May
23
8:30 pm20:30

Oliver Franklin & Unkel Kunkel at Honey Moon

Come witness, Come testify! Come wash yourself in lucious sounds dripping with authentic truth, reflecting your own beauty back to you! It feels like Led Zepplin and Kate Bush dancing through an orchestra, but is it really only one or two people sending the atmosphere endulating? Is it really just one folk musician summoning the heavens into the Honey Moon and opening a dreamscape for all to see? Yes it is, and you are already a part of it, ringing out in the timeweb of the multi-verse. Join yourself and join. . .  Oliver Franklin-- a meastro of the strings, a wizard of guitar riffage--his lyrics are lush--and his style ranges from gritty folk noire to orchestral physchedelic to timeless political folk punk--birthed and rebirthed in Seattle.  Unkel (Karen) Kunkel-- pleased and honored to be sharing a bill with her friend Franklin--wanders near on far, in body and mind, through space and time, dreams and astral planes, real deserts and oceans, from B'ham to Brooklyn, and, most recently, New Orleans and back--She brings theatrical narrative folk opera, singing hard-prog-parlor-folktales of her wanders of heart and body, in her search for the truth and her discoveries of the shared vibration which rings through us all. Her performances are bizarre and moving, absurd and hilarious, intentionally unpolished--in line with her philosophy of highlighting the process as an artist and sharing the journey communally.  Music starts by 8:30 sharp. . .  Cover by donation, no one turned away. Kunkel wants a hug. xoxo

Come witness, Come testify! Come wash yourself in lucious sounds dripping with authentic truth, reflecting your own beauty back to you! It feels like Led Zepplin and Kate Bush dancing through an orchestra, but is it really only one or two people sending the atmosphere endulating? Is it really just one folk musician summoning the heavens into the Honey Moon and opening a dreamscape for all to see? Yes it is, and you are already a part of it, ringing out in the timeweb of the multi-verse. Join yourself and join. . . 

Oliver Franklin-- a meastro of the strings, a wizard of guitar riffage--his lyrics are lush--and his style ranges from gritty folk noire to orchestral physchedelic to timeless political folk punk--birthed and rebirthed in Seattle. 

Unkel (Karen) Kunkel-- pleased and honored to be sharing a bill with her friend Franklin--wanders near on far, in body and mind, through space and time, dreams and astral planes, real deserts and oceans, from B'ham to Brooklyn, and, most recently, New Orleans and back--She brings theatrical narrative folk opera, singing hard-prog-parlor-folktales of her wanders of heart and body, in her search for the truth and her discoveries of the shared vibration which rings through us all. Her performances are bizarre and moving, absurd and hilarious, intentionally unpolished--in line with her philosophy of highlighting the process as an artist and sharing the journey communally. 

Music starts by 8:30 sharp. . . 
Cover by donation, no one turned away. Kunkel wants a hug. xoxo


May
22
8:00 pm20:00

Irish & Folk Mondays: Lindsay Street

Lindsay Street plays roots music from Ireland, England, Quebec, Scandinavia, and France, as well as original compositions. Inspired by the past as well as emerging musical traditions, Lindsay Street delivers rich and varied arrangements that connect the old and the new. Lindsay Street's repretoire features creative use of accordion, guitar, violin, mandolin, bodhran, bouzouki, banjo, whistles, and other assorted instruments. 

May
19
8:30 pm20:30

Katie & Kevin – Fiddle & Banjo


Come hear some delightful fiddle and banjo interplay along with some fun songs with two of Bellingham’s finest.  Katie Weed was born into a musical family and played professionally for a decade before getting serious about her studies.  She has performed throughout Europe, Asia and North America.  Kevin Fazio is a 25-year veteran of the Northwest bluegrass scene and plays with multiple local bluegrass bands including Broken Bow Stringband and Queen’s Bluegrass.
 

May
18
8:30 pm20:30

Ghost Performs "Free" - His Amazing One-Man Musical!

"Free is a story of a girl looking for freedom against the demands of her parents and just societal norms in general. She goes on an adventure filled with laughs and cries in search of true freedom while her father tries to find the truth of freedom...in his self!!! It's a look into the world of traveling and being chronically homeless. And the joy of being free! All in all I guess the moral of the story is we all want to be free of something. Drugs. Alcohol. Society. But having the courage to take that step towards freedom is not always easy. There are plenty of obstacles. But the biggest obstacle is yourself. "

"I'm from Chicago. I moved up to Madison when I was 10 after my grandfather died. The gang violence in Chicago was bad so my mom decides to move. 

"Music has always been apart of my life. I've played piano since I could walk. I got a trumpet when I was in 6 grade. My mom couldn't afford it but the teachers and parents rented me one and I played it for seven yrs. I also loved writing and musical theater. And I figured I like writing and music maybe its time to write some musical. But I needed inspiration. I had grown tired of working. I used to be an EMT. And decided to find myself traveling, so I started hitchhiking and eventually train hopping. Busking all across the country. A wondering minstrel I liked to think Wandering. 

"Well traveling was fun but...it stopped being so glamorous when I looked up and realized I drank also...among other things. I was in a failing relationship, it just lost its luster...5 years I spent going backhand forth in America. I got lit on fire. I flipped a hippie bus. Illicited alto of affairs. Went to gatherings and fed ppl. But I was over it. So I stopped and left my girl and moved here

"Then it dawned on me, I could write a musical about traveling! Genius So I did. There u have it. The musical itself was inspired a lot in part by my good friend Raskull Jackson. It was her parents that kicked her out for not taking anti depressants and I just ran with It It was cake from there on out. She knows I told her story too and she's cool with it."

May
11
8:30 pm20:30

Backstory

Backstory is a local musical group with the talented guitarist (with loops!) Scott Donner accompanied by the accomplished pianist Kevin Wittkopf. They are weekly favorites at our popular Open Mic, playing a range of styles from James Taylor, Cat Stevens, Paul Simon to Deb Talan, Iron and Wine, and Ben Howard. Come down and check them out! No cover! All ages!

May
8
6:00 pm18:00

Alan Reid & Rob van Sante Play Irish & Folk Mondays

This Monday the feature is Alan Reid with Rob van Sante. Alan is a founding member of the iconic Battlefield Band... we'll see you there - $10 Suggested Please, thank you very much! They'll start soon after the 6-8 Irish Session of course:
http://reidvansante.com/

If you can't make Monday, OR, would love them in a great concert venue on Friday evening May 5, OR just HAVE to see them TWICE, then please check into THIS!: https://celticarts.org/celtic-events/reid-van-sante/

May
6
8:00 pm20:00

Sparkle Motion: An Evening of Bellydance

We don't doubt your commitment to Sparkle Motion.....
Join us for a fun filled evening of BELLY DANCE.
The Honey Moon is a lovely intimate venue perfect for an evening of entertainment.
Be whisked away by stellar performances in Cabaret stylings, Tribal Improv, and Tribal Fusion belly dance.
There will be sparkles, there will be libations, there will be merriment.
Three different sets throughout the night.
$3 admission and don't forget to bring tips for the bartender and dancers.

Performances by:
Rebecca Relic Bellydance
Katy Houseman
Sekhmet Dance
Martina Crowe - Hewett - of Seattle
Nicci Marsh - of Canada
Rocais - of Seattle
Azara Tribal - of Bellingham
Erika Lei Hagiiwa

May
5
8:30 pm20:30

Queen's Bluegrass

Oh Man! This is going to be a great evening of Bluegrass Music from some of the finest performers in town. Come on down and join Kevin Fazio, Aaron Maas, John Parent and Marcel Ardans for a great evening of music and drink. Cheers! $3 Cover. 
 

May
2
8:00 pm20:00

An Evening with Mighty Mike McGee

Michael Matthew McGee is coming to the Honey Moon! I am exhausted of superlatives in attempting to convey the sheer amazingness of Mike McGee. This will be a great show full of sign and wonder and sweet laughter. Don't miss it! Cheers!

Apr
27
8:00 pm20:00

Listening Party with Maren Morgan Sabine

On February 7th, Maren Day, Morgan Kavanagh, and Sabine Shannon played together for the first time to record a live album in kind. The acoustic results respectfully captured by Andy Rick are hauntingly gorgeous and inspiring. 

You are cordially invited to enjoy this curated soundtrack via a gathering at Bellingham's most intimate listening room: Honey Moon. 

Spend time with the project musicians and engineer as you hear eight diverse tracks completed in under eight hours. Additional speakers will be brought in to better accentuate the collective sound. We look forward to sharing this evening with you.

Apr
25
7:00 pm19:00

Gather Round: True Stories Told Live

Come join us at Gather Round, a new monthly forum for people who love a good story. This month, for our third outing, the theme is "Near Misses."

You can define a near miss as disaster narrowly averted -- the crash you somehow walked away from, or that person you almost married. Or you can define it as success not quite attained -- the championship game lost in overtime, or the dream job interview that went south. Either way, we've all experienced a near miss at some point, big or small, life-altering or just worth a chuckle. We'd love to hear about one of yours.

If you haven't been with us before, here's the scoop: Gather Round is inspired by The Moth, the New York based non-profit dedicated to "true stories told live." We believe that nothing binds a community together like shared stories. Our format is like an Open Mic: prospective tellers prepare a story based on the evening’s theme and submit their names before the show starts. Our rules are simple: 

1. Stories must be true and personal, that is, they must relate something that actually happened and directly affected the teller. 
2. Stories must be told, not read -- they must be performed without notes.
3. Stories last approximately 5-8 minutes. 

We're committed to creating a safe and supportive environment for all sorts of stories to be shared. Funny stories, sad stories, stories about small triumphs or epic defeats; stories about friends, about families, about the search for love or justice; stories about the human condition and how we cope with it on any given day. Come tell us a story, or just sit back and listen as others share theirs.

One more thing: our space is small and seating is limited -- come early to get a good spot!

Hope to see you on the 25th--

Apr
22
8:30 pm20:30

Ani Banani Sings the Blues

The one and only Ani Banani will be here on Saturday to entertain and enchant with the blues. She's a bright campfire full of stories and song that will have you up and dancing and laughing and crying into your cider at the same time. It's gonna by a lovely evening! Only $3 cover!

Apr
21
8:30 pm20:30

Bellingham Women Songwriters Showcase

Bellingham Women Songwriters Showcase, Friday April 21st, 8pm Honey Moon

A celebration of the talented and creative women of our community, six songwriters will gather in the round to share their songs and stories. Hosted by Tanya Hladik, we will be joined by Tina North, Jessie Thoreson, and Abby Hegge.

A pass of the hat for this evening will go towards Rooted Emerging, a Bellingham organization that's mission is to connect caring professionals & mentors to youth of puberty age in a community-focused rite of passage. They strive to create the elements of a healthy culture by joyfully coming together to support one another during times of transition. Check out the website here for more information: http://www.rootedemerging.org/

$3 cover