This weekend, the streets will be alive with the sound of music – the Seattle way! There are a ton of terrific bands to see and hear this year at the Capitol Hill Block Party, from The Flaming Lips and Dirty Projectors to La Luz to Pickwick. Whole areas of Capitol Hill will be blocked off from traffic, people will be dressed up and dancing, storefronts will be lively and inviting, and art will abound. Included too in the weekend’s festivities will be the All-Brow Visual Arts program: a showcase of local and international artists in collaboration with three local muralists aiming to change the North wall of Neumos into a gigantic collage (a launch party for the artists is being held at Chihuly Garden and Glass July 23rd).
CHBP comes smack-dab in the middle of the summer’s festival season and while camping and traveling are wonderful, this one happens right in the heart of the city. Although three-day passes have already sold out, single day passes will be available here and at the main entrance, on East Pike Street and 12th Ave. Gates open at 3PM on Friday and 1PM on Saturday and Sunday.
Check out a few videos of 2013 CHBP performers to help get the party started: