We don’t know if you’ve heard, but Seattle takes music pretty seriously. This comes as no surprise given that the Emerald City has spawned some of the most iconic music acts in the world. Just like music, Seattle takes it’s music festivals pretty seriously as well! Some of the most renowned and beloved music festivals in the entire country take place in Seattle.
One of those beloved Seattle music festivals, and one of the most talked about Summer Seattle Events is the Capitol Hill Block Party, which will be infiltrating the Capitol Hill neighborhood and the ears of Seattleites from July 21 to 23. With five stages (The Mainstage, Neumos, the Vera Stage, Barboza, and the Cha Cha Lounge) and over 100 artists, the Block Party is definitely not to be missed! And, lucky for us at Eleanor, all the action takes place just a few miles from our Green Lake Apartments. So, here’s the 411 on what’s going down, and who you should see at the Capitol Hill Block Party.
Thundercat (Main Stage 6:30-7:15 p.m.)
Whether or not you’ve heard of Thundercat, his name alone should get you riled up for his Capitol Hill Block Party performance. Thundercat fuses the funk, jazz, and electronic genres to create a smooth, unique sound that’ll make you a fan if you’re not already.
Wolf Parade (Main Stage 9:15-10:15 p.m.)
For over a decade, indie/alternative rock veterans Wolf Parade have been delighting audiences with music reminiscent of 70s post-punk powerhouse Joy Division.
Run the Jewels (Main Stage 10:45-12 a.m.)
Consisting of EL-P, a NYC rapper/producer, and Killer Mike, an MC from Atlanta, Run the Jewels is a hip hop duo that has been turning heads since they formed in 2013. In those short 4 years, they’ve amassed a loyal following thanks to their two albums, which were met with much acclaim from both critics and fans. If you like Hip Hop, this is not one to miss.
Honorable mentions among friday’s Capitol Hill Block Party lineup:
Prom Queen (Neumos 4-4:45 p.m.)
Prom Queen is going to come at the Capitol Hill Block Party with a mix of retro, rock, and surf music. You’ll have fun, and you might actually start to feel like you’re in a John Waters movie.
Kung Foo Grip (Barboza 7:45-8:15 p.m.)
This local rap/hip-hop duo is sure to wow music fans with amazing energy and lyrical mastery. (Seriously, all the buzz is legit – these dudes can rap.)
Jai Wolf (Main Stage 9-10 p.m.)
The well-known EDM producer from New York is a must see. If we had to describe the ambiance of Jai Wolf’s music, we’d say that it’ll make you’ll feel like you’re in a dream or floating through space. It’s awesome, and it’s fitting that he’s a Capitol Hill Block Party headliner.
Honorable Mentions for Saturday’s Capitol Hill Block party lineup:
Danny Brown (Main Stage 5:15-6pm)
Out of Detroit comes Danny Brown, a contemporary rapper that is pushing the limits of the genre. Blending hip-hop grit with electronic experimentation that’s all informed by Brown’s off-kilter delivery and style, this Rapper has undergone a meteoric rise within the industry over the last two years.
Angel Olsen (Main Stage 8-9pm)
An incredibly talented singer, and an even better songwriter, Angel Olsen is known for her classically pop-driven material that’s shrouded in the grunge and grit of some of her garage rock contemporaries. She dances in between genres, some have termed her music as folky, garage rock-y, poppy, soulful….whatever the style of music, and however it hits you, it’s all rooted in Olsen’s impeccable songwriting. Definitely not one to miss!
Diplo (Main Stage 9:45 p.m. to 11 p.m.)
Diplo is a quadruple threat (EDM producer, rapper, singer, songwriter) who has worked with mega-artists such as M.I.A, Rihanna, and Justin Bieber. It’s pretty much guaranteed that he’ll have everyone at the Capitol Hill Block Party dancing once he hits the stage.
Honorable Mentions for Sunday’s Capitol Hill Block Party Lineup:
Keep in mind that this is not an all-encompassing list. There are many other talented artists gracing the Block Party’s stages. Friday’s festivities will begin at 4 p.m., while Saturday’s and Sunday’s will start at 2 p.m. The shows are going to be incredible, so get your tickets now!
At this point, you might be asking yourself, “Why does an apartment community care so much about a music festival?“ Good question! We at Eleanor abide by a philosophy we call Thoughtful Living. It means we work hard to provide tenants with what they want and need in order to lead a balanced lifestyle. This includes letting you in on the best Seattle events, the Capitol Hill Block Party being a perfect example. We want residents to feel truly connected to their city.
It’s also why every detail of our apartments in Seattle – from the apartment floor plans and finishes to the location and social spaces – was created with tenants in mind. We understand that style is just as important as functionality. We also know that vibrancy and comfort can coexist in the same space. Basically, our residents live in a community where they can focus entirely on being their best selves.