FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


 WHEN?

Event Dates & Times:

  • Friday, July 19 (3:00pm - 12:00am

  • Saturday, July 20 (1:00pm - 12:00am)

  • Sunday, July 21 (1:00pm - 11:00pm) 

WHERE?

Primary Entrance: 1122 E Pike Street, Seattle, WA 98122. East Pike Street and 12th Avenue.

  • At this entrance you may purchase tickets, pick up will call tickets, as well as pick up guest list tickets if you are lucky like that.

  • You do NOT need to wait in the Guest List / Box Office line if you already have a print-at-home or mobile ticket. Go ahead to the ticket scanners.

Secondary Entrance: East Pine Street and 10th Avenue by Oddfellows Hall.

  • At this entrance you can access the festival if you already have a print-at-home or mobile ticket.

Street Closures:

  • 11th Ave E between Union/Pike will be closed from 12:00pm on Thursday, July 18 to 5:00am on Monday, July 22. 

  • Pike St between Broadway/12th Ave E will be closed from 2:00am on Friday July 19 to 5:00am on Monday, July 22.

  • 11th Ave E between Pike/Pine will be closed from 2:00am on Friday July 19 to 5:00am on Monday, July 22. 

  • 10th Ave E between Union/Pine will be closed from 2:00am on Friday, July 19 to 5:00am on Monday, July 22. 

I HAVE TICKET QUESTIONS OR PURCHASING ISSUES. WHO SHOULD I CONTACT?

WHAT TICKET OPTIONS DO YOU PROVIDE?

  • GA: 3-Day, 2-Day, and 1-Day

  • VIP: 3-Day, 2-Day, 1-Day

    • Dedicated VIP Lounges:

      • Outdoor Lounge - Access to the ever popular outdoor VIP lounge on 10th & Pike, which will include relaxed seating, a private bar & bathrooms, complimentary snacks & non-alcoholic beverages, mobile charging stations, ping pong, a photo booth, daily DJs, and more.

      • The Cloud Room Lounge - This year we are adding the luxurious and stylish Cloud Room to the VIP experience. Enjoy incredible cocktails, a balcony view of The Vera Stage area, modern and stylish seating options for you to chill with AC, and beautiful surroundings you are sure to re-energize in this space. 

      • Sole Repair Lounge - Take a break from the festival and pop into Sole Repair's VIP lounge upstairs! Outfitted with a private bar, lounge seating, and AC this will be a great spot to sneak away from the masses and catch up with friends & plan your next few hours of music! 

    • (3) drink tickets per day for use in the Outdoor Lounge

    • Dedicated VIP entrance to festival 

    • Daily lunch in the Outdoor Lounge catered by Poquitos Mexican Restaurant

    • VIP Swag Bag

    • 10% Discount at Lost Lake Cafe, Big Marios, and The Comet Tavern all weekend!

ARE PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE?

  • Yes! Affirm is our new payment plans method that allows you to buy your tickets now and pay over time. Payment plans are available for 3-Day GA and VIP tickets. For more information, including how to make Affirm payments, create an Affirm account, how you can qualify, and how auto-pay works, check out Affirm’s FAQs for more details: affirm.com/faqs. To purchase CHBP 2019 payment plan tickets click here.

ARE WRISTBANDS FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL DAY OR ONE WRISTBAND FOR ALL 3 DAYS?

  • When you arrive to the festival, you need to exchange your ticket for a wristband at the gate. You will receive one wristband regardless of the ticket type you purchased.

WHAT IS THE RE-ENTRY POLICY?

  • When you arrive to the festival, you need to exchange your ticket for a wristband at the gate. You may exit and re-enter the festival only with your valid wristband. Removing or tampering with your wristband may result in your loss of entry privileges.

DO YOU TAKE CREDIT CARDS?

  • Yes!

I’LL PROBABLY NEED EXTRA CASH..?

  • ATMs are located at nearly every business within the festival grounds (including Big Mario’s Pizza, Neumos, and The Comet Tavern), and several other businesses near by. Don’t stress, you’ll be able to find one easily.

IS THERE FOOD?

IS THE FESTIVAL ALL AGES?

  • CHBP is an all ages festival, however some stages are 21 and over. The Main Stage and Vera Stage are both all ages and house the largest / headlining acts. The Neumos, Barboza, and Cha Cha Stages are 21 and over because they exist within either the beer garden or a bar setting. Children ages 6 and under free.

IT’S SEATTLE. WHAT IF IT RAINS? WHAT IF MY FAVORITE BAND CANCELS?

  • CHBP takes place rain or shine. Everyone listed on the schedule is confirmed to play, but acts are subject to change without notice. Please check our website regularly to find out about any changes.

  • Tickets purchased are for Capitol Hill Block Party 2019, not for a specific artist. Artist, venue, and schedule are subject to change without notice. Artist cancellation is not grounds for refund.

DOES MY APARTMENT GET FREE TICKETS TO THE FESTIVAL? HOW WILL I ACCESS MY BUILDING?

  • Only apartment buildings 100% or partially within the festival gates receive complimentary tickets to the event. Those tickets are distributed through your building manager. If you are unsure whether or not your building is within the gates, feel free to email us, however we can assure you that if your building is newer than 2014, it is not within the gates.

  • If your apartment is accessible from outside the festival gates you are not eligible for free passes.

WHERE DO I FIND OUT WHEN MY FAVORITE BAND IS PLAYING?

  • Our full schedule will be available as we get closer to the festival. Stay tuned!

CAN I BE A VENDOR?

  • We do not accept inquiries from outside vendors, with the exception of food vending.

  • If you are interested in seeing your food truck in the food truck area, please use the contact form. Note: food trucks only. CHBP is not accepting applications for food vendors without a truck, or vendors of any other type.

WHAT DOES CAPITOL HILL BLOCK PARTY NOT ALLOW?

  • We search everyone as they enter the festival. Please see our YES / NO section below for a complete list of what we do and don’t allow.

  • 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 ABOUT ALCOHOL?

  • We have three great beer gardens, and you can also drink at many bars inside the festival perimeter.

  • To drink or enter the beer garden 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 (except Canada) and Greencards are not acceptable. Expired IDs also cannot be accepted.


YES / NO

No outside beverages unless sealed
No unauthorized vending
No weapons of any kind
No illegal drugs or outside alcohol
No animals or pets except licensed service animals
No chains
No skateboards
No bikes
No tents
No coolers
No laser pointers
No professional cameras
No detachable lenses, tripods, zoom Lenses, etc
No fireworks
No audio recording devices
No sharpies / markers
No large backpacks
No musical instruments
No flags
No refunds or exchanges (ticket upgrades are ok)
No chairs
No video cameras
No umbrellas
No glass bottles
No wagons or carts
No airhorns or other noisemakers
No minors in Neumos, Barboza, Cha Cha, or Havana stages or beer gardens
No un-permitted vending unless you are an official sponsor of the festival

OK small backpacks
OK all ages
OK empty or sealed water bottles
OK chapstick
OK hats
OK sunblock
OK lighters
OK cellphones
OK sunglasses
OK empty camelbacks
OK fanny packs
OK digital cameras – non professional
OK film cameras – non professional
OK walkie talkies
OK licensed service animals
OK ticket upgrades