ABOUT


Capitol Hill Block Party is an annual 3-day festival celebrating music, art and the neighborhood itself in the heart of Seattle…

Unlike your typical festival experience, CHBP showcases some of the city’s best local bars, restaurants, and retail shops alongside incredible bands, art shows, community events, and political activism. This 6-stage music and arts festival comes alive as the Seattle’s best weekend of summer! 

One of our primary goals is to support and promote the local and regional talent of the Pacific Northwest. Joined by international and national artists, collectively the musical lineup is a tastefully curated glimpse into what’s happening here and now in the PNW and beyond. 

Owned and operated by local business owners and community members, CHBP is one of the last independently owned festivals of its size in the country. Thank you for supporting us all of these years and in turn our nonprofit partners.


PAST MUSICAL GUESTS INCLUDE…

ODESZA // The Deadweather // A$AP Rocky  // Run the Jewels //  Diplo // Father John Misty // Perfume Genius // Brockhampton // CHVRCHES // MGMT // Band Of Horses // The Murder City Devils // Macklemore // The Lumineers // Beat Connection // Major Lazer // Sonic Youth // Betty Who No Name // Mura Masa // Thundercat // Thunderpussy // Big Freedia // The Flaming Lips // Girl Talk // Pretty Girls Make Graves // Spoon // The Jesus Lizard // STRFKR // Jamie xx // Fleet Foxes // Vampire Weekend // Angel Olsen // Dillon Francis // The War on Drugs // TV on the Radio // Grimes // Danny Brown // Thee Oh Sees // Jai Wolf// Toro Y Moi + many, many more!


CHBP’S LOCAL & REGIONAL COMMUNITY IMPACT…

FUNDRAISING:

CHBP is proud to raise funds, promote, and partner with many great neighborhood, local, and national nonprofit partners.  Since undergoing new management into the 2012 season, CHBP through its partnership with Seattle Arts and Music Group has donated approximately $180,000 to nonprofit partners and raised over $300,000 to directly support the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture via admissions tax revenue. 

MUSIC COMMUNITY:

Retaining a 60-70% ratio of PNW bands has always been a programming priority. Since 2012, we have contracted approximately 593 local and/or regional acts and as a result contributed over $697,950 in contract fees to the Pacific Northwest music economy. In 2018, CHBP and MusiCares partnered to provide critical custom hearing protection to 150 musicians, and have plans to expand that program in 2019. 

ART WALK:

CHBP has teamed up with Starbucks and local media partners The Stranger, NW Polite Society, and Neumos, to bring substantial financial funding and media support to the Capitol Hill Art Walk. CHBP is the main funding mechanism for Art Walk, and supports the amazing work of Jeanine Anderson and Laurie Kearney, the directors of CHAW. 

NONPROFIT PARTNERSHIPS:

2019 promises to be an exciting year of nonprofit partnerships as we expand an already robust series of events and fundraising efforts.

Our non-profit partners of past and present include: 

KEXP, The Vera Project, Artists for Progress, Capitol Hill Art Walk, The Washington Bus, Planned Parenthood, NAACP, IGNITE, The Jubilee Women’s Center, Lifelong, Sensory Access & Music Cares. 

FREE COMMUNITY ACTIVATIONS:

This year we’ll see the return and addition of many FREE community events throughout the CHBP weekend. Join us at Chophouse Row for DJs in the courtyard, at Cal Anderson park for the second annual Battle on the Block skate competition, first annual Bat N’ Rouge softball fundraiser, or at any of our other outdoor health and wellness events.