Filed under: Film, Music | Tags: capitol hill, capitol hill block party, CHBP, Pike/Pine
Seattle’s beloved Capitol Hill Block Party will predictably return the summer of 2012. The organizers of the music festival recently posted the 2012 promotional video. Visually representing the festival in all its glory, the promo clearly illustrates the medley of musicians who perform. The dynamic video features footage from previous concerts, with artist’s genres ranging from techno to folk to rock and roll. The 3-day festival will occupy the Pike/Pine corridor of Capitol Hill in July of next year, with a lineup soon to be announced.
Filed under: Music | Tags: Capitol Hill Block Party 2011, CHBP, festival, live, local, Music, seattle, Seattle Met, seattle weekly, The Seattle Times, The Stranger
The weather gods smiled upon Capitol Hill Block Party (CHBP) this past weekend, as evident from the CHBP Flickr photostream and other photos from local media outlets. For CHBP neophytes, check out the Seattle Met retrospective about the growth of the festival over the years. The Stranger covered CHBP with a hard focus on local and national acts, festival fashion, and often-hilarious observations of the weekend’s crowd. Seattle Weekly gave some short and sweet recaps of the top performances on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of CHBP. The Seattle Times devoted some quality blog time to CHBP, capturing some great band photos and giving lots of attention to local artists. Sound on the Sound posted a lengthy and humorously critical review of Saturday’s CHBP, and Seattlest has some great photos from the festival.
Filed under: Music | Tags: capitol hill block party, CHBP, local, Music, news, Nikki Benson, Q13 Fox, seattle, SSG Music
Capitol Hill Block Party takes place July 22-24 in (you guessed it) the Capitol Hill neighborhood between Broadway and 12th Avenue East. Once a small one-day affair, the event has expanded into a three-day extravaganza of local and national acts that draws crowds from all over the country. Q13 Fox News spoke to SSG Music editor in chief Nikki Benson about the history of the festival, her website, and what acts to catch at this year’s Capitol Hill Block Party.
Filed under: Music | Tags: capitol hill block party, CHBP, telekinesis, the cave singers, The Posies, theesatisfaction
Capitol Hill Block Party
This morning, the powers-that-be over at the Capitol Hill Block Party (CHBP) released a partial lineup of bands playing this year’s hotly anticipated festival. Among the headliners, local folk rockers The Cave Singers will appear on the mainstage alongside nationally recognized acts like TV on the Radio, Thurston Moore (of Sonic Youth) and Explosions in the Sky. The rest of the lineup is stacked sky high with local favorites, ranging from the indie punk sounds of Telekinesis to the playful rhymes of THEESatisfaction to the pop sounds of local stalwarts The Posies. Kudos to the organizers for giving quality local talent a weekend to strut their stuff in front of thousands of concertgoers. CHBP takes place July 22-24 along East Pike Street between Broadway and 12th Ave, with an additional stage set up on 11th Ave between Pike and East Union Street. Check out the link above to view the lineup announced so far. The full list of performers will be released on June 1.
Capitol Hill Seattle Blog
Good news for those excited about this year’s Capitol Hill Block Party (CHBP): the Seattle Special Events Committee green-lit a third day for the thriving music festival. Last year, for the first time in the CHBP’s 15 year history, a day was added to the typically two-day schedule. A steadily growing audience over the years makes this added day almost a must at this point for the CHBP, which will take place July 22-24. This change is conditional upon increasing the security and safety of the event, in addition to a 9 pm end time for the last day of the festival. Come July the CHBP will convert E. Pike Street between 12th Ave and Broadway into a musical hub, with an additional stage on 11th Ave between E. Pike and E. Union Street. After a community meeting seeking feedback about last year’s festival, 51 of the 56 businesses in the area affected by the event have expressed support for expanding the CHBP to three days. Now that organizers have solid dates for the festival in hand, stay tuned to see what bands will be booked for what is certain to be another hotly anticipated CHBP.