382 Boblett Street, Blaine, Washington 98230, United States

Welcome to Backstage @ the Border - Music concerts in Blaine

Valerie Landsburg, Singer/Songwriter/Actor/Producer/Director

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Valerie Landsburg is an American actress, television and film director, screenwriter, and singer-songwriter. She is best known for her portrayal of Doris Schwartz in the TV SERIES FAME where she moved deeply into the hearts of people young and old, inspiring both professional artists and artists yet to be realized. 

Val is a great friend of ours and we are honored to have her visit from Rockland Maine and play for us. She is an awesomely talented and inspirational singer and songwriter. Come and share a night of great music, great company and of course coffee and baked goodies. 


jean mann - Singer/Songwriter

Saturday, April 14th, 2018

Since 2000, jazz-tinged, Americana singer-songwriter jean has played 100+ dates per year - locally, regionally and nationally. In 2014, she took her songs to Europe - dazzling the masses in France, Belgium, Germany and The Netherlands. (Ask her about driving in Paris and on the Autobahn)

She has garnered fans the likes of Cyndi Lauper and jazz sensation, Jacqui Naylor. It's no wonder. jean gains hordes of happy ears wherever she performs her musical prose; a truly soul-quenching voice in today's independent music scene.

With seven original records in her growing catalog, (blue flower friday records) jean headlines house concerts and listening rooms, churches, wineries, festivals, and has performed in such iconic rooms as Yoshi's in San Francisco, Tractor Tavern in Seattle, and CBGB's in New York. She has opened for Peter Mulvey, Peter Himmelman and Blame Sally, and shared the stage with Laura Veirs (Rounder Records) and Vicci Martinez (The Voice).

 To bring her to your town for a special event or house concert, contact jean(at)jeanmann(dot)net.


The Sweet Goodbyes

Saturday, February 10, 2018

The Sweet Goodbyes are a Bellingham, Washington 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.  



8th Annual Christmas Carol Sing Along

Saturday, December 9, 2017


Join us singing traditional Christmas Carols from Silent Night to Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer!  Lots of fun with homemade goodies and our bucket raffle. Also our special Christmas Quilt raffle will be drawn. Come join the fun!

Kelley Porter and Susan Thomson

Saturday, October 14, 2017


Join Susan and Kelley for an evening singing some of their favorite songs as though they were in the living room.  April Thomson will be joining them singing on a few songs.  "The Harmony is our favorite part of singing together.."  Singing along is encouraged!

Kate Wallace and Doug Clegg

Saturday, August 12, 2017


Kate Wallace and Doug Clegg are songwriters and performers from Santa Barbara. Clegg plays over twenty instruments and was described by Boston's WUMB radio as "playing like lightning and singing like thunder.“ They will be performing their “Old Boots” show featuring old and renewed classic country and Americana/folk songs. 



cabin fever nw

Saturday, June 3, 2017

~cabin fever NW at its core is Dianne Wood Bochslerand Tara Lynn Caldwell. This time we will have the incomparable Ed Johnson performing with us!! He is our guitarist/ producer/ collaborator/ best friend. We get to do some very yummy 3 part harmonies with him. We are planning to feature gospel and love songs this time . Along with old favorites!


Bauman & Vogt

Saturday, April 8, 2017


Sam Vogt and Zach Bauman have been playing music together for many years, working together on their own material as well as playing in several local groups, such as The Wayfaring Strangers, The Autumn Divers, and Giant's Causeway.