Capitol Hill Block Party 2015

Capitol Hill Block Party 2015

July 24, 2015 - July 26, 2015
July 24, 2015 - July 26, 2015


The Capitol Hill Block Party is an annual three-day music festival and block party held each July in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. In the past, the festival has included various famous acts including Macklemore, Atmosphere, MGMT, Sonic Youth, Mudhoney, Jack White, The Presidents of the United States of America, Dillon Francis, Blue Scholars, and The Hold Steady.[1] Founded in 1997 by Jen Gapay, the festival was originally a one-day event with just one stage. Gapay continued to produce the party until 2000, when David Meinert and Marcus Charles took over, adding a second stage and then a second day in 2001.[2] In 2010, they added a third day.[3] Attendance at the 2010 party was estimated at 20,000 people.[4] In 2011, programmer and talent buyer of the festival, Jason Lajeunesse, became the owner and continues to own and operate the festival today. Major sponsors include AT&T, Jones Soda, Verizon, the ACLU, and The Stranger.

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Seattle Weekly  –  July 27, 2015
Despite rain showers, $8 Bud Light, $9 vodkas, and ever-increasing corporate omnipotence, (e.g. Vera Stage presented by Alaska Airlines Visa Signature Card), Capitol Hill Block Party was absolutely packed again this year. But now it's over, and you can't ...
Capitol Hill Block Party 2015: Day One Open Thread
Capitol Hill Seattle Blog  –  July 24, 2015
The 19th year for the Capitol Hill Block Party music festival began Friday with clouds and a breeze — and only a hint of July showers in the first time in recent memory that the event has faced a serious threat of rain. National Weather Service ...
Capitol Hill Block Party revs up with coolest indie bands this side of Nirvana
Examiner  –  June 8, 2015
If Bumbershoot’s the big musical, corporate deal in Seattle come Labor Day Weekend, then the Capitol Hill Block Party’s its grungier ... I'm proud of our diversity and quality of talent in 2015. I feel like this lineup is exemplary of the spirit ...
Capitol Hill Block Party 2015 full lineup announced  –  June 3, 2015
The annual Capitol Hill Block Party in Seattle, running from July 24 to 26, is one of those rare festivals that combines an intimate urban setting with a well curated roster of both local and international artists. Close enough to Vancouver that anyone can ...
Capitol Hill Block Party Completes 2015 Lineup with Addition of Father John Misty, Girlpool, and More
The Stranger  –  June 2, 2015
There's also a smattering of top Seattle hiphop acts like Physics, Chimurenga Renaissance, and Jarv Dee. Rock's well-represented on there as well with the inclusion of Lesbian,SSDD, and Gazebos. The whole bill is listed below. CHBP happens July 24-26 ...
Capitol Hill Block Party: Full Line-Up Announced  –  June 2, 2015
The fine folks at The Capitol Hill Block Party (CHBP) today announced the full lineup for the 2015 festival, including notable additions Father John Misty and Girlpool, as well as the availability of single day tickets and two-day passes beginning at 9 a.m ...

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