Music lovers will take it to the streets at Capitol Hill Block Party

CHBP Headliners Fitz and The Tantrums played Sasquatch and Bumbershoot in 2011

What happens when 30,000 plus music lovers converge on 6-city blocks to see artists on 6 different stages in the Emerald City for a mid-summer celebration? You have one of the biggest street parties east of the Mississippi.

Capitol Hill Block Party kicks off this weekend and takes place around East Pike and East Pine. The festival will feature several hot local and national acts.

Headlining artists for this year’s three day outdoor music event (July 20 – July 22) include rock ‘n’ soul outfit, Fitz and The Tantrums, who played Sasquatch and Bumbershoot last year, along with Northwest favorite Neko Caseand Bumbershoot 2011 alum, Phantogram. Also on the bill – Allen Stone, The Lumineers, Beat Connection, Lemolo, Fly Moon Royalty, Casper Babypants and more.

Go here for the compete lineup.

Capitol Hill Block Party is driven this year by Jason Lajeunesse, who took the reins from former owners, Dave Meinert and Marcus Charles. According to the Seattle Times, “Lajeunesse once referred to Seattle’s Pike/Pine corridor as his own personal Sesame Street, where he knows every business owner, every corner, and, OK, every trash can.  He came to Seattle in 2000 to work as a talent booker at Graceland. After three years, he moved to Neumos. Two years later, he bought the place with two partners.”

In addition to musical performances, the festival features art galleries, restaurants, bars, and stores that help define Seattle as a cultural mecca. If you’re looking for an eclectic blend of music and art in an urban environment, it’s all waiting for you this weekend up on “The Hill.”

Tickets are available here:

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