Capitol Hill Block Party 2023 @ Pike/Pine

So many stages 🤩

📸: Courtesy Capitol Hill Block Party

Friday, July 21st – Sunday, July 23rd 

For three blissful, sweaty summer daysCapitol Hill Block Party takes over Pike/Pine, turning streets into venues and bringing some of the hottest national—and local!—acts to the neighborhood. And this year, CHBP is celebrating its 25th anniversary in style. 

The 2023 lineup has a decidedly Zoomer tilt to it—dance music duo Sofi Tukker, experimental rapper Denzel Curry, and electronic music group Louis the Child will headline each day of the festival. Other heavy hitters include English musician PinkPantheress and her sweet, jungle-inspired pop songs; Atlanta alt hip-hop duo Coco & Clair Clair and their flossy, sparkly tracks; and rap rocker Rico Nasty’s wild outfits and antics. You geriatric millennials might recognize names like singer Empress Off, DJ and producer Channel Tres, and theeee Rebecca Black of “Friday” fame. There’s a little something for everyone. 

CHBP always has a good curation of Seattle-based acts as well. Roll through to support hometown heroes like rapper-singer Taylar Elizza Beth, post-punkers Weep Wave, the riot grrrl-inspired Lemon Boy, psych rockers Acid Tongue, neo-soul band i///u, and drag queen Kylie Mooncakes’ drag showcase. This year CHBPartiers can check out an estimated ten stages across the weekend: the Main Stage and Vera Stage being the biggest, with satellite stages at Chophouse Row, Wildrose, Vermillion, Cafe Racer, Cha Cha, and the Neumos complex. Make sure to hydrate and wear sunscreen!

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Jas Keimig

Jas Keimig is an arts and culture writer in Seattle. Their work has previously appeared in The Stranger, i-D, Netflix, and Feast Portland. They won a game show once and have a thing for stickers.