Capitol Hill Block Party: Summertime Bash

The big show will hit Seattle this weekend — got your tickets yet?

This weekend marks the annual Capitol Hill Block Party, a three-day event that supports and showcases the best Northwest and national bands and DJs.

There are four stages set up for the artists to perform all day and into the night. The CHBP also supports culture, thought and progressive politics and is raising funds to support The Vera Project, KEXP and other various charities. In addition to the music and local neighborhood amenities, there will be craft booths, local non-profits, and many spirited people with which to mingle and dance.

Who: There will be more than 60 bands performing at the block party. These eclectic acts include: TV on the Radio, Explosions in the Sky, Ghostland Observatory, Thurston Moore, Federation X, Cold Cave, Handsome Furs, Sound Kapital, The Pharmacy and F*cked Up. 

When: The party kicks off at 3 p.m. on Friday, July 22, and goes until 2 a.m., then continues on both Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. until 2 a.m. 

Where: The main entrance to the CHBP is at E. Pike Street and 12th Ave.; this is where you can buy tickets and get a line-up of all the events.. You can also purchase tickets on E Pine Street and 10th Ave. by Oddfellows Hall.

Photo: Flickr by Zena C

How:  Tickets are $27.50 for each day — or $75 for all three — if purchased ahead of time. Otherwise, tickets are $30 if bought that day. Children under five are free if accompanied by an adult. The Nuemo’s and Cha Cha Lounge stages are 21+, while the Vera stage and the Main stage are open to all ages. Click here for more information or to purchase tickets. 

Why: Why not?! This is “the rock-music community’s most prestigious showcase,” according to The Seattle Times. So if you like to party and love rock music, this is the place to be this weekend.