The KEXP BBQ has turned into a must-see event in recent years and this year is definitely no exception. Ever since we changed locations to the spacious lawn behind the South Lake Union Discovery Center, the BBQ has gone to all new heights. This thing just keeps getting bigger and better every year. The new location is also a pretty unique place to see an outdoor show in Seattle — these bands are playing literally right in the middle of the city. With the diverse line-ups we’ve had over the years, there have been some great performances, but it’s hard not to single out Pela’s epic performance from last year. Hell, even they got emotional after that one! It’s those performances from bands you don’t expect that are what the KEXP BBQ is all about. It’s also about getting out and meeting your fellow listeners and favorite KEXP DJ’s. Who knows, you might also see one attempt another stage dive! (Um, don’t give up your day job!)
This weekend we take the BBQ to a whole new level. We’ve officially turned it to 11. Check out this ridiculous line-up:
- The Dandy Warhols
- Joseph Arthur and the Lonely Astronauts
- The Helio Sequence
- Common Market
- The Saturday Knights
Gates open at 2 p.m., and bands will perform from 3 to 9 p.m. This event is all ages, bar w/ ID.