Pretty Little Feet to play first concert in summer noon series June 27
Pretty Little Feet are Matt Novak, left, and Allegra Ziffle. The group plays the summer noon concert of the summer on Wednesday, June 27. Courtesy photo
The annual Summer Noon Concert Series gets under way next week with acoustic folk band Pretty Little Feet.
The free concerts take place at noon every Wednesday (except for July 4) in the Performing Arts Center Plaza (Viking Union in case of rain).
Pretty Little Feet, whose members are Matt Novak and Allegra Ziffle, has been creating musical collaborations in Bellingham for 10 years, previously as Quickdraw String Band and Barnum Jack. Novak and Ziffle have six full-length albums between them, and their latest, The Mountain Runners, serves as the soundtrack for the recent local hit documentary of the same name, which chronicles the incredible true story of the 1911-13 Mt. Baker Marathon, America's first mountain endurance race.
The July 11 show features Seattle reggae rockers Kore Ionz. Having shared the stage with such legends as The Wailers, Steel Pulse and Third World, and currently touring with New Zealand’s Katchafire, Kore Ionz brings reggae influenced by both jazz and the sounds of Hawai’i. Their hit single “Love You Better” has been a top-request on radio stations in Honolulu, Hilo, and Kona.
Cumulus, born in Bellingham as a solo project by Alexandra Niedzialkowski, takes the stage July 18 Niedzialkowski has now added a full band, and the group is based in Seattle. The band features catchy hooks, polished indie pop and airy lyrical mastery.
High-energy Zimbabwean percussion group Ruvara Marimba Ensemble will play July 25. Come enjoy the perfect summer sounds of the marimba (wooden-key xylophones) and hosho (gourd shakers), sure to have people of all ages moving and shaking. Nancy Steele and her talented crew from the local Ruvara Marimba Studio are ready to show Western a good time.
Old-school blues/funk band Hot Bodies In Motion will play Aug. 1 with melodies soulful and catchy enough to put that iconic smile on Stevie Wonder's face and music that would make Stevie Ray Vaughan tip his hat.
The concerts are sponsored by the Associated Students Summer Program. For more information, contact Casey Hayden at (360) 650-2489 or email@example.com.