You might not expect to find a world-class music venue in the tiny town of Ferndale (population 1,370), but The Old Steeple is full of surprises. Located in a magnificent former church abounding with ambiance thanks to Italian tin ceilings, stained glass and remarkable sound, the 225-seat venue has attracted performers such as Iris DeMent, David Lindley and Greg Brown since opening its doors in 2015.
When concerts aren’t in session, The Old Steeple is open to the public as Ferndale Music Company, a boutique music store, lesson studio and fine art gallery. The gallery features works by amazing area artists, including Steve Porter, Andrei Hedstrom, Carrie Grant and the late Jack Mays. The Old Steeple and Ferndale Music Company are located at 246 Berding St. next to the cemetery in Ferndale, and are open from noon to 5pm Monday through Saturday.