Arts and Entertainment

Concerts on the Cove brings bluegrass band to Coupeville

Enjoy a performance by Northern Departure, a bluegrass band, at a Concerts on the Cove concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 22. Concerts on the Cove is a nonprofit with the goal of bringing affordable concerts to Whidbey Island. - --
Enjoy a performance by Northern Departure, a bluegrass band, at a Concerts on the Cove concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 22. Concerts on the Cove is a nonprofit with the goal of bringing affordable concerts to Whidbey Island.
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Sticking with their tradition of presenting diverse music, Coupeville’s Concerts on the Cove is bringing the bluegrass band Northern Departure to the Fort Casey Theater at Camp Casey at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 22.

Northern Departure is “an original and bluegrass style music,” said Concerts on the Cove President Dave Binder.

The band formed in 2008 and has played a combination of original, contemporary and bluegrass favorites in such venues as Seattle’s Moore and Paramount theaters as well as several bluegrass festivals on the West Coast.

“Our music is never the same over and over. It’s very diversified,” Binder added.

Concerts on the Cove is a nonprofit group with the goal of bringing affordable concerts to Whidbey Island. Binder said he hears about concerts that cost $50 or more per ticket.

“We would never, ever do that,” Binder said. Tickets to this concert are $15 in advance from brownpapertickets.com or $18 at the door.

Concerts on the Cove has been bringing concerts to the area for 24 years, with approximately 250 concerts. The group holds summer concerts and one grand concert per year at Langley High School.

The Memorial Day concert following the parade in Coupeville is always a big hit, Binder said.

This year, it will feature the Island Community Band.

The Northern Departure concert takes place at old Fort Casey Theater located at Camp Casey west of Keystone Harbor.

Tickets can be purchased at Linds, Bayleaf, Coupeville Auto Repair and the Central Whidbey Chamber of Commerce in Coupeville; Wind and Tide Bookstore and Click Music in Oak Harbor; Book Bay in Freeland; Moonraker Books in Langley; or at the door.

For more information, visit www.concertsonthecove.org.

 

 

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