It’s the 20th anniversary of Capitol Hill Block Party (CHBP), which is scheduled for July 22-24 this summer. Today, the first wave of confirmed performers were announced, which include Scottish indie-pop band CHVRCHES, experimental electro-pop group Crystal Castles, and local electronic duo ODESZA. You know it’s summer when the streets in the heart of Capitol Hill are blocked off and flooded by Seattleites. Good vibes, good music, and good weather are what makes CHBP an event to catch every year.
“Having ODESZA headline our 20th anniversary is a special event not only for the city, but for the festival,” said Jason Lajeunesse, Capitol Hill Block Party’s owner and producer. “In 2013 they played an opening slot and now, just two years later, they are an international success. They could have played any festival in the region this year, but they chose to work with us because they had a special connection. That’s the definition of success for a festival that champions local talent like we do.”
Three-day passes for the CHBP 2016 are available now beginning at $135 until inventory runs out at www.capitolhillblockparty.strangertickets.com. Prices will then increase to $150 and $165. VIP tickets will also be available for $300, while supplies last and include access to an outdoor VIP Beer garden, complimentary food and beverages, CHBP merchandise including posters, t-shirts, and additional items from event sponsors.
CHBP will reveal the full 20th anniversary lineup and single day pass prices in early June. Details regarding the visual arts program, creative installations, digital activities, and more will be announced at a later date.
“Reaching a 20 year milestone really speaks to Capitol Hill’s commitment and support of music and art,” Lajeunesse said. “The city is growing at an alarming rate, so the fact that we are able to continue championing national and local music talent in the middle of the streets, on this scale, is pretty remarkable.”
TICKETS (3-DAY PASSES):
- Tier 1: $135, while supplies last
- Tier 2: $150
- Tier 3: $165
- VIP Packages are available for $300, while supplies last
Buy your tickets here.
MORE ABOUT CAPITOL HILL BLOCK PARTY
For the past 20 years Capitol Hill Block Party has proven its reputation for bringing some of the greatest Northwest and national performers playing host to legendary artists including Macklemore, Arcade Fire and Dead Weather. CHBP has evolved from a one-day event with just one stage to an annual three-day music festival with an expected turnout of upwards to 30,000 attendees for 2016. Named by USA Today’s “Pop Candy” as one of the “Twelve Reasons to Visit Seattle,” CHBP offers exceptional musical performances in addition to defining Seattle as a cultural hub by showcasing resident art galleries, independent craft booths, restaurants and stores while also bring awareness to local pro-music politicians The Vera Project (www.theveraproject.org), KEXP (www.kexp.org) and non-profit The Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce.
Capitol Hill Block Party | Broadway & 12th Ave / E Pine St & E Union St | July 22-24, 2016