jive: Lautenbach Sisters – vocal – 10am, Katz Coffee, 515 Front Street
Wine and Song: David Feingold – classical guitar & Ben Musa – contrabass – 12pm, Samson Estates Winery, 1861 Van Dyk Road
International Music: Nuages á 3, Mexican folk dancers, Kooch, country vocal & guitar, and more! 2-6pm, Fairway Center parking lot
Night At The Museum: International music & dancing, Johannes – Finnish accordionist, Hank & Cathie – Greek dance music – 7pm, Pioneer Museum, 217 Front Street. $20, includes finger food & beverages.