KEXP will celebrate the 2013 winner of their Hood-to-Hood Challenge with a all-day celebration May 30, 2014 in Ballard.
This year’s festivities include a live broadcast from Hilliard’s Beer Taproom featuring sets byIska Dhaaf, the Faint, and Katie Kate. These performances are free and open to the public.
Around the corner, the Sunset Tavern hosts the first-ever KEXP Record Fair from 11am to 6pm, featuring the best in NW labels and Ballard record stores, plus DJ sets by local luminaries.
Record Fair Participants:
Light in the Attic
Good to Die
End of Time
Help Yourself Records
Sonic Boom Records
Sub Pop Records
Record Fair Schedule:
11AM – Dr. Troy DJ set [Medical Records]
12PM – Eli Anderson DJ set [Barboza]
1PM – Jason Scott Dodson [The Maldives]
2PM – DJ Phone Home [Hardly Art/End of Time Records]
3PM – DJ Cherry Canoe aka Kerri Harrop [KEXP]
4PM – DJ Mr. Smith [KEXP]
Beginning at 5pm, KEXP DJs descend on participating bars, restaurants and businesses to spin records and host live music showcases. The fun at the Sunset continues with a knockout bill featuring Gibraltar, Fox and the Law, Hounds of the Wild Hunt, Widower, and Smokey Brights. And over at the Tractor Tavern, we’ll have performances by Jason Dodson of the Maldives, Goodbye Heart, and Tangerine.
Throughout the day, participating Ballard businesses will offer special discounts, plus an opportunity to win a fabulous one-of-a-kind gift package donated by area merchants.
Feeling jealous? Don’t. Residents of other Seattle neighborhoods can wrench the crown from Ballard’s grubby mitts by taking part in the 2014 Hood-to-Hood Challenge during KEXP’s Summer One-Day Fundraising Drive on Friday, June 13th.