Capitol Hill Block Party July 19-21: Our Music Picks

Capitol Hill Block Party is coming up in just about a month. The annual three-day music festival and block party in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood is July 19 – 21.

Get your weekend passes and single-day tickets here.

Here’s a list of some of the artists we’re excited to see:


The music duo Josh Carter (vocals, guitar) and Sarah Barthel (vocals, keyboards) first broke out in 2009 with the cinematic Eyelid Movies recorded in a barn in Saratoga Springs, New York (a stone’s throw from their hometown of Greenwich, NY). Their sound is a mix of electronic rock, dream pop, and electronica.

Big Wild

Jackson Stell, known by his stage name of Big Wild, is an electronic producer, composer, vocalist and engineer. He crafts lush soundscapes and sweeping melodies that challenge the status quo of electronic music.


When you come from a place of self love, anything becomes possible. Channeling boundless self-confidence through a downright earth-quaking voice, colorful persona, and undeniable star power, Lizzo struts into the spotlight and steps up with a whole lot of sass, spirit, and soul.


The Maryland-born musician and producer came to electronic music after moving to Chicago, where he started by recording songs in his bedroom. His debut EP All Becomes Okay catapulted him from obscurity to prominence via strong word-of-mouth buzz.

Chelsea Cutler

Originally from Westport, Connecticut, Chelsea is a singer, songwriter, and producer of introspective EDM. A multi-instrumentalist, she grew up making music but became interested in recording and production when she was 17. In 2016, as she was featured on songs by Kidswaste, Louis the Child, and Kasbo, garnering millions of streams between them.


ayokay’s name began to rise to prominence after he produced Quinn XCII’s first two highly praised EPs which garnered millions of streams and extensive media coverage introducing the two Detroit natives to the world. Upon releasing his debut single “Kings of Summer,” attention quickly swelled around ayokay’s own artist project. His forward thinking take on electronic music—the ability to seamlessly merge delicate, melodic structures, acoustic textures, and heavy hitting drums and bass—paints a sonic picture that allows the listener to immerse in a musical journey.


After graduating with a master degree in cell biology Preston turned his sights on the music industry. His debut single Ghostboy reached #1 on the Global Viral chart on Spotify & resulted in a key support slot across the entirety of Porter Robinson & Madeon’s “Shelter Tour”, major festivals, and international headlines.

Breaks & Swells

With influences ranging across the spectrum of Soul, Rock, Funk, Jazz, and Pop, Breaks and Swells are hard to pin down. The voice of front-woman Marquetta Miller is soulful to with shades of Diana Ross.