The 2009 Capitol Hill Block Party takes over Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood July 24-25. The Block Party is an annual music festival that draws upon and showcases the best indie and underground rock in the US, with a special focus on its Northwest artists. Launched 12 years ago, the Block Party has evolved into Seattle’s most anticipated outdoor party. With over 40 bands on 3 stages, great food, and plenty of cheap beer, this is by far the best party of the summer.
Featuring! SONIC YOUTH, THE JESUS LIZARD, THE GOSSIP, DEERHUNTER, BLACK LIPS, EARTH, THE THERMALS, THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART, MOONDOGGIES, SPINNERETTE, THE DUTCHESS AND THE DUKE, MIKA MIKO, THE BLAKES, SLEEPY EYES OF DEATH, GIRLS, HEY MARSEILLES, THE MALDIVES, TRUCKASAURAS, AKIMBO, PAST LIVES, FUTURE OF THE LEFT, MICACHU & THE SHAPES, STARFUCKER, FAUX PUNK, NEW FACES, D. BLACK, HOTELS, PICA BEATS, FATAL LUCCIANO, FLEXIONS, THEY LIVE!, AUDICITY, SPACEMAN, BOW+ARROW, SOL, JAPANDROIDS
John Richards -KEXP Morning Show Host exclaims, "There is no other local event that truly brings the Seattle music community together (and not just because of the free booze in the VIP area...well not all because of that), the people behind the music, the artists, local media and most importantly the fans.”
Partial proceeds from The Block Party benefit two excellent non-profits: Home Alive, which encourages violence prevention, and The Vera Project, a youth run all ages venue and recording studio in Seattle.
The Block Party continues to be one of the least expensive festivals in the country. "EARLY BIRD" tickets - May 1 - May 15: 2 day passes - $40 / single day tickets - $22
Tickets Available at www.ticketswest.com
All Seattle Rudy’s Barber Shops, Select QFC’s, Moe Bar Neumos Seattle, or charge by phone at 1-800-325-SEAT.
Block Party partners include The Stranger, 90.3 KEXP & KEXP.org, and Caffe Vita. In association with Miller High Life, 107.7 The End, SEIU 775NW, Sealed with a Kiss, The Washington Bus, Mackie, Urban Outfitters, EAW, Jones Soda, and Jack Daniel’s