Waterfront Beer Garden


Music at Musselfest is (almost) as big of a tradition as the mussels, themselves.  At the Waterfront Beer Garden, we have a great lineup of local and regional talent ready to help you have some fun!

Beer will be from Oak Harbor's Flyers and Coupeville's Penn Cove Taproom.

For wine drinkers on Saturday, Bloom's Winery will be serving and on Sunday Spoiled Dog Winery will be serving.  So Whidbey Island Wineries will be ready to serve!

And yes, mussels are right next door!

Beer Garden Hours

Saturday - 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sunday - 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. — Original Jim

Original Jim is a “Solo Band” Musical Project from Northwest Performing Songwriter and Coupeville Local, Jim Castaneda. Forged from Vocal Jazz and A Cappella, and honed on pop, rock and blues in the shadow of the Seattle scene, Jim sets up a solid foundation for his tunes with creative arrangements, tasty improvisation, strong vocals, rhythmic guitars, a little keyboard and a unique way to groove.


2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. — Erik Christensen Band

In the beginning, it’s always about the song.  It’s not fancy playing, or dance moves, or funky fresh beats.  The song and the story are always paramount.  Erik Christensen lives in Coupeville, Washington, with his wife and two daughters, teaches high school English, and writes and plays music anywhere he can.  Usually categorized as “folk rock” or “singer/songwriter,” he thinks of it as “too acoustic for rock and roll, too aggressive and loud for folk music.”

 Joining him somewhere in the landscape between “folk” and “rock” is a variety of backup sounds, including violin, bass, and keyboards.


5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Mussel Flats
Sponsored by Penn Cove Brewing Company

Mussel Flats, a Coupeville based Classic Rock/Blues band, is made up of Steve DeHaven on Rhythm Guitar, Harmonica, and Vocals, Rich Cannon on Lead Guitar and Vocals, Mitch Aparicio on Drums and Vocals, Mark Wacker on Bass and Vocals, and Doug Coutts on Saxophones, Flute, Percussion and Vocals. Initially, the band was formed to play a New Year’s Eve gig at the Penn Cove Brewing Company-Taproom and since has evolved into one of the premier rock bands on Whidbey Island. Their shows are not to be missed!


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11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – JP Falcon

“I love the power of music. It soothes, it invigorates; it becomes what we need at the moment.” – JP Falcon
J.P. Falcon Grady is a self-taught acoustic guitarist, singer, songwriter and a proud member of the Blackfeet Nation. He performs originals and covers all over the Pacific Northwest, Montana, Hawaii and British Columbia, Canada as both a solo artist and with his band “J.P. Falcon Band”. J.P. Falcon plays many music genres with expert skill. You’ll swear you’re in the islands when he plays his reggae tunes. If country is more your style, you might find blues eyes crying in the rain.


1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Cranberry Bog

Come hear the Cranberry Bog Bluegrass Band for some toe-tappin’ fun and the plaintive sound of bluegrass, Americana music and a few surprises that will knock your socks off in three-part harmonies, duets & solos.
All the favorite bluegrass instruments are there for this (mostly) Whidbey Island bluegrass band: Ken Merrell brings that high lonesome sound with his guitar and vocals; Debbie Zick provides rhythm and lead  breaks with her mandolin; country boy Dave Holley weighs in on his five-string banjo and Dobro; and South Whidbey musical legend Alex Bonesteel makes his fiddle sing. Southern girl Linda Rae Dobbs hails from Fidalgo Island and crosses the bridge every week to play bass with the band and sing vocals. 



The Penn Cove MusselFest would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors and partners.

Gold Sponsors

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Whidbey Sea-Tac Shuttle & Charter

26 Front St NW
Phone: (360) 678-6434

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20 Front Street
Phone: (360) 682-2551

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Whidbey Telecom

1651 Main Street
Phone: (360) 321-1122

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Front Street

22 NW Front St., Suite B
Phone: (360) 678-6100


Silver Sponsors

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The Crow’s Roost Gifts and Art

902 NW Grace St
Phone: (360) 678-2092

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Windermere Real Estate Whidbey Island

5 South Main Street
Phone: (360) 678-5858

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Pacific Party

455 Pease Road
Phone: (360) 707-2115

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Flyers Restaurant & Brewery

32295 State Route 20
Oak Harbor
Phone: (360) 675-5858

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PO Box 24
Phone: (360) 678-3807

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Blue Fox

26 Front St NW
Phone: (360) 678-6434

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Whidbey Island Bank

5802 Industrial Way # C
Pasco, WA
Phone: (509) 545-4161

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Whidbey Island Bank

Branches throughout
Whidbey Island
Phone: Customer Service Center
(800) 455-6126

Bronze Sponsors

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Penn Cove

103 S Main St
Phone: (360) 682-5747

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Three Sisters Market

779 Holbrook Rd.
Phone: (360) 678-5445

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Friends of the Coupeville Library

103 S Main St
Phone: (360) 682-5747

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Blooms Winery

5603 Bayview Rd.
Phone: (360) 321-0515

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Spoiled Dog Winery

5881 Maxwelton Rd.
Phone: (360) 661-6226

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1901 C St Se,
Auburn, WA
Phone: (206) 718-9085