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Some of our past gigs:

  • Klezmer Dance Party w/Skagit/Anacortes Dancers, Bay View, WA (January 23, 2016)
  • Whatcom Museum, Chanukah Concert, Bellingham, WA (December 13, 2015)
  • Christ Episcopal Church, Backstage at the Border Concert, Blaine, WA (August 8, 2015)
  • Congregation Beth Israel's Annual Purim Carnival, Bellingham, WA (February 24, 2013)
  • Klezmer Dance Party w/Skagit/Anacortes Dancers, Bay View, WA (February 23, 2013)
  • Danceable Jewish Music from Around the World, La Conner, WA (February 16, 2013)
  • Chanukah Concert, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA (December 9, 2012)
  • Backstage @ the Border, Christ Episcopal Church, Bellingham, WA (August 13, 2011)
  • Elizabeth Park Concert, Bellingham, WA (August 4, 2011)
  • Kelzmer and More Concert, Faith Lutheran Church, Bellingham, WA (February 2, 2011)
  • What the Chelm CD Release Party (November 7, 2010)
  • It All Ends in Fairhaven (May 30, 2010)
  • Dinner and Wine Tasting, Big Fat Fish Company, Bellingham, WA (May 12, 2010)
  • Benefit Concert in Memory of Denise Guren (April 10, 2010)
  • Valentine's Dance, Bellingham, WA (February 13, 2010)
  • Anacortes Klezmer/Israeli Dance Party, Bayview, WA (January 23, 2010)
  • Whatcom Museum of History & Art Chanukah Concert, Bellingham, WA (December 6, 2009)
  • Lynden Music Festival, Lynden, WA (October 8, 2009)
  • Benefit for Roeder Home, Ferndale, WA (September 13, 2009)
  • Mercer Island Summer Festival, Mercer Island, WA (July 11, 2009)

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Since our debut at a community Hanukkah party in 1993, What the Chelm has played at a wide variety of private and community events including:

  • anniversaries
  • art show openings
  • bar and bat mitzvahs
  • birthdays
  • folkdance parties
  • fairs
  • holiday parties
  • life celebration memorial service
  • Mardi Gras Carnival
  • museum concerts
  • music and dance clubs and restaurants
  • Purim Carnivals
  • retirement home concerts
  • university sponsored student events
  • weddings

What the Chelm has performed all over Washington State as well as accompaniment to moving the historic Boise, Idaho synagogue in October 2003 and at a student celebration at Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota. They've all been memorable gigs. To book the band for your own memorable celebration, please refer to the Contacts page.


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