The Jazz Project and Boundary Bay Brewery bring another summer series to the Beer Garden: Summer Jazz every Tuesday night from 7-10pm.
Founded by, Jud Sherwood, The Jazz Project was established in 1997 to promote community development through music by making jazz accessible to those of all ages and backgrounds; to promote jazz from a player’s perspective while increasing performance opportunities for local, regional, national, and international jazz musicians. After 16 years, The Jazz Project has become a preeminent Arts and Culture presenter in the Pacific Northwest…and how lucky are we to have this awesome Non-Profit right here in Bellingham!? Better yet, to be able to watch this group perform every week from the Boundary Bay Beer Garden.
Shows are all ages and feature local, regional, and touring performers from Vancouver to Los Angeles as well as school bands and benefit performances. Summer Jazz is a FREE event (besides the 3rd Tuesday of each month which charges a $5 cover). The format is as follows:
Fat Tuesday always falls on the day before Ash Wednesday; a day which signifies the beginning of a season of prayer and fasting observed by the Roman Catholic Church and many other Christian denominations which ends on Easter Sunday. The origin of the festival is believed to have come from the ancient Pagan custom of parading a fat ox through the town streets. Such Pagan holidays were filled with excessive eating, drinking and general bawdiness prior to a period of fasting. Today, the festival may not hold so strongly to its religious significance, but it remains a celebration of hedonistic pleasure for all who attend.
Come celebrate with us at Boundary Bay Brewery and indulge in some hedonistic pleasures of your own…even if it’s not because you’ll be fasting once the morning comes. Get your fill of special menu items like gumbo, blackened salmon sandwich and roast beef po’boy or enjoy your usual favorites (since we’ll always have our standard menu to choose from as well!). If you’re lucky, we might even have some of our special edition Imperial Porter left on tap to really celebrate Mardi Gras in style!