With a stellar concert line-up that includes Neko Case, Phantogram, Fitz and the Tantrums, and over 100 other bands, the yearly Capitol Hill Block Party is bigger than ever! Come for the music, stay for the amazing food choices, street fair, and booze!
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Capitol Hill Block Party Info:
Capitol Hill Block Party
July 20-22, 2012 | schedule below | $30 daily, $85 for event pass
main entrance: E Pike Street & 12th Ave., Seattle, WA
More info: www.capitolhillblockparty.com
The Capitol Hill Block Party showcases over 100 of the best Northwest and national bands and Dj’s. CHBP’s low ticket price offers fans 6 stages over three days each summer in Seattle’s South Capitol Hill neighborhood. Surrounded by all the great amenities you get in the middle of our beautiful city, we’re all about independent music and culture, thought, and progressive politics. We feature excellent independent craft booths, food trucks, local non-profits, introduce you to local pro-music politicians, and raise money for The Vera Project (www.theveraproject.org) and KEXP (www.kexp.org), as well as the neighborhood and various other charities.
Friday July 20: Gates 3pm. Saturday July 21st: Gates 1 pm. Sunday July 22th: Gates 1 pm.
Advance tickets are available until July 20th and at the gate, the day of the show on a first come, first serve basis. Get your tickets in advance to avoid the lines! The festival box office will open an hour prior to gates. Friday 2pm // Saturday 12pm // Sunday 12pm
The main entrance to the Block Party is at E Pike Street & 12th Ave. At this entrance you may purchase tickets, pick up will call tickets, as well as pick up guest list tickets if you are so lucky. Another entrance exists on E Pine St at 10th ave by Oddfellows Hall. At this entrance you can access the festival if you already have a hard ticket or wish to purchase a ticket.
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3 Day Passes are only $85. Individual day passes are $30. There will be no reissues for lost or stolen tickets. All sales are final. Rain or shine.
* Note: The last three years of the festival have sold out, and this year we’re lowering capacity each day and the number of tickets available, so we encourage you to purchase in advance.
Best Deal: Buying a print at home 3 day pass in advance, means you save on mailing or will call fees, single day credit card processing fees and pay less per day. So add it up!
Can I pay with a credit/debit card at the box office?
We will only be accepting cash at the box office. There are ATM’s within eye site from every entrance.
Are there age restrictions?
People of all ages are welcome. Children 8 and under do not need a ticket, and may enter any outdoor venue, including the Mainstage. Some content may not be suitable for young children; parental discretion is advised. All children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
The Main Stage and Vera stage are both all ages. Neumos, BARBOZA and the CHA CHA stage are 21+ only, and you must have current, valid ID to enter. Please do not contact us asking if there are exceptions to this rule, there never will be.
Is there food?
There is an eclectic selection of food from festival vendors, as well as great food at the local restaurants.
How do I get there?
The Block Party is easy to get to via foot, bicycle or bus (http://metro.kingcounty.gov). Parking nearby is limited, so it is best to use some other form of transportation, and better for everyone anyhow!
I’ll probably need extra cash while I’m there, what’s the deal?
ATM’s are located at many businesses inside the festival (including Big Mario’s Pizza, Neumos and The Comet) and several others nearby (in front of QFC on Broadway).
You may re-enter only with your wrist band. We have changed things a little this year so you will no longer need your ticket stub or stamp to re-enter, just your wrist band, yay!
What we don’t allow
We search everyone as they enter the festival. We don’t allow you to bring in any of the following: weapons, projectiles, alcohol, dogs, cameras with detachable lenses, audio/video recording devices with external microphones, glass bottles, cans, wagons or carts, coolers, backpacks larger than 17″ x 12″ x 10″, chairs, cane umbrellas, laser pointers, air horns or other noisemakers, tents, flags, lounge chairs, instruments, drugs or drug paraphernalia. If you’re noticeably drunk or high or just an asshole you also won’t get in, and if you turn into any of those once you do get in, you’ll be escorted out (and no refunds).
Remember, we are freak friendly, so if you’re uptight about people that are different from you, you might want to go to the mall or something.
What we do allow
Cameras without detachable lenses, fanny packs, sealed bottled water, small backpacks/satchels (they’ll get searched), hats, sun block, lighters.
What about the alcohol?
We have two great beer gardens, and you can also drink at several bars inside the festival perimeter like Big Mario’s, The Comet, Cha Cha, Wild Rose, and Moe Bar. But to drink, you have to be 21 or older and have a current, valid ID. Acceptable forms of identification include an active state-issued driver’s license or ID card, an active Canadian driver’s license or ID card, military ID, or a valid passport. International driver’s licenses (excepting Canada) and Greencards are not acceptable. Expired ID also cannot be accepted.
It’s Seattle, what if it rains?
The festival happens rain or shine, and there are not refunds if it rains or if the lineup changes. Everyone listed in the schedule is confirmed to play, but acts are subject to change without notice. Please check back here regularly to find out anything about schedule changes.
I want my band to play at block party. How do we submit?
Sonic bids! Although most slots have already been filled, we save a few for open submissions.(Submit Here!)
I am a business, how do I become a vendor at this years block party?
Vendor applications are no longer being accepted for this years event. Check back next year and submit your application early!
If you are a member of the Capitol Hill community (more specifically the pike/pine coridor), we understand that the Capitol Hill Block Party can be hard to maneuver around and through as well as be a slight disruption to your everyday life. Below are a few answers to your questions regarding neighborhood access, etc in hopes to make things more convenient. Any unaswered questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
When will the streets be closed and gates go up?
Street closure begins on Friday, July 20th, at 2:45 AM and affects Broadway to 12th, and Pine to Union
When do gates open/close and when does outdoor music stop?
Gates open Friday // 3pm, Saturday // 1pm, Sunday // 1pm
Outdoor music ends Friday // Midnight, Saturday // Midnight, Sunday // 9pm
Sound check will take place at 11am each morning of the festival and last for 30 minutes
When will this god forsaken festival end?
Closure will begin on Sunday July 22nd at 9pm but there is no gaurantee that streets will be open or entirely cleaned intil 5am monday morning