KEXP Presents Hood-to-Hood 2014: Ballard Day


IN BALLARD ON MAY 30, 2014Like 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 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!

We’ll also be featuring the first-ever KEXP Record Fair with special Guest DJ sets! And, as always, the fun doesn’t stop after the broadcast is over: KEXP’s own DJs plan to take over the neighborhood, spinning at various venues around Ballard – plus two great evening shows!

If all that isn’t enough, 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. Scroll down for more information and timelines.

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

KEXP (first-ever) Record Fair
Sunset Tavern
11:00am – 6:00pm
Participating Labels and Businesses: Barsuk, Good to Die, Medical Records, Hush Hush, End of Time, Hardly Art, Help Yourself Records, KEXP, Fin, Sonic Boom Records, Sub Pop Records
Featuring Celebrity Guest DJs:
11:00am – Dr. Troy [Medical Records]
12:00pm – Eli Anderson [Barboza]
1:00pm – Jason Scott Dodson [The Maldives]
2:00pm – DJ Phone Home [Hardly Art/End of Time Records]
3:00pm – DJ Cherry Canoe aka Kerri Harrop [KEXP]
4:00pm – Pillar Point DJ Set

KEXP DJs Take Over Ballard
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Featuring KEXP specialty DJs spinning at various venues throughout Ballard. You’ll 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
Featuring: Jason Dodson (of The Maldives), Goodbye Heart, Tangerine …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
Featuring: Gibraltar, Hounds of the Wild Hunt, Widower, Smokey Brights, Fox and the Law

Ballard Business Discounts and Ginormous Prize Package Raffle
Throughout the day KEXP Donors will receive discounts at select Ballard businesses, where you can also enter to win a GINORMOUS prize package, including gift cards from select Ballard merchants.

All the Best Pet Care: Healthy Alternatives to mass produced pet food

Annie’s Art and Frame: Independent and Family owned framing company

Ballard Blossom : Family owned since 1927 and Seattle’s largest florist

Bastille: French café with a bar

Blend Organic Juicery: Smoothies and salads made from organic and local ingredients

camelionDESIGN: Home Designers

Classic Consignment: Over 6000 square feet of used home furnishings and ladies’ attire

Clover: Independent toy store

Culinary Essentials: High-end cookware, cooking utensils, kitchen gadgets, and home décor.

DIGS: Home furnishers

Hot Cakes: Cakery specializing in Take-n-Bake Molten Chocolate Cake

Kick It Boots & Stompwear: Affordable clothes and shoes for the hip woman

Kitchen N Things: Classic Ballard Kitchenware store

La Isla Restaurant: Washington’s first and best Puerto Rican restaurant

Li’l Woody’s: Burgers and Shakes

LUCCA Great finds: Parisian gift salon

Market Street Shoes: Footwear and apparel for men and women

Monster Art and Clothing: Affordable art and clothing for men and women

Populuxe Brewing: Nano Brewery


re-Soul: Women’s and Men’s shoes

Romanza Gifts: Gifts of frangrances, décor and holiday decorations

Second Ascent: Climbing gear and clothing

Secret Garden: Independent Book Store

Sonic Boom: Independent Record Store

Stoneburner: Serving Sandwiches Pizza and pasta for breakfast lunch and dinner

Sweet Mickey’s: Candy store with fresh fudge

The Balmar: Bar with dance floor on the weekends

Trove Vintage Boutique: Boutique featuring vintage clothing and furniture

Venue: Art Gallery with art classes

Volterra: Italian dining and drinks

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.


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