Capitol Hill Block Party 2012
100 Bands. 30,000 Fans. 6 stages. 3 Days. 1 Neighborhood.
July 20-22, 2012
The Capitol Hill Block Party is in its 11th year and going strong. This year in addition to over 100 of the best Northwest and national bands and Dj’s, CHBP is integrating visual and digital art as well as a little something for the kiddos.
Surrounded by all the great amenities you get in the middle of our beautiful city, this festival is all about independent music and culture, thought, and progressive politics. Featuring excellent independent craft booths, food trucks, and local non-profits, they introduce you to local pro-music politicians, and raise money for local music non-profits The Vera Project and KEXP, as well as the neighborhood and various other charities.
Some of the cities best and brightest creative agencies also call Capitol Hill their home. This year, 4 of the most influential and innovative agencies will participate in this years CHBP. Look for creative shorts, on site activations, and outdoor visuals among other things. Ghost Gallery’s Laurie Kearney is curating a collection of multimedia art and installations into a dynamic, visually striking art program, engaging festival-goers with an exciting variety of site-specific and interactive art by local and regional artists.
Renowned photographer Chase Jarvis will be streaming the festivities — private performances, artist interviews, and main stage shows — for the entire 3 day event. Can’t make it in person? Check it out here.
NEW THIS YEAR- SUNDAY MORNING FAMILY FUN
Before gates officially open, Sunday morning will be dedicated to a family focused event: CHBP and Cupcake Royale present a free family fun event on Sunday July 22 before the start of the festival from 9am-11:30am. There will be free ice cream, lemonade and doubt dutch from 9am - 10:30am, followed by a free show at Neumos with Caspar Baby Pants from 10:30am until 11am.
Of course the music is still the at the core of the festival. Check out the lineup here that includes Neko Case (7:45pm Main Stage Sunday,) Major Lazer, Diplo, Fitz and the Tantrums, Phantogram and about 95 more.