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Category: Festivals
April 15, 2014 at 9:07 AM

A$AP Rocky, Spoon and Chromeo to headline 2014 Capitol Hill Block Party

The crowd photographs giant streams of confetti released from the main stage on the last day of the Capitol Hill Block Party Sunday, July 28, 2013. (Courtesy of the Seattle Times)

The crowd photographs giant streams of confetti released from the main stage on the last day of the Capitol Hill Block Party Sunday, July 28, 2013. (Courtesy of the Seattle Times)

The lineup for the 2014 Capitol Hill Block Party features A$AP Rocky, Spoon, Chromeo, Matt and Kim, The War on Drugs, ODESZA, Sol, A$AP Ferg, Beat Connection, Star Slinger, Budos Band, Tanlines, XXYYXX, Angel Olsen, Poolside, Cymbals and Shy Girls.

The music and arts festival runs July 25-27 and takes place in a six-block area of Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood with two outdoor stages as well as music and events happening in the clubs, bars and restaurants within the gates.

Discounted three-day passes are available today through Friday for $99 and are available at the Capitol Hill Block Party website.

Three-day passes are $125 in advance, individual day passes are $50 in advance and $60 day of and at the door.

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April 14, 2014 at 2:44 PM

Sasquatch! 2014 is sold out!

(Photo by Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times)

(Photo by Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times)

After cancelling the first-ever second weekend of Sasquatch!, originally scheduled for July 4-6, Adam Zacks and LiveNation announced that the original weekend, scheduled for May 23 – 25 has completely sold out.

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April 11, 2014 at 6:31 AM

Sonny Fortune headlines Ballard Jazz Festival | Concert preview

After playing with John Coltrane, pianist McCoy Tyner faced a daunting challenge when he went looking for a saxophone player for his own group. But in the early 1970s, he solved that problem by hiring Sonny Fortune (pictured). The masterful sax man is not seen often in these parts, so it’s a nice surprise that the Ballard Jazz Festival has booked him to headline its Saturday, April 19, show.

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April 10, 2014 at 4:12 PM

All welcome at queer ‘Mo-Wave Festival | Concert preview

For the second consecutive year, ’Mo-Wave is upon us — the Capitol Hill music, dance and art festival with a punk edge that draws heavily on the five letters L, G, B, T and Q.

That’s Q for “queer,” a more inclusive word than “gay,” though organizers stress that any gender or orientation is welcome to attend.

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March 21, 2014 at 5:35 PM

Second installment of Sasquatch! Festival, scheduled for the Fourth of July weekend, has been canceled

The second weekend of the Sasquatch! Festival, scheduled for the July Fourth weekend, has been canceled. The festival will keep its traditional Memorial Day weekend plans. Jeff Trisler, President of Live Nation Seattle, laid out the details in a press release. “The Sasquatch! community has spoken. They continue to…

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March 21, 2014 at 9:06 AM

Everett natives, the Moondoggies, to headline Fishermans Village Music Festival

The Moondoggies will headline the Everett Fishermans Village Music Festival.

The Moondoggies will headline the Everett Fishermans Village Music Festival.

Members of the Moondoggies often wear homemade shirts that read “Everett (expletive) kickers” as an homage to their hometown. Now the band will get a chance to perform in front of its hometown fans when it headlines the Everett Fishermans Village Music Festival along with Gardens and Villa, La Luz, Rose Windows  and others.

The festival takes place May 16-17 on the downtown Everett waterfront. Tickets are $55 and are good for admission to both days.

The full lineup:

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March 20, 2014 at 10:07 AM

Funky Fremont Solstice ads Built To Spill, Blue Scholars to music lineup

The rap duo Blue Scholars: Sabzi (right, real name Alexei Saba Mohajerjasbi) and Geologic (left, real name George Quibuyen).

The rap duo Blue Scholars: Sabzi (right, real name Alexei Saba Mohajerjasbi) and Geologic (left, real name George Quibuyen).

The Fremont Fair and Solstice Parade has added a ticketed all-ages Solstice Concert Series to the June 20-21 celebration.

The annual event turns 43 this year and will feature music by Built to Spill on Friday and Seattle’s own Blue Scholars on Saturday.

Advance tickets are $20 for single-day entry and $35 for a two-day pass and available for purchase at Fremontfair.com.

Friday’s lineup:

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March 10, 2014 at 1:26 PM

Tickets for June performances at Chateau Ste. Michelle go on sale March 15

Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery Concerts. (Photo by Greg Gilbert)

Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery Concerts. (Photo by Greg Gilbert)

Tickets for June shows at the Chateau Ste. Michelle’s 2014 Summer Concert Series will be available at 10 a.m. on March 15. Tickets are available via Ticketmaster or in person at the Chateau Ste. Michelle Wine Shop (10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily).

June lineup below:

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March 5, 2014 at 4:32 PM

Bellevue Jazz Fest announces Bill Frisell, other headliners

Seattle-based guitarist Bill Frisell was among the headliners announced Wednesday by the Bellevue Jazz Festival, which takes place May 28-June 1. Others artists featured in the four-day bash include Poncho Sanchez; the East-West Trumpet Summit, with Ray Vega, Thomas Marriott and pianist George Colligan; and salsa specialistas Carlos Cascante Y Su Tumbao. Complete festival information and ticket…

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March 5, 2014 at 3:47 PM

Yeehaw! Watershed Festival returns to the Gorge Aug. 1-3

Tim Mcgraw will perform at this year's Watershed Festival at the Gorge Amphitheatre.  (AP Photo/April L. Brown)

Tim Mcgraw will perform at this year’s Watershed Festival at the Gorge Amphitheatre. (AP Photo/April L. Brown)

Watershed Festival, the Northwest’s biggest Country music festival, returns to the Gorge Amphitheatre on Aug. 1-3. The lineup features Tim McGraw, Lady Antebellum, Jake Owen, Billy Currington, Eli Young Band, Joe Diffie, Randy Houser, Justin Moore, Kip Moore, Cassadee Pope, Eli Young Band, Chase Rice, Dallas Smith and others.

Three-day festival and camping passes go on sale at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 13 via the Watershed Festival website or LiveNation.com. Festival tickets are $175 and do not include camping.

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