KEXP Presents: Ballard Day 2014

Like the wily vikings who first settled there, Ballard has risen victorious, staking their claim in KEXP’s Hood-to-Hood Challenge with their fifth win in the nine years we’ve held the competition. Join us this Friday, May 30th as we toast their ‘hood with an all-day party throughout the neighborhood.

This year’s live broadcast will be held at Hilliard’s Beer Taproom [1550 NW 49th Street] from noon to 5:00 PM. KEXP DJs Cheryl Waters and Kevin Cole will be on the air, with special live performances that are FREE, all ages, and open to the public!

KEXP Hood to Hood Live Broadcast
Hilliard’s Beer Taproom
Noon to 6:00pm
1:00pm: Live set by The Faint
3:00pm: Live set by Iska Dhaaf
5:00pm: Live set by Katie Kate

Meanwhile, over at the Sunset Tavern [5433 Ballard Ave NW], it’s the first-ever KEXP Record Fair! The best in local labels and Ballard record stores will be set-up just for you, with special Guest DJ sets to keep you boppin’ while you’re shoppin’.

Record Fair Participants:
Light in the Attic
Good to Die
Medical Records
Hush Hush
End of Time
Hardly Art
Help Yourself Records
Sonic Boom Records
Sub Pop Records

Record Fair Schedule:
11:00 AM – Dr. Troy DJ set [Medical Records]
12:00 PM – Eli Anderson DJ set [Barboza]
1:00 PM – Jason Scott Dodson [The Maldives]
2:00 PM – DJ Phone Home [Hardly Art/End of Time Records]
3:00 PM – DJ Cherry Canoe aka Kerri Harrop [KEXP]
4:00 PM – Pillar Point DJ set

As always, the fun doesn’t stop after the broadcast is over: our DJs will invade local bars, restaurants, and businesses to spin records and host live music!

KEXP DJs Take Over Ballard
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Featuring KEXP specialty DJs spinning at various venues throughout Ballard. People will be able to walk around Ballard and sample a week’s worth of KEXP Specialty Shows all in one night.
Participating Specialty DJs and Ballard venues include:
DJ Chilly – La Isla
DJ Darek Mazzone – Hazelwood
DJ Don Slack & DJ Greg Vandy – tag teaming at Hattie’s Hat
DJ Larry Mizell, Jr. – The Balmar
DJ Larry Rose – Bastille Café and Bar

KEXP Hood to Hood Live Music Showcase 1 (Hosted by DJ Morgan)
Tractor Tavern
8:00pm – 1:00am
$8 cover / $5 cover for KEXP donors with KEXP card
Jason Dodson (of The Maldives)
Goodbye Heart
e …and more

KEXP Hood to Hood Live Music Showcase 2 (Hosted by DJ Troy Nelson)
Sunset Tavern
7:00pm – 12:00am
$8 cover / $5 cover for KEXP donors with KEXP card
Hounds of the Wild Hunt
Smokey Brights
Fox and the Law

And all day long, participating Ballard businesses will offer special discounts, plus an opportunity to win a fabulous one-of-a-kind gift package donated by area merchants.

Will Ballard continue to plunder the riches of our Hood-to-Hood Celebration? Other neighborhoods will have the chance to wrench the crown away during our 2014 Hood-to-Hood Challenge, held during KEXP’s Summer One-Day Fundraising Drive on Friday, June 13th.

See you in Ballard!

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