Event Preview: KEXP celebrates Ballard Day for Hood to Hood 2012

May 18 will mark victory for Ballard in last year’s Hood to Hood Challenge! That means that all day on May 18, KEXP will be hosting live music and live DJ sets all over Ballard. They will also be accepting food and hygiene donations for Ballard Food Bank all day at the KEXP tent at Bergen Place Park. For a full description of all events happening on Ballard Day, check out the Hood To Hood page on our website.

There are plenty of awesome live performances and events happening on Ballard Day 2012. Starting at KEXP early in the morning, Brian John Appleby will play a set outside the KEXP studio at 7am. Then, the action will move to Ballard, as DJs Cheryl Waters and Kevin Cole will be hosting shows all day in Bergen Place Park (the triangle park smack dab in the middle of Ballard) including Ramona Falls, Deep Sea Diver, My Goodness, The Maldives, and Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band. Later, DJ John Richards will take over in Bergen Place for an acoustic set by River Giant. Then, as the night goes on, bars around Ballard will all be hosting their own performances, some of which are free and some of which have a small cover. Check out the full list here.

There is plenty of action happening on May 18 in Ballard so you should be there! Many Ballard businesses will be offering discounts to KEXP card holders! For a list of those businesses and their associated discounts, go here. Bring food and hygiene items for the Ballard Food Bank Drive and, if you are starting at KEXP downtown with us, bring your bike and bike to Ballard to celebrate Bike To Work Day! Check out an introductory list of performances below and check out the full list here.

Hood To Hood 2012 Broadcasted Performances:

7:00am – Bryan John Appleby (live outside KEXP)
10:00am – Ramona Falls
12:00pm – Deep Sea Diver
2:00pm – My Goodness
4:00pm – The Maldives
5:30pm – Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band
8:00pm – River Giant (live from Ballard Food Bank)

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