Spring has finally come to Boundary Bay Brewery and we have Spring Fever! We’ve got an action packed first weekend in April to get the month (and the season!) started off right. Our fun starts on Thursday, so come down for our Happy Hour and Cask Ale Night…then stay for the live music and the kick off of Spring Fever Weekend!
On Thursday, April 6th, Gerald Collier Group and Special Guest will return to Boundary Bay Brewery. Gerald Collier (former front man of Best Kissers in the World) makes his return to the music business with the release of his new album “How Can There Be Another Day”, a collection of re-recorded demos and covers. Entertainment Weekly said of the self-titled full-length, “…filters his love-lorn tales through downcast, gritty songs that recall Neil Young at his most bummed out…” while Magnet Magazine stated, “Collier’s world-weary voice, akin to Townes Van Zandt’s, is perfectly suited to the heart-wrenching jukebox confessionals contained herein.” The music starts at 9:30 pm and the cover is $6.
On April 3rd, Vaughn Kreestoe and Rise N Shine will be playing the Late Show at Boundary Bay Brewery as a benefit for the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services of Whatcom County (DVSAS). The show has a $4 cover, starts at 10:30 pm, and is part of an intent to raise awareness during Sexual Assault Awareness Month. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) and is a time for the community raise awareness about sexual violence, honor victims and survivors, and educate individuals on how to prevent sexual violence. DVSAS will have literature available at the Friday night Late Show and at Boundary Bay Brewery the week before the show to explain their program and to raise awareness during Sexual Assault Awareness Month. All proceeds from the April 3rd show will go directly to the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services of Whatcom County.
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services of Whatcom County is a private, community-based, non-profit organization that has been serving the needs of victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Whatcom County since 1979. The DVSAS mission is to “support individuals affected by domestic violence and sexual assault and to lead the community towards ending these abuses of power.” DVSAS provides a wide variety of support services like legal assistance, support groups, and advocacy counseling to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. All services are free and confidential. DVSAS also provides community education in Whatcom County, primarily in middle and high schools. The most popular program, The Empowerment Project, is delivered in most middle and high schools throughout Whatcom County and focuses on creating healthy relationships, understanding consent, and developing victim empathy. In 2008, DVSAS served 3,084 victims of domestic violence and sexual assault through the 24-hour hotline, ongoing and crisis advocacy services, and support groups. Another 2,800 participated in DVSAS community education programs.
And, after all that live music, if you’re still in the mood to support local businesses and our community, head back down to our end of Railroad Avenue on Saturday, April 4th for the opening day of the Bellingham Farmers Market (located directly across the street from us) and a Boundary Bay Brewery garage sale. From 9 am to Noon, we’ll be handing out sweet deals on Boundary Bay Brewery merchandise. Now’s your chance to score a coveted sweatshirt for super cheap AND maybe even pick up a one-off that lets your show your Boundary love while still retaining your individual style! This only happens once a year, so don’t miss out!