Capitol Hill Block Party 2024 @ Pike/Pine Corridor

Summer’s big block party ☀️

📸: CHBP 2023

📆 Friday, July 19th – Sunday, July 21st
🎟 Tickets coming soon
🎶 Lineup coming soon

Nothing says summer in Seattle like the Capitol Hill Block Party (CHBP). 

For one weekend every July, the three-day music festival takes over four blocks in the Pike/Pine Corridor on Capitol Hill. It brings some of the hottest names, locally and globally, to perform for crowds of sweaty, enthusiastic concertgoers. You haven’t seen anything until you’ve watched Charli XCX perform “Vroom” right next to the 79 on Pine, Yves Tumor slink around the outdoor Vera Stage, or raucous Tacoma band Enumclaw chuck CD cases at the crowd. 

CHBP’s roots go back to 1997 when Jen Gapay organized a free one-day event on the Hill with five bands, a couple of DJs, and a small stage on 10th and Union. In the 26 years since, the festival’s footprint has expanded to encompass several venues in the area, bringing in big-name talents like Lizzo and Diplo. And it’s certainly no longer free. However, CHBP is a good opportunity to see an eclectic mix of popular, upcoming national acts alongside Seattle musicians on big stages. 

This year, the block party goes down from July 19th to 21st. While specifics are still yet to be announced, CHBP typically has close to 10 stages to check out: a main stage near Broadway, the Vera Stage on 11th and Union, the entire Neumos complex, Cha Cha Lounge, Vermillion, Cafe Racer, Wild Rose, and activations in Chophouse Row. The block party is for all ages, but there are beer gardens and 21+ venues for those who want some distance from teeny-boppers stanning Dominic Fike. And, of course, there’ll be a food court to satisfy your dietary needs. 

If you check out CHBP, I have two pieces of advice: wear sunscreen and stay hydrated. Thank me later!

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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.