KEXP celebrates Hood-To-Hood Day in Ballard on May, 30 2014

Information provided by KEPX

In 2013, Ballard claimed victory in KEXP’s Hood-to-Hood Challenge, the annual fundraiser where Seattle neighborhoods compete to show the most support for listener-powered radio. On Friday, May 30th, KEXP celebrates Ballard’s fifth win in nine years with an all-day party throughout the neighborhood.

This year’s festivities include a live broadcast from Hilliard’s Beer Taproom featuring sets by Iska 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
Medical Records
Hush Hush
End of Time
Hardly Art
Help Yourself Records
Sonic Boom Records
Sub Pop Records

Record Fair Schedule:
11AM – Dr. Troy DJ set [Medical
12PM – Eli Anderson DJ set
1PM – Jason Scott Dodson [The
2PM – DJ Phone Home [Hardly Art/End of Time
3PM – DJ Cherry Canoe aka Kerri Harrop
4PM – DJ Mr. Smith

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.

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