Summer Noon Concert Series begins Wednesday

The Summer Noon Concert Series is still on, starting NEXT WEEK! This year, we will broadcasting live from the Facebook page. Each band will be live streaming from their homes or will have a pre-recorded session that will be broadcast just for us on that page.

If you don’t have a Facebook account, you can also view the concert on the Associated Students website!

What: Summer Noon Concert Series

When: Wednesdays July 8 – July 29, noon – 1 p.m.


Contact: Jenn Cook,

WIN page:


Introducing this year’s lineup…

July 8 

Champagne Sunday 

Champagne Sunday photo and graphicEndearingly labeled as “Pearl Jam meets Bette Midler”, husband and wife members Jessi and Jared Fredeen have been tearing up stages and crowds nationwide since 2005 with their unique upbeat, roller coaster style shows, firing off gypsy-punk rock songs alongside everything from intimate tear-jerkers to anthemic foot-stompers. With seven albums of original material to their credit, and playing an average of 170 shows a year, Tacoma duo Champagne Sunday is one of the rare original acts in the PNW that performs with stadium-level energy, regardless of whether it's for a festival crowd or a group of coffee shop patrons. This act has a ton of showmanship, heart, and talent that makes for a captivating, powerful experience. 

Check them out:


July 15 

The Sweet Goodbyes 

The Sweet Goodbyes photoThe Sweet Goodbyes are a Bellingham-based folk duo. Amber Darland and Lisa Harmon have been performing individually throughout the Pacific Northwest for many years. In the spring of 2015, the two Bellingham based singer-songwriters discovered a kindred voice in each other and decided to launch the folk duo, The Sweet Goodbyes. This collaboration has revealed strength beyond the sum of its parts. With intricate melodies, weaving harmonies and lyrics that are both political and deeply personal, The Sweet Goodbyes offer their audiences a chance to witness something rare. Amber Darland and Lisa Harmon wear their hearts on their sleeves and together their voices blend flawlessly. You can't help but feel good when you watch this duo perform live. The Sweet Goodbyes are full of charm and talent - sure to prick the ears and put a shiver up the spine. 

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July 22 

Dirk Quinn Band 

Dirk Quinn Band graphicDirk Quinn is the guitarist for the jazz/funk band that coincidentally bears his name. Based out of Philadelphia, the group travels extensively throughout the US and Canada. Utilizing over a decade of steady performing, they've developed a unique and sincere style -one that appeals to a wide variety of music listeners with fans ranging from the beard stroking jazz aficionados to the jam band hippies. The band’s infectious energy and musical interplay routinely attract listeners that are admittedly more accustomed to lyric-based music. With great melodic sensibilities, rhythmic experimentation and an accessible modern edge, the Dirk Quinn Band is jazz/funk improvisation at its most engaging! 

Check them out:


July 29 

Shaina Shepard 

Shaina Shepard photoShaina Shepherd is a singer/songwriter and vocal coach based in Seattle, WA. Known for her pervasive style as front woman to soul- grunge band BEARAXE, her notable vocal stylings have brought her into various creative spaces — from sharing stages with rock stars like Dave Matthews and Thunderpussy to being a soloist with the classical ensembles around the country.
Inspired by Nina Simone's commitment to representing the times with the ivories at her fingers, Shaina Shepherd tells heartfelt stories of love, loss and personal power. She describes herself as an "anthem artist" - translating pivotal moments in human history through her unique form of poetry. Her biggest inspirations are often from poets -- Mark Twain, James Weldoyn Johnson, Maya Angelou. A teacher at heart, Shaina's songs often include a moment of audience interaction or shared moments of reflection in the room. Her dynamic vocal combines the power of theater with the tender introspection of American folk music in a commitment to every song, story and note being real, raw and present.

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