Can It Really Be Time for CHBP? Our Capitol Hill Block Party Best Bets + Full Schedule

Though our calendar insists it’s summer, the weather as of late definitely has us wondering. While we might not have the extended sunshine that usually accompanies the shortest season, the barrage of outdoor concerts is yet another confirmation we’re halfway through July. As we’ve said before, the city we call home is exceptionally rich with great live music options. During the summer, this trite statement hardly begins to scratch the surface. In addition to the usual tough choices we’re faced with at our favorite venues, festivities and summer-only venues tip the situation to one of an embarrassment of riches.

While we’ll talk more about some of our favorite events like KEXP’s concerts at the mural, outdoor festivals and Bumbershoot, we now turn our attention to the jam-packed three-day gathering of the city (and suburbs’) young and young at heart known as Capitol Hill Block Party.

Even more so than most music festivals, knowing the key acts you want to see going in and planning to make it to those stages in time is key at CHBP. Given the cramped spaces and finite standing room in venues such as Neumos and Cha Cha, you’ll likely be faced with some tough decisions as stage hopping isn’t as smooth as it is in the larger festivals like Sasquatch and Bumbershoot. To make your planning process a bit easier, we’ve highlighted some key can’t miss acts along with our schedule below. As always, be prepared for big crowds, put on sunscreen, stay hydrated and spend the next few (hopefully) sun-filled days soaking it all in.

FRIDAY

Doors 3 pm
BOAT 5:00 – 5:30 (Vera)
Thurston Moore 6:15 – 7:15 (Main)
Cults 7:45- 8:30 (Neumos)
The Head and the Heart 9:15 – 10:15 (Main)
Yuck 10:15- 11:00 (Neumos)
Ghostland Observatory 10:45 – 11:59 (Main)

Local Best Bet of the Day: BOAT

SATURDAY

Doors 1 pm
Champagne Champagne 2:15 – 3:00 (Main)
Yuni in Taxco 3:00-3:30 (Vera)
Witch Gardens 4:00-4:30 (Vera)
Telekinesis 4:45-5:30 (Main)
The Lumineers 5:15 – 6:00 (Neumos)
Ravenna Woods 6:30- 7:15 (Neumos)
Best Coast 7:30 – 8:30 (Main)
Les Savy Fav 9:00-10:00 (Main)
TV on the Radio 10:30-11:59 (Main)

Local Best Bet of the Day: Ravenna Woods

SUNDAY

Doors 1 pm
My Goodness 2:30 – 3:00 (Main)
Lumerians 3:15-3:45 (Neumos)
Campfire OK 4:15 – 4:45 (Neumos)
Papercuts 5:15 – 6:00 (Neumos)
The Cave Singers 6:10 – 7:10 (Main)
Explosions in the Sky 7:45 – 9:00 (Main)
Pink Mountaintops 9:00 – 9:45 (Neumos)
Grynch 10:15 – 11:00 (Neumos)
Closing Party w/ Mad Rad, Mash Hall, Metal Chocolates, Darwin and Beat Connection 11:30 – 1:30 (Neumos)

Local Best Bet of the Day: My Goodness

Head over to the official CHBP site for the complete schedule.

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2 Comments to “Can It Really Be Time for CHBP? Our Capitol Hill Block Party Best Bets + Full Schedule”

  1. BOAT over Kurt Vile? Blasphemy 🙂

  2. Ha! Ah, yes. One of the tougher calls of the weekend. If only we could be in two (or three) places at once… at least for festival season.

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