Live Video: KEXP’s Hood to Hood Ballard Day broadcast

photo by Brittney Bollay

Last Friday, KEXP celebrated Ballard as the winners of the Hood to Hood Challenge during our 2011 Summer Membership Drive. As promised, we brought the party to them, with five Northwest bands playing free shows outside in downtown Ballard at Bergen Place Park. Ramona Falls, Deep Sea Diver, My Goodness, The Maldives, and Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band all threw down amazing sets with new music, and KEXP DJs Cheryl Waters and Kevin Cole did their shows under our tents. The sun even came out to join us! And since it was also Bike to Work Day, we thought we’d celebrate that too by setting up our Energizer Station at 6AM in the KEXP parking lot, where John Richards DJ’ed the Morning Show as cycling commuters sped by or stopped to listen. Seattle singer/songwriter Bryan John Appleby got up early too, and serenaded the cyclists from the back of our Executive Director’s pickup truck. It was a day not to be missed, but we knew that some of you would have to, so we set up cameras to capture the performances just for you. We’ll have more music from Ballard Day to follow but for now watch a song from each performance...

And don’t forget to vote for your own neighborhood when you show support for KEXP during our 2012 Summer Fundraising Drive (June 1-8) so that next time, we’ll bring the party to you!

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